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It won't start after new battery, Brand new battery every

Customer Question

It won't start after new battery
JA: Does the engine turn over? How old is the battery?
Customer: Brand new battery every thing works but won't turn over
JA: What is the model/year of your BMW?
Customer: X5 e53 2006
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Ordered new key thinking it was the immibiliser. Still no joy, it won't let me code the key to open doors
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: It's had a new alternator but has started since then, also there's a warning on screen saying trans failsafe mode
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: UK Car
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.
Hello and welcome,
My name is ***** ***** it will be my pleasure to assist you today.
Do you get any reaction when you turn the key?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
All the lights on dash work but not even a click from starter
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The battery in the key was dead so I ordered new key but this don't work either I've tried to code the key but cant
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hello Steve??
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.

what do you mean by "tried to code the key" but can't? where did you get the key from?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi got key from BMW got told I would need to code key for it to work doors, ie turn key to position 1 take it out push unlock and hit lock 3 times then release unlock, key should work after that
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hello, are you still working for me??
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.
thank you for clarifying.
what specifically was your question about this - did you want to know possible causes? something else?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Lol, I thought you were going to help me fix this matter?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My car won't start!
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.

I can't help you fix your car remotely. I can answer questions and suggest possible causes. Professional diagnostic equipment may very well be required, which would make a DIY repair impossible. Please let me know what info I can provide.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What fuse works the immibiliser please
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.

that is the question you would like answered?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Forget it mr, I've fixed it
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.

great, glad you got it sorted.

Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.

are referring to lost transmission fluid or coolant?