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      10-27-2012, 02:25 PM   #20
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Drives: 2011 E92 335is
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Originally Posted by djantlive View Post
you have to program the car to recognize the battery?

my 2003 E46 doesn't need any programming. none of my cars do. never heard of this
Yep, you have to program the car once the new battery is installed. Don't ask why, I have no idea, but I got a battery replaced under warranty and asked if the dealer HAD to reprogram and they said yes. Might be just another way of getting paid but I didn't pay anything for it. I guess the warranty did.