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      03-27-2013, 03:30 PM   #1
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Battery Replacement: Dealer lost his mind!

Long story short, I did all the maintenance to my car that is recommended for a vehicle with 80k miles. Only thing really left to do is replace the battery. So I got that recall letter we all been getting and figured let me kill two birds with one stone. Well I won't be throwing stones anytime soon because the dealership (Open Road BMW) quoted me $540 for a battery replacement; at that point my mind quoted me that "they must be smoking crack". No way in hell can I justify paying $500 for a 30min job. Battery is roughly around $180-$200 and the job is nothing more than pulling out old battery, installing new, hooking up programming cable to the ODB2 port and going through a few menus.

So my question is this.........Can I get the battery, install it, and than use the BAV tool to register the battery? Some have stated that the BAV tool does not give any confirmation that the battery is registered. Just need to know if anyone has done this on their own this way? I plan on getting the same exact battery so technically no coding will be needed, just registering.
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Cost me $90 and 1/2 hour self install. Bav tech cable can be used for registration. Plenty of info on this on the forum.
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Coding setup will also work and is cheaper.

Coding setup will also work and is cheaper.
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http://www.e90post.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=368

plus you can recode your car and its not vin limited.
I have seen people report they paid as much as 700 bucks
in the bay area to get there battery replaced.
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      03-30-2013, 01:50 PM   #4
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I just picked up a battery from NAPA for $220 and swapped it out myself. I had a Bav Technic cable and did the reset. My dealer was quoting "up to" $580 depending on coding requirements. The swap took about 30 minutes of my time. Plus it's a good lat workout pulling out that 45lb beast.
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What battery did you pay 220 for?
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FYI I got an interstate 49/h8 from my Indy

FYI I got an interstate MTP 49/h8 from my Indy.
It cost me 240 installed . I think you can get that battery for a little under
200 and it has a 3 year warranty. You can get get cheaper batterys
if you shop just match that amp hour(or exceed by a small amount ) rating.
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I paid 130.00 for mine :3
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Mr Ritz can you list the battery stats and brand

Mr Ritz can you list the battery stats and brand
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Mr Ritz can you list the battery stats and brand
Durlast made by Johnson control... It had higher cold crank amps than OEM.. Besides that I don't remember the rest of the stats.

Prob this one Durlast Gold


Duralast Gold is engineered to deliver the maximum Cold Cranking Amps and Reserve Capacity ratings to meet or exceed your vehicle s original specifications. Even in extreme conditions, Duralast Gold is designed to give you the starting power you need, combined with robust construction for dependability and long life. Install it with confidence!

Maximum number of plates and grids to deliver the most power during start up
Specially designed paste to improve performance
Impact resistant polypropylene construction to reduce damage due to vibration
Best-in-Class vent caps for safe operation
3-Year free replacement warranty

Part Number: 94R-DLG
Weight: 47.41 lbs
Warranty: 5 YR
Notes: Warranty consists of 3 years free replacement plus 2 years prorated. STOP! DO NOT INSTALL THIS BATTERY! Vehicle computer system must be reset. Use the shop referral program and recommend professional installation. *** 790 Cold cranking Amps (950 cranking Amps) **. 140 Reserve minutes. Battery located in trunk. Battery is vented to outside of vehicle
Application: Automobile
BCI Cold Cranking Amps Value: Tested to BCI Standard
BCI Designation: 94R
Battery Height: 190 mm - 7 1/2 in
Battery Length: 315 mm - 12 7/16 in
Battery Width: 175 mm - 6 15/16 in
BCI Cold Cranking Amps (CCA): 765
Core Charge Applicable: Yes
EN / DIN Designation: H7/LN4
JIS Designation: Not Applicable
Positive Terminal Side: Right
Post Location: Top Post
Reserve Capacity (min): 140
Voltage: 12

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Well I guess I could of got mine a little cheaper

http://www.atbatt.com/product/23997.asp#tabs_1
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About $90 or so at Walmart.

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http://www.walmart.com/ip/EverStart-...ttery/16782659

I guess it costs $110 now.
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