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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-09-2008, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,114
Posted By PilotSteve
OP said "I got the damn Run Flats on mine (can't...

OP said "I got the damn Run Flats on mine (can't wait til there shot as I've driven exact car without them). Its a mystery of a tire as far tread wear. You'll read threads that the tires have failed...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-22-2008, 10:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,382
Posted By PilotSteve
Comfort access rules :thumbup: I have none of...

Comfort access rules :thumbup: I have none of these problems!
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-18-2008, 10:33 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 23,005
Posted By PilotSteve
Wow, I've had this with my '06 550i. Same...

Wow, I've had this with my '06 550i. Same description: it occurs when turning sharply, driving slowly, often when parking. Happens only occasionally so I haven't talked to my CA. But it appears we...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-11-2008, 05:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,298
Posted By PilotSteve
Thanks stream! I'm scheduled in for service in...

Thanks stream! I'm scheduled in for service in about 10 days. Appreciate your comments and advise always. :)
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-10-2008, 11:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,298
Posted By PilotSteve
stream - I have this problem (CD playing after...

stream - I have this problem (CD playing after turning off vehicle) but my service guy claims this problem is related to comfort access (supposedly the car remain on longer with CA). Do you any...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-17-2008, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 826
Posted By PilotSteve
Did you try lowering/raising it? Also I've...

Did you try lowering/raising it? Also I've noticed that inflating then deflating seems to be required to get all the air out of bladder.
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 11-21-2007, 10:09 PM
Replies: 755
Views: 27,033
Posted By PilotSteve
Oh yeah, count me in! The last driving school I...

Oh yeah, count me in! The last driving school I took was 15 years ago.... me thinks I really could USE this prize :D
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-10-2007, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 798
Posted By PilotSteve
Yes, since I'm often fiddling ("fine tuning") I...

Yes, since I'm often fiddling ("fine tuning") I ususally have it just about perfect when I load my car to my wife.... but I forget to store the settings! :cry: So it back to my last stored 'base...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-01-2007, 08:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 837
Posted By PilotSteve
I have an '05 - same thing! And yes I did start...

I have an '05 - same thing! And yes I did start a thread two years ago about this. Nobody had anything definitive to say. Perhaps the auto transmission is delivering too much 'idle thrust'...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-29-2007, 01:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,226
Posted By PilotSteve
Excellent idea :) I got updated to ProgMan 24.x...

Excellent idea :) I got updated to ProgMan 24.x about six months ago (now I have full track titles on MP3s and lawyer screen auto-goes-away).

But you never know..... maybe I have another good...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-28-2007, 09:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,226
Posted By PilotSteve
Thanks all for your comments. I frankly have not...

Thanks all for your comments. I frankly have not established whether the problem is bluetooth or cell phone. My feeling is that not having the phone held to my ear is hurting the cell...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-24-2007, 11:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,226
Posted By PilotSteve
where do you keep your iPhone while driving?

I've discovered (sadly) that my bluetooth-connected iPhone is unusable when on a call if I leave it in my pocket, on the passenger seat or on the driver side compartments. Only when I hold it near...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-02-2006, 09:50 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,781
Posted By PilotSteve
Unfortunately for me, I (still) get this problem...

Unfortunately for me, I (still) get this problem all the time, even after update to CIP 22 - done after my steering sensor was replaced.

The problem IHMO is that BMW does not 'backstop' their...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-11-2006, 10:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 792
Posted By PilotSteve
Sure, I wouldn't have checked the oil level while...

Sure, I wouldn't have checked the oil level while on a slope! But somebody forgot to tell that to the BMW 'intelligent' warning system that pops up to automatically alert/anoy us! Clearly I...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-10-2006, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By PilotSteve
:thumbup: Gald to hear it! This is about the...

:thumbup: Gald to hear it! This is about the only time I've used the buttons on my key fob as CA works so naturally! -steve-
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-09-2006, 07:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 792
Posted By PilotSteve
My E60 (6000 miles) was parked for three days on...

My E60 (6000 miles) was parked for three days on a slope with the engine end up hill. When I started it the "low oil level - add 1 qt" warning came on. Since I drove in with no indications and...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-04-2006, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By PilotSteve
I believe you need to set up all personal...

I believe you need to set up all personal settings, then get out of the car and press the LOCK button on your key fob. That 'stores' settings.

Now unlock the car (with either key I think) and set...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-25-2006, 02:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,016
Posted By PilotSteve
"steering sensor". The dealer should not be...

"steering sensor". The dealer should not be surprised at all - this is an epidemic. -steve-
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-18-2006, 09:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,016
Posted By PilotSteve
Yup, that was my next message. Good news: it...

Yup, that was my next message. Good news: it only took four days to get the sensor and get it installed, and I also got them to update to the newest CIP 21 software. All is better now. -steve-
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-18-2006, 09:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,016
Posted By PilotSteve
That was the first indicator I had that my...

That was the first indicator I had that my steering sensor went bad, oddly enough. I called the dealer that day and went in the next. Had a loaner for five days while the sensor was on 'national...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-05-2006, 10:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By PilotSteve
Update 6/5/06: my SA called and said the part...

Update 6/5/06: my SA called and said the part (steering sensor) won't be in for another WEEK so I'm stuck in my X3 rental until then.

I had also requested he update my software to CIP22 (or...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-03-2006, 08:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,158
Posted By PilotSteve
I LOVE my HUD and NAV, and would order again in a...

I LOVE my HUD and NAV, and would order again in a minute.

There are down sides however (all of which could and SHOULD be fixed with CIP software upgrades IMHO):

(1) much less responsive to...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-03-2006, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By PilotSteve
I was surprised about these two faults also....

I was surprised about these two faults also. Until my dealer tells me exactly what they did to repair the problem my theory is that they are unrelated. Will post detailed when I get my car back.
...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-02-2006, 06:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By PilotSteve
Yikes - steering sensors on backlog

Two days my E60 showed two faults: (1) DSC failure, and (2) Hill Assist Brake failure. These faults stayed on all day, so they aren't a one-time glitch. I made an appointment at my dealer that day...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-27-2006, 10:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 674
Posted By PilotSteve
What reason did you have to give to your dealer...

What reason did you have to give to your dealer to get the update? I tried to use the 'RDS radio stutter' and my dealer said no "codes were logged" so no update. Thanks for any ideas. -steve-
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