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      10-12-2012, 11:40 PM   #1
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any battery replacement recommendation?

My car battery is about to die. Where should I have to replaced in GTA?
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      10-20-2012, 12:28 AM   #2
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Keep in mind that you have to program or register your new battery or your car will not recognize it properly and will lead to it not charging properly. Hence not every shop can do it.
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      10-20-2012, 12:51 AM   #3
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i have the same issue. looking into places for next summer. i wasnt aware that it had to be registered. any ideas of professional shops with good results for a job like this?
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      11-04-2012, 07:23 PM   #4
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i have the same issue. looking into places for next summer. i wasnt aware that it had to be registered. any ideas of professional shops with good results for a job like this?
+1 any indy options for this? E9x are reaching that age...
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      11-05-2012, 11:16 AM   #5
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Need to replace mine very soon too.. any suggestions for GTA? I was thinking about calling Mike @ Maranello to see if there's a forum price for battery + Install/registration.
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      11-05-2012, 11:24 AM   #6
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Wow, I was just thinking about this same issue over the weekend. Parkview BMW in TO is qouting me the worst case scenario (as it apparently depends onthe battery amp - which they couldnt tell me) price of $370 plus tax. A bit steep, no?
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      11-05-2012, 06:10 PM   #7
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Did mine at Ivo,s for for around $130 oem battery
Mine did not need coding, but he also has someone that can do that, Dzenno
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      11-05-2012, 09:25 PM   #8
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Did mine at Ivo,s for for around $130 oem battery
Mine did not need coding, but he also has someone that can do that, Dzenno
Wow, that sounds really cheap. Did they order the battery for you? How does one determine whether coding is needed or not? I was under the assumption that you need to get it registered after installing.
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      11-05-2012, 09:27 PM   #9
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RMP Motors can change our battery and register it. They have tool to register it.

I think I pay less then $200 for mine to install and Regisitered to my car (e90), they also did my friends e60 and register.

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      11-05-2012, 09:36 PM   #10
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Wow, I was just thinking about this same issue over the weekend. Parkview BMW in TO is qouting me the worst case scenario (as it apparently depends onthe battery amp - which they couldnt tell me) price of $370 plus tax. A bit steep, no?
Doesn't sound too steep to me. It really depends what options you have on your car (cars with navi/comfort access etc need a diff battery than a barebone e90/e92/e93 etc)
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      11-05-2012, 10:14 PM   #11
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RMP Motors can change our battery and register it. They have tool to register it.

I think I pay less then $200 for mine to install and Regisitered to my car (e90), they also did my friends e60 and register.

Awesome, thanks. They aren't too far from where I live if the map is accurate (27/Steeles)

Edit: I've booked an appointment with them for tomorrow afternoon to get my battery changed. Original battery finally showing its age, but it was an impressive run.

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Wow, that sounds really cheap. Did they order the battery for you? How does one determine whether coding is needed or not? I was under the assumption that you need to get it registered after installing.
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Just wanted to post an update.
Went to RMP Motors this afternoon, new battery now installed and registered.. took about a half hour at most.

Everything seems to have improved..
The vents weren't blowing as strong recently, and the new battery fixed that.
It might be my imagination, but the heated seats seem to warm up much faster now too.
I had slow cranks in the cold mornings.. they are now resolved.

All in all, I'm very happy about getting rid of the 2006's OEM battery.

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Just wanted to post an update.
Went to RMP Motors this afternoon, new battery now installed and registered.. took about a half hour at most.

Everything seems to have improved..
The vents weren't blowing as strong recently, and the new battery fixed that.
It might be my imagination, but the heated seats seem to warm up much faster now too.
I had slow cranks in the cold mornings.. they are now resolved.

All in all, I'm very happy about getting rid of the 2006's OEM battery.
All in under $200?
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Ya how much was it ?
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      11-08-2012, 10:00 PM   #16
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It was around $200, though I don't like to post prices online since they are always subject to change over time. You can call them and confirm for your specific car, though.
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      11-23-2012, 08:52 AM   #17
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Hey guys, had the same issue this morning.
Anyone have the phone # by chance, I am gonna try to make it there for today.

Thanks.
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Hey guys, had the same issue this morning.
Anyone have the phone # by chance, I am gonna try to make it there for today.

Thanks.
Here's the number:

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=RMP+Motors
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      11-24-2012, 12:03 AM   #19
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i highly recommended Rocco at RMP. He did good work on my e92
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