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Old 09-26-2005, 02:01 PM
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X5 battery replacement

I replaced the battery in my wife's X5 3.0 yesterday. It hasn't left her sit yet, but it will be 5years old in Feb. Since I'm the one who will get the lucky phone call to retreive her when it does die, I figured I'd do it proactively on my own terms.

Anyway, the OEM battery is a Douglas 94R. It is identical to the factory installed battery, the only thing missing is the BMW sticker. I called around and found one at a BatteriesPlus store about an hour away from me for $89 (no deposit). Dealer wanted $299.

Douglas sold their battery division this summer to East Penn Manufacturing, near Reading PA. FWIW, the X5 battery will be manufactured under the Deka brand name and sport a black case.

Took about 30mins to R+R and that included cleaning out the beach sand from the hatch/trunk well.
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