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Where do you hook up the jumper cables to 1994 740i to jump it off....without hooking it up to battery

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Your batteries in the trunk right?

There should be a positive (red) post under your hood that should be surrounded by an inch of plastic. That is the positive connector that runs to your battery. Then connect the negative clamp anywhere on to the frame of the car where there's metal (not on the engine)

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Hook up the positive to the battery but hook up the negative to the frame

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