E90Post
 


MINHS Auto Care Center
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > General E90 Sedan / E91 Wagon / E92 Coupe / E93 Cabrio > BOSCH battery replacement for E90



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-09-2013, 05:11 PM   #23
MrQuickR1
Second Lieutenant
 
MrQuickR1's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 328i
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: NJ

Posts: 284
iTrader: (0)

You will not need to CODE the car, that is only for the black batteries on 5 series. You need to REGISTER the new battery, this resets the charging system...it lets the system know there is a new battery in the car and not to continue charging harder on the new battery as it was for the weakened battery.
If you do not register it, the worst that can happen is it will shorten the life of the battery.
MrQuickR1 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-09-2013, 05:33 PM   #24
blackbeast06
adrenergic stimulation
 
blackbeast06's Avatar
 
Drives: 2007 E92 335i
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Akron

Posts: 305
iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2006 325i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr.Ritz View Post
You guys and your OEM stuff.. Just find out who makes it then buy that.. Does it really mean anything have an OEM stamp on it?
I would say OEM stuff is good. That's why you pay the premium for a BMW, to get quality parts. I have the original battery in my 07 and it still going strong. I am not sure how long the other people's Walmart batteries have lasted.
__________________
07 335i. Montego Blue/Saddle Brown. 6 MT.

[IMG]
bm insta by senntera, on Flickr[/IMG]
blackbeast06 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-09-2013, 08:10 PM   #25
bumere90
Grozniy
 
Drives: Carless
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: FL

Posts: 2,588
iTrader: (12)

lol, I get a new car every 6 months or so, so I really doesn't matter
after all, a car is painted metal with electronic gadgets
bumere90 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-10-2013, 12:31 PM   #26
turbolover
Private
 
Drives: '08 335XI 6 Speed Manual
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Oregon

Posts: 84
iTrader: (0)

Register? what the hell is that? Register with who for what????
__________________
2008 335xi 2 door 6 speed manual!!!!
turbolover is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-10-2013, 12:36 PM   #27
bender rodriguez
Major
 
Drives: Audi
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: CA

Posts: 1,306
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by blackbeast06 View Post
I would say OEM stuff is good. That's why you pay the premium for a BMW, to get quality parts. I have the original battery in my 07 and it still going strong. I am not sure how long the other people's Walmart batteries have lasted.
You know all the batteries are made by 3 companies right? You can buy the same battery at napa with a different sticker.
bender rodriguez is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-10-2013, 03:36 PM   #28
e9012345
Lieutenant
 
Drives: e90
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: North York

Posts: 401
iTrader: (0)

Just got some random warnings today (pretty much every system in the car) came on with yellow warnings one after another... and then the yellow Parking Brake and yellow Traction Control off light came on and stayed on the whole time. I also lost the traction control system altogether.

After a restart they all went away and I regained traction control back.

I've read that these are all common errors associated with a dieing battery but I was wondering why on earth the TCS system would completely fail on me? Can anyone confirm 100% that the TCS system dieing out after all those warnings can still just be indicative of a dieing battery or a more serious problem?
__________________
6MT Sport Pkg | BMW Perf. Pedals | BMW Perf. SSK | CF Steering Trim | BMW Performance Black Gloss Grilles | M3 Rep Bumper | Muffler Delete 2.5"| Charcoal Delete + K&N Drop In | CDV Delete | Clutch Stop | Active Autowerke Stage II Tune | H&R Sport Springs | Koni Yellow Shocks/Struts | 18" Gunmetal CSL Reps | BurgerTuning Spacers | Staggered Ventus V12's | ATE Super Blue & Hawk HPS | Blacklines | GP6K Angel Eyes
e9012345 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-10-2013, 07:18 PM   #29
bender rodriguez
Major
 
Drives: Audi
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: CA

Posts: 1,306
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by e9012345 View Post
Just got some random warnings today (pretty much every system in the car) came on with yellow warnings one after another... and then the yellow Parking Brake and yellow Traction Control off light came on and stayed on the whole time. I also lost the traction control system altogether.

After a restart they all went away and I regained traction control back.

I've read that these are all common errors associated with a dieing battery but I was wondering why on earth the TCS system would completely fail on me? Can anyone confirm 100% that the TCS system dieing out after all those warnings can still just be indicative of a dieing battery or a more serious problem?
Just get the battery checked at a autozone.. I usually go to like autozone and pepboys or something just to make sure the register biscuit didn't make a mistake.
bender rodriguez is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-10-2013, 07:42 PM   #30
jacobsed
Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2006 330xi
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: United States

Posts: 425
iTrader: (2)

I run Walmart batteries on all my cars and they last a good long time. 5 years and more.
jacobsed is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-10-2013, 08:10 PM   #31
Tom K.
Major General
 
Tom K.'s Avatar
 
Drives: '07 328iT, '13 Boxster
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Maryland

Posts: 5,370
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by turbolover View Post
Register? what the hell is that? Register with who for what????
http://www.ehow.com/how_7649980_regi...w-battery.html

http://www.bmwcca.org/forum/index.ph...stration.5443/

http://www.autobahnperf.com/TechNews...y/Battery.html

Tom
Tom K. is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-10-2013, 08:20 PM   #32
blackbeast06
adrenergic stimulation
 
blackbeast06's Avatar
 
Drives: 2007 E92 335i
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Akron

Posts: 305
iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2006 325i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr.Ritz View Post
You know all the batteries are made by 3 companies right? You can buy the same battery at napa with a different sticker.
yes i know that. just like craftsman makes the tool brand "evolve". are they the same quality? no. companies make different quality products with different names. the only way to tell if the quality is the same is through testing and i never looked into it. they might be the same they might not, i don't know. the weight is definitely different between the stock one and walmart one for sure.
__________________
07 335i. Montego Blue/Saddle Brown. 6 MT.

[IMG]
bm insta by senntera, on Flickr[/IMG]
blackbeast06 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-11-2013, 08:40 AM   #33
401FlaGATOR
Private First Class
 
401FlaGATOR's Avatar
 
Drives: e90 325i ZSP Monaco Blue Step
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Pembroke Pines, FL

Posts: 164
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by crashoverride View Post
I just replaced my 2006 330i battery I was convinced I would need to register battery after getting a replacement from sears.... Turns out for 2006 battery doesn't need registering if you stick with same battery. No error codes.

It's confusing as they used three different batteries and there all interchangeable sometimes depending on what vendor they will tell you that such and such battery will not work when it does.
Sorry boss, you still need to register it for best chance at a long life..it is still using the adaptations from the old battery..might not throw codes but is probably not using optimal charging profile.
401FlaGATOR is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:50 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST