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Understanding BMW 12V Lithium Ion Battery Technology

Welcome to ImportCar Euro Intel.
In this edition, we are covering BMW lithium-ion batteries. We are not talking about hybrids or EVs, we are talking about internal combustion applications.
— Andrew Markel, Import Car.

Toyota Prius Battery Codes P0A7F, P2011 and P0A80

A second generation Toyota Prius is at least 12 years old and batteries may need to be replaced. Here’s what the codes mean.

Euro Electronic Parking Brake Diagnostics

If you are doing a job on a vehicle with an electronic parking brake, you will need a scan tool to perform diagnostics.

Different Nameplates, Different Expectations

Honda is one of the least concerned manufacturers about system voltages when it comes to reflashing.

BMW Module Encoding And Programming

In some cases, a missed detail can turn an expensive module into an expensive brick.

BMW 12Volt Lithium-Ion Batteries

BMW started offering lithium-ion batteries in its F80 M3 and F82 M4 in early 2014.

Hyundai Stop/Start System Problems

Specific conditions with the engine, transmission and brake system all have to be met for the ISG system to function.

VIDEO: Understanding The Gold AGM Battery

AGM technology improves how a battery can store energy, discharge and even recharge. This video is sponsored by ACDelco.

VIDEO: Battery Cable And Terminal Service

Many complaints are due to the most passive components. This video is sponsored by Auto Value and Bumper To Bumper.

VIDEO: Testing The Battery Every Season Is Important

The battery can be damaged just as easily by heat as by cold. This video is sponsored by Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper.

Autel US Introduces Battery/Electrical System Diagnostics Tool

This new tool line consists of four new tools designed to aide technicians of every level.

Jaguar: No Communication With Modules After Reconnecting Battery

If the battery supply to the vehicle is disconnected for any reason, the Chassis Control Module may not power-up correctly.