After changing battery in my BMW x5 2004 car I went to start car. It immediately started and then shut down withing a couple of seconds. HELP!!! PLEASE!!! How do I get it to start?

Ann Milano
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Asked by Ann Oct 16, 2013 at 12:42 PM about the 2004 BMW X5 3.0i

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Tom Demyan
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Check your battery cable connections, they might have come loose.

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Ann Milano
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I had that problem first. Then I tightened the connection. It started once for several seconds but immediately shut down. When I tried to start it again it wants to start but will not turnover

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Tom Demyan
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OK, what is the voltage on the battery, more than 12Volts? Then make sure the battery safety terminal didn't get blown accidentally during the battery change.

Ann Milano
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How do I look at that?

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Ann Milano
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Yes I have the right kind of gas Everything else is good. I agree and with most cars I have no problem. With the BMW though it is a hole new world :( I think it is the anti theft system. I don't know how to turn it off because my key does not work and I didn't want to buy a new key for $225 from BMW. It is a used car that I bought for my daughter

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Ronald Dopwell
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take it to an authorised BMW dealer

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