I disconnected the negative and i get an immediate alarm that won t stop unless i put the negative cable back on. Any advice?
Good video. Took approximately minutes total. Saved over what bmw dealer wanted and got a battery with a six year warranty vice a bmw with a year warranty. Only thing i had to reset was time. All other data was in place and paired with my iphone immediately.
With this type of car and no other do you have to do something to the computer when you change the battery i was told that it s not as simple as that anymore
The brits are nuts american cars are so simple your just replacing a dam battery
I would really appreciate some help. My hood won t open, and my battery is dead. Is it possible to jump the car from the back or charge it from the back? I really need a car right now. Any help is welcomed.
And this e model does not even have a key hole above the license plate so that i can manually open with a key.
Please help e. Trunk got locked after i removed the bad battery and now it won t open to fit a new battery. Today even passed current via from the engine compartment still the trunk did not open. What do i do know? ? ? ?
Question guys do, i always take off the negative cable off first then the positive after or can i start with the positive first?
I ordered new battery from interstate and it came smaller! I panicked at first thinking the hold down clamp would not work, but then when i removed the older larger battery, i saw there are several screw holes in the bottom to accept different size batteries and be able to hold them down
Askthecarexperts just a note for those with a series e wagon to access the battery, lift the removable tray that covers the floor and move out of the way. Like the e, the battery is on the right side of the vehicle. You will need to remove the two slotted plastic screws at the base of the trim piece by turning degrees and pulling out with your fingers. You can then pull the trim piece out at the top and tilt and lift it out of the slots at the bottom.
Excellent! ! ! Can i jump start it to get my vehicle to my house from where it left me?
Great instructions! My brother was close to detaching the battery but couldn t get those last few pieces. Would highly recommend
Great video. Been in the car business for years and this was very well done. My daughter has a x that had a battery discharging while stopped message show up on her dash. I had noticed that it was cranking a little slower than before so i used your video and changed the battery which was oem. Car started up great but the light is back on. I checked the charging system and it is charging. Could it be the battery distribution module that is on top of the battery? Good job, keep it up! Thx doug
I don t know if you still check comments, but thank you, your video really helped me out! I went ahead and made an appointment to have the car reprogrammed for the new battery at the dealership. So expensive, and they say it will take half a day. I put in exactly the same battery i removed, so charging scheme should be the same, shouldn t it? Am i being taken advantage of they said on the phone i need to do it? Oh, well at least i saved the battery installation labor charge, eh? And the cost of having the car towed to the dealership. I ll update this comment afterward for anyone interested. I.
Awesome video! Super helpful. Thank you for the detailed demo.
Great video! I was also told i can hook up a trickle charger to the front of the vehicle so i don t have to lose my presetting with the vehicle. I just recently purchased a battery from advance auto parts and i was wondering do you have any advice to prevent that portion where the vehicle won t start once installed? I have a i.
Thanks, this video really helped me and the fact it showed everything from start to finish. The only difference was that i had to use that mm socket to separate the red distribution box into two parts to gain better access for putting the new battery in. I actually kind of bent the contact holding the two parts together before i realised i had to do this, but got it back into shape when putting it back together. The long mm screw had a very small rubber washer like on the bottom of the part of the oil filter housing which comes out the top of the engine. This held the plate captive and it was actually really easy to put back in. Disconnecting the soc connector definitely helped, and also the red positive lead going out of the red box, which i think you said goes to the engine.
Great video i used it to replace my battery today. Theres is a wire, at of your video, that is connected attached to the thick red wire going into the distribution panel. Does that wire plug into anywhere? Couldn t find where it goes. Thanks
I replaced the battery on the old girl e d today following the instructions of this video and worked a treat, indi chap didn t even charge to reset the car with the new battery afterwards which was really nice of him! Just wanted to say thank you very much for posting this video, it helped a lot. All the best.