Well first I made a stupid mistake of changing my battery out and the one I put in was not up to par when I tried to put back it was on the wrong side and started to smoke I was able to start and drive the car like 30 miles I left it running because I saw that my power locks and trunk wouldn’t work an also the radio but as I left in the house to get my tools and the car died I was gonna go take it so I could have the problem found now I think it’s the alternator I did see smoke come from there and just want to know if anyone knows about this prob and could help diagnose I am only have one shot at fixing it as in the only one in my family with a car I’m trying to get it up and running so any help would b greatly aooreciated the problem shut the car off so I believe it’s the alternator but don’t know if that’s the only problem

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Profile picture for user BMWadict

Hi, did you get this problem solved? Unfortunatly you may have caused a short in more than one system. I would check all the fuses at this point.

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if you are in USA, take your vehicle to any nearest Walmart, they will do it for free

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Not sure about Walmart but Autozone and advance auto parts will do a charging system test for free. 

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I am 100% sure that walmart does it for free. It has happened to me when I was in USA. 

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Anyways, I am glad to know that Autozone and Advance auto parts do it too. Thanks for increasing my knowledge about it

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