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Battery / BSi Reset

PostWed Apr 06, 2011 12:00 pm

Quick question?

Firstly, i have a new(er) C5 as my old one died.
The new one is as 2003 model and i put a new battery on it at the weekend but the new car didn't respond to my old routine of powering up a C5 or Battery/BSi Reset, in fact it seemed it didn't need it??

My old 2001 SX worked well with the reset but is there a different reset for a 2003 Exclusive SE model??
Andy

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PostWed Apr 06, 2011 1:17 pm

you might find your wiper problem is related,

i think im right in saying after switching the engine of you MUST NOT operate anything, or open and shut any doors bonnet and boot,

then wait about 30 seconds before disconecting the battery, as this give the BSI a chance to settle down,


regards malcolm
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PostWed Apr 06, 2011 1:27 pm

I swap batteries on the 2003 C5 to keep a good Xantia battery charged.
I take the battery out and the one that’s sat in the garage for months goes straight in without any rituals.
There’s only ever a beep from the dash, and nothing else.
Sometimes the radio doesn’t get the time to lose the stations. Image
That’s for when everything behaves itself, otherwise it’s as per Malcolm above.
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PostWed Apr 06, 2011 1:30 pm

citronut wrote:you might find your wiper problem is related,

i think im right in saying after switching the engine of you MUST NOT operate anything, or open and shut any doors bonnet and boot,

then wait about 30 seconds before disconecting the battery, as this give the BSI a chance to settle down,


regards malcolm


I can't!!! - in my case, the wipers won't stop!!!

Does anyone know what the BSi Reset sequence is for a later model 2003/4 up ???
Andy

2003 C5 2.2HDi Exclusive SE Est

2001 C5 2.2HDi SX Est (gone to C5 Heaven!)
2001 Omega 2.2DTi Est (stolen by Ex!!)
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PostWed Apr 06, 2011 1:54 pm

Shut boot, doors and windows, except for the driver’s window to leave open, and also open the bonnet.
Take the key out through the open driver’s window.
Don’t touch anything to prevent the pump from correcting the height, and to allow the BSI to go to sleep.
Wait for at least a minute and then disconnect the battery.
Wait another minute and then reconnect the battery.
Still don’t touch anything for a minute, then put the key in without opening the door and turn it to the accessory position.
Leave alone for another minute, then it’s done.
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PostWed Apr 06, 2011 2:12 pm

Thanks Clogz for that,

That's a bit easier than the older method.
Will try it later when i get back to the car.
Hopefully, the wipers haven't restarted on their own and flattened the battery and/or coated the screen in rubber!!! (separate thread!!)
Andy

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2001 C5 2.2HDi SX Est (gone to C5 Heaven!)
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PostWed Apr 06, 2011 8:04 pm

I can whip my battery in out without any ritual apart from the obligatory lock / unlock key in and wait 30 seconds for the security stuff to sort itself out and reset the radio.

It's no good hoping that some mystical ritual is going to sort out the wiper sorry to say I think you have a real problem :-(

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PostThu Apr 07, 2011 8:06 am

looks like you require a LEXIA setion,


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PostThu Apr 07, 2011 9:57 am

cachaciero wrote:I can whip my battery in out without any ritual apart from the obligatory lock / unlock key in and wait 30 seconds for the security stuff to sort itself out and reset the radio.

It's no good hoping that some mystical ritual is going to sort out the wiper sorry to say I think you have a real problem :-(

cachaciero


Hmmm, my old 2001 C5 would never start unless i went through the 'BSi Ritual'. this involved turning the side lights on, holding the lock button on the fob for 10 seconds, locking & unlocking doors then starting the engine.
If i didn't do that in that order, the car wouldn't start with an 'engine immobiliser fault' message.

Clogzz, your 'ritual' worked - and the wipers are working as they should :) although i'm not pushing my luck just yet!!
Andy

2003 C5 2.2HDi Exclusive SE Est

2001 C5 2.2HDi SX Est (gone to C5 Heaven!)
2001 Omega 2.2DTi Est (stolen by Ex!!)
1997 Xantia 2.1TD SX
1994 ZX TD Volcane
Lancia Stratos Replica

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