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Old 01-10-2013, 07:51 AM
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Mein Auto: 1997 740iL / 2006 X5 4.4
The fuse locations are listed in your owners manual...and there should be a card or list in both locations that has an alphabetical list with the fuse location, and a diagram that shows where each fuse is located in the fuse box along with that fuse's amperage rating.

If you take it to the dealer without attempting any trouble shooting on your own...then yes, it is going to cost you $$$. Take a few minutes to look at some of the things you brought up like...blown fuses. BTW, how did AAA jump start your battery? Did they hook up to the jump start posts in the engine bay (which are designed for jump starting the vehicle)...or did they hook up directly to the battery in the spare wheel compartment?

Ditto where ALTY was going in his response...if the battery's voltage is will experience a lot of weird electrical gremlins. If the battery was deeply discharged to the point that you required a jump, the battery won't be sufficiently recharged a few minutes after getting the vehicle running...thus lots of electrical gremlins could be present.

As far as the clock & date...can't tell from the way you wrote it...but if the battery was could have LOST this data. Did you try to re-enter the clock/date info into the MID? If the odometer is still dimmed...the jump may have blown one or more of the FIVE incandescent light bulbs that illuminate the instrument cluster. Again, this is a relatively simple fix even for those that are new to DIY repairs. There's only a couple of screws that secure the cluster to the dash...which can be undone and the cluster tilted out. Once out, the electrical harness can be disconnected...and you can go to your local BMW dealerships parts dept and buy/order the 5 bulbs and replace them. They don't cost that much and are simple to do yourself. If you have the dealership's service dept do it...the minimum will be what ever the labor charge is for at least 1 hour ($140 in some places) just to change 5 bulbs that cost a few dollars each.

five (#2) bulbs + two (#3) screws

click this link to go to the diagram below to retrieve the 11 digit BMW part nbr for the bulbs (#2):

Q {BMW CCA Member #191509}
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)
91 735iL (Schwarz Black) <<~>> 85 325e (Bronzit)
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