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Old 05-16-2011, 10:05 PM
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X5M battery dead after cleaning

It was sunny and warm on Sat so I decided to wash my X5M and vacuum it. I spent a few hours cleaning the car with one door open at a time and by the time I was done the battery was dead. I couldn't start the car and couldn't even open the trunk. Put it on a charger and battery had only 9% left. I had nothing on during clean up, just the door light. Imagine taking the car to a detail shop..may have to call a tow truck if you don't have a battery charger handy.

I also cleaned up my wife's 09 Accord at the same time and had the door light on too and the Accord didn't have any problem.

Did anyone experience this?
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Old 05-17-2011, 12:27 AM
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with the list of problems you could get with a M, be lucky its just that ! idk honestly..
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Old 05-17-2011, 02:11 AM
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with the list of problems you could get with a M, be lucky its just that ! idk honestly..
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Old 05-17-2011, 10:56 AM
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Did you leave the key in ignition?
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Old 05-18-2011, 10:15 PM
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No I did not. Did not have anything turned on except for the door light that was on when the door was open.
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Old 05-18-2011, 10:37 PM
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The lights should've turned off after a view minutes to prevent this.........Phil
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Old 05-19-2011, 08:46 AM
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Had this same experience on my 2008 E70 4.8.....jumped it (took half an hour) took it to the dealer and they told me i left the door open too long without starting the car....after the third time i got a new AGM battery and problem was solved, at least for as long as i had the car.....hoped to hear it was resolved inthe E70's with the newer batteries as I'm trying to figure out what to get next.
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That is a funny reponse from the dealer. I had my Accord's door open the same amount of time to do the same cleaning and its battery didn't die.
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Old 05-24-2011, 11:12 PM
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i clean my m all the time w the radio and doors open the whole while never had an issue
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Old 05-25-2011, 07:36 AM
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I've NEVER had an issue on any of my other vehicles...was a little disappointed, but "big brother" (aka the car) told the dealer this was it's problem along with the fact that I did not drive it enough (20miles per day) and they would never doubt it......whatever..eventually a new battery fixed it all..
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