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F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
The sixth generation of the BMW 5 Series Sedan (F10) was produced from 2011 - 2016 with LCI updates arriving in 2014. In the US BMW offered a hatchback 5 Series Gran Truismo (F07) and the rest of the world also go a Station Wagon/Touring version F11.

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Old 07-13-2016, 11:45 PM
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Problem after disconnection the batery

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during retrofit the automatic trailer hitch I disconnected the baterry, after about 8 hours I connected the batery. On next day I disconnected the batery again to put the new plugs to the coresponding modules and the hitch. After this - batery again connected.
After this procedures I start the engine and I got many information about errors on the instrument display - engine, hand brake, gearbox etc., the wishers are working and I can't turn it off. The main display, navi (front), radio doesn't work. Navi back is ok.
After about one hours I tried to start the engine again and the problems are simillar, but the instruments don't shows any error information.

WTF?
Help pls
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Old 07-13-2016, 11:57 PM
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Turn the steering wheel all the left... Then all the way to the right... Then repeat just to be safe. Voila... Lights go out.
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Old 07-14-2016, 12:03 AM
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Are you serious? I will try, but who invent this kind of f*****g tricks in bmw?
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Old 07-14-2016, 12:21 AM
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Dead serious... That's all ya need to do man.
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Old 07-14-2016, 03:28 AM
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After this procedures I start the engine and I got many information about errors on the instrument display - engine, hand brake, gearbox etc., the wishers are working and I can't turn it off. The main display, navi (front), radio doesn't work. Navi back is ok.
After about one hours I tried to start the engine again and the problems are simillar, but the instruments don't shows any error information.

WTF?
Help pls
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Turn the steering wheel all the left... Then all the way to the right... Then repeat just to be safe. Voila... Lights go out.

What.....steering angle sensor reset? Will that cure flappin' windshield wipers?

Maybe OP can post here, if he's tried the fix.......
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Old 07-14-2016, 05:28 AM
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This is true my old e60 was the same way the dash lit up like a Christmas tree after disconnecting battery. You have to reset the steering sensor by turning wheel all the way both ways in park and then shut the car off.
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Old 07-14-2016, 08:28 AM
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Doesn't work in f-series
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Old 07-14-2016, 03:33 PM
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Doesn't work in f-series
Damn.
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Old 07-17-2016, 11:00 PM
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Did you ever figure this out? Having the same problem.
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Old 07-18-2016, 04:40 AM
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This is called transport mode
you need ISTA/D to clear it
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Old 07-18-2016, 04:44 AM
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I didn't solve this problem. I have no idea. My car stay now in Bmw service.
Do you have the same problems after retrofit?
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Old 07-18-2016, 08:57 AM
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Disconnecting the battery for any reason does seem to be a bit of a dicey thing to do
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Old 07-18-2016, 02:02 PM
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I disconnected the battery when I was retrofitting steering wheel couple years ago. Didn't have any problems. Disconnected multiple times, but don't believe any single time for more than 30 min. Some lights were on on the dash afterwards, but after driving the car short distance they went away (if I remember right). Certainly didn't have to get the car to the dealer.
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