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Old 08-26-2012, 07:17 AM
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Originally Posted by SilberGrauE60 View Post
You should be able to get an exact match from Batteries Plus,, for around $200 and install it yourself. The dealer is charging so much because they are probably selling you an AGM-type battery rather than basic Lead-Acid. My dealer said they are only selling the AGM-style anymore when I asked about mine several months ago. Also, they will charge you extra labor to "register" the battery. This topic is debated up and down the e60 chat rooms, and I decided not to do it. A battery is a battery is a battery, I feel.
Thanks for responding. Yeah, I got the explanation about, "registering", the battery and I had no idea why a battery had to be, "registered". Since you indicated this has been discussed many times on the boards, I'll do further research myself. But $200 to install a battery? Give me a break!
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