Is there a special way to jumpstart a BMW? Many Greenwich drivers are surprised to find out that instructions on how to jumpstart a BMW are very similar to those for any other make. Despite the fact that many BMW batteries are housed in the trunk area, you can find jumpstart connectors underneath the hood. So, how do you jumpstart a car like the BMW 328i? Let’s find out!
How do you jumpstart a BMW 328i or BMW X3? As long as you have protective gloves on hand, the actual process is pretty simple. Follow these instructions to get back on the road in Greenwich or Rye:
Park the working vehicle close enough to the disabled vehicle so that the jumper cables can comfortably reach from one battery to the other.
Turn both vehicles off.
Clamp one end of the red cable to the positive (+) post on the dead battery, then connect the other end to the positive post on the good battery.
Connect one end of the black cable to the negative post (-) of the good battery.
The other end of the black cable should be attached to the metal frame of the car.
Start the engine of the working car and let it run a minute or two before trying to start the other car.
If the other car doesn’t start, let it charge for a little longer.
Once the car has started, remove the clamps, starting with the black cable, then the red.
Allow the jump-started vehicle to run for a few minutes and take it for a short drive, which will allow for the alternator to further charge the battery.
Hoping to learn more about the process? Finding out how to install a car battery could be helpful. Since working with car batteries can be dangerous, it’s always best to talk to an expert when you’re in doubt.
What to Do if the Car Still Won’t Start
How do you jumpstart a car when you’ve followed all the directions above and the car still won’t start? If you’ve followed all the instructions on how to jumpstart a car to no avail, follow the steps below:
The jumper cables may be loose. Make sure they are well-connected.
The posts or terminals may be corroded. Clean them thoroughly.
The starter may be broken. If this is the case, you should hear a clicking noise.
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