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  1. X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
    Hello, I am the owner of a 2.5i XDrive x3 2005 model. The battery is clearly nearing the end of its design life as it is giving me problems, Therefore I need to replace it. It currently has a BMW 90Ah battery installed. I was told by a battery specialist that I should only install BMW...
  2. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Hi there, So, it all started with the car not starting :rolleyes: The car has occasionally presented the main symptom of the "bad ignition switch syndrome". This morning it took like 5 seconds for the starter to respond after the key was turned (second time it took that long, last time was...
  3. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Pictorial discussion of charging, testing, removing, & replacing the BMW E39 battery This is intended to be a pictorial thread, showing the steps to remove, test, charge, and replace the BMW E39 battery. [WARNING] This may be too detailed for some for such a simple task! [ / WARNING ] Note...
  4. 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008)
    Hi guys I got this problem nothing works no light doors won't unlock nothing. I got a 760 and have a sub installed a while back and have a switch for the amp so that it doesn't drain the battery when turn the car off. So yesterday I came back from my friends which is about 35 mile away parked...
  5. E28 (1982 - 1988)
    Hi! I have had my car for for about 8 years (since I was sixteen!), driven it cross-country twice and it has always been wonderfully reliant, and wonderfully good looking. In the past year however, it has had issues starting with ever-increasing frequency. Basically, when I turn the...
  6. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    I have two problems... One I am trying to reset the Navigation, it's turing on and off after I jumped the car last week. I'm trying to locate the 9v battery in the glove box to reset it. Second I've had power issues and I'm going to replace the battery, which is indicating that it's bad. My...
  7. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Hi guys, new to bimmerfest and have 1 or 2 quesitons, wondering who can help me 1: My car battery does not hold a charge for too long... it seems to keep dyin, and ive charged it in the house with a home charger... 2: A warning comes on the dash when i started and stop the car saying "Check...
  8. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I just changed my alternator on a 2002 BMW 530i. I read the voltage on the OBD and verified that it is working and spitting out 13.2-13.6 volts as opposed to 11.2-11.4 on the old one. My question is the vent that plugs into the alternator seems to be too small, meaning the vent on the...
  9. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I have a 2000 540i Touring - the battery goes flat after a few days standing. When completely powered down it's drawing ~120mA. I have read the many posts on FSUs with interest - I disconnected the FSU and it made no difference - If I pull fuse 76 (blower motor) current drain drops to 30mA...
  10. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    I has not driven my car for 7 days and decided to take to the carwash today. All was fine, I got to the carwash, they did the vacuuming then it ran through the carwash and was driven up to be dried and cleaned. It was even moved one more time to the front of the line and all appeared fine. They...
  11. E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002)
    I have a 1999 Z3 2.3 Roadster. I let the car sit for awhile, and the battery died. I tried to have it jumped, and it started for a second or two and then immediately died. Any further jump attempts yielded nothing. The next day, I tried to jump it again with my 335i. When I turned the key...
  12. 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008)
    So my 03 Li was due for routine maintenance and the counter was getting low so I made an APPT for about a week or so out- Then yesterday on my way home the thing went crazy- i get hit with all these lights /warnings out of nowhere :mad: So i dropped it off this morning and am waiting...
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