late model BMW's, it is important to “register” a new battery
when it is being replaced.
This process will increase
the longevity of the new battery and will keep any battery and charging
system warning lights off. The process can only be done with factory
BMW scan tools or high end aftermatket tools like the Autologic. The battery
control module charges a battery differently depending upon it's age
and the type of battery installed AGM (glass mat battery) or conventional
(lead acid). No longer are radio codes needed as most modern European
vehicles have V.I.N. Recognition through the on board diagnosis system
of the radio and the vehicle. If all computers have matching V.I.N.
numbers the the radio will work automatically.
Codes in all systems
should be scanned, documented and cleared because a failing battery
will usually set under or over voltage codes and possible many other codes.
Also scanning is important to verify other settings that need to be
updated or fixed due to the battery replacement. Steering angle sensors
can require calibration, windows, sunroofs and convertible tops need to
be synchronized for proper express functions.
Newly installed BMW battery
are the days when major retail chains and gas stations can replace
the battery in you vehicle. At Autobahn Performance in Fort Lauderdale,
Florida we have the factory equipment and the training to properly
service your vehicle's battery to assure factory specs and warranty
that Require Battery Registration
and newer 7-series E65/66 chassis 2003 and newer 6-series E63/54
chassis 2004 and newer 5-series E60/61 chassis 2006 and newer 3-series
E90 E91 E92 AND E93 CHASSIS 2007 and newer X5 series E70 chassis 2008
and newer X6 series E71 chassis.