Can I register my BMW battery myself?

Many people wonder though, whether BMW battery replacement and registration is a simple DIY process or has to be done by an expert technician. We say: you can definitely handle the replacement on your own! However, when it comes to the registration — if you’re not a tech-savvy person, let us do the work for you.

What happens if BMW battery is not coded?

If you don’t register it with the car, it causes the car to charge it too much or too little. Older batteries get more charge sent to it than newer ones, so putting a new battery in will cause the car to overcharge it, which prematurely kills your battery.

Can I register BMW battery with Bimmercode?

Bimmercode can register the BMW battery and the remote control. You need to have a valid receipt or warranty documentation for this service.

Does AutoZone Register BMW battery?

AutoZone technicians can change a BMW battery, however, they may not have the proper tools to register it. Registering the battery updates the BMW’s onboard computer, and helps determine how much current it should deliver to the battery while charging it.

Do you have to reprogram BMW after battery replacement?

If you are swapping out your BMW battery for a new one with different amperage and or voltage specs, the car needs to be told this so it can adjust for the new battery settings and not damage your car’s fragile electrical system. As a result, reprogramming will need to be done.

Do you need to code a new car battery?

For an older battery, the vehicle system records the „defective battery“. If a new battery is installed without entering a BEM code, the vehicle will not recognise that a new battery has been installed.

What’s the difference between BimmerCode and BimmerLink?

BimmerCode allows you to code different factory settings (e.g. comfort access, roll up windows with key fob, video in motion etc) Also used for more advanced coding such as switching light voltage etc. BimmerLink is more for reading codes and tracking temps (transmission, oil, engine etc.)

Who makes BMW battery?

The BMW Group has signed a long-term supply contract for battery cells with the Swedish company Northvolt. The deal is worth two billion euros. Northvolt will start manufacturing the cells in 2024 in its Gigafactory in Skellefteå, currently under construction.