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X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
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Old 02-27-2017, 03:24 PM
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X3 Won't start

I just bought a new battery because I could not start car, just here clicking sound. All lights come on but doesn't even sound like it is attempting to turn motor over.
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Old 02-27-2017, 03:26 PM
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It still won't start even with the new battery?

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Old 02-27-2017, 03:37 PM
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Was the new battery charged prior to installation?
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Old 02-27-2017, 04:55 PM
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N52 engine starter info

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You don't have to remove the intake to replace the crank sensor. If you remover the cabin air filter section off. Use a light to look down thru the intake then use a long extension with a swivel on the E torx and some other tools from the outside of the intake you can have crank sensor replaced in 30 min your first time then 15 min your next time. I'm a flat rate bmw tech so I look for ways to save time. Great video on replace the starter thou. all thou I don't remove the whole intake (save time) I leave the throttle body on remove the air box, the first elbow that comes off the air boxes and then undo the fuel line and the CCVV line going the the vavle cover and move the intake up and over to the side I use compact power tools and have the job done in 30 to 45min***65279;
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Old 02-27-2017, 04:59 PM
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starter info

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Old 02-27-2017, 07:16 PM
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I think Q4 is correct. It is not at all unusual for new batteries to be in a low state of charge when purchased. Throw a charger on it overnight & see if it works.
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Old 02-27-2017, 07:40 PM
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But also quite likely for a 2007 (or later) model to have a failing starter motor take out the battery - and any new replacement battery.
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Old 02-28-2017, 04:43 AM
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and register the battery as well
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Old 02-28-2017, 04:56 AM
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The battery DOES NOT and cannot be registered in any e83 X3
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Old 02-28-2017, 06:20 AM
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Great thanks,
btw the caps lock helped a lot, I wasn't wearing my seeing glasses at the time
so it popped right out there to assist my readin' your reply

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The battery DOES NOT and cannot be registered in any e83 X3
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Old 02-28-2017, 07:00 AM
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Sorry. Every time there is a mention of changing a battery somebody pops in and says "register your battery".

It might be true for newer bmw's. It's not true for the e83. The problem is that every time a helpful soul chimes in with false information it only furthers this myth and causes great confusion with less experienced owners.

So swift knock down of disinformation is the preferred method of dealing with this.
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Old 02-28-2017, 07:08 AM
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Great thanks,
btw the caps lock helped a lot, I wasn't wearing my seeing glasses at the time
so it popped right out there to assist my readin' your reply
Sorry, but Q4 replied appropriately to your posting of completely false information. Rather than replying sarcastically, a more appropriate response would have been to apologize for posting false information and (genuinely) thank Q4 for bringing your error to your attention.

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