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Positive battery cable

I have a 2001 BMW Z3 This morning hte battery was dead. changed out the battery and now the positive battery cable is over heating.

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    2003 BMW M3 battery cable is very hot at the battery terminal. Too hot to be able to hold your hand for a second. It is right at the place where aluminum wire contacts clamp.

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You must make sure the connection is clean and tight. Chip away any corrosion, which can sometimes be hard and crusty. Make sure the cable is not frayed or a significant amount of individual strands of copper broken at the terminal connector.

Make sure your alternator is working and you are not running your car on the battery. Measure the voltage while the car is running, it should be around 14 volts.

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