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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-26-2019, 02:06 PM
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Posted By andrewwynn
20mA is not going to drain a battery you are...

20mA is not going to drain a battery you are describing classic example of self drain. Especially if a battery was ever left for a period of time at a state of deicharge, it will set up a condition...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-15-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,031
Posted By andrewwynn
Most common the FSU aka FSR. They can pull power...

Most common the FSU aka FSR. They can pull power 24/7 even when not malfunctioning otherwise


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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-05-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,031
Posted By andrewwynn
X5 e53 battery drain???

https://www.harborfreight.com/30-amp-automotive-fuse-circuit-tester-67724.html

It's unclear if this model is for normal or mini fuses but I'm pretty sure it's the exact one I bought a set it's...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-03-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,031
Posted By andrewwynn
I have a tool that plugs into a fuse position. It...

I have a tool that plugs into a fuse position. It also holds the fuse you just pulled out and will measure the current that is going through that particular fuse. It was under $20 from harbor freight...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-02-2019, 01:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,031
Posted By andrewwynn
Because it's reading the resistance losses from...

Because it's reading the resistance losses from any draw coming from the battery.


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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-02-2019, 01:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,031
Posted By andrewwynn
Use hidden menu to read real time voltage when...

Use hidden menu to read real time voltage when driving. I forget which sub menu. Volts should never be below 13


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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-04-2017, 01:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,031
Posted By andrewwynn
Needed to jump start the car after a day or two....

Needed to jump start the car after a day or two. I can't remember what I did to track down the culprit but I think u used the fuse plug ammeter. (you pull out a fuse, plug this in place and put the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-29-2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,031
Posted By andrewwynn
Wife's x5 had a parasitic drain ended up being...

Wife's x5 had a parasitic drain ended up being the "hedge hog" FSU blower resistor pack. Possibly the first repair I did on her car. It was intermittent. Just occasional dead battery. Figured out the...
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