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Leaving car for 6 weeks (archive)

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Posted by AlanH on December 10, 1999 at 22:34:27:

I just got back from being out of the country for 6 weeks during which my '00 540iA was garaged and not started.

The manual suggested that I disconnect the battery if the car is not used for a month or more. Not wanting to worry about what would need reseting when I reconnected the battery, I followed Jim Cash's advice to connect a battery charger and ran the charger once each week for 30 minutes off a timer.

I had no problems upon return. The car started as easily as before and all settings were still intact.

Alan


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