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Starting issues i've had my bmw 330xi for 6months and it's now it's having troubles starting first i was told it was an alternator which drained my battery i then replaced my alternator and bought a new battery and the car worked for about 2 weeks and now it wont start the only way to start it is to jump it. i don't want to drain another battery so i don't move it. the lights in the dash come on and stay lit longer than usual. i don't know what the problem could be any help is well apreciated.

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A common fault for flat batteries reguardless of car band is the boot light.check that the boot light is turning off when the boot lid is closed.

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