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Fitted New Battery on F10
13-03-2019, 01:24 PM
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Fitted New Battery on F10
Just an FYI Post:

Did it at Battery Centre Menlyn, Total cost came to R 4 000, which admittedly is not cheap, but, the original battery (week 34 of 2010) was still fitted, so can't complain about that.

It is an OEM BMW battery, and they 'kept power on the car' when removing the battery, in order to prevent the diagnostics from picking up anything, no 'registering' required.

BMW gave an unofficial quote of around R 6 500. They get the batteries from this same exact Battery Centre.

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13-03-2019, 01:56 PM (This post was last modified: 13-03-2019 01:56 PM by AlexYannoulatos.)
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RE: Fitted New Battery on F10
Thats great! replaced the battery on my clubman last week at BMW, invoice came to R5,170.35

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13-03-2019, 02:07 PM
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RE: Fitted New Battery on F10
(13-03-2019 01:24 PM)Paul_Pret Wrote:  Just an FYI Post:

Did it at Battery Centre Menlyn, Total cost came to R 4 000, which admittedly is not cheap, but, the original battery (week 34 of 2010) was still fitted, so can't complain about that.

It is an OEM BMW battery, and they 'kept power on the car' when removing the battery, in order to prevent the diagnostics from picking up anything, no 'registering' required.

BMW gave an unofficial quote of around R 6 500. They get the batteries from this same exact Battery Centre.

That's my story.
my understanding is that registering the battery is still required. The intelligient battery sensor ( IBS) over time would have charged the old degrading battery accordingly as it got older and couldn't hold full charge.

Now you have a new battery, but you haven't told the IBS that its new, it will charge the new battery as it did the old battery.

From my reading on the IBS system, the IBS tried to charge a little more than the battery will hold, and checks voltage. Over time it will actually charge the new battery accordingly, but by then the battery has probably already been negatively affected.

I replaced OEM battery after almost 8 years, because I didn't register the new battery on time( was about 1.5 years after fitting it), the new battery only lasted 4 years. With the current battery ( bought a BMW one this time), i had it registered the next day, so lets see how long it lasts.

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13-03-2019, 02:27 PM
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Shit, now you've ruined my excitement Bluebiggrin

Should I go and ask the guy at the dealer if they can 'register' it, or will he chase me away now?
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13-03-2019, 02:29 PM
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I am also led to believe that the new battery needs to be registered in order for the charge rates from old battery to be reset, so the new battery wont be over charged.
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13-03-2019, 08:50 PM
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(13-03-2019 02:27 PM)Paul_Pret Wrote:  Shit, now you've ruined my excitement Bluebiggrin

Should I go and ask the guy at the dealer if they can 'register' it, or will he chase me away now?
I bought mine today as well. The fitment people said I did not have to code. But I did not listen. They put a back up battery but as soon as I got home, registered the battery. Will sleep better.

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13-03-2019, 09:02 PM
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RE: Fitted New Battery on F10
(13-03-2019 02:27 PM)Paul_Pret Wrote:  Shit, now you've ruined my excitement Bluebiggrin

Should I go and ask the guy at the dealer if they can 'register' it, or will he chase me away now?

Haha sorry bud. If the dealer has the tools then they should, if not best you find someone who has the tool ASAP.

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13-03-2019, 10:19 PM
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Anyone with a tool pls come to rescue and let us know how much you charge to code the new battery
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14-03-2019, 07:21 AM
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Fitted New Battery on F10
I have Carly. Send me a pm. I'll sort you out

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14-03-2019, 08:37 AM
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RE: Fitted New Battery on F10
(13-03-2019 08:50 PM)Holiman Wrote:  
(13-03-2019 02:27 PM)Paul_Pret Wrote:  Shit, now you've ruined my excitement Bluebiggrin

Should I go and ask the guy at the dealer if they can 'register' it, or will he chase me away now?
I bought mine today as well. The fitment people said I did not have to code. But I did not listen. They put a back up battery but as soon as I got home, registered the battery. Will sleep better.

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How and where did you register it?
BTW - Will BMW do this even when I bought the battery somewhere else? Cost?
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14-03-2019, 08:44 AM
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(14-03-2019 08:37 AM)Paul_Pret Wrote:  How and where did you register it?
BTW - Will BMW do this even when I bought the battery somewhere else? Cost?
They will probably charge for diagnostic and 1 hr labour.... i'm scared to even guess the cost...

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14-03-2019, 08:51 AM
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RE: Fitted New Battery on F10
(14-03-2019 08:37 AM)Paul_Pret Wrote:  
(13-03-2019 08:50 PM)Holiman Wrote:  
(13-03-2019 02:27 PM)Paul_Pret Wrote:  Shit, now you've ruined my excitement Bluebiggrin

Should I go and ask the guy at the dealer if they can 'register' it, or will he chase me away now?
I bought mine today as well. The fitment people said I did not have to code. But I did not listen. They put a back up battery but as soon as I got home, registered the battery. Will sleep better.

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How and where did you register it?
BTW - Will BMW do this even when I bought the battery somewhere else? Cost?
I have the Carly diagnostic tool. Send me a message. I'll do it for you. Easy peasy.

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14-03-2019, 11:45 AM
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RE: Fitted New Battery on F10
Thanks for sorting me out, much appreciated!
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14-03-2019, 12:17 PM
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RE: Fitted New Battery on F10
(13-03-2019 01:24 PM)Paul_Pret Wrote:  Just an FYI Post:

Did it at Battery Centre Menlyn, Total cost came to R 4 000, which admittedly is not cheap, but, the original battery (week 34 of 2010) was still fitted, so can't complain about that.

It is an OEM BMW battery, and they 'kept power on the car' when removing the battery, in order to prevent the diagnostics from picking up anything, no 'registering' required.

BMW gave an unofficial quote of around R 6 500. They get the batteries from this same exact Battery Centre.

That's my story.

As a side comment, my Mazda CX5 is out of Plan and I was advised by the service advisor to rather use Battery Centre, since they stock the battery approved for the CX5 (which needs to be stop-start compliant). The difference in price is a few thousand as well. However, if there are any errors, these can only be cleared by the Mazda agents (which, my local one said they can do free of charge), or someone with the right tools.

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14-03-2019, 12:28 PM
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RE: Fitted New Battery on F10
If you with the AA, they will replace free of charge and come out to you.....

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14-03-2019, 01:28 PM
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(14-03-2019 12:28 PM)SlimmJimm Wrote:  If you with the AA, they will replace free of charge and come out to you.....

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I think the call out is free, but you still have to pay for the battery. They have a mobile credit card machine.

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14-03-2019, 01:31 PM
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(14-03-2019 01:28 PM)MR_Y Wrote:  
(14-03-2019 12:28 PM)SlimmJimm Wrote:  If you with the AA, they will replace free of charge and come out to you.....

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I think the call out is free, but you still have to pay for the battery. They have a mobile credit card machine.
Nope....if u insured with them it's free.... We have done this before.



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02-04-2019, 03:37 PM
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RE: Fitted New Battery on F10
I also have to replace my battery. Was shocked to see the size of that battery. Anyway here is my question; does this battery really have to be a 105Ah? I am tempted to buy a smaller battery and I don`t how this will affect. I stopped using that start-stop thing.
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02-04-2019, 08:11 PM
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(02-04-2019 03:37 PM)vamudzengi Wrote:  I also have to replace my battery. Was shocked to see the size of that battery. Anyway here is my question; does this battery really have to be a 105Ah? I am tempted to buy a smaller battery and I don`t how this will affect. I stopped using that start-stop thing.

Must be same. Alternator will pack up
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02-04-2019, 08:29 PM (This post was last modified: 02-04-2019 08:33 PM by Hugo_za.)
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(02-04-2019 03:37 PM)vamudzengi Wrote:  I also have to replace my battery. Was shocked to see the size of that battery. Anyway here is my question; does this battery really have to be a 105Ah? I am tempted to buy a smaller battery and I don`t how this will affect. I stopped using that start-stop thing.

Alternator will be fine with either 90 or 105 is fine as long as the car is told which battery is fitted. This coding is required in order for the energy management system to do its job efficiently. I just replaced the battery on the 6er too. At some point someone fitted a cheap as non AGM low capacity battery to it. It was no longer holding any charge. My build sheet listed a 90ah battery but I opted for a 105ah instead. Registered the change in ISTA, and coded the new value in esys (very important second step if not programming with ISTA). If I hadn't done this the alternator would be supplying insufficient power for the battery fitted.

For start stop it has to be the larger 105ah and it has to be AGM. Non AGM will have a much shorter lifespan.

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