Radio stays on with out ignition keys - Bimmerfest - BMW Forums

Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > X Series > X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)

X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
The X5 SAV Forum

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 11-05-2012, 02:28 PM
sam-car sam-car is offline
Registered User
Location: stafford
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 1
Mein Auto: BMW X5 E53
Radio stays on with out ignition keys

Please, help.. Any one with this issue? My BMW X5 E54 2002, radio system stays on even when there is no ignition key. This is causing my battery to drain over the night causing me late for work in the morning.. To overcome this I now take the fuse out. I have tried all sorts of measures to fault find.
List of what I have done so far...
1) Completely drained power by disconnecting the battery for 1 hr.
Out come (nothing)
2) Took all the fuse, checked them for any faults (just in case)
Out come (nothing) I know its nothing to do with fuses coz there is power going to the radio.
3) I have till now read everything that is there ref. to BMW radio, but this is making me more confused.
Out come ( some says its to do with ignition barrel, some suggest its to do with cable black connector behind the center console panel (left of console) right under the e-brake handle between the console and the seat)

I hate to go to garage coz i know they will start charging me from the moment they touch my Bimmer. I have already spent 4000 from the day I bought this car, so please apart from suggesting me to go to BMW dealer, are there any one to lighten my life out of this misery. (Oh! ya just changed my battery to new one ... coz my battery was draining rapidly just to let you know
Reply With Quote

See More Related BMW Stories

Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > X Series > X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:29 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001- VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.