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    google? beemer forum? owners manual?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3onDubs
    What's a bonnet? My battery is in my trunk and i can't open it, but i think there is a way to jump my car from under the hood...is that the bonnet ur talking about? If so, where the negative (i found the positive already).
    Your whole car is negative just clamp it to the engine block or exposed frame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3onDubs
    Yeah, they do...i remember the dealer telling me this when i bought the car, but i can only seem to find the positive terminal.
    Red jumper to positive lead. Black jumper to the chassis or some other grounding point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red GTi VR6
    google? beemer forum? owners manual?
    Im on a BMW forum right now as well and i posted the same thread...lol. I'm not attacking the people on that site im on, but they don't give much help. The only answers i got were...."battery???" and "alternator?"....lol.

    The owner's manual is at my house and i'm here...(as i look for the smiley only to realize that mp3car.com doesn't have it)
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarquePervert
    Red jumper to positive lead. Black jumper to the chassis or some other grounding point.

    For sure....thanks a lot. I've always seen people jump cars off both battery terminals, but i wondered if it was necessary with the negative since the battery is grounded to the chasis anyway.

    Do you think it's safe to jump if the problem is a bad ground? I don't think that's the problem, but just in case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WebDog
    Your whole car is negative just clamp it to the engine block or exposed frame.
    I will...i'm going to call the AAA guy in a couple hours so that he'll be here when i get off of work. It just sucks cuz i have to pretend to work while all this is going on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3onDubs
    Im on a BMW forum right now as well and i posted the same thread...lol. I'm not attacking the people on that site im on, but they don't give much help. The only answers i got were...."battery???" and "alternator?"....lol.

    The owner's manual is at my house and i'm here...(as i look for the smiley only to realize that mp3car.com doesn't have it)
    Actually, I'm thinking it's a master fuse blown.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarquePervert
    Actually, I'm thinking it's a master fuse blown.
    Would this fuse be easily replaceable, or would i have to take it to BMW (assuming this is the case)?

    If the fuse is blown, would i be able to attach a jumper cable and pop my trunk?
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    Those are questions I don't have the answers to, sorry.

    My best guess is no.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarquePervert
    Those are questions I don't have the answers to, sorry.

    My best guess is no.
    Thanks anyway for the help. I guess the only thing i can do now is wait for the AAA guy to try and jump start it. If nothing happens, i'll check the fuse. If the fuse is fine, then i'll have to get the jaws of life to rip my trunk lid off....either that or break my tail light and try and reach cord they put in there for when you kidnap people and put em in your trunk.
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