Does anybody know of a plug and play battery replacement for the Nav V?

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by flybigjet, Apr 21, 2019.

  1. flybigjet

    flybigjet Remove Before Flight Supporter

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    The Nav V works fine, but the battery's not holding a great charge if it's off the bike.

    Any solutions other than paying ludicrous prices at the dealer?

    Plug and play only. Solder guns and I don't get along well.

    TIA.
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  2. ragtoplvr

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    my local battery outlet has cells and a spot welder, can usually open and replace cells is most packs. They also carry a lot of packs that have worked well for me.

    And ebay, watch the ratings.

    rod
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  3. t6pilot

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    Amazon my be your friend
    Type in battery number
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    t6pilot Been here awhile

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    EBay has them $39.95
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  5. flybigjet

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    Model number for eBay or Amazon? I tried a quick search, but I got several different ones. And I'm not home to take the Nav V apart on my bike.
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  6. hammick

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    That seems steep. Surly you can find these for $5 shipped from China.
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  7. Blissed

    Blissed Been here awhile

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    Did you try googling “bmw navigator v battery” ?
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    I did-- I didn't have much luck.
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  9. Blissed

    Blissed Been here awhile

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    Tried calling/emailing Garmin support?
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    On Easter Sunday?
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  11. East End

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    I unplug the battery on my Nav VI if it's off the bike for any amount of time. You think it's off but it's just sleeping, as I recall. There's a way to kill it but I can disconnect the battery in about two minutes.....
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  12. Lead Wrist

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  13. Blissed

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    :-) You could try, but may wait on hold too long.
    My apologies, I assumed you have been looking into it for a while. Seriously, I’d try contacting them. I’d expect that Nav V battery will be identical to those used in other Garmin units.
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  15. Norduro

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    This is true, if you simply switch off the device by pressing the power button it actually only enters "sleep" mode and continues draining the battery. Even if you hold the power button until the menu pops up to "turn off the device" it will still continue to flatten the battery.

    The battery will be drained at a slow rate, but eventually it will be completely depleted - which Lithium ion batteries do not really like much at all. This can permanently damage the battery.

    So, two things to consider:
    1. If you store the Nav 5 for a couple of weeks or even months, make sure to unplug the battery as mentioned by user East End or to charge it from time to time via USB.
    2. Your battery might actually still be fine, try charging it fully and then using it off the bike.
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  16. Lead Wrist

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    Hmm... I wasn't aware of what original battery was rated as I don't have my V with me... 3.7V vs 7.4V should be ok but I couldn't confirm...:dunno
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  17. BMWGSA

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    Perhaps you can post pictures as you go along replacing this as I might be needing of one as well
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  18. bikermd

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    I too was interested in a Nav 5 battery. Opened up the one in my unit. It is two 3.7v batteries back to back attached to a very tiny circuit board. I have yet to find a replacement battery that you can buy that fits. Garmins part number is # 361-00063-00. 920mah and 6.8Wh. The batteries appear to have 4 connections to the computer board but it also appears that at least one + and - are attached together which confuses me. I did not take it apart further as it is still working (5 yrs old). digi-key part number is 1568-1492-ND. You would need two of them. They are 403040 batteries. All the garmin replacement batteries I found were just 3.7v and not for the nav5. Digi-key has another part number that is two of these batteries together but the wrong connector - it is #1568-1876-ND. Good luck and keep us posted.
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  19. hammick

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    If + and - are truly connected that is a series connection which doubles the voltage of the batteries.
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  20. Blissed

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    I wanted to close this loop, so yesterday I contacted Garmin through their support website asking:

    Please provide info about replacement battery for Nav VI:
    1. What type/model of battery can it be replaced with?
    2. Where can I purchase replacement battery, and what is the price?
    3. Is the same type of battery used in other BMW Navigators, or other Garmin GPS units?

    Today I got an official Garmin email response saying:

    If you are looking to purchase a spare battery for the BMW Navigator VI, you'll need to contact your local BMW motorcycle dealership to do so.
    1. The Garmin part number for a replacement battery is 010-11274-22.
    2. This part can be purchased through you local BMW motorcycle dealership.
    3. The battery for the BMW Navigator VI is a proprietary battery designed specifically for the Navigator V's and VI's.
    If you have any further questions, please reply or call 1-800-800-1020.
    I googled the part number, and found just a couple of hits. In this long-winded video, starting at ~5:30 min, the bloke states that he got his battery replaced by Garmin for free, as the unit was still within 5 years warranty period since activation:


    So, if you think your Nav V is less than 5 years in use you may try calling Garmin. Have the serial number ready. Good luck, let us know!
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