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I left a door ajar all night in my 2000 BMW 323i. We charged the

We charged the battery. Now it won't stay started. Checked gas, fuses, air filter. Any suggestions?

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    U have most likely activated the security system, refer to the owners manual on procedure to disarm it.

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Yes, you need a new alternator, and probably a new battery too since it gave up the ghost while slowly dieing from the bad alternator!

Good luck

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Do you hear clicking when you try to start it? If not, then clean your battery cables and then reattach and try again. If there is clicking, then you need to determine if the problem is in your starting circuit or the engine itself. So you will need to take off the serpentine belt and using a large socket wrench you need to try to turn the engine (clockwise only). If it will rotate, the problem is in your starting or charging circuits. If it won't rotate by hand then the problem is in your engine.

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