In Reply to: Dead battery posted by lmays on December 09, 1999 at 07:51:27:
Hi, I had a 95 M3 which the battery went dead last year, and the stealer wanted $200+. They said it takes 1 hr to replace it, do complete electrical checkup for problems, etc. (which means that if they do find a problem it'll be $1000s more)
I looked into getting non-OEM batteries, but w/ the issues mentioned below I instead called up the parts dept., and they were selling M3 batteries for $130 minus 10% bmwcca discount. I got it for $120, then went to a local mechanic(a good friend) and he replaced it in 5 minutes, for $15.
Hope this helps-
: Dead battery on '97 528i, out of (battery) warranty. BMW dealer wants $225 for a battery (2 yr warranty). Sears wants $100 for a battery (6 yr warranty). No brainer... or is there a catch here?