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Old 11-12-2010, 11:21 AM
italy107 italy107 is offline
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Mein Auto: x5 4.8is
x5 4.8 2006 engine fail safe prog

i left my lights on last night and my battery died, this morning i jumped the car with a battery pack. now im getting an engine fail safe prog? can i still drive my bad boy?
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Old 11-12-2010, 08:21 PM
RachaelsX5 RachaelsX5 is offline
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Mein Auto: X5 4.4i
I drove my 01 x5 4.4i with the transmission failsafe light on, the problem was when it warmed up it only went into 4th gear. Turns out I had a short in my break module which needed to be replaced. I disconnected the module and the car drove fine again but I didn't drive it until the module was replaced. Maybe you just need a master reset. Also if your battery fully died your computer may have turned things off that a shop needs to turn back on.
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