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Old 04-07-2019, 09:19 PM
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Originally Posted by bimmerbingo View Post
Thanks for sharing your experience! I also replaced my OEM battery recently myself without paying anything! Why even pay the $26 for the app when you can register it using ISTA-D, the same tool used by BMW shops and not some 3rd party app? All it takes is opening up ISTA-D, read vehicle info, activities tab, service function->body,->voltage supply->battery->register battery change and follow prompts
Indeed, you're right! But I have a Windows X VM with ISTA-D that I ran on my Macbook Pro... but I recently sold the MBP in prep to get a brand new one. So I'm without the use of ISTA-D till I get my new laptop. Spending the few $$ for the app and adapter was not too bad an investment anyway since Bimmerlink has some other cool features in addition to battery registration PLUS it shows any and all faults and allows you to clear them as well! It's pretty handy to have that functionality on my iPhone since I can use it in a pinch!

BTW, what battery did you get?

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