MY CAR 2007 X5 4

  • Tiny
  • triktrak12
  • 2007 BMW X5
  • 59,000 miles

My car 2007 x5 4.8 recently looses clock settings and shows either left or rear brake lamps out. Even thou they were ok I replaced lamps and harnesses and keep resetting my clock. The dealer said that there is the problem with the battery and probably leakage. The engine usually starts momentarily. Please advice.
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Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 AT 5:00 AM

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  • Tiny
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What DID the dealer do?

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Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 AT 6:29 AM
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The dealer said to perform battery leak test and replace it for $800.00
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Thursday, February 14th, 2013 AT 3:41 AM
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And did that battery replacement fix the issue?

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Thursday, February 14th, 2013 AT 5:14 AM
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Honestly, I did not feel comfortable to spend so much money so far.

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Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 AT 4:20 AM
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I feel that, thanks. Is the problem gone?

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Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 AT 5:16 PM
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No, but usually my wife drives about 40-45 miles daily. Last weekend we went for the trip totalling app. 300 miles each way and so far the clock is OK, but I still get messages about rear brake lights malfunction and as I said I replaced bulbs and harnesses and both lights come on every single time when I apply the brakes.
Sorry for the description being so long.
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Thursday, February 21st, 2013 AT 5:36 AM
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You might need to consider replacement of the rear light assemblies due to these false faults

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Thursday, February 21st, 2013 AT 3:10 PM
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Thanks, I will check it out as well and keep you posted

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Sunday, February 24th, 2013 AT 1:00 AM
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OK

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Sunday, February 24th, 2013 AT 5:39 PM

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