Take it to a shop where they perform a test at idle no load and under a load for free. I started noticing buzzing sounds from under the hood after the car had been off for a while and it turns out it was the sound of the Idle Control Valve car wouldn't go to sleep. I would let them scan your key and see what pops up for factory recalls. The charging map has to be changed when a new battery is replaced, or the new battery will be charged incorrectly, possibly shortening life. Our vehicle may vary slightly from yours as models do change and evolve, as they grow older. I am thinking of calling the dealership, but no one seems to have a fix yet.
They said there is something wrong with the charging system. Starting to think maybe my old battery was ok. Staff at local store was very helpful as usual. Replacing the battery can be done in a short amount of time. Vehicle computer system must be reset, contact your service specialist.
I want to add that when I tried to jump start the car, it won't jump when I contacted the jump cable under the hood. According to my dealership in Greensboro, this was a common problem on the E60 and was actually a recall, they offered to fix mine for free. Good luck and keep us updated on your service visit. December 25, 2018 Followup from the Pelican Staff: It is recommended to disconnect the battery when working on any electrical system. He has high tech equipments and he really just wants to fix up the car. Hard-brake pedal at start up.
When you install the same recharged battery back in to the vehicle, do you have to reset the ibs, the same way as when installing a new battery? The green arrow points to positive, while the yellow arrow points to negative. Bimmerscan did the impossible with my car. They said there is something wrong with the charging system. Hey bud, I just would like to say, Good Luck With all of that. You will also need to re-initialize active steering if you have that option, but its very simple.
The car now runs great, except for the batter drain issue. Their response was that I am not driving my car enough. February 4, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Yes, but remove the battery before charging. Connect the other end of the negative - jumper cable to the negative - junction terminal yellow arrow of the vehicle with the discharged battery. ~k I have the same issue with my 06 530xi. Then reassemble the trim cover and trunk carpet. Battery is vented to outside of vehicle.
They can figure out what part or repair kit you need. There is one plastic lock you have to release by pulling up. March 21, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: What did the shop say is wrong? Battery is vented to outside of vehicle. When jumpstarting: Be sure to work in a well-ventilated area. I had another car and was short on cash the reason why I wanted to sell in the first place , so I just had it towed to my house where it sat for a few more months until I fixed it. What is voltage and current of alternator loaded and unloaded? Hey bud, I just would like to say, Good Luck With all of that.
This car was bought new in 2001 and i only have 65k miles on it but the dash was always lit up like a Christmas tree! So much electronics, so many things to go wrong! BimmerScan solved the problem without my throwing money and parts at it hoping to find a fix. According to my dealership in Greensboro, this was a common problem on the E60 and was actually a recall, they offered to fix mine for free. However, both shops insist otherwise, which has me now confused. My 2006 530i has been fine with respect to this issue. Figure 9 Replacing battery: Release the locking clip and open the battery safety terminal cover.
I only had the car for 2. I have only received the formal message warning in the message center one time and yes the car was running, I had just pulled out of my garage but the car has never lost its power. Over the last 60 days my 2008 E60 550i began loosing time on it's clock at a rate of 3 - 5 minutes daily even after I reset the correct time. With your vehicle info handy, give The Pelican Parts parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. But mine comes up only after it has been sitting overnight. Never work on your vehicle if you feel the task is beyond your ability. I don't want the car back unless it's fixed.
It's on the original alternator. It is the long term charging pattern that would be bad if not adjusted. Battery drain light seems to occur after the car sits overnight in my garage. Next, start the engine of the vehicle with the discharged battery. They determined this wasn't really feasible, and decided to reset the airbag light and have me bring the vehicle back should the light return on in order to re-diagnose.
See the vehicle owners manual for safe and proper battery installation. You will have to flip open the lid on the positive + junction connection. My question is why recharge isn't that the responsibility of the alternator? While reading this thread I was wondering if there is an erata list somewhere of known bugs with certain versions. Ã¢ËœÂº February 2, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: You are missing the point. Shop online, find the best price on the right product, and have it shipped right to your door.