I waited over four weeks (DCAN cable was slow to arrive). During that time the car took about a week to realize it had a new battery - until then we had the same issues as with the old battery (low battery light, rough running on start-up).
With hindsight I should have used the car with the reconditioned battery (via CTEK 7002) for at least two weeks. I think that would worked in the end, saving buying a new battery + registering. Recently the six year old battery in my lawn tractor died - it's working fine since being reconditioned with the CTEK
Six Euro Deliveries since December 1998 (Owned E46, E90, E91, E92 and E93)
28 vehicles in 26 years of driving so far. Guess I like cars
Last edited by MP3_E46; 02-19-2013 at 07:00 AM.