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Old 02-24-2013, 04:13 PM
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Mein Auto: 1997 740iL / 2006 X5 4.4
Just a tip to help us help you better...there is nothing in your vehicle information that you present that tells us which engine you have. This makes it impossible to give you and exact answer (really consider creating a signature that includes your model/model year/build date).

If you have the N62 engine (I have to use what I have since we don't know what you have), if you can reach the alternator or starter, there is a large cable that is connected to the positive side of the battery, then ground the other end and you may be able to get enough power to unlock your doors.

Good luck, not sure how a broken door handle (the only way into the vehicle when there's no electrical power) and a dead battery both got you at the same time.

(cable #1 in the diagram below runs from the alternator to the starter and is also linked to the positive battery cable)

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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