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Xmas Tree - dead car
Today out of the blue, I started getting failures while driving back home.
First it was ABS failure, then came Servotronic, SMG, Active Restraint and a bunch of others.
The car was bucking like a bronco going in and out of gear like 1-2-N-1-2-N. Revs going up and down.
Limp mode also kicked in and eventually within about 3/4 of a mile the car turned itself off and it would not turn back on.
In the meantime, I plugged my radar detector in which shows voltage and it showed 10.6V usually with the car off it's about 12.3-12.5
When AAA showed up, they jumped the car and I drove it home about 2 miles away and plugged it into my charger.
It showed 45% charge and 12.3V.
I left it charging for about 3 hours at 20A and it's now at 92%.
WTH is going on?
Also, the a sweet smell of urine in the engine compartment. Could all the bucking have caused some fluid to leak?
Last edited by 335xi; 24th June 2019 at 06:04 AM.