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Old 02-16-2013, 08:58 AM
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I put an after market batt in and didnt register it now my radio and nav screen is going bezeerk ano my transmission is shifitin hard and my transmission failsafe indicator is coming on when it shifts hard its reading code p1885 solenoid short to ground will the batt cause this
Yes, because it's not registered the car's electrical system is "freaking out". Get it to an indepedent shop or the dealer so they can register it.
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:01 AM
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My question is if it is possible to change the battery and re-initalize it to the car without losing these settings?
Come to think of it I don't recall having to setup any of the stations, clock, etc after the indy changed my battery.
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:05 PM
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Since we're on the topic of batteries. Will someone please tell me where it is - the manual is no help.
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:47 PM
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Since we're on the topic of batteries. Will someone please tell me where it is - the manual is no help.
If you’re asking where the battery is, mine is in the passenger side of the trunk.
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:57 AM
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with mine you have to take out the jack to see the top of the battery and you have to take out the spare to remove the battery.
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:30 PM
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After sending the query about the battery location, I relealised I was just being lazy and found it through Google.

Thank you for the fast response though guys.
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Old 06-09-2013, 05:25 PM
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How can I tell if my battery was replaced or not? I bought the car used, and I had he vin ran at BMW and it was recommended that the battery be replaced back in sept 2012 but if it was done it want done at the dealership per my friend the tech that ran my VIN.... He isn't local for me to say hey but chance can you check my battery, so I can verify it it was replaced or not?
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Old 06-09-2013, 06:08 PM
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Just checked because my battery is due for replacement as the blower fan function speed flowincreases and decreases depending on the distance I drive, I just removed my battery to find the AH rating to order a replacement and found the battery has the date of build stamped on the - negative post, mine has a date of 30th week 2005, 90 AH/900cca
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Old 06-09-2013, 07:32 PM
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So if my battery needs to be replaced I can basically get my own battery and then I can have it registered in a couple days or something?
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Old 06-09-2013, 11:05 PM
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Pick of the battery to save you removing yours just to check what size it is, this one is fitted in the facelift 2005+ and up 750Li
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Old 06-16-2013, 05:32 AM
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So if my battery needs to be replaced I can basically get my own battery and then I can have it registered in a couple days or something?
Dealer informed me if it is like to like replacement of battery then no further action is required and you can perform the replacement yourself
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Old 06-16-2013, 10:26 PM
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I believe you need to register the battery no matter what. BMW's power management module needs to know what kind of battery it is so the ECU can optimize the charge.
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Old 06-18-2013, 08:58 AM
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I have not registered the battery I replaced on my 745i. I found that if you attached another battery ( I used my 325i) to the battery jumping poles under the hood of the 745i. That way the car never lost battery power while I was changing the battery. I bought the battery from NAPA and I have had no problems.
I did the same thing on my 2006 550I. Battery went dead - I jump started and drove to the battery store - we hooked up the memory saver to the cig lighter & hooked jumper cables to jump post under hood - very carefully replaced bad battery - that was over a year ago with no problems.
Question; If you had a good battery but left your lights on and it drained. You charge your good battery - would it be necessary to re-register that good battery? If so why?
** Just curious **
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Old 06-18-2013, 11:44 AM
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I did the same thing on my 2006 550I. Battery went dead - I jump started and drove to the battery store - we hooked up the memory saver to the cig lighter & hooked jumper cables to jump post under hood - very carefully replaced bad battery - that was over a year ago with no problems.
Question; If you had a good battery but left your lights on and it drained. You charge your good battery - would it be necessary to re-register that good battery? If so why?
** Just curious **
The reason why the battery needs to be register is due to the charging system/cycle. On a new battery that has been register the charging will not be of a high load not to burn a cell out as the battery ages the charging load increase as the battery to help with heat and prolong the life.
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Old 06-24-2013, 04:33 AM
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Yep can confirm the following below is correct. I had the Dealer replace my original battery as car was delivered in late 2005 with a early 2013 battery in identical size 90AH / 900CCA and we did the registration via their scan tool to let the power module to not continue to overcharge the new battery and allow it to slowly increase the charge rate overtime over the battery's life. Cost was AUD$165.00 labour and AUD$600.00 trade price for the battery.
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Old 07-04-2013, 07:00 PM
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So it looks like my battery had been replaced with an aftermarket one from like autozone. How can I verify if it's been coded to the car? Is there a way to check it on my own? Or does it need to go to a dealership type place?

Hopefully I can verify on my own
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Old 07-05-2013, 08:15 AM
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Error Messages from INPA and Toolset 32

I am trying to register the battery on my 2008 750Li but i get error messages when I try either option shown here.

With INPA (using INPA ) I get "group file_POW.SYS-0012: Identification error"
With ToolSet32 I get "runtime error '339': Component 'richtxt32.ocx or one of its dependencies not correctly registered: a file is missing or invalid"

I am able to go in and see car error codes, I can see the A/C settings and see them change in real time, so I'm a bit lost.
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Old 07-05-2013, 08:22 AM
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The error above should be With INPA (using INPA ) I get "group file: D_POW.SYS-0012: Identification error" with no space between D and : but the system is making it an emoticon.
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:31 PM
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The error above should be With INPA (using INPA ) I get "group file: D_POW.SYS-0012: Identification error" with no space between D and : but the system is making it an emoticon.
You might need to Update your Daten files .
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:51 PM
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Yeah, I went back through the process and that helped. The Nav software that's in your tag line; does that work on a 2008?
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Old 07-09-2013, 06:34 PM
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Yeah, I went back through the process and that helped. The Nav software that's in your tag line; does that work on a 2008?
glad to hear you fixed it .
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Old 07-15-2013, 12:38 PM
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Battery Register

Forgive my ignorance, but I wanted to know if there was a special tool needed to register the battery, or if you somehow do it through the dashboard unit. I am receiving a transmission fault error and am hoping the battery will take care of this (as others have indicated it resolved their issues).
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Old 08-04-2013, 04:15 AM
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ok I just bought an 06 750li. coming from an e39 I don't know what the hell toolset is or how u get it or how it connects to ur car or anything about it to be honest with you. so can someone plz give me a general description of this thing? I just got a new battery and im guessing I need to do this. I have warning lights in my dash like, park brake, dsc, check engine, and like 3 other ones I don't even know. maybe this has something to do with it
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Old 08-15-2013, 11:54 AM
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Can someone in here provides detailed steps to take before this registration. I don't want to pay another $450 to get my battery replaced last week by the dealer again if I can save some money DIY.

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Old 08-16-2013, 02:19 AM
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Can someone in here provides detailed steps to take before this registration. I don't want to pay another $450 to get my battery replaced last week by the dealer again if I can save some money DIY.

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The guide on the first post shows step by step what buttons to press with pictures lol, how much more detail do you need?
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