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Old 06-25-2021, 10:40 PM
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Disconnect the connection at the B+ that will disconnect your alternator and starter.

If you have clamp ammeter you can test without disconnecting wires.

A short in alternator or starter solenoid could cause a heavy drain.

The aux fan up front is powered when car is on not sure if just when not sleeping.

I think it's silly to throw in the towel right away when you can at least do the five or so things that are obvious before going to a pro.

I've seen well over a dozen of these threads and maybe one time of 20 the owner didn't figure it out with help from the forum.

Some people with negative attitudes against BMW owners that aren't one themselves will regularly post, I would take that advice with an appropriate amount of salt.
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Disconnect the connection at the B+ that will disconnect your alternator and starter.

If you have clamp ammeter you can test without disconnecting wires.

A short in alternator or starter solenoid could cause a heavy drain.

The aux fan up front is powered when car is on not sure if just when not sleeping.

I think it's silly to throw in the towel right away when you can at least do the five or so things that are obvious before going to a pro.

I've seen well over a dozen of these threads and maybe one time of 20 the owner didn't figure it out with help from the forum.

Some people with negative attitudes against BMW owners that aren't one themselves will regularly post, I would take that advice with an appropriate amount of salt.
Negative attitude or just being a realist? Just because I don't have a BMW any longer doesn't mean I don't know anything about them. I have given out plenty of good advice on this forum. Most of the people who have read my postings know that I am not one of those "Cliff Clavens" that I speak of. He already disconnected the FSR and pulled the fuses and nothing changed. What are the other three things he should do "Old Wise One"?
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Old 06-25-2021, 11:19 PM
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Disconnect the connection at the B+ that will disconnect your alternator and starter.

If you have clamp ammeter you can test without disconnecting wires.

A short in alternator or starter solenoid could cause a heavy drain.

The aux fan up front is powered when car is on not sure if just when not sleeping.

I think it's silly to throw in the towel right away when you can at least do the five or so things that are obvious before going to a pro.

I've seen well over a dozen of these threads and maybe one time of 20 the owner didn't figure it out with help from the forum.

Some people with negative attitudes against BMW owners that aren't one themselves will regularly post, I would take that advice with an appropriate amount of salt.
Of you mean like this post?

https://xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-forums/...-no-start.html

The only person that helped her out was the guy that told her to have it towed to a shop, instead of wasting days and days trying to fix it with advice from who?
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Old 06-25-2021, 11:26 PM
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Disconnect the other things as already mentioned.

Your first comment for a newbie is typically "should have bought a Honda". That is the opposite of helpful.

He said he pulled the fuses and no help now he has to disconnect the unfused items.

Cliff Claven is the bar know it all; proudly spouting facts not fiction and boasting about it. He's not spouting off random guesses which is how the term has been used above.

Everybody can just let that sink in.

Meanwhile I will answer based on any feedback I get from the OP with a grand total of two posts.

There is either a short in an unfused powered item or OP missed some fuses say under the floor in front of the spare tire or in the back right in front of the right tail light.

The b+ terminal uses a 19mm head and will disconnect the battery from the alternator and starter in case there is a short in one of them.

With very little feedback to go on we can only make small steps but like mentioned this situation has come up 20 or so times in the 6 years I've been on xo and only once did the owner have to resort to outside help. Basic electrical troubleshooting is the proper course at this time
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'How many people on this forum got INPA to run? I thought so. Talk is always cheap, especially behind a keyboard.
I'll reiterate this...anyone that is computer LITERATE can get INPA to run. I have it running on my laptop...easy peazy.



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Dude get a life. Nobody needs your amazing advice to tow to a mechanic.
Should i point you to my first post on this forum?
I remember your name from back then.
I had an electrical problem and you said something along the line of "your car is a piece of junk and you should've never bought it, you'll never fix it with a bunch of electrical problems..."
Well guess what, I knew nothing about cars then. I was able to fix all my problems, find all the issues, get INPA installed, get ISTA installed, bmwscanner, nsc expert, from 0. I fixed the major problem within days. You were totally wrong and you are the cliff guy, talking bkut stuff you don't know.
Andrew is giving solid advice.
If you have ideas to share how to fix the issue, share them. If not, move on with life instead of being condescending and turning an electrical problem into a childish argument. Your high post count does not give you any special privileges to talk down to people.
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Can I ask that everybody pause and take a breath?

The OP is new to this forum, with 2 posts and is likely new to the E53 chassis. By his own admission "I really have no clue what I am doing" (Post #1) He doesn't know what he is doing. We don't know his skill level, but it doesn't sound too strong..But he wants to learn, that's great...

He already tried swapping the FSU and pulling fuses to identify his draw. I felt Upallnight was was doing him a favor by suggesting he leave it to pro...and I still think that was decent advice in this case. I have seen a lot of inexperienced people waste a ton of time and $$ on parts and tools going down various rabbit holes. sometimes they even make the problem worse.

Many of you disagree with that advice...Okay, let's move on...
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Old 06-26-2021, 08:04 AM
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Disconnect the other things as already mentioned.

Your first comment for a newbie is typically "should have bought a Honda". That is the opposite of helpful.

He said he pulled the fuses and no help now he has to disconnect the unfused items.

Cliff Claven is the bar know it all; proudly spouting facts not fiction and boasting about it. He's not spouting off random guesses which is how the term has been used above.

Everybody can just let that sink in.

Meanwhile I will answer based on any feedback I get from the OP with a grand total of two posts.

There is either a short in an unfused powered item or OP missed some fuses say under the floor in front of the spare tire or in the back right in front of the right tail light.

The b+ terminal uses a 19mm head and will disconnect the battery from the alternator and starter in case there is a short in one of them.

With very little feedback to go on we can only make small steps but like mentioned this situation has come up 20 or so times in the 6 years I've been on xo and only once did the owner have to resort to outside help. Basic electrical troubleshooting is the proper course at this time
Where in all my comments to this newbie did I tell him that he should have bought a Honda? Letís stick with what I actually posted and not make up stories. I have told people on past posts that instead of buying a 15 year old BMW that perhaps they should had bought a newer car with a warranty that may not be as prestige as a BMW for the same price. You are one of those fanboy that thinks BMW is the best car and that if you donít own a BMW you have no business being on a BMW forum. I met your type before at the PORSCHE owners club as well as the BMW owners club.
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Old 06-26-2021, 08:43 AM
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Dude get a life. Nobody needs your amazing advice to tow to a mechanic.
Should i point you to my first post on this forum?
I remember your name from back then.
I had an electrical problem and you said something along the line of "your car is a piece of junk and you should've never bought it, you'll never fix it with a bunch of electrical problems..."

Well guess what, I knew nothing about cars then. I was able to fix all my problems, find all the issues, get INPA installed, get ISTA installed, bmwscanner, nsc expert, from 0. I fixed the major problem within days. You were totally wrong and you are the cliff guy, talking bkut stuff you don't know.
Andrew is giving solid advice.
If you have ideas to share how to fix the issue, share them. If not, move on with life instead of being condescending and turning an electrical problem into a childish argument. Your high post count does not give you any special privileges to talk down to people.
Hey Dude, I remember that post and I was just telling you in that post about your "ATTITUDE" to people offering you advice on this forum. I guess people like you never change. FYI that wasn't me that said your car was a piece of Junk, it was CapeX5. Alzheimer starting to kick in?

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Can I ask that everybody pause and take a breath?

The OP is new to this forum, with 2 posts and is likely new to the E53 chassis. By his own admission "I really have no clue what I am doing" (Post #1) He doesn't know what he is doing. We don't know his skill level, but it doesn't sound too strong..But he wants to learn, that's great...

He already tried swapping the FSU and pulling fuses to identify his draw. I felt Upallnight was was doing him a favor by suggesting he leave it to pro...and I still think that was decent advice in this case. I have seen a lot of inexperienced people waste a ton of time and $$ on parts and tools going down various rabbit holes. sometimes they even make the problem worse.

Many of you disagree with that advice...Okay, let's move on...
Wasn't me that started the name-calling or saying I have no business being on this forum.
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