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Old 01-19-2020, 03:19 PM
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Car wont start - "Under Voltage" and "Ignition Switch On"

I have been having troubles getting my 2011 X5 started recently. Originally I was only getting a "Ignition Switched On" message but after i ran a diagnostics test a few more popped up including "Power Management Under Voltage" which made me think it might be a dead or low battery. (Other results were Hex 5F13, 6EC4 and CF32.) Tried getting a jump start didnt work. Tried replacing the battery (different manufacture, identical specs), erased old codes and registered new battery but still nothing. Ran diagnostics again but this time only received Hex 6EC4 which didnt seem like an issue that would prevent the car from starting. However after sitting in my car for a few minutes a low battery message popped up which I thought was strange considering there was a new battery attached and I had registered the battery. Any ideas what this could be or has anyone else had this issues? Trying to pin point if the issue is coming from the battery, alternator, fuse or maybe there is a bad cable or the key fob.

I have the Bosch 1350 diagnostics scanner. Are there any reports or data streams I should be looking at for indicators?

Also on my spare key fob which since i started using has been acting goofy. None of the comfort access settings work.

Side note- also having troubles updating the software with a USB drive. Would low power cause this? Car does not recognize there is a USB drive inserted. Tried unzipping all the folders but still nothing. USB stick is only 1gb so maybe it isnt large enough?

Thanks for the help. This is driving me nuts!
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Old 01-19-2020, 04:14 PM
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Batteries are not maintained charged while on the shelf awaiting sale. You may have installed a new nearly dead battery. Since you have registered the battery, resetting all of the battery state registers, attach a proper battery charger at the underhood charging points and charge the battery FULL. An AGM battery must NOT be charged at more than 4 Amps, so leave the charger running at least 24 hours (4 A. X 24 h = 96 AH, roughly the capacity of a 100 AH battery).
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