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      05-17-2013, 03:55 AM   #1
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Hibernation mode 135i

Hope this helps someone one day.

My car sometimes goes a week without starting. Last time I did this it did not start - got nothing when I hit the button. Tried to jump it from my wife's car zip.

Rang BMW assist and waited an hour - he checked the battery 12+ volts hmmm (wish I had thought of that)
He grinned and said put the key in and wait 30 secs as the computers progressively shut down the longer you leave it.

So hope that saves someone a call to Roadside assist - just put the key in - push for ignition and leave for 30 secs and voila.

Has happened a few times now so I know it works
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      05-17-2013, 04:49 AM   #2
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Yep all the BMs do it, but aparently they only eneter hiberation if the car is locked.... so if you leave it in the garage unlocked it wont go into hiberation. Can lead to battery degredation.
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      05-17-2013, 05:15 AM   #3
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Can someone please explain what this hibernation mode does?

So basically you turn the ignition on, wait 30 seconds then start it?
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      05-17-2013, 05:22 AM   #4
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Interesting, I've left my car locked in the garage for over a month and many times for over a week and it's started straight away.

Except that time the fuel pump died, but that was less than 12 hours :P
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Interesting, I've left my car locked in the garage for over a month and many times for over a week and it's started straight away.

Except that time the fuel pump died, but that was less than 12 hours :P
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Left my car in the garage locked up for about a month. Car started straight away like normal.
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      05-17-2013, 06:08 AM   #6
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Interesting

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Left my car in the garage locked up for about a month. Car started straight away like normal.
My battery might be on the way out?? Def happens each time I leave it longer than 4 - 5 days.
The BMW tech said its common
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      05-17-2013, 09:44 AM   #7
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my lights have stopped coming on when i open the car. so i read that it just needs to charge up, so i drove it to kiama and back, the lights stayed on for about 10 seconds and havent seen them come back on so i must be due a new battery soon too?
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      05-17-2013, 08:36 PM   #8
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I put the car on a battery tender if not going to be driven for a few days. AFAIK this will maintain and prolong the life of the battery as well.

Is this hibernation thing mentioned in the car user manual?
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      05-21-2013, 08:46 AM   #9
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I left my car in the garage for 6months... but I disconnected the battery before I left..
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