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      07-04-2013, 06:21 PM   #1
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Low Battery - Throwing All Sorts of Codes!

So I know my 2007 335 has an old battery and I've had to trickle charge it to keep if from going completely dead, but today when I started it, it had a slow crank like the battery was near dead but started right away. Immediately I had an Active Steering warning, followed shortly by a DSC failure warning and finally when I tried to set the cruise control I got a Cruise Control malfunction warning!!!

I figured this was all related to the battery dying so I drove it for awhile to charge up the battery a bit and then shut it off and restarted it. The battery was weak again, and it hardly turned the engine over but it did start and no malfunction warnings were displayed this time...

Anyone ever had this sort of experience?

Looks like a drive to the dealer for a new battery is in my future!
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      07-04-2013, 06:26 PM   #2
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Ive experienced this. Bought a new battery, registered and installed it. Problem solved. How many miles does yours have?
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A little over 59000 miles. How did you register the battery?
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A little over 59000 miles. How did you register the battery?
Ok. My oem battery died at 105k lol. And took it to my local indy shop to get registered...
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Thanks, mine is 6 yrs old even though it's low miles for that age, I live in Florida where the heat is rough on batteries.
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Same happened to me last year, bought new battery and registered it myself now my car has been fine ever since
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Thanks, mine is 6 yrs old even though it's low miles for that age, I live in Florida where the heat is rough on batteries.
No problem. Also I diddn't replace it with the expensive oem battery. I forgot the brand name but the one I bought is 100amp/hr and was around 250$... DONT GO TO THE DEALER FOR A BATTERY... They quoted me 800$ which is ridiculous.
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Same happened to me last year, bought new battery and registered it myself now my car has been fine ever since
What's the registration process if you did it yourself? Would really like to save the money if possible!
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No problem. Also I diddn't replace it with the expensive oem battery. I forgot the brand name but the one I bought is 100amp/hr and was around 250$... DONT GO TO THE DEALER FOR A BATTERY... They quoted me 800$ which is ridiculous.
That's overpriced, I bought an OEM Battery from my local BMW dealership and it only cost me $220 total and I installed it myself

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What's the registration process if you did it yourself? Would really like to save the money if possible!
I borrowed my friends INPA Cable and used this program called BMW Logger that had a feature to register new batteries at a click of a button.
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I borrowed my friends INPA Cable and used this program called BMW Logger that had a feature to register new batteries at a click of a button.
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My car had a lot of weird "anomalies" that I thought were quirks.....then my battery died. Got it replaced and all of my quirks went away.


Replace your battery and save yourself any future headaches.
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Scheduled for battery on Saturday!
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My 2008 335i E92 has been acting strangely. Occasionally, the comfort access won't work, and if this happens, the car's clock has also lost memory and needs to be reset. I wonder if the battery is starting to go, or if this might be related to the wiring harness recall that I had performed last month. I don't know what's causing this quirk, but it's really starting to get irritating. It seems like every time my car has been taken in for recall work, it's worse off than before.
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My 2008 335i E92 has been acting strangely. Occasionally, the comfort access won't work, and if this happens, the car's clock has also lost memory and needs to be reset. I wonder if the battery is starting to go, or if this might be related to the wiring harness recall that I had performed last month. I don't know what's causing this quirk, but it's really starting to get irritating. It seems like every time my car has been taken in for recall work, it's worse off than before.
It could be a bad IBS cable or it could be the battery is about to fail. The car knows it doesn't have enough power for the next start so it starts to shut off any non critical consumers of power (like the clock memory/counter and many others). If you have never changed out your battery... That is probably the first place i would start with because at some point soon you will need a new one anyways. If that doesn't fix the issue it might be alternator or IBS cable.
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My 2008 335i E92 has been acting strangely. Occasionally, the comfort access won't work, and if this happens, the car's clock has also lost memory and needs to be reset. I wonder if the battery is starting to go, or if this might be related to the wiring harness recall that I had performed last month. I don't know what's causing this quirk, but it's really starting to get irritating. It seems like every time my car has been taken in for recall work, it's worse off than before.
More than likely the battery going out. Mine does the same thing, clock gets resetted or last car reading goes back to blank. Not often and sometimes I have a battery discharge warning. Also noticed my halo lights don't turn on when I lock the car or unlock it.
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Interesting. I thought it might be the battery too, but it has 12.25V after sitting all night.
Does anyone know the real story with the batteries for these cars? What's the replacement procedure? I've read of people having to "register" a new battery. What are they talking about? Does this car really need an outrageously expensive OEM BMW Battery or are there aftermarket batteries available from an independent BMW mechanic for much less?
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FYI I got an interstate 49/h8 from my Indy

FYI I got an interstate 49/h8 from my Indy
Cost me about 240 installed and registered .
If you want a diagnostic and coding setup capable
of registering the battery and much more read the
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http://www.e90post.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=368

6 years is about average for a battery in these cars they demand
a lot of power in the standby mode.
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