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Old 07-10-2020, 04:20 PM
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My 2015 battery ran low this week after a 420 mile drive. I think its a problem with the demands of my aftermarket speakers and my need to run 2 phones from dead and the nav and radar detector. But anyway dealer said it needs to be replaced. My question is do we have an alternative (aftermarket battery supplier) that is known to work. Giving BMW 2350 to replace it seems just OTT
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Old 07-12-2020, 09:16 PM
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Edit: this assumes it isn't a weird li-Ion battery...
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Old 07-13-2020, 12:40 PM
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Hi,

My 2015 battery ran low this week after a 420 mile drive. I think its a problem with the demands of my aftermarket speakers and my need to run 2 phones from dead and the nav and radar detector. But anyway dealer said it needs to be replaced. My question is do we have an alternative (aftermarket battery supplier) that is known to work. Giving BMW 2350 to replace it seems just OTT
Dealer is charging full MSRP ($1946) and ~2hrs of labor (~$150/hr).

There is no aftermarket equivalent for this Li-ion battery as it is tied to the IBS system of the ECU for monitoring and charging.

Save $800 by getting it yourself in here and code it if you know -otherwise pay a coder to register the battery to your car: https://www.getbmwparts.com/oem-part...ry-61218047221

This battery should last much longer than 5 years, you should check alternator condition as this battery is mosly charged when decelerating or when the ECU detects excessive low charge condition. If you are playing music or accessories a lot while not driving then you may have shot the battery without even noticing.
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Kinda thought that was the case.

Seems the low water mark on price may be 1200 ish? If you shop hard enough.

Id lean on BMW and the dealer for a goodwill. Although if youve already agreed/bought into "its my fault" then not so much. I recall they could goodwill up to a year past the 4 yr warranty, no?
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There is no aftermarket equivalent for this Li-ion battery as it is tied to the IBS system of the ECU for monitoring and charging.
That is not so. The integral battery charge controller circuitry supplants and replaces the function of the Intelligent Battery Sensor - IBS. Li-ion batteries have integrated BCS.
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Still waiting for the dealer to install my battery in the mean time my battery is reporting 12.57v I have not charged it for 9 days. But my car still starts first time and it still spewing out codes for everything from Pedestrian detection not working, Rear locking diff malfunction, Active suspension fault, Crash avoidance fault, ABS sensor fault.

List goes on but yet everything electronically including nav radio. Work no issues no low battery warnings or anything.
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So I gave the dealer some crap told them that they are just picking the easy target and that none of the codes show it as being the battery. They now diagnosed it as a bad left rear speed sensor.
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So I gave the dealer some crap told them that they are just picking the easy target and that none of the codes show it as being the battery. They now diagnosed it as a bad left rear speed sensor.
Well that is certainly a different tune....
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http://www.bimmerzone.com/category/T...ricks_OEM.html

https://www.turnermotorsport.com/t-OEvsOEM
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