A useful guide worth sharing with BMW car owners: Use BMW diagnostic software working with BMW ISTA+ to check BMW car state of charge and battery registration! Steps are listed as below:
Tool you need
BMW ICOM A2 with V 2017.03 Software HDD
BMW ICOM NEXT A+B+C + 2016.12V Software HDD
BMW INPA K+DCAN cable for BMW E-series
Steps to check BMW battery state of charge with BMW ISTA+:
(This guide is individually tested. You try on your own risk!)
Connect to the car using your preferred cable.
Do a vehicle test
After a vehicle test, go to Vehicle Management –> Service functions tab.
Next select Body, then Voltage Supply
Then select Battery
Here you will be presented with 2 options:
Option 1 is to test SOC. Choose Evaluate Battery State of Charge OR
Option 2 – Register Battery Replacement
Then click on at the bottom right. The ABL/FUB/REP and/or SSP will be populated. Select the FUB or REP to learn more OR select the ABL and run it.
NOTE: If changing battery types, coding is required before you can register battery replacement.
That’s all about how to use check BMW battery state of charge by BMW ICOM interface and BMW ISTA. Hope it helps!