Another 530 xiT In the Shop
Well, better late than never. This thread is gold. The '06 530 xiT my wife and I bought to haul our new baby and groceries around in has this exact problem. After the recent rains, the electrical system freaked out a couple of hours before we drove to the hospital in labor. We had to take the '99 528i. Needless to say, we were *not* pleased.
After a trip to the dealership, they said leaves clogged the drains and replaced the battery to the tune of $800. Right now it's in the shop again as the next time it rained, the battery was dead. I am fuming.
I am scheduling an appointment with the service manager immediately. I'll keep you posted.
p.s. The Service Manager never did take my calls, but the SA called last night to say they were kicking this up to BMW NA. I'll have an answer Monday. That SI B was did the trick I think. I'll post again with the resolution.
Last edited by Myrk; 02-27-2009 at 10:25 AM.
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