2008 BMW 535XI

Asked by BMWLOU Oct 12, 2019 at 11:14 PM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Car got driven with the e brake on
for a very short distance and now
it won't start and alot of lights
came on can anybody help me???

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The two are unrelated. A won't start condition with a lot of lights to me means a weak battery. Check the voltage. You want over 12V to start it. BMW's need fully charged batteries to operate. An a 2008 model the battery needs to be resisted to the car to charge properly when replacing. Have a BMW shop do this for you or you will have charging problems in the future if you don't. Running with the e-brake on for a short distance didn't hurt things, you probably wore down the e-brake lining some and heated them up. No worries there.

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