E90Post
 


European Auto Source
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > Regional Forums > USA - NY / NJ / CT / PA > [FREE] Central NJ - Providing Car battery replacement help



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-28-2014, 04:30 PM   #45
Dannyboy
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2006 E90
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: New Jersey

Posts: 307
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by fazman View Post
I feel the Part No. 49H8 is the better bet to go with:
http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/a...000#fragment-2

It has the closest specs to your original battery (The RC is matching your OEM @ 160)

FROM SPECS TAB:
Battery Type: Lead Acid
BCI Group Size: 49
Cold Cranking Amps: 760 amps
Cranking Amps: 950 amps
Deep Cycle/Starting: Starting
Height: 7 1/2 in
Length: 14 5/16 in
Maintenance Free: Yes
Reserve Capacity: 160 min
Terminal Type: Top Terminal
Voltage: 12 v
Weight: 52 lbs
Width: 6 7/8 in


Are you planning to DIY or have them install it? Just a word of warning... don't let anyone plug in anything to your OBD2 port or a backup battery when doing the battery replacement on this car (People say they do this to preserve the "memory" but it's not good... my friend got a busted fuse for his kombi when AAP did the install that way. It's an easy fix but took a couple days of research to figure out the issue).

Also make sure you pop down the rear seats in case you lock the trunk by accident (you don't want to be locked outta the trunk with no battery... know what i mean).

Thanks, I bought that same exact one based on the RC.

I'm going to try to register it though INPA since I have an 06, it should work. If it doesnt though, I may need your help.

I figure since the RC are the same, the AH would also be the same and I don't need to code anything through NCSexpert. Is this correct?
Dannyboy is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-28-2014, 07:21 PM   #46
fazman
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: 335 e90
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Edison, NJ

Posts: 1,679
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dannyboy View Post
Thanks, I bought that same exact one based on the RC.

I'm going to try to register it though INPA since I have an 06, it should work. If it doesnt though, I may need your help.

I figure since the RC are the same, the AH would also be the same and I don't need to code anything through NCSexpert. Is this correct?
That is the basic idea... Just make sure first in INPA that it shows the charging profile as 90ah and also what the mileage in KM the last battery change was at (in my case since i'm on the original battery it shows 000000 km for my last battery change and also for the last 5 battery changes). after you register the battery (i would actually use smooth1's free BMWLogger software to register instead of ncsexpert)... Then go back and verify in INPA taht it shows the current mileage in KM as the last battery changed mileage. You will also notice all the other battery details over the past 5 days got zeroed out.

If u need help... Call me.
fazman is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-01-2014, 06:54 AM   #47
Dannyboy
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2006 E90
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: New Jersey

Posts: 307
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by fazman View Post
That is the basic idea... Just make sure first in INPA that it shows the charging profile as 90ah and also what the mileage in KM the last battery change was at (in my case since i'm on the original battery it shows 000000 km for my last battery change and also for the last 5 battery changes). after you register the battery (i would actually use smooth1's free BMWLogger software to register instead of ncsexpert)... Then go back and verify in INPA taht it shows the current mileage in KM as the last battery changed mileage. You will also notice all the other battery details over the past 5 days got zeroed out.

If u need help... Call me.
Will do. Thanks man you've been really helpful.

Just a sidenote, the guy at advanced told me that they don't install batterys in BMW's because as soon as you unplug the battery you lose everything including mileage! I just laughed and walked away/

Installing it myself today.
Dannyboy is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-01-2014, 07:41 AM   #48
imflyerthanyou
President
 
Drives: E92 335i
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: NJ/NJ

Posts: 115
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dannyboy View Post
Will do. Thanks man you've been really helpful.

Just a sidenote, the guy at advanced told me that they don't install batterys in BMW's because as soon as you unplug the battery you lose everything including mileage! I just laughed and walked away/

Installing it myself today.
lol I think they stop doing this because of me hahah . When me and fazman went to change my battery out some guy at Advanced did it for me but in the process fried a couple of my fuse. Nothing on my cluster worked , no rpm, speedo , lights , nothing lol. So he then tried to fix it and couldn't so I guess he got a little scared ... Turned out to be a simple fix , all I did was replaced a fuse and everything was back to normal. I guess from then on they don't wanna be responsible .. It's easy man you can do it & just hit fazman if you need help
imflyerthanyou is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-01-2014, 08:47 AM   #49
Dannyboy
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2006 E90
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: New Jersey

Posts: 307
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by imflyerthanyou View Post
lol I think they stop doing this because of me hahah . When me and fazman went to change my battery out some guy at Advanced did it for me but in the process fried a couple of my fuse. Nothing on my cluster worked , no rpm, speedo , lights , nothing lol. So he then tried to fix it and couldn't so I guess he got a little scared ... Turned out to be a simple fix , all I did was replaced a fuse and everything was back to normal. I guess from then on they don't wanna be responsible .. It's easy man you can do it & just hit fazman if you need help
Nice! So it's your fault! Yeah the guys face turned white when I told him it was a BMW.
Dannyboy is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-01-2014, 02:40 PM   #50
Dannyboy
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2006 E90
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: New Jersey

Posts: 307
iTrader: (0)

Battery swapped and registered!

Thanks for the help fazman.
Dannyboy is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-02-2014, 09:04 PM   #51
fazman
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: 335 e90
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Edison, NJ

Posts: 1,679
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dannyboy View Post
Will do. Thanks man you've been really helpful.

Just a sidenote, the guy at advanced told me that they don't install batterys in BMW's because as soon as you unplug the battery you lose everything including mileage! I just laughed and walked away/

Installing it myself today.
It's always been the policy of AAP that they don't install batteries when it's not located in the engine bay. The way i was able to get it to happen was talk convincingly around at several AAP shops until one of them gave me the thumbs up for the free install. Then I did the order online and pick up at THAT store.
fazman is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-02-2014, 09:04 PM   #52
fazman
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: 335 e90
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Edison, NJ

Posts: 1,679
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dannyboy View Post
Battery swapped and registered!

Thanks for the help fazman.
Glad to hear another happy registered local member
fazman is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-21-2014, 11:30 AM   #53
fazman
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: 335 e90
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Edison, NJ

Posts: 1,679
iTrader: (0)

fazman is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-25-2014, 12:10 PM   #54
slowbmw
New Member
 
slowbmw's Avatar
 
Drives: 2007 335i Cpe, 2011 335XI Sdn
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Posts: 21
iTrader: (0)

Anyone on here able to do the registration in the Pittsburgh, PA area?

fazman do you ever travel to Pittsburgh?
slowbmw is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-26-2014, 09:56 AM   #55
Z&M Auto
 
Z&M Auto's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 BMW 335i
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Wayne, NJ

Posts: 19
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by slowbmw View Post
Anyone on here able to do the registration in the Pittsburgh, PA area?

fazman do you ever travel to Pittsburgh?
If he could, he would!

Bump for a GREAT guy. Knows his stuff. Awesome to see this kind've help from the members.
Z&M Auto is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-01-2014, 07:51 PM   #56
ArthurL
Private First Class
 
ArthurL's Avatar
 
Drives: 07 335i
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Manhattan, NY

Posts: 140
iTrader: (0)

Just bought an AutoCraft 49H8 battery from Advanced Auto for around $120 after tax. I know the RC for this battery is 160, so just to confirm is it 90 Ah?

I read somewhere that it might be 95 Ah? But there's no #s on the site that says anything.
__________________
ArthurL is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      04-03-2014, 03:44 PM   #57
fazman
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: 335 e90
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Edison, NJ

Posts: 1,679
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by slowbmw View Post
Anyone on here able to do the registration in the Pittsburgh, PA area?

fazman do you ever travel to Pittsburgh?
Sorry man, had you asked me in September 2013 I would have (I was making NJ / MD runs all month long). But an alternative would be to just go buy a cheap $30 OBD2 coding cable on ebay and use the free BMWLogger software made by Smooth1 (that's what I use). I could even remote into your machine and just do it for you, but it's literally just 2 clicks on the menu and in less than 1 second you have registered your own battery
fazman is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-03-2014, 03:46 PM   #58
fazman
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: 335 e90
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Edison, NJ

Posts: 1,679
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ArthurL View Post
Just bought an AutoCraft 49H8 battery from Advanced Auto for around $120 after tax. I know the RC for this battery is 160, so just to confirm is it 90 Ah?

I read somewhere that it might be 95 Ah? But there's no #s on the site that says anything.
Basically, anything that is RC 150 or greater (like your new battery is) will work fine with the 90AH profile that the car uses. So you should be golden
fazman is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-03-2014, 07:45 PM   #59
turugara
Major
 
turugara's Avatar
 
Drives: 335i Coupe, 6 Speed
Join Date: May 2011
Location: NYC

Posts: 1,302
iTrader: (5)

Garage List
2011 BMW 335i  [4.72]
Will you be around this Sunday? I could use some help coding for my battery. . .
turugara is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      04-06-2014, 09:11 PM   #60
fazman
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: 335 e90
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Edison, NJ

Posts: 1,679
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by turugara View Post
Will you be around this Sunday? I could use some help coding for my battery. . .
Sorry i didn't see this post till just now. Send me your contact info in PM. I don't do coding... But if you can swing by... I can register your battery in a couple seconds
fazman is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-14-2014, 09:51 PM   #61
Neon21db
First Lieutenant
 
Neon21db's Avatar
 
Drives: 2007 328xi coupe
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: NY

Posts: 376
iTrader: (0)

fazman, do you know how to replace the battery also?
Neon21db is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-23-2014, 11:01 AM   #62
slowbmw
New Member
 
slowbmw's Avatar
 
Drives: 2007 335i Cpe, 2011 335XI Sdn
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Posts: 21
iTrader: (0)

Coding

Quote:
Originally Posted by fazman View Post
Sorry man, had you asked me in September 2013 I would have (I was making NJ / MD runs all month long). But an alternative would be to just go buy a cheap $30 OBD2 coding cable on ebay and use the free BMWLogger software made by Smooth1 (that's what I use). I could even remote into your machine and just do it for you, but it's literally just 2 clicks on the menu and in less than 1 second you have registered your own battery
That would be a huge help if I get hung up, it would be great to use your assistance. I will let you know when I get the battery and the cable in.

A second question, another problem I am having is with my memory mirrors. I have the memory locations programmed, but when I enter the vehicle with either key, the mirrors default to a completely down and right position (the reflection points me right at the door). I do not have comfort access. Is there a way to reset the default position on the mirrors? your help is appreciated.
slowbmw is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      04-23-2014, 11:03 AM   #63
slowbmw
New Member
 
slowbmw's Avatar
 
Drives: 2007 335i Cpe, 2011 335XI Sdn
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Posts: 21
iTrader: (0)

battery

Quote:
Originally Posted by Neon21db View Post
fazman, do you know how to replace the battery also?
Neon, there are a bunch of DIY's in the DIY section. or just search battery replacement.

I think the best place to but the battery is getbmwparts.com. They will be able to determine exactly what you need.
slowbmw is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      04-23-2014, 09:59 PM   #64
PichaDis11
Captain
 
PichaDis11's Avatar
 
Drives: 08 328i
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: NY

Posts: 801
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by slowbmw View Post
Neon, there are a bunch of DIY's in the DIY section. or just search battery replacement.

I think the best place to but the battery is getbmwparts.com. They will be able to determine exactly what you need.
Do keep in mind that they do not ship batteries.
__________________
08 E90- 6FL Retrofit. new features by coding.
PichaDis11 is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-27-2014, 12:33 AM   #65
fazman
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: 335 e90
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Edison, NJ

Posts: 1,679
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Neon21db View Post
fazman, do you know how to replace the battery also?
Sorry, i was offline for a while... I personally haven't done it... But its not all that hard. Just check out a few youtube videos on it and it's pretty straight forward. Just work slow and careful. If you come out to me i can try to help you.
fazman is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-27-2014, 12:37 AM   #66
fazman
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: 335 e90
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Edison, NJ

Posts: 1,679
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by slowbmw View Post
That would be a huge help if I get hung up, it would be great to use your assistance. I will let you know when I get the battery and the cable in.

A second question, another problem I am having is with my memory mirrors. I have the memory locations programmed, but when I enter the vehicle with either key, the mirrors default to a completely down and right position (the reflection points me right at the door). I do not have comfort access. Is there a way to reset the default position on the mirrors? your help is appreciated.
This only happened to me ONCE while i was driving, my SA said it was an issue that does happen and when it happens... Bring the car in right away to get the code read without shutting off the car. Basically the way he explained it to me is they need to change the mirror motors. So i would do a google search on "e90 side mirrors pointing up down" or something like those key words to get at the root cause of your issue. Sorry for the bad news on the mirrors.

Sorry for the delay in response... I've been offline for a while.
fazman is offline   United_States
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 10:37 PM.




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