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Old 11-19-2008, 09:41 PM
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wow, 2 mins of reading this thread and i've learnt so much.. :S
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Old 11-25-2008, 07:35 PM
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What's the regular service life of a battery? If I bring this SIB to my dealer on my 5 year old battery will they say sorry, this doesn't appy?

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Old 11-25-2008, 07:47 PM
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I dont think it would apply to a 5 yr old battery, possibly 4 as that is the warranty period
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Old 11-25-2008, 07:48 PM
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wow...that's crazy. so much design effort into the battery.
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Old 11-25-2008, 10:53 PM
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What's the regular service life of a battery? If I bring this SIB to my dealer on my 5 year old battery will they say sorry, this doesn't appy?
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Jerry, you shouldn't warm up the car with the garage door closed sir. It's kind of hard to miss an outstanding recall when the first thing we do at the dealership is to plug your key in the key reader while we run the vehicle history which outlines warranty coverage/open recall/and the list goes on....BUT if you have gathered all the facts, and your vehicle meets all the criteria outlined on the notification......You're right and it's your right. As long as you don't have a dead battery, If I was the service manager it would only take me 1 phone call to make you satisfied.

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I dont think it would apply to a 5 yr old battery, possibly 4 as that is the warranty period
Imagine taking home your new born baby from the hospital. And 5 years later, you find out that it's not your baby......... What size clown suit sir? Would that be rental or purchase? Cash or charge? Paper or Plastic? Darn. So many questions.

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wow...that's crazy. so much design effort into the battery.
You only display this kind of reaction if :
1) You find an AGM battery in a Honda Civic
2) If you think Optima is a better option
3) If you don't see the "big picture" as to why it's neccessary

No disrespect sir, I don't think you described your astonishment well. Perhaps you're still in awe that you forgot the sophistication of the seven series electronics. While most techs run away from these cars, I find myself staring at it like a deer......I run towards it knowing I'll be on it for as long as it takes. It only hurts when I have to open my wallet. It feels good knowing you've corrected the issue and learned from it......another fact, you've had another satisfied customer
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Jerry, you shouldn't warm up the car with the garage door closed sir. It's kind of hard to miss an outstanding recall when the first thing we do at the dealership is to plug your key in the key reader while we run the vehicle history which outlines warranty coverage/open recall/and the list goes on....BUT if you have gathered all the facts, and your vehicle meets all the criteria outlined on the notification......You're right and it's your right. As long as you don't have a dead battery, If I was the service manager it would only take me 1 phone call to make you satisfied.



Imagine taking home your new born baby from the hospital. And 5 years later, you find out that it's not your baby......... What size clown suit sir? Would that be rental or purchase? Cash or charge? Paper or Plastic? Darn. So many questions.



You only display this kind of reaction if :
1) You find an AGM battery in a Honda Civic
2) If you think Optima is a better option
3) If you don't see the "big picture" as to why it's neccessary

No disrespect sir, I don't think you described your astonishment well. Perhaps you're still in awe that you forgot the sophistication of the seven series electronics. While most techs run away from these cars, I find myself staring at it like a deer......I run towards it knowing I'll be on it for as long as it takes. It only hurts when I have to open my wallet. It feels good knowing you've corrected the issue and learned from it......another fact, you've had another satisfied customer
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well I guess I stand corrected, you can't just drop another battery of the same form factor and amperage in a new 7. That alone wipes the car off my list of possible future vehicles. What if you are 700 miles from the nearest GT1? No thanks. Horrible design.

What kind of BS car makes you program it for a new battery? Sounds like a nice way to line a dealership's pockets if you ask me.
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don't worry those cars are not that scarry as they seem
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Threads kinda old lol. No need to bring it back for that lol. Most of us register our own now. Takes like 20 seconds
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LOL. WOW! Is this a new record? A THREE year old thread resurrected?? Awesome!
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Threads kinda old lol. No need to bring it back for that lol. Most of us register our own now. Takes like 20 seconds
How do you register yours within 20 seconds? Do you have the INPA program somewhere?
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Yea. Inpa does it real quick
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Yea. Inpa does it real quick
What is INPA?
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I am the same as MakaveliFaison, I register my own battery in about 20 seconds flat.....not to mention all the other coding I do to my car.. hehehe Ace
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I am the same as MakaveliFaison, I register my own battery in about 20 seconds flat.....not to mention all the other coding I do to my car.. hehehe Ace
good info, need to look into how to do all this myself as well.
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its costs $50 or something to do at the dealer, just get it done right..geez, your driving a $90,000 MSRP car!!!!
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Hello everyone I have a 760Li got the in april of this year and having nothing but problems after problem.
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I liked the bit where you specified which battery you wanted to register (FOB/car/whatever)

the more details the better

is it even in a BMW? what model?

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