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Old 02-09-2010, 04:31 AM
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Battery change

I'm looking to replace the battery in my 2002 E66, 745Li

I found the useful thread in the DIY section
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=419230

However, it says "Don't forget to register the battery once the new one is in."

My question is...... HOW?
I heard this was a dealer only thing..... Is it?

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Old 02-09-2010, 06:58 AM
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It is a dealer thing unless you really want to learn your car.

You need a laptop, some computer knowledge, a copy of INPA, and a compatible USB Cable that INPA can utilize to communicate with the car.

Then the ability to understand the software and troubleshoot if it doesn't work correctly.

If you can do that, then yes its doable.

I'll be trying this myself later.

As far as obtaining a copy INPA you have to figure that out for yourself. Google is a good start.
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Old 02-09-2010, 07:45 AM
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Interesting.
I was looking to get one of the GT1 units, or an OPPS unit myself.....

But it looks like this INPA software has replaced them, or is more recent.... is that correct?

I'm a software engineer, so I reckon I could get it working, if I got the right DL & interface.

Would be interested to hear of anyone who has used INPA on their E65/E66.... Anyone?

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Old 02-09-2010, 09:03 AM
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I'm looking to replace the battery in my 2002 E66, 745Li

I found the useful thread in the DIY section
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=419230

However, it says "Don't forget to register the battery once the new one is in."

My question is...... HOW?
I heard this was a dealer only thing..... Is it?

Thanks
what ever happens ! make sure you get the correct battery ! 90 amp AGM ! nothing else will serve the car in the manner it requires ! indy diag guys can register the battery to the car ! otherwise its a main dealer OR a forum buddy with the righjt software !!
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Old 02-10-2010, 08:01 PM
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Yep, registered mine with INPA (using a VAG-COM KKL interface). No problems. INPA has a more simple interface (and is easier to set up) than DIS. If you're a software guy, you should have no trouble getting this stuff running.

Also, find the thread in this forum (not the DIY forum) with the same title as the one you linked to. There is some useful info there (like the shortened version of replacing the battery -- gracias, Haz1).
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Old 02-11-2010, 02:14 PM
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Yep, registered mine with INPA (using a VAG-COM KKL interface). No problems. INPA has a more simple interface (and is easier to set up) than DIS. If you're a software guy, you should have no trouble getting this stuff running.

Also, find the thread in this forum (not the DIY forum) with the same title as the one you linked to. There is some useful info there (like the shortened version of replacing the battery -- gracias, Haz1).
got my registered this afternoon ! Took all of 30 seconds ! i can't believe dealers have the cheek to charge for such a simple process !
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Old 02-11-2010, 11:22 PM
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Thanks to all that helped directly and indirectly with their posts on here.

I got INPA working with my E66.

Now just to find a new battery (90Ah AGM), and then find the option somewhere in INPA.

Cheers!
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Old 02-12-2010, 06:12 AM
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I got INPA working, but my battery has finally died, so I'm ordering a new one from BMW.


Can anyone point me to where the option is in INPA to do the battery registration?

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Old 02-12-2010, 03:47 PM
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Old 02-13-2010, 05:22 AM
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HI Keif,

Sorry to sound a bit dumb, but could you confirm which option it is in the Power Module bit?

I have the following
Information
Identification
Error memory
Read status
Activate
Read memory
Select
Print screen

Not sure which one is for Register battery.... Any info appreciated.

Thanks

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Old 02-13-2010, 11:08 AM
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Thanks to Keif and the folks on here for helping me with this.

Just to feedback.....

If you have INPA working, then select the following to Register the new battery

1. Select BODY from the left hand pop-up menu
2. Select POWER MODULE in the right hand list
3. Select ACTIVATE from the next menu
4. Another menu comes up, which has ACTIVATE1 and ACTIVATE2.
5. Select ACTIVATE2 from the menu
6. Then select F7 - Register battery replacement

Almost instantly you get the message:
"Register battery replacement Activated properly."

Job done!

Hope this helps!
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Old 02-13-2010, 03:28 PM
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Might want to repost this or ask for it to be reposted in the DIY section. Surely many will find this useful! Good stuff, glad everything worked out!
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Autobarn has the DEKA AGM Euro exact fit for $169.99......free shipping. I will be ordering soon and trying to use the INPA to register.

http://www.autobarn.net/eas9agm49.html
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Might want to repost this or ask for it to be reposted in the DIY section.
It's now in the DIY section. Thanks!
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