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      07-07-2013, 12:06 PM   #1
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Unhappy Battery change registration problem, Help!!!!!

Hi, I'm New to Fort Lauderdale area, I really need your Help I just had my battery changed on my E91 to a Interstate battery at Tires Plus, but when I came back the Mech. Told me my cluster stopped working, Does anybody know what I have to do to correct this, without getting Raped at the BMW stealer ship??????????????? (((((
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you could have a euro independent mechanical do registration and program the battery if aH is different from what you had previously.
are you sure your cluster problem is related?
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Thnx for reply, Cluster was working 100% before they swapped out battery when I got back the mechanic told about the problem so we decided to take the negative cable off for a couple of minutes, then we put the cable on and it worked, but!!!! Then I turned off the car to go inside to pay and came back out turned the car back on, it was blank again (((
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Thnx for reply, Cluster was working 100% before they swapped out battery when I got back the mechanic told about the problem so we decided to take the negative cable off for a couple of minutes, then we put the cable on and it worked, but!!!! Then I turned off the car to go inside to pay and came back out turned the car back on, it was blank again (((
Sorry you're going through this. I did a Walmart battery replacement without issues. That said there are people who will only replace with OE.

Maybe post in the mechanical / maintenance section with pics of your cluster? May not help you find a shop locally but you might get some feedback on what might be going on?
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Ok thnx!!!!
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Thnx for reply, Cluster was working 100% before they swapped out battery when I got back the mechanic told about the problem so we decided to take the negative cable off for a couple of minutes, then we put the cable on and it worked, but!!!! Then I turned off the car to go inside to pay and came back out turned the car back on, it was blank again (((
Keep in mind that there's a recall on the battery cable that can cause your dash to not work and other things to go out.

The BMW dealer will fix the battery cable under the recall for free, just call and give them your VIN # and they'll check to see if your car is part of the recall...

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Good to know thnx!!!!!!
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check your fuses also...keep us posted.
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Sorry, I haven't had a chance, :-/ I did notice that i programed the time and date thru the Navigation screen but when I start it up in the morning it needs to be programed again :-/ I will check fuses tomorrow, I'll let you guys know how that goes,
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I did it!!!!! Thnx guys it was a fuse, it was fuse # 69 on the fuse diagram behind the glove box, it's a 5amp fuse on the bottom left side i think it was 3rd from left.

Thanks guys I really appreciate it !!!!!!!!! Only thing I have now, that I didn't have is the check engine light, maybe because it needs a battery registration?
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Check engine went away on its own !!!!!
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I did it!!!!! Thnx guys it was a fuse, it was fuse # 69 on the fuse diagram behind the glove box, it's a 5amp fuse on the bottom left side i think it was 3rd from left.

Thanks guys I really appreciate it !!!!!!!!! Only thing I have now, that I didn't have is the check engine light, maybe because it needs a battery registration?
I could be wrong, but I'm thinking it's not related to registration.

It's best to get the battery registered. If the replacement Ah is very different from the orig Ah, you may also need to have the battery programmed.

If the Ah is the same, you can get by with just the registration. There is at least one free software out there that does registration, in case you can't find a reasonable price from a shop -http://**************.com/products
you would need to buy a compatible cable to get this to work, they have links to such on Amazon for a pretty reasonable price. It also reads DME codes, which is what I've used it for.

In any event, glad you got the cluster back to normal.
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Nice to hear these stories! Glad we could help!
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Thnx. Again!!! 8)
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Thnx. Again!!! 8)
Good to see everything was resolved! At least I was right on my fuse assumption
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Yup!!!! Thnx again!!!
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