Hi, apologies for delayed reply-family emergency took me away-
Car is 1997 328ic, with 50k miles-Not driven in winter, always garaged, well maintained-sweet drive!
New battery-However-that same guy🤦♀️said he did some work on her-no idea what-He was jumping it from the battery, not from under the bonnet-I’ll need to check and see if anything is damaged? I’m jumping it from under the bonnet-lights all still work, inside and out, but the battery isn’t staying charged-It can sit for a day, start right up-then I drive for an hour or 2, and stop, all fine, drive more, then stopped for 5mn, won’t start-all lights still work-
After a lot of research, I think it may be the voltage regulator, and am ordering that part-Of all my research regarding alternator, the symptoms don’t appear to be the same as the alternator being bad-Wondering if it could be a parasitic drain? I’m having a full diagnostic done on her-
Oh, I did find the source of the brake light circuit warning, and know how to address that-
Also found out how to fix the soft top from sticking when putting it down-works perfectly when putting up/closed-Thanks to YouTube-gotta be careful on there too-Some guys tend to be too aggressive, (sorry, personal experience), I can break things myself with enough force-don’t need help with that!
I’m doing the work myself-I hope!!! Thank you for the reply’s!
WISH ME LUCK!
You are the best!