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      01-07-2014, 02:25 PM   #1
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Clock loses time

My clock in my car loses a min every day or so. My car has the original battery from 2008. I'm thinking it's a product of a low battery. Other than this nuance the car shows no other signs of low battery.

Is my theory correct or is there something else afoot?
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      01-07-2014, 04:29 PM   #2
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I keep reading of a low battery causing weird problems in these cars, probably worth testing the battery to start.
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      01-08-2014, 02:56 AM   #3
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RDS

I always wondered why BMW didn't just link the clock to the RDS signal like for instance Opel/Vauxhall have been doing for more than 10 years. At most, we are talking about a lead to connect the radio with the clock

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      01-08-2014, 10:53 AM   #4
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What the voltage on the battery before you start it in the morning?
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It's the battery. I've had it happen to me before and there's multiple threads about it.
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      01-08-2014, 02:13 PM   #6
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What the voltage on the battery before you start it in the morning?
How am I able to determine what voltage my car is at? Is this a built in feature or do i use a voltmeter?

I live near Houston and I've been calling around to compare prices for batteries. The prices of batteries are all around $280-300. Some recommend Bosch. Some recommend Interstate. Some recommend OEM. The same hold true on the forum.

I am getting prices for registering it from $99 to $150 for registration. I've read that some members on the board get it low as $50 which seems more reasonable considering how much actual "work" is required to do so.

I am new to BMW. Every question that I have is met with a wide range of different answers with little consensus. Everybody seems to be an expert.

In need in of some real wisdom here.
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