1997 BMW 740 BATTERY GETTING HOT

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  • smeggy57
  • 1997 BMW 740

Electrical problem
1997 BMW 740 V8 Automatic 123000 miles

My battery started getting really hot and smelled real bad. The battery is only about a year old. Also some of the lights on my dashboard are flickering. Any advice?

Saturday, August 8th, 2009 AT 9:39 PM

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  • Dr Loot
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Most likely the internal regulator in the alternator has malfunctioned, and it is over charging the battery, that will ruin the battery, the lights flickering is most likely caused by a low battery or a bad connection. If your battery is overcharging. I'm sure the terminals are corroded with the black residue that is a bad connection.

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