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Old 07-16-2012, 01:49 PM
SydBmr SydBmr is offline
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X5 battery replaced - wipers, central locking and interior lights not working

I have recently bought a 2002 BMW X5 E53 3.0i.
I had a couple of BMW's before and I loved them all. But this one, I really, really like.
The way it drives, it looks, it smells...ok, I'll stop...
I was overseas for slightly more than a month. When I came back the battery was flat.
I changed it myself in the boot, after reading posts on how to do it. Thanks all.

Now:

1. The battery is the proper spec one, though not the $750 BMW Sydney wanted for the installation+programming. The installation went fine in front of the house.
2. Car starts and runs beautifully.
3. The wipers, central locking and interior lights are not working.The boot lid is the only one where the key remote works.

I have checked the fuses with a circuit tester. Some of them have power (light the tester), some don't. I have taken out one of the ones that didn't light the tester, and they are OK. Also checked some with a multimeter for a continuity test. The fuse was not blown.

I must mention that in the last 2 days I have jumped the car (with the old original BMW battery still in the boot).The wipers, central locking and interior lights were not working. However, first time I came home after the 1 month away, I THINK (cant be sure, was very jet lagged but happy to see the car) I have opened the car with the key remote but the car didn't start so I jumped it from the other car. Now I can unlock the car with the key manually only.

I was browsing through the posts, and it may well be that the info is available in older posts, but I would really appreciate if you could help guiding me to a possible cause for these malfunctions.

Many thanks.
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Old 10-02-2014, 09:25 AM
Alex0836 Alex0836 is offline
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Bro please help and tell me what u ended up doing... It seems like by jump starting with the x5 we fuk it up... Apparently goes into energy saving mode.. Cant figure out how to get it right and im scared to drive what if it starts to rain....i git no wipers
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Old 10-02-2014, 09:47 AM
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That is why people replacing batteries connect backup power source to OBD port to make sure internal memory is not messed up.
You can try to disconnect battery for several minutes and try again hoping that it will reset itself to a proper state - not much too lose...
If it still doesn't work, BMW dealer will make his money by resetting the whole thing and/or diagnosing your problem (and they will register your batter though I don't believe this has anything to do with your issue)
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Old 10-02-2014, 12:20 PM
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BMW dealer will make his money by resetting the whole thing and/or diagnosing your problem (and they will register your battery though I don't believe this has anything to do with your issue)
Yes, some BMW dealerships WILL take your money. The e53 battery DOES NOT require registering because the IBS (intelligent battery sensor) system was NOT designed into the e53 nor any of the BMWs of that generation (e38/e39/e46/e52/e53).

The IBS started with the 2004 model year E60 5 series, then was introduced on each new generation BMW model that came after. Yes, there are some young/new BMW dealership personnel that will take your money and claim to reset your new battery (most are not familiar with the older generation BMWs from over a decade ago)...but they are just taking your money because there is NOTHING to reset. You can't reset what does NOT exist.


IBS (intelligent battery sensor) Information for BMWs from the 2004 E60-up


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Old 10-05-2014, 06:03 AM
SydBmr SydBmr is offline
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Fixed back then, no probs ever gain

After two years or something, all good.

Back in the day after my post, I went to the mechanic and paid 30 dollars. He said the car was in "transport mode". Also I replaced the oil and filter at home and he reset the indicators. Wipers, lights all worked. He replaced the rear brakes and all in all I paid 330 AUD. I always go back to him now and I trust him. He has the most amazing cars there including Ferrari, Porsche. Anyway not relevant, for 30 bucks I was happy.

Enjoy you BMW's. I certainly do. It puts a smile on my face when I come back from overseas (where I take cabs).
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Old 10-05-2014, 09:27 AM
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its good to hear you have an honest mechanic,hard to find nowadays. so when you unhook the battery in these x5`s ,it goes into transport mode? I`m doing my battery in a week, but I`m going to use the OBDII memory savor so I don`t lose all my settings.
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Old 10-05-2014, 02:35 PM
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...so when you unhook the battery in these x5`s ,it goes into transport mode? I`m doing my battery in a week, but I`m going to use the OBDII memory savor so I don`t lose all my settings.
It shouldn't under most circumstances. To go back to transport mode means...something odd usuallyy happened. It may have unintentionally been turned back on when a control module was replaced...or a PO reactivated it with their new aftermarket software/hardware and didn't know it.



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91 735iL (Schwarz Black) <<~>> 85 325e (Bronzit)

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Old 10-05-2014, 03:10 PM
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k thx for the input.
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Old 10-07-2014, 04:45 PM
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I've seen them go into transport mode. It should not happen but it does. You need a GTI or a compatible computer to release it.
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