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Bmw z3 has no electrics, all dead

Believe may be caused by heavy rain in a fuse some where ? nothing was left on, have no central locking,no lights on dash nothing

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    and u had the battery tested? even if u are 100% sure it is ok, have it tested.

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Might be water inside the car leaked in slowly from the soft top in heavy rain, does the car smell slighly inside when all windows are closed? take the seats out and remove the water under the carpets, then leave everything to dry by slightly opening the windows for moisture to escape, try parking the car in the sun..........

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