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cool555 02-09-2013 04:36 AM

Flickering on idrive screen
 
I noticed a temporary flickering of the speedometer cluster and nav screen while driving. The light intensity seems to change when this happens. Anyone experience this weird issue?

E60black 02-09-2013 05:32 AM

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Originally Posted by cool555 (Post 7370005)
I noticed a temporary flickering of the speedometer cluster and nav screen while driving. The light intensity seems to change when this happens. Anyone experience this weird issue?

Alternator

cool555 02-09-2013 08:59 AM

Wow really? It's the alternator? It's an 08 with 50k miles on it. I didn't realize they die so fast.

Rookie2008 02-09-2013 10:13 AM

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Originally Posted by cool555 (Post 7370397)
Wow really? It's the alternator? It's an 08 with 50k miles on it. I didn't realize they die so fast.

anything can die fast on these cars:(.

E60black 02-09-2013 10:26 AM

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Originally Posted by cool555 (Post 7370397)
Wow really? It's the alternator? It's an 08 with 50k miles on it. I didn't realize they die so fast.

Yea exact same symptoms as my 05 545i. It's the voltage regulator attached to the alternator.

Ultimate745i 02-09-2013 10:53 AM

Ouch! Hope you dont have the water cooled type..that one's Expensive as Shiggitty!
I believe around a STACK for the alternator itself + labor.

E60black 02-09-2013 11:29 AM

Na I think it's the regular Valeo one. Buy brand new, don't buy remanufactured. I got away with $70 labor and $300 alternator. Any mechanic should be able to swap it out within 2 hrs. Atleast that was the case for mine.

Ultimate745i 02-09-2013 11:51 AM

yeah, mine was the regular type as well. Dealer done mine though for about $600 total.

cool555 02-12-2013 04:50 PM

My car is still under warranty, so I'm going to give it in. Will the car stall on me while driving?

Ultimate745i 02-12-2013 05:03 PM

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Originally Posted by cool555 (Post 7377419)
My car is still under warranty, so I'm going to give it in. Will the car stall on me while driving?

When mine went bad, it started with occasional sputtering and soon there after it just never cranked back up from dead battery.

cool555 02-13-2013 03:58 PM

The car is at the dealer and they said the battery has to be replaced due to low voltage. 428$. They said the charging system and alternator are fine.

Ultimate745i 02-13-2013 04:05 PM

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Originally Posted by cool555 (Post 7379645)
The car is at the dealer and they said the battery has to be replaced due to low voltage. 428$. They said the charging system and alternator are fine.

Yes, the new battery has to be programmed and/or registered to your vehicle.


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