February 3, 2019 Followup from the Pelican Staff: This tool will do it. Figure 1 Charging battery: You can connect a battery charger directly to the battery or under the hood at the positive + and negative - grounding point junctions. The wire harness for both headlights in this vehicle are completely frayed. I have removed the fuse controlling the comfort access, and the problem persists. If you remove the positive first then there is the risk of shorting the car with your wrench. While driving I noticed various warning and fault lights flashing on the control panel, loss of power and the cabin began filling with smoke. I cope by using a trickle charger once a week and letting my car idle instead of turning it off for quick stops.
I've rather left it in his hands, as all I want is the car to work. After putting it in, the car started like never before and even all of my idrive settings were maintained except for the time. But the odd thing is that I had an original white top battery and now they've replaced it with a black top battery. This increases the surface area enough to hold sufficient electrolytes on the cells for their lifetime. Starting to think maybe my old battery was ok.
So, who knows what registering really does? And even though the Alternator is new, it may still be the cause of the problem. At this rate, the car is dead. Check the customer's vehicle, battery installation could take up to 30 minutes. This is an indication, that new battery installation is advised. The sizes of the nuts and bolts we give may be different from what you have so be prepared with different size sockets and wrenches. This is the 2nd time I'm going in to get the battery replaced at the stealership and they blame it on me not starting the car for extended periods of time, etc.
Thank you Bostoned, the area behind the rear wheel was my second choice. Plus I figured with these cars being so finicky with electrical stuff, I'd go with what it was supposed to have in the first place. Does 92Ah make a big difference?? Eliminating soil from cable and battery connections, might restore the battery to a level of full efficiency and turn it into usable again. Most of who own these cars do not know that these vehicles have this vulnerability. The lifespan of the battery has a limit of 3 - 5 years, subsequently, loosing the ability of being recharged. I just disconnected the battery from the car- I don't like the idea of current being present in the battery leads while I am handling them.
So not only type is different, but capacity is lower!!! If multiple systems are not working properly, fault codes will be set. The dealership connects an auxiliary battery to the electrical system when they change the main battery to preserve all those memories. I just ordered a new battery today via the indy. Virtually, it accumulates electric power, which is consumed by electric-powered appliances within the vehicle. More advanced stuff, you will have to look at professional models. Lift the positive + battery cable off the battery and lay it aside. The interior was significantly revised.
Check the customer's vehicle, battery installation could take up to 30 minutes. The car currently has 80,000. For those of you looking to replace E60 battery make sure to read this guide as well. The battery may also get exhausted, if the engine hasn't been started for a while. The swap was done by the previous owner in Virginia and I bought it for my occasional use as a track car. Brake and signal lighting system degraded exposing vehicle occupants to increased risk of rear-impact, possible electrical fire and death. If you've got an impossible issue I recommend Bimmerscan! I know that's the case with an boat outboard that's running, when you're switching from one battery to the other on a dual battery system.
I am convinced that it needs to be done, however. I knew that something was wrong, that's when I contacted Bryce at BimmerScan. The white top seems bigger then the black top. I doubt anyone knows how much of an affect variations in battery age or use have on the need for programming. See the vehicle owners manual for safe and proper battery installation. The white one had a little indicator to see if the battery is still good or not whereas the black top doesn't have anything.
Remember that your car may have been serviced before and had parts replaced with different size fasteners used in the replacement. This little unit monitors battery voltage and adjust alternator regulator output to keep the battery at optimum levels. I understand the battery charging voltage might not be optimized but who cares. So for clarification does the battery need programming after following this procedure to preserve memory? He is trustworthy and knows what he is taking about. This will be your best bet when diagnosing.
Basically, I was worried about the smaller battery not staying stationary enough, the vent tube would not reach, and it had a 1 yr less replacement warranty only 2 + 5 additional prorated. See the vehicle owners manual for safe and proper battery installation. Will the car start, will I get error messages telling me to take the car to my dealer or will nothing happen at all? My car is bow 535xi sedan. U have something in wiring that is draining the battery after shutdown. Sure there are risks as with anything one does with any computer system but let's not get carried away here. Battery is vented to outside of vehicle.