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Old 12-27-2013, 12:03 PM
kanass69 kanass69 is offline
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Would really appreciate some help

HEy Guys

Long time reader first time poster!! I am the lucky and proud owner of a E60 M5, year 2006. I live in Dubai and so far the car has behaved nicely!!

However, for the past week or so, i have had an electrical issue that the mechanics havent been able to fix. Basically, when i try and start the car, i get all the normal indications, re lights, HUD..when i turn the key, i get just a clicking sound and no start. There are no codes, no warning lights but the HUD indications go blank as i turn the key, then when i release they come back. If i jump the start the car subsequently, it runs fine for that day. However, if i leave the car for a day without driving it, the same problem returns. The BMW boys, made me change the battery and they also had the car for a few days but couldnt find the fault. I am now not really feeling confident with them, as they are charging me!!

Was wondering if anyone else has had the same issue or may have some ideas on areas i should check? The mecahnics reckon the battery drain when car is switched off is 0.250..not sure if that is an indication of anything as i am not possessing many brain cells!!

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated

Cheers and thanks alot...
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Old 05-02-2014, 03:42 PM
Way2fast Way2fast is offline
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How old is your battery? Sounds like it is going bad and not holding a charge. You should get it checked out
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Old 05-06-2014, 03:35 PM
White94RX White94RX is offline
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So you did install a new battery or not? If you did, and it still goes dead, you have a draw. If you didnt replace it, start there.

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Old 06-07-2014, 09:09 PM
MBEA5t MBEA5t is offline
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Every new battery have to be registered in car computer or it will never hold charge.
Start there and see what happens!
Take it to a dealership!!!!
Or blow your money by hammer mechanics!

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