does any independent repair shop replace battery in 2008 bmw 328i?


Asked by Apr 12, 2013 at 03:42 PM about the 2008 BMW 3 Series 328i

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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A independent shop should be able to. Where do you live? I can list a few.

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Midland, TX I've called some, no one wants to do bmw because the computer has to be reset? Thanks!!

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Why not go to the dealer? BMW of Permian Basin too much? Did you call Lone Star Automotive 432-699-5700

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Tom, I called Lone Star and they said they do replace and reset computer on BMW. I was so glad to find that out, but I forgot to ask how much they charge! My Bad!


By keeping 12v on the car's system I don't know why you would have to reset anything in order to do a battery change.

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mrmoony, BMW's require you to program the new battery so it gets the correct charge as the computer monitors the voltage/amperage, escpecially if you use a different battery with different CCA's. Kgeeg, glad I could help. Should be around $50?

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Audi is the same way Tom. They have to tell the system that a new battery is installed and what type. The car monitors the battery life and tells you when to replace it before it fails. The Audi people can use a VAG COM cable to reset the MMI interface. Is there such a thing for BMW? Maybe some BMW forum members can tell you if you can reset and/or how much to have a shop do it.

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That's great to know! Dealer wants $485! Just a 36 mo. battery, too.


Try Batteries Plus. They have several options. You may not need to reset the computer. If you do, you usually can do it yourself. Double check your owner's manual.

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Hook a fully charged jumper box to the cable before you disconnect the battery to install the new one. Disconnect when done. No computer brain loss.

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I live in Midland too! And this just happened to me at the BMW dealer in Midland. I was told that "you can't just go to Auto Zone and get a battery. You need our battery because it has to be programmed to work with all of the components in the car." Now I'm out $500.

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Same thing they told me. Is everything higher in Midland? Seems that way sometimes. It's a shame we don't all make the big bucks like most of the town.


My 2008 328i battery gave out today Original battery 68,000 miles Dealer wanted $535 to replace. I took it to Top Tier BMW repair shop and new battery installed, registered tax and out the door $275 In Cumming, GA

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My battery went out today, took it to the shop and bought an interstate battery/installed for $180! My question is, the service engine soon light came on about 25 miles later? Could this be, because of the change of battery?

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