2001 BMW 325Ci Q&A

2001 BMW 325Ci Question: 1 1/2 yr old Exide bat. dead won't take trickle chg. BMW wants to repl. alt.

BMW charge it for 24 hrs to get it to 12V. I never heard of a bat. taking that long to chg. No warning lights prior. New Alt is $1000.00 Should I take it to a private shop? -
Answer 1
Sounds like a sulfated battery to me---replace it and test the charging system again--Hope this helps -