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Old 01-08-2013, 10:42 PM
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Battery Replacement

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The i-Drive screen on my 328xi (90K) is starting to take excessive time loading. My battery seems to be straining to start in cold weather, probably time to replace it. Do I really need to buy my battery from the dealership? Please advise.

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Old 01-08-2013, 11:51 PM
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I did, but many post here will recommend you battery from Walmart for $99
Electric system is very complicated in this car and I afraid to screw up by installing not OEM battery.
I payed $222 to dealer and install my self using DIY post.
Friend of my register battery for free.
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The i-Drive screen on my 328xi (90K) is starting to take excessive time loading. My battery seems to be straining to start in cold weather, probably time to replace it. Do I really need to buy my battery from the dealership? Please advise.

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I replaced mine with after market ... $165 installed vs dealer quoted $390 installed

it works fine with after market (DIN66 battery)
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:25 AM
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I replaced mine with after market ... $165 installed vs dealer quoted $390 installed

it works fine with after market (DIN66 battery)
Please keep us posted if you have no problem with after market battery installed.
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