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

(2001 BMW 325Ci)
in Minneapolis, MN on July 12, 2012
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?
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on July 12, 2012
Sounds like a sulfated battery to me---replace it and test the charging system again--Hope this helps
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