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2006 550i BMW What causes it to stop charging the battery

\015 What causes the car to stop charging\015 Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 10-12-2018

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All modern vehicles have belts to drive the Alternator system which keeps the battery charged. The belt can get old and slip or even a new belt can get oil or anti-freeze on it and slip and then the battery gauge should show a low charging condition.There is also a main fuse on most cars after 1995 and on some earlier ones > Check your owners manual for fuse and main relays. The index should show you what page and then look and see if you have a main " PDC " or Power Distribution Center next to your battery. It should tell you in the manual which is the main fuse for the Alternator System. They can be anywhere from as low as 40 amp fuse to 60 amp and on certain vehicles higher. Pull the fuse if you have a PDC and look to see if it is blown. If not make sure your belt is adjusted correctly and look for any broken wires near the alternator or battery. that should help you start to find the problem...
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