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Old 11-04-2014, 12:34 PM
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PLEASE READ and REPLY: Charging/Battery Issues

All,

I am at my wits end...my car will not hold a charge. Sometimes a start the car 4 to 5 times without incident, but then it won't start. Sometimes I have the jump it to get it started and sometimes I can wait a while and it will start.

I have replaced the battery and recently (two days ago) replaced the alternator and the same behavior continues.

Have anyone else experienced this?

Please help
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Old 11-04-2014, 01:18 PM
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Did you register the new battery? Check out the IVM module as well as it can lead to a no start condition. Did you use the proper AGM battery?
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Old 11-06-2014, 09:31 AM
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Mine acted that way when I needed a starter. I frequently had it jump started and most of the time it worked and sometimes it wouldn't work. In hind sight the jumping probably was not making a difference. I just thought it was. Like you said, sometimes it would start on the first push of the button, other times nothing- an hour later it would start with the first push again. Unfortunately the starter is a PIA to do, I couldn't get the time, I had to let an indy do it for about $1800 if I remember right. It is so hidden, I couldn't even get to it to knock on it (the usual way to fix a starter) Hopefully the battery just needs to be matched.
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Old 11-11-2014, 03:32 PM
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How do you Register the battery?
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Old 11-11-2014, 08:32 PM
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Old 11-12-2014, 01:45 AM
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Anyone else laugh at datpoet's post and then read his signature? LOL
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Old 11-12-2014, 03:23 AM
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You know this is why a lot of people don't come to this forum because you act like idiots I already did search feature it didn't pull up a relevant article but that's okay I'll go to another fall and I'll be a part of them and as far as you jay 750 you can laugh all you want when I guarantee you're going to come into a falling very soon and you're going to need gone and you going to wish I was on this forum to help you.
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Old 11-12-2014, 06:15 AM
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Smile In response to registering

You can order cables and software from ebay usually range from 35 to 50- you will need INPA. there is a DIY post from http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=532315
this is a copy paste.
Procedure to register new battery using INPA:

Step 1: select BODY from the left hand pop-up menu
Step 2: select POWER MODULE in the right hand list
Step 3: select ACTIVATE from the next menu
Step 4: Select ACTIVATE2 from the next menu
Step 5: Then select F7 - Register battery replacement. Almost instantly you get the message: "Register battery replacement Activated properly."
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Old 11-12-2014, 06:23 AM
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You can order cables and software from ebay usually range from 35 to 50- you will need INPA. there is a DIY post from http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=532315
this is a copy paste.
Procedure to register new battery using INPA:

Step 1: select BODY from the left hand pop-up menu
Step 2: select POWER MODULE in the right hand list
Step 3: select ACTIVATE from the next menu
Step 4: Select ACTIVATE2 from the next menu
Step 5: Then select F7 - Register battery replacement. Almost instantly you get the message: "Register battery replacement Activated properly."
thank you very much this is all I ask for I couldn't find the link you are true gentleman.
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Old 11-12-2014, 06:23 AM
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I read it and no I didn't laugh. It seemed like a reasonable question. At one point I needed a battery, so I went to the local parts store and put a new battery in. I had done this with every other car I had owned over the years so it seemed reasonable to do it again. I was unaware of a registration that needed done. Guess what: it started fine and ran fine. Six months later I had it at the dealership for other work and they asked if I had it registered and I said I don't have any idea what that means. Nevertheless he said it needed done and he charged me $200. I'm still not sure why, but I took his word for it.
To answer the question, I don't know how to register the battery other than taking it to the dealer and apparently the guy that knows would rather laugh at us then help (j750).
Thanks to cornbread though, very helpful!!

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Old 11-12-2014, 04:00 PM
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Nevertheless he said it needed done and he charged me $200. I'm still not sure why, but I took his word for it.
$200 for a five minute procedure! THIS IS WHY I HATE BMW DEALERS - MONEY-GRUBBING THIEVES!

Ok, I feel better now that that's off my chest.
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