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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 08-23-2016, 08:13 PM
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Car sat for 2 months now won't turn over *UPDATE* New battery

Hello all,

My 2011 535xi sat in my garage for a couple of months. Yesterday, I go out to start it and the lights come on, the radio comes, but the car won't turn over. I get a replace battery light, replace key fob battery light, and engine won't restart after stop light.
I tried jumping the car and charging the battery, it still will not turn over.

Please help.

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*UPDATE*
So I replaced the battery and the car still won't turn over

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Old 08-23-2016, 08:21 PM
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Charge the battery, disable auto start stop, and drive to a mechanic or service center to get a new battery. Your battery is toast.
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the battery is at 12.22 volts with the car off.
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Old 08-23-2016, 08:46 PM
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Charge the battery, disable auto start stop, and drive to a mechanic or service center to get a new battery. Your battery is toast.
i dont think my car has auto start and stop. I never feel the car turn off at stop lights.
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Old 08-24-2016, 05:08 AM
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the battery is at 12.22 volts with the car off.

Good show. Now check power to the starter.

Good? Try [resuscitation]
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Try jump starting. The most likely cause after being idle is a bad battery. Have you ever replaced it? If not, from 2011 to 2016 is a good run for a battery.

If it starts, you know it is the battery. If it doesn't start, then there are other issues, but the battery may still be kaput.
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Try jump starting. The most likely cause after being idle is a bad battery. Have you ever replaced it? If not, from 2011 to 2016 is a good run for a battery.

If it starts, you know it is the battery. If it doesn't start, then there are other issues, but the battery may still be kaput.

I tried jumping it. It doesn't just click, it just won't turn over.
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Does the starter motor try to crank?
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So "YOU" replaced the battery or you had a dealer / indy replace the battery? If you, did you register the new battery?
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Does the starter motor try to crank?
yes it does
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So "YOU" replaced the battery or you had a dealer / indy replace the battery? If you, did you register the new battery?

yes, i replaced the battery.
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yes, i replaced the battery.
What about the second part of my question.. did you register the battery with the car? If not, swapping the battery did you basically no good.
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What about the second part of my question.. did you register the battery with the car? If not, swapping the battery did you basically no good.
No I didnt register the battery, how do i go about that?
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What about the second part of my question.. did you register the battery with the car? If not, swapping the battery did you basically no good.
What would registration have to do with the battery not functioning?
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No I didnt register the battery, how do i go about that?

That's not your issue, but use [this] to register - scroll down to see.

Unregistered battery might last only 2 years, depending on how far out it is from registered data.
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If it's cranking, maybe it's not getting fuel. When you unlock the doors do you hear the fuel pump whirring/buzzing? You can google/YouTube the troubleshooting steps to check for this.
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What would registration have to do with the battery not functioning?
I know the battery has to be registered but I dont know what the effect is if you dont. I just know you have to do it, or the car does not charge the car "properly". Calwaterboy due is pretty darn technically inclined and he answered that question.

I wasnt sure if the battery would even work properly at all if it wasnt registered... but since OP changed battery him/herself and was not familiar with registration process at all, I wonder if the right battery was even chosen. I wouldnt know how to determine that.
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I wonder if the right battery was even chosen. I wouldnt know how to determine that.

On the top of the battery, info such as CCA and AH is given - meet or exceed when replacing.
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On the top of the battery, info such as CCA and AH is given - meet or exceed when replacing.
IIRC, the battery's capacity is part of the registration process.
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