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Old 09-08-2011, 06:04 AM
GermanCarGirl GermanCarGirl is offline
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Mein Auto: 2011 550xi
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Originally Posted by NY Blue View Post
My clock is also slowing down. But I noticed that if I turn off the radio before I shut down the engine, it tends to lose less time. I don't have any problems starting the car or anything like that. But if I leave the radio on while sitting in the car with the engine off, I get a battery warning sign within a few minutes. Are these signs that I need a new battery as well? At my last maintenance visit back in April or so, everything checked out.
Sounds like it. I was having the same problem a few weeks ago with the exception of the clock clowing down. If I left the radio on for more then a minute after I shut the car off I go the low battery indicator. Also, my trip odemeter and clock kept resetting every time I turned the car back on again. It turned out there was a problem with one of the wires that charges the battery, and also I needed a new battery. Haven't had any problems since (knock on wood)
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