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Old 09-27-2005, 07:01 AM
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Mein Auto: 03 ZHP, 01 X5, 73 MGB
Originally Posted by dkl
Thanks for sharing. Just curious...did you plug a charger or something in the cigarette ligher to keep things from getting reset?
Good question; I though about it, but didn't. I searched the TIS for battery replacement and didn't come up with anything specific to the E53/X5. Just generic stuff on the safe handling of batteries, how to properly jump start, etc.

After I installed the new battery and started the car, the airbag light and the DSC warning "triangle" lit up. I left it charge for a few mins figuring they might self reset. They didn't. I shut it off, restarted it a few minutes later and drove out of the garage; within 20 feet the dash chimed and they reset themselves.

Interestingly, I didn't lose my radio or my seat presets. Everything stayed in memory.
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