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Old 01-18-2019, 10:16 PM   #1
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Location: Mississauga, Canada
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Battery issue. Always needs a boost!

Brand new battery was installed. My issue is that the car would not start unless you give it a boost and it will run until I turn off the car again. Someone please help before I bring it to the mechanic.
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Old 01-19-2019, 11:01 PM   #2
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Simple, test the battery with a multimeter with the car running and with the car off.
If you have a recent X5, make sure the battery is "registered" with the car.
Get an intelligent charger and make sure the battery is actually charged. You know what level it was when you bought it.

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Old 01-24-2019, 10:01 AM   #3
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A failing starter could also be a fault.
Load test the battery, even new, it could have a bad cell.
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