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Old 01-06-2011, 01:31 PM
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Dash light/Self Check - WHILE DRIVING!

Guys - your help is appreciated...

While driving to work this morning the X3 went through a self check or something. It kept engine power but the dash warning lights came on slowly one by one and then off. The headlights faded then went off. The radio faded the volume then went off. The ABS light, then the yellow brake light, the RED brake light, the 4x4, and so on...Then everything started to come back and continued driving no problems. Very Weird.

About a month ago it did something similar when the original battery was going dead. I replaced the battery and has not done anything like this until today.

My understanding is that there is actually a warning light for a bad alternator.
The battery is brand new.

Any thoughts...?

Thanks for your help.
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Old 01-06-2011, 10:27 PM
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Wrong forum--try the older X3 --you'll get more answers there
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