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Old 02-11-2019, 05:06 AM
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2002 325i battery replacement

Greetings,
New to the forum and new to BMW. I have a bmw 2002 that needs a battery replacement. Local mechanic shop (not bmw specific) said that 250 would be the price. Seemed a bit high.

Next door there is a walmart. Gentleman there said 120 but that the battery needed to be registered and they could not do that there... Google and the search function confused me a bit... some saying that, older models do not need registration, some said they do...

1. 250 normal for a battery for this car?
2. Does it need be registered?

I sincerely appreciate your help!
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Old 02-11-2019, 05:15 AM
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Go to Walmart and buy the proper sized battery, and install it yourself:
- disconnect the ground/earth/negative cable
- disconnect the positive (red) cable
- disconnect the vent hose
- remove the battery
- install the new battery
- connect the vent hose making sure that the other end goes to the outside
- connect the positive cable
- connect the ground/earth cable (sparks are ok)
- reset the clock.

The new battery does not need to be registered.
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Old 02-11-2019, 05:35 AM
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great news, I really appreciate your prompt response... thank you much!
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:45 AM
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BMW battery registration was introduced in 2002 and most BMW models after that require that you perform battery registration for best battery life and avoid electrical issues. If your BMW is older than 2002, you generally don't need to perform battery registration.

Here is a list of some BMWs that need battery registration.
E61, E63, E64, E65, E66, E67,
E70, E71, E72, E81, E82, E84,
E87, E88, E89, E90, E91, E92,
E93, F01, F10.
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Here is a list of BMW models that need the battery to be registered.

2006 and up 3-series E90 E91 E92 E93
2004 and up 5-series E60 E61
2003 and up 6-series E63 E54
2002 and up 7-series E65 E66
2007 and up X5 series
2008 and up E70 chassis
X6 series E71 chassis
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Old 02-11-2019, 12:38 PM
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Thank you very much!
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