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      01-04-2013, 03:16 PM   #1
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Start stop function failure?

Anyone seen this symbol on the dash before?
Got my car back from a body shop today and noticed this warning light.
Anyone know how I can reset it or do I have to take it into a garage?

Any help much appreciated.
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      01-04-2013, 03:37 PM   #2
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You mean the start/ stop disabled light?

The same one that comes on when you disable it manually?
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Anyone seen this symbol on the dash before?
Got my car back from a body shop today and noticed this warning light.
Anyone know how I can reset it or do I have to take it into a garage?

Any help much appreciated.
Which garage was it, I think I'll ask them to disable mine too
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You mean the start/ stop disabled light?

The same one that comes on when you disable it manually?
Yes the same symbol comes on the dash with an exclamation mark next to it. Looked in the manual but all it says is start stop failure.
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Anyone seen this symbol on the dash before?
Got my car back from a body shop today and noticed this warning light.
Anyone know how I can reset it or do I have to take it into a garage?

Any help much appreciated.
Which garage was it, I think I'll ask them to disable mine too
Haha. I know I'm not even bothered that I have lost the function but I get the warning symbol flash up every time I turn the car on or off and I can't live with that.

Don't wont to take it into BMW for them to charge me an arm and a leg
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What work did they do at the body shop?
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What work did they do at the body shop?
They had to fit new glass in drivers door. They did say they had to plug it into the comp to get the electrics working. They must have reset some settings as i noticed my day running lights and dash brightness had been changed back to original settings amd not what i had them on. Do you think this could have been the cause?
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This happens on mine...BMW told me the auto start stop is disabled when the battery is low on power. It usually happens on mine when I have heated seats on and full beam and air con....I do a lot of night driving in the week so at the weekend I take it for a blast in the day to recharge the battery, the fault code then disappears.
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This happens on mine...BMW told me the auto start stop is disabled when the battery is low on power. It usually happens on mine when I have heated seats on and full beam and air con....I do a lot of night driving in the week so at the weekend I take it for a blast in the day to recharge the battery, the fault code then disappears.
Thanks for the reply. Will take it out for a good blast tomorrow and see if it clears itself then. Fingers crossed.
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Let us know if it clears the fault...
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This happens on mine...BMW told me the auto start stop is disabled when the battery is low on power. It usually happens on mine when I have heated seats on and full beam and air con....I do a lot of night driving in the week so at the weekend I take it for a blast in the day to recharge the battery, the fault code then disappears.
I think your battery or alternator may be on the way out?

The alternator should be capable to run all loads and charge the battery. The battery is only really used for starting and a bit of support at idle.

Always short, slow, stop/start traffic runs may be problematic.

The aircon is engine driven, only the fan is electric.

Most drivers will use heated seats and aircon and headlights, and heated rear window and heated mirrors and audio all the time in the winter, I know i do.

Even with this useage I would expect no battery problems.

But its a good excuse to go for a daytime drive at the weekend
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