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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 01-21-2012, 05:56 PM
Tlon Tlon is offline
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electronic gremlins

So, every so often (often enough to notice, but not often enough to be able to predict), strange things are happening with the electronics of my 35i. Sometimes, I'll press the brake and hit the start button and nothing will happen. Taking my foot off the brake and pressing it again will fix the problem. On another occasion, I've had the rear hatch open 1/4 of the way after pressing the button on the key fob, and once when I turned off the car and got out, the iDrive remained on. Locking the car turned it off, but it was still strange. Nothing major, nothing consistent, but all odd. Didn't happen in my 2011 X5 ever. Not sure if any of this relates to comfort access, but does anyone else have gremlins like this?

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Old 01-21-2012, 07:02 PM
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I think you need to be seated before hitting the break
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Old 01-21-2012, 07:09 PM
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I think you need to be seated before hitting the break
Well, yes, I have been seated each time it's happened. I'm trying to imagine how someone wold press the brake and reach around to press the start button without being seated...

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Old 01-21-2012, 11:06 PM
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Turned car off and idrive still on? Do you have comfort access? Did you press the start button twice or long push to completely shut car down. Did you try locking doors. If idrive is still on after all of that then yes, you do have a problem.
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Old 01-22-2012, 09:49 AM
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The iDrive thing only happened once. More common, though, is getting in, pressing down the brake, putting the key in the ignition (old habit but also happens with the key out), pressing the start button, and nothing happens. Depress the brake and press the start button and it starts right up. It's just odd. Nothing major right now. Just seems strange to have little weird things like that happening. Just curious if other have experienced the same thing. So far, nothing is long term. It happens and I do something and it goes away. Just not sure why it's happening in the first place.
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