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Old 01-15-2011, 12:45 AM
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No dashboard lights after cghanging battery

I have a 2007 328XI and bought a bmw battery and had it installed by my mechanic. He was able to keep the car charged and kept some settings but the dashboard lights are out. I have no signals, no gas readings, no odometer. Does anything have to be reprogrammed from BMW

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Old 01-15-2011, 03:19 AM
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I have a 2007 328XI and bought a bmw battery and had it installed by my mechanic. He was able to keep the car charged and kept some settings but the dashboard lights are out. I have no signals, no gas readings, no odometer. Does anything have to be reprogrammed from BMW
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Check that it's the right battery; register it with your car's computer. Don't ask me how.
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Old 01-15-2011, 07:48 AM
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He was able to keep the car charged and kept some settings but the dashboard lights are out. I have no signals, no gas readings, no odometer.
What did he do, exactly, to "keep the car charged"?

I hope he didn't let the magic smoke out of the car's computer. Replacing BMW smoke can be very expensive.
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Old 01-15-2011, 03:22 PM
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Sounds like he had the car hooked up to another battery while he was swapping the old one out. Yes it's nice you get to keep your settings, but not so nice if you short the cables as you can easily apply reverse voltage or just as bad or worse, doubling the voltage by essentially putting the batteries in series. In either case you've got probably over $1000 of BMW smoke or more before your car is working again.
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Old 01-16-2011, 05:17 AM
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You checked all the fuses, of course?
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Old 01-16-2011, 10:49 AM
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What about the obvious stuff(and the not )

The battery power distribution block across the battery has multiple ports did everything get plugged back in or is something loose. It also has a fusible link strip in the same area is that good(also see below) . And then what about checking fuses first. Its more likely fuses would blow in a over voltage situation its kind of hard to keep power on everything because of that distribution block.


Also did he do the battery registration as described on so many threads here.
this does not relate to your current problem but is something you should do

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=292200


You need a degree in Electronics to change the battery in this car

below
Another thing on the distribution block(on top of the battery )there are double and single wide sockets but not all of them have
blades that actually allow you to connect power .So though they look the same if you plug into one without blades you
won't have power. If he unplugged any of the connections on this or took it off you lost power to something and if he didn't put
them on in exactly the same slot that would explain why something is not getting power . You can check which slot have blades by using
a flashlight and mirror.
The more I think about this the more likely it seems that the power distribution block is the problem area.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=251449

see number 15 and 16 in the above thread .


http://www.e90post.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=16

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Old 02-19-2011, 11:45 PM
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Is this been solved? This happenend to me too. I tried to solve out which fuse is linked to dashboard, but i don't understand the meaning of the symbols. Not one of those symbols seems to deal with dashboard. Also I don't have any tool to test those fuses so I don't want to remove them all. Usually It's easy to see if the fuse is good, but not always.
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:11 AM
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Solved, I checked all the fuses one by one and the problem was fuse number 58.
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:14 AM
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What did he do, exactly, to "keep the car charged"?

I hope he didn't let the magic smoke out of the car's computer. Replacing BMW smoke can be very expensive.
Magic smoke indeed!

His car having been dead, he may be Lost.
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Old 02-12-2016, 10:47 PM
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changed battery and lost instrument panel

I just had my battery changed at Auto Zone and when it was complete nothing on my instrument panel worked. The car was drivable and things like turn signals and so on worked on the outside of the car but did not register on the panel. I have a 2008 X5 3.0. I consulted this website for info, investigated the fuses and found a blown fuse (fuse number 131, 5amp fuse) located on the passenger side of the rear cargo area. I currently have a service alert on my instrument panel but I believe that will go away when I have the dealership register the battery. Just wanted to pass this along to assist anyone else with findings.
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If not a fuse check the IBS sensor on the negative battery terminal by disconnecting the smaller light blue wire connector running parallel to the thick black negative cable. This can stop your car from restarting after a new battery install and can also be the cause of a dead battery.
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There are big threads on this subject.

There are big threads on this subject
What usually happens is they try to do battery back up
through the OBD port and it blows the fuse that powers the
OBD port and also happens to power the Instrument Cluster.
And it doesn't back anything up to do this and is totally unnecessary.
When the car is powered back up you may get a AWD an or Brake failure
light which goes away after you have driven the car about a block.
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