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This article provides guidelines on how to jump-start your BMW 3-Series. This guide applies to BMW years 2004-2013.

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  • BMW Won't Start,
  • Engine won't turn over,
  • Clicking noise but not starting

What you will need


  1. Turn off the ignition. Remove the key from the ignition. BMWs are very sensitive to voltage, and BMW 3-Series is no exception. To avoid electrical problems, start by removing the key from the instructions on how to jump start
  2. Open the hood. Locate the hood release underneath the dash. Pull the lever until you hear the hood pop open. Next, you need to release the hood safety latch at the front of the hood. BMW  3-Series E90/E91/E92/E93 jump start instructions
  3. Locate the terminals where you can jump-start your BMW 3-Series. They are on the passenger side of the engine. 2004-2013 BMW  3-Series Jump Starting Instructions
  4. Connect Positive, Attach the red (positive) cable to the positive jump start terminal. If you are using another car to jump-start your BMW 3-Series, you will connect the red clamp here. instruction on how to jump start BMW  3-Series with dead battery
  5. Connect the black (negative) cable to the ground post, which is the negative terminal. how to jump start 3-Series with jumper cables
  6. Start Engine.  If you are using a jump box, you are now ready to start your BMW. If you are using jumper cables to start the car, continue to the next step. BMW E90/E91/E92/E93 jump start

These instructions will help owners of BMW

  • 316i
  • 318i
  • 320i
  • 323i
  • 325i
  • 325xi
  • 328i
  • 328xi
  • 330i
  • 330xi
  • 335i
  • 335is
  • 335xi
  • 320d
  • 320xd
  • 325d
  • 330d
  • 330xd
  • 335d
  • M3
  • M3 GTS