Battery red light on - battery not charging

Asked by Sep 12, 2016 at 01:07 PM about the 2003 BMW X5 3.0i

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I own a 2003 X5, 3.0 l. Yesterday I drove to the store (4 miles from home)
and after getting back into the vehicle it would not start. I jump-started it
and after getting back home I noticed the red battery light stated on after
turning the engine off - and the engine would not start again. I checked the
accessory belts and they look fine, so I think the alternator's bad.  My
batery is over 6 years old.  Is it possible that the battery is bad and will not
charge?

3 Answers

1,275

I bet it's your alternator. If you still think your battery might be bad, you can bring it to Autozone and they will load test it for free.

Thank-you apbimmer9i, I'll take the battery to Autozone, it may be I have to replace both the batt and the alt.

1,275

It's definitely possible that both are bad. Good luck!

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