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    Alternator issues

    My 02 M3 started having bad alternators about 10k miles ago @ 90k miles. We replaced with a Bosch reman from Turner. Within 3 weeks the battery light started coming on again. Got worse and worse and had it diagnosed and the test said replace alternator. I did and within 2 weeks the battery light intermittently comes on after car has been warmed up for 20 min or so. It's hard to believe that 3 alternators failed in such a short period of time. I called BMWNA and they had no recalls. Does anyone know if there were any service bulletins describing my problem? I'm at wits end and am tired of spending money on mechanics and parts. Any ideas would be appreciated.
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    Nobody comes here any more I guess. This used to be a great place for learning. As time moves on so does everything else.... :(
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    i replaced mine with a bosch refurb (although its marked valeo like OEM) and it failed after a couple months, luckily it came with a 1 yr warranty.
    I did it myself and it was a bitch but easier the second time aorund.
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    Burgundy, by any chance did you get it from Turner? So far i have two bad ones from them. Both Bosch rebuilts.
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    Burgundy, by any chance did you get it from Turner? So far i have two bad ones from them. Both Bosch rebuilts.
    No bought it from a local Parts Authority. I would suggest making sure your battery is fully charged before replacing. However, I put in a new battery and it still failed.
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