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How to Register BMW Battery with Foxwell NT510

Foxwell NT510 is more than just an OBD2 scan tool. If you buy the scanner you get to have your own BMW diagnostic scanner that you can use if in the future you have problems with engine, airbag, transmission, ABS and more.  As we all know NT510 will register BMW new battery, but have no idea how to.

Here’s the little guide on registering BMW battery with NT510 BMW scanner.


Background information: 

What is BMW Battery Registration?

During BMW battery registration process the following happens.

  • Battery capacity is set to 80%
  • Current Odometer reading is stored
  • Delete stored battery statistics such as:
    • current,
    • voltage,
    • battery charge level.
  • Stored temperature statistics are deleted

These steps are completed by the BMW scan tool that you will use to complete BMW battery registration. Don’t need to worry about completing these steps one by one. Just complete new BMW battery programming as outlined below.

BMW registration is very simple and straight forward procedure as long as you don’t change battery type and rating. During the battery registration process old battery charging history gets deleted. Now your BMW DME module knows the battery is new and doesn’t require as aggressive chargings as the old battery. This step should be performed every time the battery gets replaced.

If you change the battery rating and type you will need to perform coding as well to let your BMW (IBS / Power Module) know how to handle the new battery.


Which BMW models need battery registration? 

Here is a list of some BMWs that need battery registration. Always verify with your dealer.

E61, E63, E64, E65, E66, E67, E70, E71, E72, E81, E82, E84, E87, E88, E89, E90, E91, E92, E93, F01, F10.


What you need:

Foxwell NT510 Multi-system scanner




Step 1: Replace BMW Battery

Better stick with an AGM (Advanced Glass Mat) battery instead of switching to lead acid batteries if the stock was AGM battery.


Step 2: Register a new battery

Locate the on board diagnostic (OBD – 2) port under the dashboard near your brake pedal. Plug your BMW Foxwell NT510 scan tool into this port.

Turn the key to option II but don’t not start engine. If you have a Push Start button press it a couple of times. Don’t press the brake pedal when you press the start button. All the dashboard lights should turn on.

Register the new BMW battery with NT510:

1.Plug your Foxwell NT510 BMW scanner into the OBD2 port under the dashboard.

2.Turn ignition on, the key to position II. Do not start your car.


3. Select BMW. Scan for VIN. It will automatically look up the VIN number. Once VIN is found press OK.


4. Scroll down to the Body menu 4.


5. Scroll down to Power Supply (Battery) and press Enter.


6. Select option 2 for Battery registration.


In the next screen, you can perform the following.

  1. Register new battery. Battery replacement is the same as the original.
  2. Change battery capacity to higher or lower.
  3. Change battery type between AGM and lead acid battery.


  • Do not unplug the scanner during the battery registration process
  • Do not turn off the ignition during the battery programming.
  • You don’t need to run option 2 and 3 if your replacement battery has the same specs as the old battery. Just new battery registration is all you need to complete.



BMW/Mini Cooper Foxwell NT510 battery registration and coding success reviews:

  1. BMW E60 M5

You can also perform BMW maintenance functions such as registering a new battery, read and clear adaptations, activate and test all of the modules individually, engage the transmission, among many others.

  1. 2008 BMW E93

Register a new battery -OK

  1. 2009 BMW 335i (American)

Do battery registration – ok

  1. BMW E90 328i -OK
  1. Code a new battery on 08-2011 M3’s
  1. Can code injectors and new battery on 2008 BMW 135i
  1. Foxwell NT510 find BMW 90 bad cylinder and I replace one:

Registering a battery is super easy. It gives you the option to say that you upgraded the Ah rating as well if you are having trouble finding an OEM spec battery.

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