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
103,135

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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