Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 1 Series / 2 Series > E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013)

E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013)
BMWs throw back to the iconic 2002, with a renewed form and function. The smallest car in BMW's line up but still packs a punch. Available in coupe or convertible, powered by either an inline 6 in the 128 or the twin turbo rocket sled 135.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-07-2013, 10:57 AM
reynot reynot is offline
Registered User
Location: asuncion, paraguay
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 2
Mein Auto: bmw 318i 1999
new battery

Hello, i have a 2005 120d and for personal reasons I haven't been able to use it for almost 2 years. Its parked in my garage and I think its time to pull it back together and start using it again. My 1st concern is the battery, it is obviously dead by now. My question is, do I really have to buy the original battery at the dealer (costs US$500) or can I just buy a simple equivalent battery with same specs (voltage/amperage)?

This is one of many questions Ill have and I know you guys will help me through this since last time I used my car it was under warranty so I had nothing to worry about, now Im on my own =(

Thx a lot
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
  #2  
Old 02-07-2013, 11:44 AM
SilverX3's Avatar
SilverX3 SilverX3 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Australia
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 3,302
Mein Auto: 130i & E92 325i, E90 SOLD
After market battery s $160 and works just fine... Google for compatible one
__________________
Residence - StarTrek Enterprise
Job - Captain
Current Starship Fleet:
06 130i - ROCK SOLID Performer
MY11.5 X1 Xdrive25i
2013 VW Golf R - Rising Metallic Blue
07 320i - SOLD
08 E92 325i - Blue SOLD
Bicycles: Giant TCR Advanced Zero SOLD, Argon 18 Krypton, Argon 18E114, Trek Madone COMING
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-07-2013, 03:53 PM
reynot reynot is offline
Registered User
Location: asuncion, paraguay
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 2
Mein Auto: bmw 318i 1999
Tyvm, I just thought it had to be some special kind of battery designed for bmw, ill be getting a standard battery and let you guys know how it goes. Thx for helping
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-07-2013, 09:48 PM
1zamboni 1zamboni is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Monte Sereno, CA
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 475
Mein Auto: 2013 E93 & 2014 F30
If you can find a way to register then you won't need to get a BMW battery.
__________________
2014 F30 335i Melbourne Red
2013 E93 M3 Melbourne Red
2012 E93 Space Gray (Retired BMW buy back)
2009 E82 ( Sold )
2006 E90 ( Sold )
2001 E46 ( Sold )

My next vehicle would be a Zamboni
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-08-2013, 04:19 AM
mr_bean mr_bean is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: NJ
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 702
Mein Auto: 2000 328i
Make sure the new battery has the same electrolyte as the old one (liquid instead of gel) and that it has the same amp-hour rating (Ah). After installing it, you'll need to have the battery management system reset.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-08-2013, 04:23 AM
codog2 codog2 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: boston, ma
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 727
Mein Auto: 5
Not sure about diesels but here in the us the gas engines don't need to have the battery registered. At least the 2005s
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-08-2013, 12:35 PM
SilverX3's Avatar
SilverX3 SilverX3 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Australia
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 3,302
Mein Auto: 130i & E92 325i, E90 SOLD
can drive around without battery registration till next service add extra 1/2 hour job
__________________
Residence - StarTrek Enterprise
Job - Captain
Current Starship Fleet:
06 130i - ROCK SOLID Performer
MY11.5 X1 Xdrive25i
2013 VW Golf R - Rising Metallic Blue
07 320i - SOLD
08 E92 325i - Blue SOLD
Bicycles: Giant TCR Advanced Zero SOLD, Argon 18 Krypton, Argon 18E114, Trek Madone COMING
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 1 Series / 2 Series > E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms