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Old 12-13-2011, 10:14 PM   #1
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jumping my car after being out at sea

hey guys... i know there are quite a few threads on jumping an E46 but I need some clarification:

where is the negative jump post under the engine bay. I could only find the positive one. I may not need to do it since I disconnected the negative terminal from the battery while letting it stay parked for 3 months. But just in case i get there and I have to get a jump i would like to be prepared and not look like an idiot for not knowing where/how to jump my car. Never had to do it before on this beautiful machine.

if anyone has a picture, that would be great if you could just point to it.

any assistance would be great! thanks fellas.
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Old 12-13-2011, 10:17 PM   #2
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hey guys... i know there are quite a few threads on jumping an E46 but I need some clarification:

where is the negative jump post under the engine bay. I could only find the positive one. I may not need to do it since I disconnected the negative terminal from the battery while letting it stay parked for 3 months. But just in case i get there and I have to get a jump i would like to be prepared and not look like an idiot for not knowing where/how to jump my car. Never had to do it before on this beautiful machine.

if anyone has a picture, that would be great if you could just point to it.

any assistance would be great! thanks fellas.
the other side of the sheet metal where the positive post is mounted on to.
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Old 12-14-2011, 11:02 AM   #3
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Positive on the post and negative somewhere on the engine.
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Old 12-14-2011, 01:00 PM   #4
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Your owner's manual should show a nice picture of the terminal under the hood.

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If you don't have one you can download one here:
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Old 12-14-2011, 01:08 PM   #5
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You can pretty much use any piece of conductive metal on the engine for the negative terminal. You just need a good ground.
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Old 12-14-2011, 01:59 PM   #6
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If you have to reconnent the battery (-) anyway, why not just jump it at the battery?
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Old 12-14-2011, 02:42 PM   #7
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Not an E46, but you get the idea.

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