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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Sat, Oct-16-2010, 12:33:20 AM   #1
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I just got new tires put on my wheels today, so I was outside putting them on and adjusting my suspension. After adjusting the rear I drove it up the street to even them out. Then did the same thing with the fronts. I turned the car off and made sure all the lug bolts were tight then tried to start it to pull it into the garage and it wont start. When i turn the ignition the headlights flash and there just a clicking noise, but the navigation and all that works so i'm not sure if its just a dead battery can anyone help me please
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have your battery checked out. just because you have lights on your dash does not mean there is enough current to start the car.

make sure the battery terminals are tight and secured. if it still does not start then, i would take the battery to autozone to have it checked out to see if it holds a charge.

since you have a 04' and have the original battery, i guess is that it would be time to get a new battery.
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Start with the basics. (Sounds like a weak battery to me)
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ya i just noticed when I open the car doors the interior lights are flickering a dimmer than usual. im going to try and jump it and see if that will work. btw how much is a new battery for these cars
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ya i just noticed when I open the car doors the interior lights are flickering a dimmer than usual. im going to try and jump it and see if that will work. btw how much is a new battery for these cars
Depends on the dealership, some people have gotten them for $150 while some have paid over $200. Another option is to get a 2004 Mini Cooper S battery (the same battery used in the CSL - same dimensions as the OEM M3 one but lighter)
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Same thing with me today. It was the battery. Must be the cold weather.

OEM battery was three years old and made for BMW by Exide.

I replaced it with an Interstate MTP H7. $142 plus tax locally.
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