what could be the possible cause of my 2004 bmw545 loosing power after a few days of sitting, I have replaced battery less than 2 months ago and still have the same problem.

410

Asked by Mar 25, 2013 at 12:38 PM about the 2004 BMW 5 Series 545i

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

5 Answers

92,105

How to check your car for Parasitic power drain - Eric the car guy --- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KF1gijj03_0

4 out of 4 people think this is helpful.
Best Answer
410

I would like to thank Erick the car guy for the link to the youtube, with all the information i received from that site, now that I am armed with all these information, it should be a breeze locateing a fixing the problem. thank you a million.

92,105

Thank you for the "Best answer" click. Some cars have maxi fuses in the engine bay fuse box. Those fuses sometimes feed several smaller circuits in the interior fuse boxes.

410

I checked all the fuses, in the trunk with a amp meter over the negative terminal like the video suggest, fuse #89 located in the trunk a 10 amp fuse, after removing fuse amp reading went from 0.29 to 0.19 amps. Fuse powers (1) sequential manual gear box. (2) telephone. (3) luggage compartment fan. I observe that the gear shift indicater light stays on, and that is what's causing the battery drain. could you find out if that light is to stay on even when the car is sleeping.also what is 0.19amps equals to in milli volts, is it under 50milli volts.

410

Answer to my question. 0.29 amps. =290 millivolts.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

5 Series

Looking for a Used 5 Series in your area?

CarGurus has 15,553 nationwide 5 Series listings starting at $2,495.

ZIP:

Search BMW 5 Series Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

BMW 5 Series Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,860
#2 Michael Branan
Michael Branan
Reputation 740
#3 Robert Charlson
Robert Charlson
Reputation 670
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used BMW 3 Series
1,501 Great Deals out of 38,748 listings starting at $1,495
Used BMW 7 Series
157 Great Deals out of 5,632 listings starting at $3,299
Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
383 Great Deals out of 22,214 listings starting at $1,450
Used BMW X5
495 Great Deals out of 15,286 listings starting at $2,500
Used BMW 6 Series
139 Great Deals out of 3,282 listings starting at $6,999
Used BMW M5
37 Great Deals out of 658 listings starting at $6,990
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class
666 Great Deals out of 31,743 listings starting at $2,500
Used Audi A6
162 Great Deals out of 7,593 listings starting at $950
Used BMW M3
74 Great Deals out of 2,067 listings starting at $2,650
Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class
90 Great Deals out of 7,392 listings starting at $2,999
Used Honda Accord
988 Great Deals out of 74,848 listings starting at $899
Used Audi A4
321 Great Deals out of 12,077 listings starting at $950

Used Cars For Sale

2017 BMW 5 Series For Sale
173 listings starting at $54,988
2016 BMW 5 Series For Sale
136 Great Deals out of 4,175 listings starting at $32,995
2015 BMW 5 Series For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 322 listings starting at $23,495
2014 BMW 5 Series For Sale
105 Great Deals out of 2,400 listings starting at $17,995
2013 BMW 5 Series For Sale
95 Great Deals out of 1,670 listings starting at $14,900