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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 11-03-2013, 05:38 PM
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Battery?

Hello everyone. Question...I have an 04 545i that I recently have noticed the radio cutting out for a second or 2 and faulty error messaging within the I drive...Mainly Active Stability Roll and Dynamic Drive Malfunction. I have noticed it getting worse as the weather drops. I heard a few months back that it could just be the battery going dead. It happened a few times in the Spring and Summer but not like it has been the last few days. Im going in tomorrow to check the battery at an Interstate Dealer. Hopefully that is all it is. If however it is not the battery does anyone know what could be causing this issue. Thanks in advance. Crossing my fingers until i get there. Thanks again
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Old 11-03-2013, 07:47 PM
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If its the original battery its well past its lifetime. Good place to start.
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Old 11-04-2013, 06:21 AM
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If the battery is ok, it's the typical signs of alternator/voltage regulator problems.
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Old 11-04-2013, 09:21 AM
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It was the battery. Alternator checked out ok...pushing nearly 15 volts. The battery out the door was 227. So overall not a bad day. Thanks again
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I have an 04 525i . car runs like a champ, few days ago dynamic drive malfunction light came on, followed by a high battery drainage the next morning. hmm sounds like the battery . haha
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