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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Sat, Apr-02-2005, 11:19:10 PM   #1
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Default HELP PLEASE!!! Troubleshooting my ///M!

I really need your guys help on this one!
I had my car at an autobody shop because they were gonna fix my car. they stripped the car in the front driver's side fender and in the inside by my pedals and all of that, because they were prepping my car without me knowing, thinking that i was gonna have them do the woprk. anyways...they were charging too much for the work so i towed my car back to my house cause the battery was dead. i kept the car stripped how they had it, because i found another shop that's going to do the job for half the price so i left it the same. I had to buy a new battery cause i found when trying to charge my battery at autozone, it was a bad battery.
I bought a new battery and when I installed it there was no power what-so-ever in my car. it seems like the battery is dead or something. Just-in-case if the battery was faulty i connected it to my mother's mini-van and the battery worked fine! :nixweiss: so obviously, there is something that is in my car that is not connected.
My question is could there be something that the bodyshop disconnected (while prepping my car) that would completely kill all of the power in my car coming from my battery? If not, then what do you guys think happened? or do you guys know how to fix it? or can you guys give me any suggestions of things to try? I AM TOTTALY CONFUSED AND CLUELESS!!! AND I HAVE TO HAVE MY CAR READY TO GO TO THE BODY SHOP BY THIS SATURDAY!

PLEASE IF YOU GUYS CAN BE OF ANY HELP, I WOULD GREATLY APPRIECIATE IT! Thanks for your Time!
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I wonder if they took the power cable off of the alternator or to the fuse box or something like that?
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Im not sure. whatever they did, it cut all the power to my car! and i dont know for what reason they would of cut the power to my car?
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Check the positive battery terminal up front in the engine bay. It's located on the right side of the engine bay. If they disconnected that, then the car won't start.

You could always call them and ask what they did to prevent the car from starting.
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ok, thanks ill check that positive terminal in the engine bay. also, would that terminal in the engine bay cause the ENITIRE CAR's power not to come on???
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probably. you should also check the ground (-) cable coming directly off the battery, not sure where it attaches to the car, but if it is not connected you will have zero power to anythining.
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ok, thanks ill check that positive terminal in the engine bay. also, would that terminal in the engine bay cause the ENITIRE CAR's power not to come on???
Yes. It's just a suggestion, I doubt they did anything to it though. As stated above, check the netative battery term also. The ground strap for the batery connects to one of the rear framerails, IIRC.
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