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      01-23-2013, 04:23 PM   #3
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I know for a fact that a new battery needs to run through the computer recognition for my 2007 x3. I had this done only a few weeks ago. If this step is omitted the computer will not recognize the battery as new and electrical fault codes may show up. This was confirmed by two mechanics I tend to trust. I can't imagine a 2005 model being very different in this aspect.
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