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BMW BMXer
08-02-2003, 03:24 AM
Comming home from the Iceland park my batt light was on very dimley.

Im like thats odd.

No sooner did I think that then my stereo kept cutting in and out and I could never turn it off because it would turn back off.

Gauges next. Dieing.

Turned headlights off.

All of a sudden I have no power.

Stop at a light Oil light comes on. Um...?

Try to start. No dice. ****ED.

I need an alternator. Problem is I cannot drive anywere to get it fixed. I also don't have that much money right now. *sad*

M50E30
08-02-2003, 12:27 PM
Call Canadian Tire for a remanufactured unit but please don't let them install it!

*EDIT*
Look in the phone book for automotive electrical shops. I just did a search on www.411.ca and came up with this (http://ypng.infospace.com/_1_25UNUVD02M2OWPM__canada.widept/ypv3ca/list.htm?&kcfg=ypca&ypinsp=0&searchtype=all&fromform=qsearch&qh=automotive+electrical&wqhqn=1&qhqn=automotive+electrical&qc=mississauga&qs=on&qk=15&xmlurl=http%3A%2F%2Fyp.superpages.ca%2Fxml%2FspPag e.phtml%3FSRC%3Dinfospace_ca%26STYPE%3D%26PG%3DL%2 6C%3Dautomotive%2Belectrical%26N%3D%26E%3D%26RE%3D %26K%3D%26Z%3D%26R%3DN%26PI%3D%26T%3Dmississauga%2 6S%3Don%26A%3D%26X%3D%26P%3D%26NA%3D%26GL%3D%26CID %3D%26search%3DFind%2BIt&17752) (click on the link and then click on the find button).

Lil'Smoothie
08-02-2003, 08:19 PM
This week...........all on consecutive days:

blew my battery, alternator blew next day, got new alternator (rebuilt) and than snapped the power steering and alternator belt

\lesson learned, only buy original BMW parts.........the alternator is a rebult but its not the original and the snapped belt was from crappy tire

BMW BMXer
08-02-2003, 08:22 PM
I just fixed my car. Got a 325is Alternator and dropped it in. Good to go.

System hits again lol

Oh and Kev.. THAT SUCKS

Soldo
08-03-2003, 06:00 AM
hehehehe, yup well as luck would have it, as soon as something on my car magically fixes itself (or decides to go away for a lil while) like the gas guage for example my batter AND/OR alternator decide to give on me!
So i gotta check which on it is cause as i was drivin home on the highway my cluster started choking and flashing and i had to drive home without ANY lights on to conserve!!
made it home (THANK GOD) and just curious, if i need to how much will an ALT. run me!?

bmwm5lover
08-03-2003, 04:12 PM
Soldo, i think it will run u more or less about 100$ (rebuild that is)

Soldo
08-03-2003, 04:47 PM
well then thats not too BAD, but i was just thinking............ my alternator light never did turn on!!!
So would it be the alternator, or is it just the battery!?!