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I have a BMW 528i 1997. Last night, the battery light came on, followed by the traction control light, then the ABS, and finally the brake light. It went on for a few minutes then the dashboard started flicking/blinking then everything went out. The car ran for a little while with all the lights off. I parked it and tried to start it. It started a couple of time and would do the same thing after a few minutes. The car finally wont even start. Does anyone know what the problem could be? you can email responses and comments to vaboogie@yahoo.com

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I had a BMW 540i 2000 and that happen to me, my advice is to get the battery out of the car and recharge it. It would be advisable to have it check for malfunctioning. If it is ok, put it back on and the car will start. If not good, put a new battery, the car will start and all the lights will work in order.

Probably you could loos your radio set up and clock set up if you took too much time in the replacement of the battery, don't worry, reset the clock and the radio stations.

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