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      01-03-2013, 06:50 PM   #18
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Drives: '16 M3
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Renton, WA

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What is a KW v1? If it is an electronic device then try removing that wire and seeing if it still works.

As for the lo-jack, that may be it. Since it was put on by the dealer though I would discuss with them about their extremely crappy mechanics then. Do you have a way to see if lo-jack is working? If you do, like I said above, disconnect the wire and see if it still works.

And yes, you do need to register the battery. The car needs to know the age and type of battery that is installed in order to run properly. As a battery ages it produces less and less voltage. This will show up as faults in the various systems in the car if it doesn't know what to expect from the battery. The dealer should be able to register it for you. You can also find someone who can code and they can do it too.