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Old 08-15-2019, 01:40 PM   #1
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Warning lights on for a second.

Hey guys, today something strange happened with my 323 e46. I had the car parked for a hour and when I took off it was still warm so I took of with a little more gas than usual and all warning lights came on for a second. Then a parked it again for hour and something and when I started the car I reved it to 3k rpm and it happened again for a second. I drove it hard but lights didnít come on. No acceleration or idle problems, alternator stays between 13.9 and 14.1. Has someone experienced the same problems. I will run diagnostics in the weekend.


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Check the connection on your battery. Many have tightened their clamp, only to find it was slightly bigger than the battery's terminal lug. Pull up on it.

Check other major connections to ensure they're tight and clean.

My theory here is that when you accelerated you also happened to go over bumps...or something like that....
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check the connection on your battery.
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I checked the connections on the battery yesterday and they were tight and clean also the second time it happened I revved it while parked. Today in the morning I didnít experience the same problem. I think it happens only if I rev it shortly after startup . Will try to replicate it after work.
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You might consider load and cell testing the battery. The alt is probably choking to keep up.
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