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      12-08-2012, 11:54 AM   #89
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Were you noticing anything out if the ordinary with the radio ?? I have a 12 X5M and the radio doesn't keep the station in memory it's even changed the presets
Silly comment, but just in case - remember those are set to the key being used. So if you swap keys, the presets change too.
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      12-08-2012, 01:30 PM   #90
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Have had this happening on my 11 X6 5.0 for over a year on and off. The dealer originally said it was a faulty negative terminal. I have this issue now and plan on asking for the AGM battery.
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      12-14-2012, 12:11 PM   #91
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My 2010 X5 4.8i is in for service right now for both the "High Battery Drain" issue as well as "Remote Battery Discharged" message.

I don't think they're related.

We'll see if the dealer replaces the battery, and if so, with an AGM battery or not....
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      02-01-2013, 11:47 AM   #92
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Old Thread - great information for the issue. Officialy PUMA has noted on the reprogramming the car yesterday-"unfavorable driving profile." Hmm, nothing to do with the car taking 30 minutes to go into sleep mode.....
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      03-02-2013, 07:31 PM   #93
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the battery on my X5d 2009 has been replace three time since december 2012, and it still went dead after one week at parkandfly montreal, any idea on the possible reasons for the drain ? it got cold but never bellow -5 celsuis. really getting to be a problem. can anything be done ?
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      03-02-2013, 11:45 PM   #95
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Looks like Canadians have the worst luck with batteries...mine actually had a few high discharge warning a few months ago the SA told me its common here because of when we start it in the cold we run too many accessories at once fans on high, steering wheel heater, seat heaters ect mine is always parked in a heated garage or under ground parking and is rarely left outside for more than a few hours. It however hasn't went dead or failed to start on me yet.

Anyway my question is, is it hard on the battery to trickle charge it? If they say the computer needs to programmed with a new battery or the vehicles charging schedule will shorten the life of the battery wouldn't charging the battery basically have the same effect?
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      03-04-2013, 12:16 AM   #96
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Almost exactly 1 year on from my post, an update.

Since the new AGM battery there have been absolutely no problems. This is despite using the X5 much much less and not putting on the trickle charger.

So the new AGM and reprogramming of the alternator has done the job.
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      03-04-2013, 03:51 PM   #97
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Almost exactly 1 year on from my post, an update.

Since the new AGM battery there have been absolutely no problems. This is despite using the X5 much much less and not putting on the trickle charger.

So the new AGM and reprogramming of the alternator has done the job.
Same here; i bought my 2011 x5, with this message;
dealer claimed it is because the car was parked on a lot for a long time; i took it back to them, since it was a CPO; the diagnostics said "battery is flat"; they have replaced it with an Exide battery at no cost.. no more message since then..
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      03-05-2013, 01:53 AM   #98
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Almost exactly 1 year on from my post, an update.

Since the new AGM battery there have been absolutely no problems. This is despite using the X5 much much less and not putting on the trickle charger.

So the new AGM and reprogramming of the alternator has done the job.
Shat!

I received the new AGM in my ///M but no reprogram of the alternator....if I tell the dealer will they know what to do?

Fortunately truck is parked and trickle charged since new battery installed so I can't attest to the new AGM
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      03-06-2013, 11:27 PM   #99
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Could this be caused by a battery problem?

I recently got a 2011 x5 m..Does anyone know why my halos/tail lights would not light up when clicking the unlock button on remote? They were working for awhile they suddenly stopped. The welcome light settings are on and lighting is also set on auto...could it be battery problem? it did indicated "low battery" and "increased battery discharge" but went away......feedback please?
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      03-12-2013, 10:47 AM   #100
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So my X5d has been at the dealer for two weeks now they have replace the battery and cheek for any drain, they still don't know where the drain is coming from, they even have BMW Canada engineering on the problem now
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      03-12-2013, 11:42 PM   #101
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Can you charge the battery through the boosting points under the hood or should you go right to the battery?
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      03-12-2013, 11:50 PM   #102
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Can you charge the battery through the boosting points under the hood or should you go right to the battery?
I was told to charge through the contact under the hood if I needed to by the dealership. No need to go to the battery. I also experienced the High Battery Drain message and when I brought my vehicle in they replaced my battery under warranty. They attributed the failed battery to too short of distanced drives.
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      03-12-2013, 11:55 PM   #103
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Mine is more preventative, my wife does lots of short trips so I hooked my charger to it and it read 25% so I left it for a while and it only came up to 50% I left the charger on but I had to go out of own for work so I will have to ask my wife what % it showed in the morning.
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      03-13-2013, 05:30 PM   #104
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I recently got a 2011 x5 m..Does anyone know why my halos/tail lights would not light up when clicking the unlock button on remote? They were working for awhile they suddenly stopped. The welcome light settings are on and lighting is also set on auto...could it be battery problem? it did indicated "low battery" and "increased battery discharge" but went away......feedback please?
When my car read that, certain things stopped working (Comfort Access, the fan inside the car, the lights inside the car, etc). The dealer said that is on purpose and occurs after the high battery drain message.

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So my X5d has been at the dealer for two weeks now they have replace the battery and cheek for any drain, they still don't know where the drain is coming from, they even have BMW Canada engineering on the problem now
I have not updated my post here recently but my high battery drain message would appear - but only in times of extreme cold. The dealer ended up replacing the battery but it was still giving the message. Then ended up tracing it back to a bad cable. The work order says "Replace Battery Positive Cable" however the part says "1 12-42-7-603-567 Battery Cable, Negative IBS:611030"

And that is what they had told me - the IBS cable had a short in it.
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      03-13-2013, 10:03 PM   #105
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Well maybe tomorow Will be the end to the drain saga, the dealer said today that they have maybe found the problem (again, fourth time lol ) now it's a sensor for the transmission that causes the wake ups and the drains, still don't know what the cost of the repairs will be if its finish tomorrow, but two weeks at the dealer, I am scared
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      03-17-2013, 11:50 PM   #106
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Uh oh... noticed slower starting... and got the "High Battery Drain" light. We'll see what the dealership says tomorrow. Told my wife to ask for the black battery instead of the white battery. We'll see what happens.
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      12-25-2013, 10:22 PM   #107
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Hey all,

I just bought a 2011 X5M in August. Battery was having issues as soon as I bought it and had it replaced about a month ago. Just today I go to start the car up as it was sitting outside overnight and got this message of the increased battery drain.

This is ridiculious honestly. The car has been starting up like crap since I bought it. Almost like no fuel at ignition when hitting the start button. It actually got better the last week after switching to the Velos tune. Still car just seems to run weird and I have this awful loud screech or pinging noise coming from the engine at least a few times a week when sitting idle. Then when car is in motion it goes away.

Putting it on my trickle tonight but there is no reason for this to be happen. When I'm at home the car at night is iny garage.l and depending I will leave the car in it or take it out. Last night car was locked and key was at least 50-75 yards away and inside a house.
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      12-26-2013, 12:50 AM   #108
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I replaced some of the interior light bulbs with LED bulbs this afternoon but after awhile when I went back to start the X, clock got reset and increased battery recharge warning came on, and I was scratching my head. 5 mins ago I replaced all the old bulbs and the warning gone, so my advise do not switch to LED bulbs it might drained the battery. Anybody have this experience before? Maybe it just me or maybe one of the bulb act up.
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I replaced some of the interior light bulbs with LED bulbs this afternoon but after awhile when I went back to start the X, clock got reset and increased battery recharge warning came on, and I was scratching my head. 5 mins ago I replaced all the old bulbs and the warning gone, so my advise do not switch to LED bulbs it might drained the battery. Anybody have this experience before? Maybe it just me or maybe one of the bulb act up.
I do not think LEDs will be draining the battery. However, what I did notice was that with some LED models it would take compute 20-30 mins to switch them off compare to 20 secs for normals bulbs. Also increased battery recharge warning may be very deceptive. I would recommend using LEDs which were "designed" for a specific model, i.e. do not give any computer errors.
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      02-04-2014, 05:22 PM   #110
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Hey guys, got this error on my X5M.
Had the factory AGM Banner battery tested and it was shot to hell.

Dealer wanted $500ish for a battery replacement..... (Just hit 54K miles)

Autozone has the perfect replacement under the part number H8-AGM. Exact replacement for the OEM battery, comes with a 3 year warranty, and the best part, only $180. Slapped it in the back of the M and registered the Battery replacement using ISTA. Will report back if Im still having any issues.
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