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    • pmac1978
    • By pmac1978 8th Jun 17, 4:59 PM
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    2007 X5 Problems
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    • 8th Jun 17, 4:59 PM
    2007 X5 Problems 8th Jun 17 at 4:59 PM
    2007 X5

    Hopefully someone can help as have been to 7 mechanics and no one can help even after putting it on the computer.

    Battery went flat so had it changed.

    Approx a week later the screen for sat nav/radio screen went blank. Radio stopped working. Parking sensors stopped working.

    Has been this way for months now and driving me insane.

    Apart from this the jeep is running fine but no one can see any problem apart from that there is no power going to the screen.

    A mechanic said I should strip down the whole vehicle to find the problem however that cost could be a fortune

    Anyone help?
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    • goldburn
    • By goldburn 8th Jun 17, 5:16 PM
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    • 8th Jun 17, 5:16 PM
    Which garages have you been going to? The BMW X5 is a highly complex car, you should take it to BMW specialists.
    • custardy
    • By custardy 8th Jun 17, 5:18 PM
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    First thing to find out would be if these items share the same circuit.
    Then its checking if they are getting power.
    • pmac1978
    • By pmac1978 8th Jun 17, 5:29 PM
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    • 8th Jun 17, 5:29 PM
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    • 8th Jun 17, 5:29 PM
    Am based in NI so took it to local mechanics.

    Not sure how to check the circuits or power.

    Assume a BMW specialist would cost a fortune?

    Thanks for replies
    • motorguy
    • By motorguy 8th Jun 17, 5:58 PM
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    • 8th Jun 17, 5:58 PM
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    • 8th Jun 17, 5:58 PM
    Am based in NI so took it to local mechanics.

    Not sure how to check the circuits or power.

    Assume a BMW specialist would cost a fortune?

    Thanks for replies
    Originally posted by pmac1978
    They'll be a lot cheaper than a main dealer.

    Your choices seem to be -
    • Let a non specialist dealer charge you an hourly rate and strip down your car on the off chance he finds out whats wrong with it @ £30 an hour and might never find it
    • Take it to Bavarian or Prentices @ £100+ per hour and will find it
    • Take it to a specialist @ maybe £50 an hour and most likely will find it

    Sadly, its part of the "fun" of running a car like that.

    I gave up and only run stuff like that still under manufacturers or extended warranty OR not at all
    You are not special. You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake.
    • Strider590
    • By Strider590 8th Jun 17, 6:02 PM
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    • 8th Jun 17, 6:02 PM
    Strikes me all those things would be on the same fuse.........
    Having the last word isn't the same as being right.......

    "Never confuse education with intelligence"
    • motorguy
    • By motorguy 8th Jun 17, 6:09 PM
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    • 8th Jun 17, 6:09 PM
    Strikes me all those things would be on the same fuse.........
    Originally posted by Strider590
    +1

    OR a bad connection somewhere.

    Might be worth posting on an X5 forum. Someone is bound to have hit it before / have some pointers.
    You are not special. You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake.
    • Strider590
    • By Strider590 8th Jun 17, 6:20 PM
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    The owners manual should show where the fuses are, the one that feeds all of the above items would probably be labelled "infotainment".
    Having the last word isn't the same as being right.......

    "Never confuse education with intelligence"
    • Tarambor
    • By Tarambor 8th Jun 17, 7:00 PM
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    • 8th Jun 17, 7:00 PM

    Assume a BMW specialist would cost a fortune?
    Originally posted by pmac1978
    It will cost a lot less than wasting lots of money on constantly taking it in for diagnosis and replacement of parts which weren't the actual problem.
    • BeenThroughItAll
    • By BeenThroughItAll 8th Jun 17, 7:23 PM
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    Which garages have you been going to? The BMW X5 is a highly complex car, you should take it to BMW specialists.
    Originally posted by goldburn
    Wondered when you'd appear again.
    • Iceweasel
    • By Iceweasel 8th Jun 17, 9:15 PM
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    2007 X5


    Apart from this the jeep is running fine but no one can see any problem apart from that there is no power going to the screen.
    Originally posted by pmac1978
    I think the OP owns a BMW - but he hasn't used the name BMW.

    He thinks it's a Jeep.

    I know some LandRover owners who also think they own a Jeep.

    I think a BMW dealer would be best to diagnose the fault - then with that knowledge he could go to an indy BMW specialist.

    Of course the best place for help on X5s would be a BMW forum.

    I doubt a Jeep one would be much use.
    • motorguy
    • By motorguy 9th Jun 17, 1:51 PM
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    I think the OP owns a BMW - but he hasn't used the name BMW.

    He thinks it's a Jeep.

    I know some LandRover owners who also think they own a Jeep.

    I think a BMW dealer would be best to diagnose the fault - then with that knowledge he could go to an indy BMW specialist.

    Of course the best place for help on X5s would be a BMW forum.

    I doubt a Jeep one would be much use.
    Originally posted by Iceweasel
    Schoolboy error on your part i'm afraid.... jeep with a lower case has been a generic term for decades to refer to an off road vehicle, coming from the original Willys Jeep.

    He didnt say type Jeep, he typed jeep

    Perhaps if you'd taken the time to google that instead of trying to make the O/P look stupid...

    From Wikipedia "It is also used as a generic term as the lowercase "jeep" for vehicles inspired by the Jeep that are suitable for use on rough terrain."

    Just in the same way as a hoover has become a generic term for vacuum cleaner.

    I'm embarassed for you...
    You are not special. You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake.
    • motorguy
    • By motorguy 9th Jun 17, 1:53 PM
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    The owners manual should show where the fuses are, the one that feeds all of the above items would probably be labelled "infotainment".
    Originally posted by Strider590
    ... although you would hope one of the 7 mechanics to look at it so far would have looked at the fuse....
    Last edited by motorguy; 09-06-2017 at 1:57 PM.
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    • BeenThroughItAll
    • By BeenThroughItAll 9th Jun 17, 2:43 PM
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    "It is also used as a generic term as the lowercase "jeep" for vehicles inspired by the Jeep that are suitable for use on rough terrain."
    Originally posted by motorguy


    Like kerbs, or unmetalled car parks, in the X5's case... so hardly fair on Jeeps to use that genericised term...
    • motorguy
    • By motorguy 9th Jun 17, 3:30 PM
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    Like kerbs, or unmetalled car parks, in the X5's case... so hardly fair on Jeeps to use that genericised term...
    Originally posted by BeenThroughItAll
    Just because it isnt used on rough terrain doesnt mean it isnt suitable for it.

    Way to go you guys for making the newbie who asked a civil question feel welcome BTW
    Last edited by motorguy; 09-06-2017 at 3:32 PM.
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    • Iceweasel
    • By Iceweasel 9th Jun 17, 6:27 PM
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    Schoolboy error on your part i'm afraid.... jeep with a lower case has been a generic term for decades to refer to an off road vehicle, coming from the original Willys Jeep.

    He didnt say type Jeep, he typed jeep

    Perhaps if you'd taken the time to google that instead of trying to make the O/P look stupid...

    From Wikipedia "It is also used as a generic term as the lowercase "jeep" for vehicles inspired by the Jeep that are suitable for use on rough terrain."

    Just in the same way as a hoover has become a generic term for vacuum cleaner.

    I'm embarassed for you...
    Originally posted by motorguy
    I don't use generic terms - either with or without lower case letters. My vacuum cleaner is not a Hoover even if someone thinks it's a hoover.

    Try using the term 'jeep' on a LandRover forum and see what happens.

    No need to be embarrassed for me by the way - I know how to spell embarrassed.
    • motorguy
    • By motorguy 9th Jun 17, 6:34 PM
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    motorguy

    I don't use generic terms - either with or without lower case letters. My vacuum cleaner is not a Hoover even if someone thinks it's a hoover.
    Originally posted by Iceweasel
    Well there you go.

    Your subjective view doesnt make everyone else wrong though.

    Oh, and i guess you'd never use any of these general terms then :-

    Memory Stick
    Jetski
    Bubblewrap
    Onesie
    Jacuzzi
    Breathalyzer
    Ping-Pong
    Rollerblade
    Scotch Tape
    Tupperware
    Velcro
    Taser
    Post-its
    Styrofoam
    Frisbee
    Hula Hoop
    Windbreaker
    Fibreglass
    Lava Lamp
    Ping Pong
    Plasticine
    Super Glue
    Vaseline
    Aspirin
    Cats Eye
    Cellophane
    Dry Ice
    Escalator
    Sellotape
    Trampoline
    YoYo
    App
    Zipper
    Last edited by motorguy; 09-06-2017 at 7:52 PM.
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    • Mercdriver
    • By Mercdriver 10th Jun 17, 12:34 PM
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    I don't use generic terms - either with or without lower case letters. My vacuum cleaner is not a Hoover even if someone thinks it's a hoover.

    Try using the term 'jeep' on a LandRover forum and see what happens.

    No need to be embarrassed for me by the way - I know how to spell embarrassed.
    Originally posted by Iceweasel
    So everyone else has to stick to your subjective way of putting things. If his using the term 'jeep' made anything unclear, I'd be with you. However we all (including yourself) know what the OP was referring to, so in my view there was no harm, no foul.
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