BMW X3 Owners Manual: Preparation

Bodywork contact between vehicles

Make sure that there is no contact between the bodywork of the two vehicles; otherwise, there is a danger of short circuits.

1. Check whether the battery of the other vehicle has a voltage of 12 volts. This information can be found on the battery.

2. Switch off the engine of the assisting vehicle.

3. Switch off any electronic systems/power consumers in both vehicles.

Starting aid terminals

Connecting order

Connect the jumper cables in the correct order to prevent risk of injury from arcing.

BMW X3. Starting aid terminals

The so-called starting aid terminal in the engine compartment acts as the battery's positive terminal.

BMW X3. Starting aid terminals

The body ground or a special nut acts as the battery negative terminal.

    General information
    If the battery is discharged, the engine can be started using the battery of another vehicle and two jumper cables. Only use jumper cables with ful ...

    Connecting the cables
    1. Pull off the lid of the BMW starting aid terminal. 2. Attach one terminal clamp of the positive jumper cable to the positive terminal of the b ...

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