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This video shows you how to jump start a dead battery in your 2001 BMW X5. If you get into your X5, turn the key, and your car doesn't start (you may hear nothing or a clicking sound from the engine bay), you have a dead battery and need a jump-start. Check to see if you left your headlights or an interior light on and turn the switch off. Assuming that you have a pair of jumper cables, a pair of safety glasses and a friend to give you a jumpstart, the video above will show you where to connect the cables (and in what order!) for your X5. Once you are finished reviving a dead car battery in your X5, make sure you drive it for at least 5 minutes before turning it off so your battery isn't dead the next time.
So what's up with the safety glasses? There is a small possibility of a battery exploding during the charging process if you don't connect the cables properly (causing a spark) and there is a bunch of hydrogen gas around the battery (car batteries emit hydrogen gas when they discharge) - this is much more of an issue with cars that haven't been driven for a long time than if you drive your X5 regularly and simply forgot to turn your lights off.
Avoid tickets and accidents with both working headlights! New bulbs are much brighter too2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L 6 Cyl.
Cars burn, leak and otherwise dispense of their oil. Check your level frequently and top up when necessary2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L 6 Cyl.
There's no reason to check the washer fluid level without adding some - see how to do it here!2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L 6 Cyl.
Coolant hoses wear out over time and need to be replaced - check 'em early and often2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L 6 Cyl.
If your car is leaking a small amount of power steering fluid - see this video on how to fix the leak2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L 6 Cyl.
Stop! Checking your brake fluid from time to time is a great way to ensure safe stopping2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L 6 Cyl.