2002 BMW X5 lowbeam headlights. Shut off after 5 to 10 sec.

Tiny
JUSTJR
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  • 2002 BMW X5
  • 6 CYL
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 120,000 MILES
My lowbeam lights will not come on. Intermitantly, they with come on for a few seconds and then go off with a "message". Check lowbeam lights. The bulbs are good. The switch is good. It could be a bad relay? I can't find the relay! To check it. I have the "auto-on" switch on the dash. The lights will not come on in manual or auto. Hi-beams are ok. Fog lights ok. Problem occured after about two weeks of not driving and the bat ran down. Recharged fine. But lowbeam headlights would not work. Thanks
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Saturday, December 29th, 2007 AT 11:10 AM

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Tiny
DR. HAGERTY
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Prepare for some bad news. Try this first, disconnect the battery for a minute and then reconnect it. This is what BMW calls a master battery reset, its like control, alt, delete on your computer. If that does nothing, you will need to scan for fault codes and/or "reflash" the general module. You may have fried something during the battery recharging session.
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Saturday, December 29th, 2007 AT 8:27 PM

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