2007 BMW 530xi Q&A
2007 BMW 530xi Question: Battery replacement.
I called one of the BMW specialty shops recommended by RepairPal for no start. The shop claimed that most likely the battery needs to be replaced. I know from the dealer that you have to program a computer in the car anytime you replace a battery. I told this to the mechanic but he started laughing and said that the dealer probably wants to make extra money. So, I don't know now if you have to or don't have to program the computer. Please answer asap! - Visitor
I believe the battery has a box on top of cover and if it does then yes it will need to be programmed. - raiderron
Some really new BMWs do need a reprogram after a battery replacement, they are so overly sophisticated the article I read said the computer wants to know if the battery was replaced so it can modify the characteristics of the charging system. Why do the complicate what should be a simple system. - patrick mannion
Can I replace the battery without a visit to the dealer? What is the proper size battery?
Where is it??? Jumper connections in engine compartment, but no sign of battery
car did not start two weeks ago, jumped and started.. battery icon shows. Car has been running fine otherwise. Pulled car in garage yesterday tried to restart, started but hard.Tried to shift but l...