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Battery check BMW 3-Series 1998 - 2006 Diesel 330d - 3.0

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BMW 3-Series 1998 - 2006  | 330d - 3.0 Battery check

  • time 10 minutes
  • difficulty 2
Locate the battery - it is in the boot
Open the battery cover
Place cover to one side
Check the Negative (-) terminal clamp is tight
Open the 'Positive' (+) protective cover
Check the Positive (+) terminal clamp is tight. CAUTION – if using a spanner to tighten terminal, be careful not to short the spanner on the bodywork
Check battery is generally secure. If loose, tighten the battery retainer
The battery retaining clamp position
To tighten, a 13mm spanner is needed. Not too tight as you may damage the battery casing. Replace bracket and cover
Undo battery bracket - use a 10mm socket or spanner
Remove bracket, place to one side