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      03-22-2020, 09:40 PM   #9
Pabloxxi
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Drives: 2014-320Xi 2017-330Xi
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Originally Posted by Billfitz View Post
It's not coded, it's registered. It's done because the car increases the level of charge as the battery ages, to compensate for the reduced capacity. If you don't register a new battery the car won't know that it's new and will continue to charge it as if it was old, reducing battery life.
OK... Thanks, at least we are not stranded, and can drive out of the situation until reach a place where the battery can be properly registered.