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Old 10-06-2012, 11:49 AM
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Originally Posted by BimmerBro View Post
When you say leave the boot lid open, what does this mean? Also what two lights do i need to check for? The navigation "on" light. Does that mean the LCD display?

Sorry, but want to try your advice immediately. Not sure what else would pull on the battery overnight.
BOOT & bonnet are the Euro English words for "trunk" & "hood"....just as lift = elevator & *** = cigarette. Some of the other former or remaining British colonies may use those terms as well.

The "nav" unit is in the trunk and has a (I believe) red LED that illuminates when the unit is on...check to make sure that the LED on the nav unit itself (not the car's monitor in the dash) turns off when the car goes to sleep. It takes 16 minutes for the car to go into sleep mode. If you activate a door handle, window, or push any of the buttons on the will "WAKE" the car up...extending the time for the car to go to sleep.

As mentioned above, the little light next to the gear shift is another indicator as to when the car has gone into SLEEP mode.

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2006 E53 X5 4.4i (Sterling Gray) 12/05 mfg date <<~>> 97 740iL (Arctic Silver) 3/97 mfg date
99 540iT (Orient Blue) <<~>> 95 525IT (Alpine White)
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