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  Changing the battery
This was in a 330i e90 but should apply to most, if not all, models
GeneralXception
08-14-2009
Quite a few guides show how to disconnect the negative terminal of the battery but I needed to replace the battery in my 330i and I couldn't find any guides that explained how to remove it so here we are.

I understand that for many people this procedure will be self explanatory but...
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By Chriztofor on 01-12-2013, 03:40 PM
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This coming June will mark the 3rd year with the replacement OEM battery without registration. I have had no issues to date.
Can you give us the name model number of the exact battery you purchased? Thanks in advance.
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By SCA on 01-12-2013, 03:44 PM
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Can you give us the name model number of the exact battery you purchased? Thanks in advance.


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By Spartacus_X on 01-12-2013, 11:37 PM
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Excellent DIY instructions and was very helpful to me. I was even dopey enough to shut the trunk with a dead battery and had to use the (+) in the engine compartment to FOB it open.
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By Alice B on 01-23-2013, 09:03 AM
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07 335i battery change

Hubby and I are working on replaced the battery in his 335i using the DIY. Great job of explaining the process. While I was out getting the new battery he was doing the di-assemble. We are wondering about a black bus with one wire coming out of it. He didn't see it on dis-assemble and has no idea where it came from. We have stopped installation and am looking for ideas as to what the h..l it is.
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By axeswingingflannelwearer on 01-23-2013, 09:34 PM
Nice write-up!
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By explorer2 on 02-01-2013, 02:23 PM
Changed my battery for an OEM replacement today, going to register it myself when my cable arrives in a few days. A few notes about my experience:
- The 90 ah exude battery was $205 from my dealer and did not include a vent elbow
- Removal of the old battery was very straight forward, only needed 8 and 10 mm sockets.
- The only difficult part was removing/installing the larger 90 ah battery into the compartment. I ended up using zip ties to tie all of the cables out of the way after a few failed attempts.
- On first restart I had 4x4, DTC, and hill start assist errors which went away after a few hundred yards of driving. Also had to reset the time.
- The original battery was still working and had not failed but was showing signs of failure, and the indicator on top was not lit at all.
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By LuisSF on 02-11-2013, 09:53 PM
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HElP??

I'm stuck in a car wash with a car w no juice! I put in a new battery and nothing. Everything seems connected right and I put in the old battery... Nothing!!! What do I do?
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By jacobsed on 02-11-2013, 09:58 PM
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HElP??

I'm stuck in a car wash with a car w no juice! I put in a new battery and nothing. Everything seems connected right and I put in the old battery... Nothing!!! What do I do?
Unplug the IBS at the battery and it will start
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By LuisSF on 02-11-2013, 09:59 PM
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The blue connector?
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By jacobsed on 02-11-2013, 10:01 PM
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The blue connector?
Yes
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By LuisSF on 02-11-2013, 10:01 PM
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I did. Still nothing!
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By jacobsed on 02-11-2013, 10:05 PM
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I did. Still nothing!
Bummer
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By LuisSF on 02-11-2013, 10:06 PM
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Guess I have to call a tow truck. I plugged everything back in just like the tutorial says. Could a fuse have gone out? Damn it.
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By LuisSF on 02-12-2013, 12:39 AM
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Well car is at a shop where I had appt to get it programmed in the morning. Hope it's just a dead battery or fuse. I checked the connections like 4 times, it looks tight.
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By GoRomeo on 02-12-2013, 08:24 PM
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Got the same one, just replaced it today. Fits perfectly, same size, more powerful, cheaper & has vent hole at the same spot.
Hi there saw ur post. I am about to get one of these batteries for my 330i 06 Hows the battery holding on? Did you register it?
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By G-Bus on 02-13-2013, 09:27 AM
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Hi there saw ur post. I am about to get one of these batteries for my 330i 06 Hows the battery holding on? Did you register it?
I had it registered and it works fine!
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By GoRomeo on 02-13-2013, 12:37 PM
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I had it registered and it works fine!
Cool, I will probably pick one of these batteries at Walmart. The price now is 109.00. There is also the Energizer one but only Sams club has it and is $99.00 dlls but then you have to have a memberhip. So problably Walmart will be the one to go with.

Did you take it to a shop to have it registered, or did you do it yourself?

Thanks
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By jacobsed on 02-13-2013, 07:51 PM
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Well car is at a shop where I had appt to get it programmed in the morning. Hope it's just a dead battery or fuse. I checked the connections like 4 times, it looks tight.
So what was it?
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By G-Bus on 02-14-2013, 12:35 AM
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Cool, I will probably pick one of these batteries at Walmart. The price now is 109.00. There is also the Energizer one but only Sams club has it and is $99.00 dlls but then you have to have a memberhip. So problably Walmart will be the one to go with.

Did you take it to a shop to have it registered, or did you do it yourself?

Thanks
Local E90 Post member did it for me. Quite harder than I expected since it's not exactly the same specs as OEM.
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By GoRomeo on 02-14-2013, 02:43 AM
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Local E90 Post member did it for me. Quite harder than I expected since it's not exactly the same specs as OEM.
Interesting. . . Before I buy one, I will call my local dealer and ask for the price on the OEM battery instead. I will install it myself and have it registered with a bmw tech i know. Thx.
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By jacobsed on 02-14-2013, 06:15 AM
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I installed my Walmart battery perfectly fine. And my indy registered it for $30. Just make sure you know the amp hours of the battery for them to code it with when registering.
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By LuisSF on 02-14-2013, 07:04 AM
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So what was it?
Embarrassingly, one of the many wires wasn't reconnected.
Just annoying, no real additional cost.
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