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Old 08-31-2013, 04:10 PM
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I've just brought an 2008 facelift x3 with light front damage the car doesn't start with the key it just makes a clicking sound I've read that this could be he bst (battery safety terminal) how do I know if its gone as I've started it by jumping it for moving purposes? Any help will be much appreciated.
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Old 08-31-2013, 05:41 PM
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Diagnosis from afar: dead batt. If it is the OE batt, it's 5+ yrs old.
Easy DIY change out...

"Light damage"? Hope the new to you car works out.
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Thanks for replying its the original battery mate, how would I know if its just a dead battery or the bst ?
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I would not know...sort of don't know or recall many posts here on The Board, pointing up the BST as being a prob, esp on a fairly newer MY car.

If any of my cars or m'cycles 'clicked', I would try to resuscitate with a slow low amp overnight charge, and then buy a new batt. Batteries on these beasts are the brain power and even a low batt can instigate probs.

Buy a batt, install it, and then if you have a problem, (doubtful), come back and ask one of the mavens for help, offering more clues.
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Battery is NG. If the BST were the issue, there would be ZERO current going to the starter.
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