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How do you jump start another car with a BMW?
The BMW owner manual usually gives you this information, but lacking that here is what mine says: Since my BMW's battery is located in the trunk it is not easily accessible. There is a Positive red (+) terminal under a small plastic cover in the engine compartment. Connect one end of the jumper cable to that terminal. Connect the other end directly to a bolt located on the actual engine. This is the Negative (-). It will be located close to the positive terminal. Connect the jumper cable to the other car making sure to connect positive to positive and negative to negative.
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Most BMW's have the battery under the back seat (for better 50/50 weight distribution) and a "hot" point under the hood/bonnet. The "hot" point is protected by a one inch squ…are of plastic clearly marked with a red "plus" symbol. This is the positive post. Complete the circuit by attaching the negative clamp to the car frame. \n. \n Answer \n. \n. \nif it is a standard shift, put the car in second, roll it down a hill or get buddies to roll it 5mph or so, and drop the clutch. imediately after you drop the cluth, deploy it again so the car wont stall on you, Ive had a similar prob cold starting my 87 535i, so i think you got the idea now
Not normally but it is recommended to keep the lights on to help control power surges
\nCheck your owner's manual. At the back of the engine compartment there is a little plastic "box" with a "+" on it....open the box and the nut inside is your positive termin…al. On the driver's side, about 1/2 way back near the round suspension rubber is a seemingly useless bolt...this is your negative terminal. The battery is in the trunk.
It can. Some new cars warn against jump starting another car. Others have special locations to put the jumper cables. I have seen people blow out fuses doing it wrong. Call a …tow truck for the jump. They are trained, and if they cause a problem, you have some recourse.
Below is a link to a manual for a 2007 Volvo XC90. Page 136 discusses the procedure, which is similar to the process for other cars.. http://www.analogstereo.com/pdf/om/volvo…_xc90_owners_manual_2007.pdf. Even though the battery is located in the back of the car, there's a positive terminal under the hood in front should be used.. Exercise caution and follow standard jump start procedures (such as not letting the cars touch, turning off all components like the radio, fan, et in the cars), but the following setup has worked:. Connect the red cable to the positive terminal of the disabled car . Connect the other side of the red cable to the positive terminal of the boosting car . Connect the black cable to the negative terminal of the disabled car (Volvo) . Connect the other side of the black cable to a metallic part on the boosting car (Volvo) . Start the Volvo/Boosting car . Attempt to start the disabled car
Yes. However, since the battery is located in the spare tire compartment, under the loading dock, you will need to use the two terminals under the hood to attach the jumper ca…bles. On my 2001, under the hood, on the driver's side, on the firewall there is a RED plastic cover with a "+" embossed on it. Open it and you will see the Positive Battery Connecton. The Neg or Ground cable can be attached to any ground, but a post is provided near the same location, under the hood, driver's side, next to the top strut attachment site. These two posts are only about 12" apart on my vehicle. Hope this helps.
If you hook up the cables right (positive to positive, negative to negative) you should not do any damage. If you hook the cables up wrong, you risk damaging your cars electro…nics.
Your ground post on the jumper cables is not fully connected to the body of the car. You may have to let the cables stay connected to both cars until the battery charges up. T…his may take up to 10 minutes depending on how low your battery is.
(1) Connect positive cable to positive post of battery that is being jump-started (2) Connect opposite end of positive cable to positive post of battery that is doing the jump…ing (3) Connect negative end of cable to negative post of battery doing the jumping (4) Connect opposite end of negative cable to GROUND on vehicle being jump-started. Be sure and connect in the order indicated (1-2-3-4). To disconnect cables after jumping, reverse the steps (4-3-2-1).. Following the above order of connecting and disconnecting will prevent any sparking or arcing that might fry the ECU or other electronic components.
Connect jumper cables from the positive battery post, on your BMW,to the positive battery post on the charged every. Connect theground together. Allow the battery to charge fo…r a minimum of 10minutes.
If you're absolutely certain that YOU know what you're doing and the person connecting the jumper cables to the OTHER car knows what he/she is doing, it will be okay. On the… other hand, if you reverse the polarity of the batteries, bad things can happen. But, when we bought our new car I told my wife to NEVER jump start anything, never tow anything and don't take it off road. Following that advice, her car has performed well and for quite a while. She didn't listen to me about food and drinks in the car and she allowed the grandkids to eat snacks there a few times and we have a crappy looking back seat.
It may be because the battery is still dead. Once the car is started with a jump, you need to let the car run for a while so the alternator charges the battery, or it is just …going to need to be jupped again and again and again. if your engine won't start after doing the above, it may because there is some other problem. Some possibilities are a bad battery, a fault with the starter motor or the solenoid or the wiring to them, a problem with the the ignition circuit, or the car's ECU (Engine Control Unit) has a fault. For more information and advice see the answers to the Related Questions shown below.
Have the battery checked out, it may be time to replace it.
SHORT ANSWER: Normally speaking, with a typical jumpstart, it SHOULD NOT damage an alternator. LONG ANSWER (not a typical jumpstart): The only ways I even remotely see …jumpstarting a vehicle damaging one's alternator are: 1. If the alternator is already severely or, in rare circumstances, slightly damaged. 2. The amperage required by the other vehicle's starter severely exceeds the maximum output amperage of the alternator AND the maximum (cold [?*]) cranking amperage of the battery together. Usually, in most typical jumpstarting cases, the battery in your vehicle will supply any excess amperage required above the altornator's output. 3. If one's vehicle is MUCH smaller than the vehicle it is jumpstarting and one's vehicle does not have a battery with a maximum (cold [?*]) cranking amperage required to start a MUCH larger vehicle --- typically a larger vehicle means a larger motor and therefore a larger starter which will require a (significantly) higher amperage to turn the motor over with the (minimum) troche and speed required to start the vehicle's motor. (Such as in my story below.) (possibly) 4. If the battery in one's vehicle is extremely low in power --- such as a vehicle that was recently jumpstarted and did not have enough running/charging time pass to get a good charge on the battery before attempting to jumpstart another vehicle --- and cannot produce the amperage required by the other vehicle's starter, the alternator may/will be forced to supply almost all the amperage required by the other vehicle's starter; which can easily exceed the maximum output of one's alternator depending on the maximum amperage rating of one's alternator (with a possible output range of a factory alternator of being anywhere from 50 to 150 amps for a typical car or small truck and 125 to 350+ amps for a truck) and the amperage required by the other vehicle's starter. REFERENCE: self-experience with many bad alternators (Seven in two and a half years to be exact!) and jumpstarting in my first car ('95 Honda Civic LX) MY STORY: Only once did my alternator die shortly after jumpstarting a vehicle, a big heavy duty, I cannot even remember the manufacturer anymore, v8 truck (I did not even think to turn off the sound system, but I did turn it down, which was still pulling nearly 20 amps by itself, but thats out of the almost 180 amps it pulled turned up as loud as it would go before the sound started to get distorted) his started required (guessing) around 650 amps (cold start on 40 degrees F night) my alternator rated at 85 amps and my battery being 5 years old and only ratted at 350 amps and 425 max cranking amps. Needless to say that this also melted the insulation of the 2 gage jumper cable I used. (I should have known better than to do that, but I wasn't thinking about it at the time.) Shortly after the cables started smoking I gave up and less than 10 miles down the road my batter light came on, by the time I got home the battery itself was down to 7.14 volts from running the headlights and windshield wipers for the next 25 miles (30-35 minutes.) After all was said and done I've replaced the alternator and decided to go ahead and replace the battery, just incase it was also damaged. Since then I don't think I ever went more than 7 months without the alternator failing, thankfully Autozone has a 1 year warranty on the alternator and battery so I never had to pay for the part again, all the alternators for the Honda were unfortunately "refurbished" which is probably why they kept failing, the third alternator ruined my battery by pulling 11.5 amps to ground when the motor was off (but when the car was running, it could charge the hell out of the battery.) The forth alternator was producing a crazy 37+ volts when the motor was running. Thankfully; after the second alternator, I put a voltmeter in the 12v auxiliary plug (cigarette lighter); because, that high of voltage could have easily ruined a lot of things like the battery, computer, radio, amplifiers, and many many more items if left unnoticed. All the other alternators just died on me without a (noticed) reason.
While he is in the middle of painting another nude portrait of his sister smack him over the head with his easel. Then drag the perverted artist by his feet with the help of h…is sister (to not waste time she need not dress) out to the parking lot where your vehicle is parked. Now with hoods open on yours and running vehicle which you will be receiving jump from make sure vehicles are approx. 5'4" apart due to Picassos height. Now connect lower limbs to service vehicle right foot positive(+) left foot Neg(-) best placing posts between toes.Now place right hand positive(+) and left hand Neg(-) on helper vehicle also placing posts between fingers. Let vehicle charge for 5 minutes prior to starting. Once you have succesfully started your vehicle using your Picasso you will have the rest of the afternoon to spend time with his sister since he will not be in the mood to finish his painting. This is how you use your Picasso to jump start another car!