X 5 2002

Tiny
OMAR GONZALEZ
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  • 2002 BMW X5
  • V8
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 100,080 MILES
I replace the battery on my 2002 X5 and the first two times it start normaly and after that it did not want to start again, I also replace the starter and nothing happend. Please help
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Wednesday, January 19th, 2011 AT 12:51 AM

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Tiny
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Hey Omar, after replacing the battery does engine still cranks? If so then you have to match engine computer with your key computer. What I mean by that is they share rolling codes, if key computer does not match with your engine computer it will not let you start the vehicle.
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Wednesday, January 19th, 2011 AT 1:07 AM
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OMAR GONZALEZ
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No it doesnt crank, but all the electrical works fine it just wont start. How will I match the key to the computer if this is the case? Is it spensive to fix this?
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Wednesday, January 19th, 2011 AT 1:32 AM
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Hey bmwtechwaqas
Is it easy to match the key to the computer?
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Wednesday, January 19th, 2011 AT 1:52 AM
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The possibility exists that the EWS is not aligned to the DME. When this happens the starter will not activate. Replacement of parts(the starter) is useless. The only way to address the issue is to re-align the modules and to do that requires special tools that either the dealer or some BMW repair shops have. Also there is a need to confirm that what I said is indeed the case, and a scan with the proprietary BMW scan tool is going to need to happen. You might need to tow the car to the shop that can do the scan I mentioned.
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Wednesday, January 19th, 2011 AT 2:40 AM
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OMAR GONZALEZ
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@ Dr Hagerty thanks for you answer tomorrow I will tow the car a shop and have them scan it and if thats the case is it expensive to fix it?
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Wednesday, January 19th, 2011 AT 6:17 AM
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It should be about one hour for the diagnosis and repair, but that is just a guess.
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Wednesday, January 19th, 2011 AT 10:12 AM
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Sorry for the late reply and Dr. Hagerty is right, its something that BMW can do it for you. Good luck to you!
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Thursday, January 20th, 2011 AT 1:04 AM
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OMAR GONZALEZ
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Thanks guys for your responce, I will take the car to the bmw shop and hopefully they just need to aligned EWS to DME, cause I want to get behind the wheel on my X5.
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Thursday, January 20th, 2011 AT 5:34 AM
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OK
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Thursday, January 27th, 2011 AT 7:39 AM

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