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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 01-22-2013, 01:46 PM
Dirtbag Dirtbag is offline
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Couple of ?s

We have an 09 X5 that we purchased in November and I'm always trying to learn more on it either through the manuals or in this forum. Two things, first-the heated steering wheel is shutting off after a few seconds; would this be an indicator that the battery is going south or some other known problem. Second-I've looked in the manuals and searched for a description of the various symbols displayed on the dash; but I'm either overlooking them or they're not readily available. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:01 PM
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If you have warranty, take the car in into the dealer regarding the heated steering wheel.

Because thats not how its supposed to function.
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:12 PM
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..the heated steering wheel is shutting off after a few seconds; would this be an indicator that the battery is going south..
Most likely.
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:41 PM
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IMO, once the car is running the battery will be totally unrtelated to the heated wheel turning off....


On the dash symbols, you'll need to post a picture if you want help- your request as stated is impossible to answer!
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:13 PM
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On the dash symbols, you'll need to post a picture if you want help- your request as stated is impossible to answer!
Or maybe he's asking where he can find it in the manual?
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:42 PM
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Or maybe he's asking where he can find it in the manual?
Well then, why dont you help him out? You can go to BMWUSA, download the manual and give him the page numbers.

My recollecion is that while there is a drawing showing the overall dash and some indictaors, the details on some specific indictors are scattered under different systems/features....
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:55 AM
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IMO, once the car is running the battery will be totally unrtelated to the heated wheel turning off....
Actually if the car senses an undercharged battery, it accelerates the charging cycle, which includes constant charging vs. only during deceleration, and switching off/reducing auxiliary functions like heaters, A/C, etc.
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