2004 E53 X5 3.0d Sport Flat battery and error code

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  1. 2004 E53 X5 3.0d Sport Flat battery and error code 
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    Hoping someone can help me with this ........

    Went out the the X5 this morning and wouldnt start - appeared to be a very flat battery - nothing has been left switched on as far as I am aware and the vehicle was last run on Wednesday (an hour or so on the motorway)
    I have a black and decker gizmo that allows me to charge via the cigarette lighter from one car to another and though it showed as "charged" it still woudnt start and momentarily this message appeared "TRANSSAFE FAIL Program or it may have been TRANSFAIL SAFE program
    Has anyone encountered this or know what it means?

    Thanks Smee
     
     

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    My mate had an X5 and had a similar problem, his alarm would go off randomly as well though, he bought a new battery and still had the problem. He took it to the main stealer who knew what it was straight away, I think it turned out to be a diode or resistor on the heater circuit that was causing all his problems.
     
     

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    ok thanks
     
     

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    The AA man got it going - however the DSC warning light is now on (looks like a warning triangle in the centre of the instrument cluster with 4 x 4 underneath it - I am guessing as you you say the electrics didnt like the low voltage - how can I go about resetting this?
     
     

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    It will need a fault code reader that can communicate with the 4WD system.

    The trans failsafe will be a voltage thing, ABS does also come up as faults at low voltage, but it should clear itself once you have the correct power again.
     
     

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    Ok this is now sorted - thanks to all. I came out to the car this monring and everythign was fine and battery fired up without any hesitation. Obvioulsy I will keep an eye on it. I think the warning light was simply due to low voltage - when the AA guy started it, I ran the car for a bit then took it out for blast up the motorway to give it a good run - all this while the engine had never been stopped/restarted and so the light stayed on. I didnt re-start last night or even turn on the ignition and I simply wanted to leave it to see what would happen - all seems ok now

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