As electric vehicles (EVs) become more popular, BMW has been among the top contenders in the market, offering a range of electric models such as the i3 and iX3. However, one common issue that some BMW EV owners face is the discharging of their car’s batteries, resulting in decreased range and potential inconvenience.
The BMW’s power supply and control system are distinct from other battery power management systems in that it is simple and self-contained. The battery safety terminal sensor is part of the battery positive clamp that clamps to the battery post and is mounted at the end of the battery positive cable.
When your car is engaged in an accident, the battery safety terminal is designed to disconnect the battery. It plays an important role in the BMW battery’s overall functionality and safety. When the BST sensor fails, the airbag light illuminates. Once the BST has been …Read More
The last thing you want to deal with is a dead battery in your BMW. Every car has a rechargeable battery that powers the headlights, cabin lights, and provides the means to start the car. It’s the first source of electrical current that enables the starter to begin the combustion process for your engine.
After that initial burst of electrical power from the battery, the alternator keeps the electrical systems working in your BMW. The alternator converts mechanical energy from the engine into electrical energy. The battery doesn’t have enough power to do that, but …Read More
BMWs are sophisticated, stylish, and powerful vehicles with equally powerful batteries. However, if you’ve recently taken a look at your BMW’s battery, you may have noticed rust forming in its terminals. This rust can be caused by a number of factors and is almost always a sign that your vehicle’s battery should be replaced as soon as possible.
As you may have noticed, battery terminal corrosion often looks rather different from the rust you might find on the outside of a vehicle. Whereas the latter is usually a dull red, the …Read More