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E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010)
The E63/E64 BMW 6 Series builds on BMW's sporty heritage with aggressive lines and an incredible motor to back the design up. Available in coupe and convertible trims with a standard 4.8 liter engine producing 360 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, the 6-series is a popular choice that exceeds expectations.

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Old 04-24-2016, 02:40 PM
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Battery Price - geez!

Stevens Creek BMW quoted me $650 for installing a new battery. I'm going to go with the top end Auto Zone AGM instead. At less than 1/3 the price, I can afford to replace it after a few years if the lack of battery registration causes shorter life due to overcharging. $650 for a battery? Really?
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Old 04-24-2016, 02:58 PM
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Stevens Creek BMW quoted me $650 for installing a new battery. I'm going to go with the top end Auto Zone AGM instead. At less than 1/3 the price, I can afford to replace it after a few years if the lack of battery registration causes shorter life due to overcharging. $650 for a battery? Really?
I picked up an OEM AGM 92Ah battery from the dealer for 228 and registered it myself. Even if you 'get a non BMW battery your can still get it registered by an independent specialist, or buy the iCarly App and WiFi Dongle....simples!
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Old 04-24-2016, 04:26 PM
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I might try that. I have a ELM wifi interface for OBDII that I've used for looking at codes, is that all I need along with Icarly software or is there a special dongle?
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You could probably call a local independent BMW shop, & get the battery registered for 75.00. If the ICarley app will do that, it sounds like you have half of the needed equipment.
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Old 04-24-2016, 10:04 PM
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Batteries Plus has our battery and have prices comparable to AutoZone, Napa and a lot cheaper than the stealership!
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Autozone $141 out the door. Mine had the non-AGM (white case) I it so I went with non-AGM. Everything seems to be working fine, no error codes etc. I will likely still get the application that will allow me to register the battery. $650 indeed.....
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You should register it as soon as possible to ensure the most optimal battery life. It is likely to be slightly over charging the new battery at the minute which will shorten the life of the battery.
It's not something you are going to notice today or even this year.
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