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Battery check BMW 5-Series 1996 - 2003 | Haynes Manuals

BMW 5-Series 1996-2003

BMW 5-Series

1996 - 2003
Time
8 minutes
Difficulty
Locate the battery - it is in the boot. 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 13mm socket is needed. Not too tight as you may damage the battery casing
Replace battery cover

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