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      12-05-2012, 03:51 PM   #1
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Battery Shortage

My battery died of old age(3 /12 years) but there is, I'm told a nationwide shortage of batteries and mine is the 8 th car sitting at the dealer. Others have been there for weeks- no word on when batteries will arrive!

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      12-05-2012, 03:54 PM   #2
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That's when I would just get an aftermarket one and call it a day. Even if the car is under warranty/ maintenance I wouldn't leave the car at a dealer for an extended period just for a batt. Lol good luck
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      12-05-2012, 04:54 PM   #3
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I feel your pain! I dropped mine off last Monday (on a flatbed no less) and was told there were cars that had been there for almost 3 weeks already waiting for a battery. The dealer told me yesterday they were expecting to get about 4 batteries in per week and there are "quite a few" cars ahead of me so I should expect to wait about another 2 weeks.
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I feel your pain! I dropped mine off last Monday (on a flatbed no less) and was told there were cars that had been there for almost 3 weeks already waiting for a battery. The dealer told me yesterday they were expecting to get about 4 batteries in per week and there are "quite a few" cars ahead of me so I should expect to wait about another 2 weeks.
U must be kidding. 2-3 weeks! I would never.
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Great, I read this the day my battery shoots craps. I'm out of warranty anyway so it looks like its aftermarket time.
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      12-05-2012, 08:18 PM   #6
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They told me there is NO aftermarket alternative.
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      12-05-2012, 08:37 PM   #7
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http://www.autobarn.net/eas9agm49.html

This battery works perfectly. It is 92AH not 95AH. Deka/East Penn are OEM suppliers to BMW.


From realoem- http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...99&hg=61&fg=30


Important notice!
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Compliance with the following
information and instructions for correct
battery replacement is absolutely
mandatory!
- ISTA Document
RA_61_20_Instructions_for_battery_
replacement
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For additional information, see:
- Battery master document
ISTA_Document_SI_61_07_02_(875)
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The original battery (battery size and
type) as indicated in the vehicle's
order specifications must always be
installed to ensure correct operation of
the on-board electrical system!
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If the vehicle is equipped with an IBS
(Intelligent Battery Sensor), the
battery must be registered via the
diagnostic system (ISTA); this process
also registers the battery with the
vehicle's on-board electrical system.
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Standard batteries can always be
replaced by AGM batteries with the same
specifications.
Following either type of replacement,
the vehicle registration process in
ISTA/P must be supplemented by a vehicle
coding procedure, which is carried out
as follows:
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Read out battery size and registration
from onboard electrical system:
ISTA->Service functions->Body->Voltage
supply->Register_battery replacement->
Test plan
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01 Battery Fa. Douglas (Warranty only) 70AH 570A 1 61218381738 $123.00
01 Battery from Exide (Warranty Only) 70AH 570A 1 61217586960 ENDED
01 Battery, East Penn (warranty only) AGM 70AH 760A 1 61217553951 See SI 610696 (110)
01 Battery Fa. Douglas (Warranty only) 80AH 640A 1 61218381749 $136.00
01 Battery from Exide (Warranty Only) 80AH 640A 1 61217586961 $199.00
01 Battery Fa. Douglas (Warranty only) 90AH 720A 1 61218381762 $144.50
01 Battery from Exide (Warranty Only) 90AH 720A 1 61217586962 $210.00
01 Battery, East Penn (warranty only) AGM 90AH 900A 1 61217594976 ENDED
01 Battery from Exide (Warranty Only) AGM 92AH 1 61217639053
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