Car Battery - correct one?

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Car Battery - correct one?

Post by jordanlord93 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:47 am

Hi All,

It's come to a time where I need to change the battery in my car - with the cold weather settling in, it's the 2nd time I've had to get my car jump started.

I've put off changing the battery for long enough now. The angel eyes don't come on when I unlock and the radio goes off after approx 30 seconds of the engine being off.

I do have the stop start carry on but I think it's been coded out on my car - so here's the question - will the below battery work in my car and work as it should? If not, I'd appreciate it alot if someone fired over a link to the correct one. (I can get it for £79).

https://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/c/BMW_ ... da1&000020

Thanks !

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Re: Car Battery - correct one?

Post by OneTwenty » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:03 am

Is that an AGM battery, it doesn't seem to say anywhere but you will need AGM IIRC.

Also, you will need it coding via BMW.
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Re: Car Battery - correct one?

Post by jordanlord93 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:39 am

No it's not an AGM battery, but does it matter? will it ruin my car if it's not an AGM? I'm only going to get the stop/start coded out.
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Post by OneTwenty » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:21 am

A battery could never ruin your car, but your car could ruin your battery, depends what tech you have I guess but as yours is a 57 plate it should have AGM I believe.

Use a none AGM battery and/or an AGM without having it coded and it will probably only last 1 year or so as the system will overcharge it - our cars have intelligent battery monitoring/charging which is why an AGM is needed IIRC.
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Post by jordanlord93 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:34 am

Yeah I fully get what you mean, thanks !

I have Carly so I could register the new battery, would that be ok?
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Re: Car Battery - correct one?

Post by Toed64 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:52 am

Has your car got an AGM fitted now? If so, it's probably sensible to fit another. AGM batteries will take far more abusive charge/discharge cycles. If you are not planning to use the start/stop, it's not essential though. You can, of course, code with Carly, if you have spent the tenner for that option!

Don't buy that battery until you have checked for ECP discount codes - I think today's is MID40...but do check. Also, it's worth checking other battery suppliers. If you are not going for an AGM, you can buy a 110 cheaper. Tayna provides good telephone advice service and they have battery sizes and specs listed on their website, so it's easy to find alternative batteries that will work fine, or be an upgrade, if required.
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Post by jordanlord93 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:01 pm

smashing, thanks !!

what's the best way to go about changing it? Being BMW I presume it's not as simple as swapping them over - I presume there's a recommended step by step?
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Post by Toed64 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:30 pm

I don't think that there's a special procedure, I changed my 130i battery recently and just removed the dead one and fitted the new one. I always disconnect the earth before doing anything else to avoid any potential power shorts or sparks.

I disconnectedthe battery on my 135i for some time (probably 30 minutes) while I changed the cracked driver's seat. No issues arose. Clock reset and go...
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Post by tweeky » Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:35 pm

Like its already been stated it needs coding to the car
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Re: Car Battery - correct one?

Post by Toed64 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:50 pm

...especially if you are switching from an AGM to a standard wet battery.

I have often wondered about this though. In days of old, when cars just had little black boxes on the bulkhead that controlled the battery charge, this device checked the voltage of the battery and hence the requirement for charge. Why the BMW system requires the new battery to be coded to the car seems silly to me...is it just another way to get the punter to return to the dealership?

They probably do though, my friend didn't bother coding when he fitted a new AGM to his 530d and it only lasted 3 years, whereas the battery in my 130i was the original, so it was 9 years old. I fitted my new battery and then had it coded to the car when I next visited my favourite garage.

As far as I know, they do not flash up any dash lights when a new battery is fitted. Mine didn't.
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Re: Car Battery - correct one?

Post by 0l0dom0l0 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:51 pm

Remove negative terminal first.

Would reccomend an AGM battery for your car.

Coding via Carly is simple and easy and required.
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Post by jordanlord93 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:47 pm

yeah I have Carly and paid the extra to be able to register the new battery so I'll do that then, thanks for the advice (Y)
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Re: Car Battery - correct one?

Post by Conor118dmsport » Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:43 pm

Does anyone know how much it is to have a battery coded to the car? Would it be worth while buying myself a carly to do it?

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Re: Car Battery - correct one?

Post by Jack79 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:50 pm

Carly is the simpliest way. You do not have to buy it. You can use it INPA or Tool32 or ISTA. It is for free. I used INPA.

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Re: Car Battery - correct one?

Post by OneTwenty » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:13 pm

BMW quoted me £295 on my old E81 for a new battery, fitting and registration. I think the battery alone was around £170 at the time, but that's a few years back now.
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