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      06-08-2013, 10:06 AM   #1
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16 hours for a battery replacement!?

My factory warranty was ending soon so I took the car in to see what I could get replaced for free. I told them that the clock was loosing time, which I guess is commonly due to a failing battery. Service adviser said the same thing and then said it can take between 3 and 16 hours to reprogram the car after the battery replacement! That sounded ridiculous. To add insult to injury, they gave me a Dodge Avenger as a loaner
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      06-08-2013, 10:07 AM   #2
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Yikes! Did mine myself. 20mins!
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      06-08-2013, 10:19 AM   #3
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I would rather get a free OEM battery under warranty.
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      06-08-2013, 10:24 AM   #4
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Google seems to think they are not just replacing the battery, but rather upgrading to a higher output model and the reprogramming is actually a DME flash.
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      06-08-2013, 10:50 AM   #6
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16hrs?? or 16mns?? lol
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      06-10-2013, 10:03 PM   #7
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I could do a DME flash and reprogram the battery in under an hour... Assuming everything went well.
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      06-10-2013, 10:20 PM   #8
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A 12 hour wait maybe needed to check battery status.
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Go to a different dealer NOW.
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