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Old 01-19-2015, 10:42 PM   #1
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E66, dropped it off for a water pump. Mechanic let the battery die, tried to jump it with a jumper box and now the car is going nuts. They charged the battery but the car will not fire, it will crank. Display is saying remote not reconized however the fob will lock and unlock the doors. Hud occasionally flickers. How ****ed am I?
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Old 01-19-2015, 10:44 PM   #2
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Better question is how fvcked is the shop.

Probably needs a new battery if the current one isn't holding charge. Unless they fvcked the electrical system when jumping it.
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Old 01-19-2015, 10:46 PM   #3
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Old 01-19-2015, 10:51 PM   #4
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From your title, I was thinking that you closed the garage door on your trunk or something along those lines.
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Old 01-19-2015, 10:52 PM   #5
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Old 01-19-2015, 11:49 PM   #6
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from your title, i was thinking that you closed the garage door on your trunk or something along those lines.
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Old 01-20-2015, 12:08 AM   #7
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Do you know this garage ? going to random mechanics is exactly like having unprotected sex with woman you only met the same day. In your case you just caught HIV (e66 electrical problem).
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Old 01-20-2015, 12:41 AM   #8
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Yeah I do. A good friend of mine ownes it, very good mechanic who has ran the shop since the 80s. One of the underlings did it, if it was anything they caused he will pay. Im not worried about the money, I just miss my 7. Driving a chevy at the moment
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Old 01-20-2015, 02:43 AM   #9
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Careful dealing with shop insurance. Everyone has coverage, the hard part is getting them to pay.
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Your sh!t is fvcked, there's so many modules in the e65/66 platform its a nightmare to diagnose. Jumped it backwards.

Or you just have under 12v when trying to crank it. Takes a lot to start these things, and if the battery is dead the car will shut down modules/accessories to try and save the battery.
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Heard of this happening with BMW's but assumed it was a myth because I never had a problem. You're supposed to charge the battery and take it off the charger before you try to start it or it fries the computer. (and please don't ask me what "the computer" is on this car, this is what I'm TOLD no real experience diagnosing myself) I've seen some hondas not able to start while the battery was being charged as well. I'd pull it from the shop, drop it off at a BMW dealership, and tell them where they can send the bill.
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Heard of this happening with BMW's but assumed it was a myth because I never had a problem. You're supposed to charge the battery and take it off the charger before you try to start it or it fries the computer. (and please don't ask me what "the computer" is on this car, this is what I'm TOLD no real experience diagnosing myself) I've seen some hondas not able to start while the battery was being charged as well. I'd pull it from the shop, drop it off at a BMW dealership, and tell them where they can send the bill.
that is the dumbest **** i have ever heard. only bmw would make a car that needs to sit and charge before trying to start it. fvcking dumbasses! every other car ever made starts while hooked up. that is how you jump start a god damn car
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Heard of this happening with BMW's but assumed it was a myth because I never had a problem. You're supposed to charge the battery and take it off the charger before you try to start it or it fries the computer. (and please don't ask me what "the computer" is on this car, this is what I'm TOLD no real experience diagnosing myself) I've seen some hondas not able to start while the battery was being charged as well. I'd pull it from the shop, drop it off at a BMW dealership, and tell them where they can send the bill.
That doesn't make sense because that's not how electricity works.
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Old 01-20-2015, 10:28 AM   #15
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I jump started mine last week. Wife didn't shut the door all the way. Started it while connected to my other car, which was running. 0 problems.


Maybe the E66 is special, but I doubt it. Sounds like it was connected backwards.
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That doesn't make sense because that's not how electricity works.

when you have a car hooked up to a charger it's not the typical voltage that the car would normally sit at. It makes sense, I just don't know the specifics, nor care to read into it at the moment.
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Unhook the battery, and try pluging it back in again. It also might need to be registered.
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when you have a car hooked up to a charger it's not the typical voltage that the car would normally sit at. It makes sense, I just don't know the specifics, nor care to read into it at the moment.
The alternator charges the battery at ~14V which is what a charger outputs.
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that is the dumbest **** i have ever heard. only bmw would make a car that needs to sit and charge before trying to start it. fvcking dumbasses! every other car ever made starts while hooked up. that is how you jump start a god damn car
Most exotic cars need to be hooked up to a battery tender, and if you jump start a Ferrari, it's ****ed.


You're not too bright, are you?
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Most exotic cars need to be hooked up to a battery tender, and if you jump start a Ferrari, it's ****ed.


You're not too bright, are you?
since you're so smart you'll be able to tell us why "most exotic cars" can't be jump started.
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