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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 01-24-2013, 12:17 PM
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Climate Timer

Hey guys,

I am wondering if the climate timer kills the battery in anyway or does the car have an internal timer that doesn't use the battery?

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Old 01-24-2013, 02:50 PM
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Hey guys,

I am wondering if the climate timer kills the battery in anyway or does the car have an internal timer that doesn't use the battery?

Thanks again
Are you talking about the feature where you are able to set a timer to turn on the fans and vent (or warm, if engine temp allows) the vehicle?
In that case, it's not the timer that might kill the battery, it's the fans spinning.
The timer is not going to kill the battery - it's nothing more than a tiny process running ont he car's computer, which never really shuts off completely.
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:18 PM
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Are you talking about the feature where you are able to set a timer to turn on the fans and vent (or warm, if engine temp allows) the vehicle?
In that case, it's not the timer that might kill the battery, it's the fans spinning.
The timer is not going to kill the battery - it's nothing more than a tiny process running ont he car's computer, which never really shuts off completely.
Serge,

Yes that's what I was wondering. I have it set for about 5 minute before I get in my car in the morning. I have never used the feature but am curious to try it out tomorrow morning.
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:36 AM
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I use this feature almost every day in the summer. Twice a day when I'm at work (lunch and after work). Never had any problems.
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Old 01-26-2013, 03:23 PM
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It depends on your Drivers profile if you drive a lot a very short distance trips it will cause havoc with your battery. If you have a longer commutes on a daily basis like +10 miles you'll be fine
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:37 PM
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Ok great. Thanks for the help guys.
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:19 PM
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I used the timer in 530d during winter time to turn on the webasto heater. It would not start when the battery was drained in certain percentage (I do not remember the %)

I believe it would work the same with the ventilation
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