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Just had the battery replaced. The 2001 BMW X5 brake and abs lights are on. Is this a Battery problem, fuse or what?

Just had the battery replaced. The 2001 BMW X5 brake and abs lights are on. Is this a Battery problem, fuse or what?

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  • s_gaffoor_s May 08, 2009

    I will check this out and let you know. thanks man

  • s_gaffoor_s May 08, 2009

    Checked the Brake fluid... the level is good. It must be something else

  • s_gaffoor_s May 08, 2009

    The Pressure is good...and firm in the middle. it does not go towards the floor.

  • s_gaffoor_s May 08, 2009

    will do

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    my bmw x5 is showing the red brake warning light and ABS light and 4x4inactive light, what could be the problem?

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    resetting bmw x5 brake fault



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Take it to Dealer to turn off lights, or to AUTOZONE to get free diagnosis and turn OFF lights after that.

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This sounds like a low-brake-fluid-pressure symptom. Check brake fluid. Next check for leaks.

More info?, let me know...

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  • Samuel Charles Spriggs May 08, 2009

    Any leaks around back of wheels, near master cylinder?

    Start car, hold brakes down with medium/light pressure -- does brake pedal settle toward floor?

  • Samuel Charles Spriggs May 08, 2009

    Next, I'd go to AutoZone and ask them to read the error codes for you -- they should do it for free. Let me know the result.

    So far it doesn't sound too serious. The ABS probably isn't workig, but that's not necessay unless you get into a skid, and even then you're only back to where every vehicle was 20 yearas ago.


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