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      07-11-2016, 10:14 PM   #1
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Battery replacement at the dealer

So the past month my car has been dying slowly and today i had enough of it and figured it was time to replace my 2011 335is battery
I've gotten my 328i battery replaced at a dealer before and remember paying around 75 bucks so I figure what the hell I'll have them replace it since I do not have the computer to flash it

Get to BMW Southampton and received my car back and got hit with a $484.87 bill
$159 labor cost
$304.41 battery cost
$15 core charge and a 10% customer loyalty discount because I know the Sales manager
I go on tischer and of course the battery is only $170
what can I do now?
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      07-14-2016, 12:15 PM   #2
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The battery cost seems fishy. Call the parts counter at the dealer and ask them the price on a battery.

Unless there is a clerical mistake, you just got hosed and have to pay it. On something like this I always ask for prices first.
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      07-15-2016, 05:23 AM   #3
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Nope, that battery cost (& your total cost installed) is around the very same I was quoted @ my dealer for battery replacement in my 328

That was for the largest AGM battery/install/battery registration

Ended up they did it for free...

I'd like to know where you got an OEM battery replaced @ the dealer previously for $75
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I got my battery replaced at BMW OysterBay a few years back for what I believe was ~$200. They had some special for that month.
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Nope, that battery cost (& your total cost installed) is around the very same I was quoted @ my dealer for battery replacement in my 328

That was for the largest AGM battery/install/battery registration

Ended up they did it for free...

I'd like to know where you got an OEM battery replaced @ the dealer previously for $75
for my 07 328 back in 2012 at myrtle beach bmw might have been a different battery or something was covered under warranty
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AGM batteries are expensive, period. I put one in my muscle car and got it on sale(date was about to expire) at a parts store and it was listed at $280. Best battery I've ever used. Bought in '09, car sits a lot, never started in winter, turns a high load engine, and it hasn't yet disappointed me.
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      07-18-2016, 07:49 PM   #7
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So the past month my car has been dying slowly and today i had enough of it and figured it was time to replace my 2011 335is battery
I've gotten my 328i battery replaced at a dealer before and remember paying around 75 bucks so I figure what the hell I'll have them replace it since I do not have the computer to flash it

Get to BMW Southampton and received my car back and got hit with a $484.87 bill
$159 labor cost
$304.41 battery cost
$15 core charge and a 10% customer loyalty discount because I know the Sales manager
I go on tischer and of course the battery is only $170
what can I do now?
This was my weekend project. I must say you wasted money. I went and bought H8-AGM Duralast battery and this is the exact same size as the OEM. Cost me $218. Also, I bought Carly module on Amazon for $80 so I can register my battery and code my car with a lot of stuff. For future reference, you might want to search on this forum first before heading to the dealer. They are always our last resort. It was a 20 minute job from removing the old, installing the new one and registering it.
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Nothing. You must ask what it will cost before they do the work. It is at that point that you can discuss the part cost / markup, amount of labor, etc...

This ridiculous cost from the dealer is why I often advise on this board to change your own battery.

A reasonable cost for this job is $200-250, assuming convention lead acid battery. More if AGM.

The OEM battery is not made by BMW and you can get the same type and quality of battery for less. I won't even comment on $150 labor charge for this 45 minute job.
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