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  1. F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
    Hey Guys, So today I found my car alarm randomly going off, intermittently for 10 minutes, then it turned off for 5 minutes and started back up for another 10 minutes. I went to use my key fob and it would not unlock, lock, or turn the alarm off. My trunk would not open with the fob either. I...
  2. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    I have a 04 325i and the battery died I guess when I was out of state for a couple months and now I can’t get into the car at all with my key it doesn’t work on the driver side or the trunk so how am I suppose to get in and get to the battery please help everything was working perfectly normal...
  3. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Has anybody else had an issue with the battery draining overnight and the hazards coming on? Bad relay or hazard switch? Just curious to what your problems were with it
  4. 3 Series & 4 Series
    I'm having battery trouble but cannot open my trunk with the FOB ot manual key, is there another way to access trunk, like taking out the back seat in my 2009 328i?
  5. 1 Series & 2 Series
    Hey All, So I bought a 05 1 series off a mate and it's sat on my drive for 6 months while I wait for my test. Now the battery is dead, flat I presume, and I'm now locked out. I have tried hooking the liscence light to a jump starter - and charged the fob with a plate charger made sure the fob...
  6. 1 Series & 2 Series
    Hi all, We just purchased a beautiful 135i convertible with only 82k miles, but unfortunately the battery died (radio wouldn't shut off). The indy put in a new battery and the car does runs, but there's the red error code on the dash AND windows and convertible top won't power. I'd welcome...
  7. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    My first BMW, a 2002 525i e39 sport wagon has a real odd thing going on. It started with this strange sound. At first I thought it was my wife tapping on the window telling me I forgot something. Then I thought was the driver side airbag in the A pillar. A popping noise is a high pitch followed...
  8. X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    Recently I have been having a parasitic draw on my battery. It kept dying over night and I was unplugging the negative terminal a few times since I needed the car in the morning. Then I noticed It seems to be only happening when I lock the doors, If i leave it unlocked while its parked its fine...
  9. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Hi, Alarm went off when I went off on holiday. Deaded the battery completely. No glimmer of lights on dash for a day or so. Managed to jump start it. Now it smokes on acceleration. Have i upset the coding or damaged a module? It tick over and starts well and is a very well maintained engine...
  10. E34 (1989 - 1995)
    Hello, I'm new to BMWs. Recently got a 1989 525i manual. It's got admittedly wonky electronic stuff ***8212; go over a bump, the "door open" warning comes on and so do the interior lights. But that's not the issue I'm here to ask your help on. Yesterday morning on the way to work I stopped...
  11. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Greetings... 2008 E61 I had been resetting the clock every start-up for about a week. I searched the forum and found the PDF with detailed battery replacement information. I bought a new Interstate AGM battery, of the correct specification in that document, connected a 2 amp 13.7 V power...
  12. E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014)
    So I have a 2011 E92 M3, I went out to start it one day and no response from the key fab (relatively new FAB battery) then when I manually opened it with the key the alarm started going off. I had to leave for work so I came out the next day, and the alarm did not sound. No dash lights, nothing...
  13. F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - 2017)
    My Friends!!!!! Courtesy of the help of my indie shop, Long Beach BMW and BMW America technicians, some trial and error and lots of patience I have my battery charging issues resolved on my GT. Turns out you get codes thrown and stored in the computer for overcharging and ignition faults...
  14. X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
    Hi. My E83 2010 is ONE cool sports truck that I bought to hear and enjoy a naturally aspirated V6. It's hard not to be in tune with such an awesome combo of transmission, engine and road hugging. But, I let it sit in storage for more than 6 months and it now needs a new battery. The dashboard...
  15. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Hey guys! I'm new the family and a new BMW owner. I bought an 07 530xi last year. Car runs great but from time to time wouldn't start and I would have to jump it. There came a time where I just went ahead and bought a battery charger and would charge over night. However, I left the car...
  16. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Hey guys! I'm new the family and a new BMW owner. I bought an 07 530xi last year. Car runs great but from time to time wouldn't start and I would have to jump it. There came a time where I just went ahead and bought a battery charger and would charge over night. However, I left the car...
  17. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    At the moment my 545i is dead in the driveway with zero sign of life. Zero, as in the batterey may as well be missing. I walked outside and unlocked the car like any other day and it flashed the markers and made the chirp. I hop in and all the lights turned on like normal, and before i could...
  18. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    In the E39 forum, I just found out that most 5-series owners, apparently, do not turn on the lowbeam/defroster/blower, etc., of either the donor vehicle nor of the recipient vehicle in a jump-start situation. > E39 (1997 - 2003) > Do you turn on headlights of the dead or donor car before...
  19. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Do you typically turn on the headlights/rear defroster/blower, etc. of the dead car or of the donor car (or both cars) just before disconnecting jumper cables? Why? In a recent alternator thread, the wisdom of turning the headlights on the dead car just before the donor cables are disconnected...
  20. X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
    Hello. This is my first post. We have had our 2010 X3 for over two years. It has had occasional no-start issues since we bought it. Initially a computer module was not going to "sleep" and ran the battery dead. Even after the repair, it would always crank slow especially cold. I replaced the...
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