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The E46 XI was produced from 01-05 in sedan and touring body styles. Powered by either a 2.5L inline 6 in the 325xi or a 3.0L inline 6 330xi. Discuss all thing about BMW AWD E46 'Xi' here.

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Old 10-03-2011, 08:11 AM   #1
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weird battery place!

why does he have battery in the front? O_O


what is up with that?
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:40 AM   #2
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:47 AM   #3
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nah... its a none XI... but still.. all e46 keep there battery in the trunk...

why does he have it up front?


why would he? i would like to know... the difference of the battery up front and rear trunk...
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:42 AM   #4
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He may have two batteries?

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Old 10-03-2011, 10:13 AM   #5
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The positive post is still there and the battery looks like a non-standard size. Why the owner put it there, who knows
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:28 AM   #6
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Probably has a 'system'.
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:40 AM   #7
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Probably has a 'system'.
humm... so when u add a SOUND SYSTEM! you should add extra battery?

my friend had M3 w sound system... he never added extra battery!

O_O but wouldn't that kill the alternator? too much voltage... ?
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Old 10-03-2011, 11:12 AM   #8
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That intake is a joke...SMH
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Old 10-03-2011, 11:31 AM   #9
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in euro land many of the lesser bmws (320i etc) have the battery in the front
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Old 10-03-2011, 12:53 PM   #10
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humm... so when u add a SOUND SYSTEM! you should add extra battery?

my friend had M3 w sound system... he never added extra battery!

O_O but wouldn't that kill the alternator? too much voltage... ?
I was also thinking a sound system, you can write the sounds system up to secondary battery so I won't pull off your cart battery.

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Old 10-03-2011, 04:50 PM   #11
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bmw puts them in the back for weight distribution purposes. the guy who did that was brainless. i have a sound system with 2 10's and my voltage remains at 14.2v so you dont need 2 batteries for that.
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Old 10-06-2011, 04:17 PM   #12
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Maybe...battery cable going to trunk went bad so this?
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