Replace Bosch eBike Intuvia display dead battery

Inside the Bosch Intuvia display there is a small backup battery that supply it when the main battery is turned off or when the display is removed from the bike. It could happend that your Bosch Intuvia disply get over-discharged.

The symptoms of this problem are:

  • you can’t start your bike from the display but if you start if form the push-botton on the main battery the bike works fine
  • you lost the clock each time you turn off the bike

To solve this problem is necessary to replace the small 240 mAh LiPo backup battery inside the display.

I can do the work for you if you are not confident whit this kind of works. Leave a comment and I will contact you.


  1. elpis

    Hi I haven’t used for long time my e-bike powered by bosch active line with intuvia and the intuvia display does not power up. What i have managed to do is to power it up by usb cable and the place it on the bike and use the bike as normal. The problem is that the intuvia cannot start by itself. Do you have any suggestions on what the problem is.


    • rodezio

      Hi Elpis,

      you can easily turn-on the bike by pushing the button on the battery. Your display can be easily repaired following my post. If you need help I can fix it but you have to send it to me.

      • rodezio

        Hello Mark,
        if the problem is the same that I have already solved I can repair it. Where are you from ? The shipping could be expensive compared to the display price. Could you please tell me something more about your problem ? Is the display dead ? does the bike turn on if you press the button on the battery ?

  2. Ian

    How did you get the two middle screws out? Looks like they filled them with something. What was the battery you used (model number or size of the battery)? Thanks for the help!

  3. Sam Costello

    I also thought that the battery on my intuvia display was dead after it had been in storage for a long time. I did a reset on the battery and everything worked fine. To do a reset you need to press the button where the battery is next to the lights that light up to tell you how full the battery is then everything works perfectly. No need to change the battery within the intuvia display

    • rodezio

      This is true, but it depends on how low is the battery voltage. Under certain voltage, the recharge circuit do not charge the battery anymore. A li-ion battery with a severe under voltage could be potentially dangerous indeed the circuit avoid to charge it.

  4. AJ

    Thanks for this. I was able to replace my battery. The hardest part is getting the case open and the second hardest part is screwing the case back together. The screws are tiny and the heads get stripped easily. I hope this second battery doesn’t die because I don’t think I can get the case open again. The screws seem lodged in there now.

    Question – is there any special glue that we should use to glue the new battery to the board?

  5. Toddy

    Is anybody else surprised or disappointed that Bosch has sold a control unit with a non-replaceable battery (without opening the case with hot screw drivers) and no warning in their manual that non-use will result in the control unit battery failing? I’m trying to challenge them at the moment.

  6. colin swan

    My sister hasn’t used her bike for a long time and her bike wouldn’t power up from the display on/off button. It does power up from the button on the main motor battery. I’ve taken the display apart and discovered the LiPo battery was dead so I replaced it. I checked the new battery voltage and it’s about 3.8V but it still does not power up from the display. Is there anything else i need to do? TIA.

      • Colin Swan

        Sorry for the delay. I’ve now cleaned the contacts but there’s no change. Do you have any other thoughts on what I should do?

      • Colin Swan

        I still don’t have the display working properly. I’ve replaced the battery and the display still only works with the button on the battery. If I plug in a micro USB, it powers on for about a minute and then switches off for a minute. Then repeats. It still won’t power up the pick from the display power button. Any ideas?

      • Fila Kaja

        Hello colin and rodezio.
        Yes, i have the same issue, battery dead, replaced and it wont power-up from displey until main big battery is switched on. Note that this battery is charging the display and usb on displey is only for accesory like phone to charge.
        I had two ideas, one is to manualy and outside recharge the original dead battery and try to replace it back, to see if it powe up without pressing main battery. Other idea is to check official bosch diagnostics for battery to try them to match with repaired, or restored display.

      • Colin Swan

        I ended up buying a new display unit as I had no joy getting it to power up from the display on/off switch. If we were keeping the bike, I’d have put up with it but I wanted to sell it in as new condition. Sorry, I can’t help.

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