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The video above shows you how to replace the battery in your 2001 BMW X5. We recommend changing the battery in BMWs every 4 years. Although some batteries last much longer, most batteries begin breaking down chemically after four years, so you could experience dimmer headlights and other negative effects before you have a dead battery in your X5 that you need to replace.
Replacing the battery in your X5 involves removing the terminals. When you reconnect the terminals, your radio presets are likely to be cleared out. In some X5s, you may need to re-enter a security code to get your radio to work again. Check for this code in your owners manual - it will usually be either a sticker or small card in the booklet. If you can't find it, call BMW and they will give you the code for free. In many BMWs, the transmission "learns" how you drive over time and makes adjustments, so you may experience altered driving dynamics as your car re-learns your driving style after changing the battery.
If your brake fluid is a little low, learn how to add some here. Ignoring a low level leads to big problems2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L 6 Cyl.
If you have an electrical component that doesn't work, try replacing the fuse first2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L 6 Cyl.
DRLs are on more than your headlights. They burn out faster and should be replaced regularly2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L 6 Cyl.
The burnt out tail light: classic reason for a cop to pull you over - change yours now2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L 6 Cyl.
If your blinker doesn't blink, or blinks rapidly, you likely have a burnt out bulb2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L 6 Cyl.
Avoid tickets and accidents with both working headlights! New bulbs are much brighter too2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L 6 Cyl.