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Battery check BMW X5 1999 - 2006 | Haynes Manuals

BMW X5

1999 - 2006
Time
15 minutes
Difficulty
Locate the battery - It's underneath the spare wheel
Open the battery cover and 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 it on the bodywork
Check battery is generally secure. If loose, tighten the battery retainer
The battery retaining clamp position
To tighten, a 10mm spanner is needed. Not too tight because you may damage the battery casing
Replace battery cover - refit the spare wheel