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Old 09-14-2011, 01:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Red Battery Indicator On

The battery died on my 2001 BMW 530i so I replaced it over the weekend.
Car seems to be running / starting with no issues but the red battery indicator light on the dash stays on.

Any thoughts on why I would be seeing this? I had the car since 2001 replaced it once with no issues / so this one has me puzzled.

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Just might need a computer reset, my friend, as it remembers faults !!
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Can I do the computer reset myself?

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So a new alternator took care of the red battery indicator / ran great for two days now the check engine light on. The saga continues
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Engine check is a different issue... What alternator does it have? The one with or without the coolant pump?
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So put a meter on the car to read the Check Engine code - saying Cam Shaft Sensor error???
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