Don't know and don't have the owners manual handy, but first thing I would check is the alternator belt. Then the connections on the battery (in the trunk) although less likely if everything is working.vvanherk said:Hi.
My battery symbol in the dash is flashing on and off? Did a quick search on forum and manuals, but do not see cause.
Could someone direct me as to the reason why this might be happening?
Thanks in advance.
Unlike Jerry, I always have MY manual with me where ever I go-kidding kidding !!gsfent said:Don't know and don't have the owners manual handy, but first thing I would check is the alternator belt. Then the connections on the battery (in the trunk) although less likely if everything is working.
Ha Ha, I guess that does sound rather boring. Well, I'll just have to switch over to Grassroots Motorsports or something a little more risque like that!vvanherk said:Thanks for your help, and Anita, try to find something to snuggle up to other then a Beemer manual
Hey Ray.rvacha said:Just out of curiosity was the blinking sporadic, or periodic like it was intended to flash that way?
Thanks for taking the time to post a follow-up. Always nice to learn the problem/solution was. Plus it drives me (more) nuts when someone has a situation like this and you never know what the eventual outcome is :haha:vvanherk said:Hola.
Just thought I would provide an update. Took the beast into the dealer, and they found the alternator was going. Replaced under warranty....happy beast once again.
I hate to bump a really old thread, but this just happened to me this afternoon. We'd been sitting in traffic, waiting to pick the kids up from school when the symbol started flashing. The idle varied as well. I figured something is getting hot, because after we go moving again, the flashing stopped and the idle returned to normal.
I guess my question is: Is the alternator possibly on the way out, as it appeared it was for the OP?
I just crossed 51K miles, so I'm going to check some of the obvious things, like belt and connections.
I will run Test #9 in the instrument cluster and see what it says about battery voltage. Does anyone know if this updates in real time, so that I could tell if the alternator was charging?
I really suck at electrics so this has me pretty concerned. Right now, I would say this is intermittent since it's only happened once, but I'd like to get in front of this as soon as possible.
Any thoughts welcome. Thanks!
Not picking on your English, since I guarantee its better than my Flemish, but that would be coils, not coals. Unless the alternator is steam powered... ;-)