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Battery check BMW 5-Series 1996 - 2003 Petrol 520i - 2.0

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BMW 5-Series 1996 - 2003  | 520i - 2.0 Battery check

  • time 5 minutes
  • difficulty 2
The battery is in the boot. Open the battery cover
Check the Negative (-) terminal clamp is tight
Use a 10mm spanner or socket to tighten. Replace battery 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
Tighten if required, a 13mm socket or spanner is needed. Not too tight as you may damage the battery casing
Second battery clamp