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      12-03-2014, 11:10 AM   #1
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Adv. Batt. Chg. Sys.

I recently purchased the BMW Advanced Battery Charging System. The directions say to leave the hood of the car up. As the garage is slightly cool and the battery is in the truck with the charger connection under the hood why does the hood have to be up? The cord fits nicely with the hood closed.
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      12-03-2014, 11:53 AM   #2
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There should be no reason to leave the hood open. Maybe other BMW's have batteries in the front compartment, since that charger is a universal one.
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      12-03-2014, 01:41 PM   #3
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There should be no reason to leave the hood open. Maybe other BMW's have batteries in the front compartment, since that charger is a universal one.
I also see it that way. I will close the hood because I hear something activate after closing the hood so I do not know if something is being monitored while it is open.
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It's a reminder so you don't drive off with the tender attached to the battery and run out of extension cord as you pull out of your driveway.
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It's a reminder so you don't drive off with the tender attached to the battery and run out of extension cord as you pull out of your driveway.
Not that makes sense.
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I made a custom connection s I can just hook up with the end in the kidney grille. Works great with any sae 12v charger connector m
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