DOES IT MATTER IF I DON'T USE A BATTERY FROM BMW?

  • Tiny
  • ESPO 1
  • 2006 BMW 750Li
  • 45,000 miles

I have been experiencing crackling noises over the speakers and GPS and radio cutting in and out. Also the idrive toggle will not have the same resistance when I go to use it right after starting the car. After driving all systems seem to come back. Battery was tested and voltage was 10. My mechanic (not a BMW tech) says the battery isn't holding a charge and needs to be replaced because of age. Can the problem be anything else like a short or something?

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 AT 9:55 AM

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  • Tiny
  • mhpautos
  • Expert
  • 30,495 posts

The battery will need replacing, check all earths and the alternator output, the battery does not have to be a BMW genuine unit, just as long as it is the correct size for your car.

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Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 AT 10:26 AM

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