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      02-21-2013, 09:42 AM   #22

Drives: 2011 535xi 8AT
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Oakville, Ontario

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Originally Posted by Blackhawk36 View Post
My Bentley manual states that when there is a low charge condition, the DME shuts down or reduces unnecessary electrical loads starting with the heated seats. When I get home, I will post the order in the manual.
See my question about whether replacement batteries were registered.

The IBS just needs to THINK the battery is low to shut things down. 75% of the people on this forum think they're smarter than BMW and that battery registration is an unnecessary cash grab.

Down the road, issues like THIS are exactly what will start to crop up.

If you've got INPA, read your IBS page and see what the battery management system thinks of the battery. There should also be shadow codes showing if the IBS system shut down the loads.

I'm not saying it's definitely the problem, but it's something to talk about...