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
60

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

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

6 Answers

Tom Demyan
141,935

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

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
Ann Milano
60

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

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
Tom Demyan
141,935

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
60

How do I look at that?

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
Ann Milano
60

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

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.
Ronald Dopwell
275

take it to an authorised BMW dealer

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • How to Change the Battery on a BMW X5 5 answers

    When your BMW X5 vehicle won't start, the battery is probably dead. You can jump-start the vehicle with jumper cables or you can just replace the battery. If you want to change the battery you won't f...

    2005 BMW X5 4.8is

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Do you have to reset computer after installing a battery 5 answers

    We found at odd times the alternator shuts off leaving only the battery to drive the engine which soon shows warning lights and then a total shut down and a dead engine, yet the Ign warning light ne...

    2004 BMW X5 4.8is

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • replace battery 8 answers

    just replaced battery and after car sits for a couple of days battery is drained. what could be the cause??

    2005 BMW X5 4.4i

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Car wont start 4 answers

    I have a 2001 bmw x5 3.0, I was getting a bunch of codes, but to make story short. I finally got them all off, but still had a problem starting, so the last thing i was going to change was the fule ...

    2001 BMW X5 3.0i

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

X5
Looking for a Used X5 in your area?
CarGurus has 11,013 nationwide X5 listings starting at $2,488.
ZIP:

Search BMW X5 Questions

BMW X5 Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 680
#2 Robert Charlson
Robert Charlson
Reputation 420
#3 Luke Merry
Luke Merry
Reputation 280
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used BMW X3"
167 Great Deals out of 6,843 listings starting at $3,999
Used BMW 5 Series"
482 Great Deals out of 17,029 listings starting at $1,950
Used Mercedes-Benz M-Class"
252 Great Deals out of 9,248 listings starting at $1,500
Used BMW 3 Series"
971 Great Deals out of 37,691 listings starting at $1,200
Used Porsche Cayenne"
96 Great Deals out of 3,722 listings starting at $6,200
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee"
833 Great Deals out of 59,444 listings starting at $1,150
Used Acura MDX"
233 Great Deals out of 13,876 listings starting at $2,500
Used BMW 7 Series"
76 Great Deals out of 4,577 listings starting at $3,990
Used Land Rover Range Rover"
89 Great Deals out of 2,987 listings starting at $3,595

Used Cars For Sale

2015 BMW X5 For Sale
12 Great Deals out of 4,083 listings starting at $48,991
2014 BMW X5 For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 198 listings starting at $39,977
2013 BMW X5 For Sale
62 Great Deals out of 1,084 listings starting at $26,880
2012 BMW X5 For Sale
46 Great Deals out of 1,172 listings starting at $19,695
2011 BMW X5 For Sale
18 Great Deals out of 546 listings starting at $19,890