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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-13-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,799
Posted By commuteman
A quick update on what happened. Got the...

A quick update on what happened.

Got the car back with the new AGM battery, the (possibly not required) reprogramming done and the sat radio removed from the vehicle order. Total cost was about...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-01-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,197
Posted By commuteman
There is clearly a lot of variation in dealer...

There is clearly a lot of variation in dealer quality and responsivenes. The dealer can choose to argue with BMW on the customer's behalf, or just say "sorry, it's not covered". My nearest dealer...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-01-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,799
Posted By commuteman
I think you're right. I found the bmwcoding site...

I think you're right. I found the bmwcoding site when I first started searching for info about the battery change, so I'm getting up to speed. Not sure it makes sense to change course on this one,...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-31-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,799
Posted By commuteman
Quick update: Talked to BavPro again and...

Quick update:

Talked to BavPro again and have a little more info.
(Note to mostroad: item 4 in your earlier post appears to be incorrect. BavPro uses ISTA, as do lots of other independent...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-31-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,799
Posted By commuteman
Mad, Which year/model is your car? Mine is...

Mad,

Which year/model is your car? Mine is a 2006 530xiT. I wonder if they encountered the same software problem with my car, and that is what triggered the rest of the story?

Peter
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-31-2012, 08:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,799
Posted By commuteman
Thanks, and I agree that the story doesn't make...

Thanks, and I agree that the story doesn't make sense. I have no reason to doubt what BavPro is telling me, based on more than 20 years of dealing with them, but I will have another talk with them...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-30-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,799
Posted By commuteman
OK... Which part is the bad advice? The...

OK...

Which part is the bad advice? The need for reprogramming for the new battery (which actually makes some sense) or the need for a hardware upgrade completely unrelated to the battery (which...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-30-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,799
Posted By commuteman
$2000 battery replacement..I may set a new record!

Hi,

My first post to this forum, after reading lots of others. I'm mainly writing this as a heads-up to owners of similar 5 series vehicles, but maybe you all have some input for me.

Two weeks...
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