2002 BMW 325 6 cyl All Wheel Drive Automatic 130000 miles
About a year ago car started dying and would not start so the shop put a new battery and alternator in. Car drove fine for about 3 months then set for about a month because we moved. Got car shipped out, it ran for a couple of weeks then started going dead about every 3-4days needing a jump in-between. I asked wife and son if they left anything on as they drive it most and they were unsure?
I wanted to try doing a currrent draw check so I bought a DMM and pulled the negative battery cable. I put my DMM on 10amp scale and hooked up Pos lead to neg post & neg lead to neg cable. My first head scratcher came with the meter itself. It read 13.84? I figured maybe the decimal was moved a place for me. I.E. I was expecting milliamps, decimal to the left etc. (Unfamiliar DMM) Mine is still in storage from the move.
So I proceeded to pull fuses. The only change came when I pulled number 41 (30amp radio, navigation-not installed & on-board diag). The kicker is it went up not down, to about 18.45. I have not pulled the big 50amper ones yet which I believe are like relays? And am wandering if battery is bad. AutoZone checked it said it was good but they did it in the car. Any suggestion appreciated.
have the same problem?
Saturday, June 27th, 2009 AT 9:15 PM