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Old 02-24-2013, 03:45 PM
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Question X5 Drivers dor and dead battery.

Driver door handle broken and the battery is dead. Does anybody have any idea of a good spot to apply power. I am current removing under body plasyic panels hoping to find a wire where I can apply power to open any of the other doors. Not ready to break windows, yet.
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Old 02-24-2013, 04:13 PM
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Just a tip to help us help you better...there is nothing in your vehicle information that you present that tells us which engine you have. This makes it impossible to give you and exact answer (really consider creating a signature that includes your model/model year/build date).

If you have the N62 engine (I have to use what I have since we don't know what you have), if you can reach the alternator or starter, there is a large cable that is connected to the positive side of the battery, then ground the other end and you may be able to get enough power to unlock your doors.

Good luck, not sure how a broken door handle (the only way into the vehicle when there's no electrical power) and a dead battery both got you at the same time.

(cable #1 in the diagram below runs from the alternator to the starter and is also linked to the positive battery cable)

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Old 06-01-2013, 02:50 PM
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Had the AA out today for the same issue. He went through the boot light, left hand side of the handle, ran a trickle charge through it. Gave it enough to pop the boot.

4 pin connector
Pin 2 negative
Pin 4 positive, red and brown cable

Hope this helps
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Old 06-01-2013, 02:54 PM
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Ha..........

Just realised your original post was from February..........

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Old 01-17-2014, 05:35 AM
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My 2005 X5 3.0i Battery Dead & Driver's Door Handle Broken

Hi! How do I charge my 2005 BMW X5 3.0i from the starter cable w/o frying the electrical system? My battery is completely dead and my driver's side door handle broke a week ago so i can't open the car the normal way. Thanks in advance!!
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Old 01-17-2014, 01:49 PM
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Hi! How do I charge my 2005 BMW X5 3.0i from the starter cable w/o frying the electrical system? My battery is completely dead and my driver's side door handle broke a week ago so i can't open the car the normal way. Thanks in advance!!
The positive battery cable runs to the alternator, starter, fuse locations, battery, etc...just be sure to hook up to ground.

But if you have a working remote...all you need is simple hook up to another battery/power source and you should be able to unlock the doors...which will allow you to hook up to the neg/pos battery terminals in the engine bay. For instance, if you had a 9-volt battery hooked up to a 12 volt cig lighter adapter, it would be enough to actuate the door locks. Which would then allow you to access the hood release lever.




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91 735iL (Schwarz Black) <<~>> 85 325e (Bronzit)

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