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    Wondered if anyone has any advice.

    Battery is flat. It's a fairly new batt. I reckon I left the interior light on. Should just be a straight forward jump start?

    Before I do it, is there anything I should watch out for?

    I'm thinking particularly about the alarm. It's a BMW 2T / Sigma SG rebrand.

    Has anyone any sage words of advice before I find out the hard way?

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    Jump start should do it but make sure you leave a door open. I know on the 3t alarm you have to put the car in the second ignition position before you jump it to stop the alarm going mental and jump it from the under bonnet points with heavy duty leads

    After you've done that check the alternator with a multimetre and then check for parasitic battery drains via fuse box even if you think it was the interior light.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by shamM3 View Post
    Jump start should do it but make sure you leave a door open. I know on the 3t alarm you have to put the car in the second ignition position before you jump it to stop the alarm going mental and jump it from the under bonnet points with heavy duty leads

    After you've done that check the alternator with a multimetre and then check for parasitic battery drains via fuse box even if you think it was the interior light.
    Thanks shamM3,

    I'll do both the door open and ignition II just to be on the safe side.

    Yeah, I better dust off my multimeter.
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