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Mysterios drain on battery 1996 BMW Z3 1.9

Local mechanic trying to fix problem that car will not start - found a drain on the battery but can not locate what the problem is. Has checked all lights no luck

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  • loch_ada Dec 13, 2008

    The suggestion that the starter could be the culprit was tried and I beleive has been proven successful. The shop charged the battery, disconnected the starter and left it overnight. Next day reconnected starter and car started. They then left the car overnight with the starter coinnected and could not start it this morning. They are not sure this is the solution so they are going to repace the starter and try the test again.

    Can you expalin what fails in the starter to cause it to drain the battery?



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Look at the dome light switch on the drivers side for corrosion etc. make sure it isnt pulling the circuit down

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