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Battery check BMW 5-Series 2003 - 2010 Diesel 520d - 2.0

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BMW 5-Series 2003 - 2010  | 520d - 2.0 Battery check

  • time 8 minutes
  • difficulty 2
Open the battery cover
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 13 mm socket is needed. Not too tight as you may damage the battery casing
Use a 10 mm spanner or socket. Replace battery cover
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