Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Chesapeake, VA, USA
Replacement Battery Time!
I've run into a battery charging glitch with my 06 KGT. I haven't added the direct to the battery charging connections yet so I'm still using the smarter than I am BMW charger through the accessory plug. During a routine charging cycle last month the charger seemed to get stuck on the last yellow indicator. Then it went into error mode before going green and a relay started a cyclic clicking sound somewhere under the tupperware. I tried resetting the charger and starting over several times with the same result. I called my dealer's service department and I got a "You probably need a new battery" response. I can live with that but they didn't have an answer for the source or cause of the clicking noise when the charger quit charging.
1. Has anybody had this problem before during a routine battery charge?
2. What is the latest recommendation for a replacement battery if I really need one?
I did a forum search for an answer to question 2 and didn't come up with anything helpful. I also checked on a replacement battery through BMW. The Exide gel is about $176.00. Not surprising but %*$&#$ expensive.
Thanks in advance for the help.
06 KGT CGM (and yes, it's still the fastest color!)