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Old 08-26-2012, 09:37 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.
I'm sorry, but this is terrible advice. You do need an AGM battery and it definitely needs to be registered. I can't even begin to tell you how many threads I have read over the years regarding problems people have had stemming from not registering their battery.

You can certainly buy a battery on your own and have it registered by an Indy or someone who has the proper software if you want to save some money over the dealership.

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