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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-30-2019, 05:32 PM
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Posted By wpoll
So, I said I would look into this (at least on my...

So, I said I would look into this (at least on my own car) and confirm what was actually going on and lo and behold, what I had always assumed to be a single-ended terminal - the B+ jumper post - is...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-21-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,054
Posted By wpoll
Given that diagram mentions a "water-cooled...

Given that diagram mentions a "water-cooled generator" I'm guessing it applies to the V8s. I'm also guessing that given the use of the term "generator" it wasn't drawn by an electrical engineer... ;)...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-21-2019, 01:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,054
Posted By wpoll
Depends on model year and engine - it's correct...

Depends on model year and engine - it's correct in some cases. ;-)
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-20-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,054
Posted By wpoll
Hooray! Glad it's sorted... :thumbup:

Hooray! Glad it's sorted... :thumbup:
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-20-2019, 02:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,054
Posted By wpoll
Great news! :thumbup: Looking at this...

Great news! :thumbup:

Looking at this diagram there's not much left to check..

http://www.bimmerboard.com/members/q/original/E53%20X5%20Positive%20Battery%20Cable%20Connections%20Diagram.jpg
...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-20-2019, 12:33 AM
Replies: 26
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Posted By wpoll
Another test you could try is a voltage drop test...

Another test you could try is a voltage drop test while cranking...

Using a multimeter, set to 20 volt range, connect the negaitve (black) lead to the B+ jump terminal and the positive lead (red)...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-20-2019, 12:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,054
Posted By wpoll
Found it... ...

Found it...

https://xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-forums/x5-e53-forum/110326-remote-jump-start-terminal-hot-touch-solved.html
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-20-2019, 12:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,054
Posted By wpoll
Not sure which thread it was in but basically the...

Not sure which thread it was in but basically the B+ jump terminal under the hood was getting hot and was very corroded. The owner repalced the jump terminal with a new one, cleaned all the contacts...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-19-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,054
Posted By wpoll
A voltage test does not rule out the BST - a...

A voltage test does not rule out the BST - a voltage test requires near-zero amps - a crank requires over 200A.

Put a jumper cable from the battery+ to the jump terminal under the hood or the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-17-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,054
Posted By wpoll
The "click" symptom usually indicates a severe...

The "click" symptom usually indicates a severe voltage drop when the battery is connected to the starter and a high current is drawn. This is normally caused by a bad battery with a high internal...
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