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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-04-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,511
Posted By lbcdude
The nav-equipped cars also do not have the big...

The nav-equipped cars also do not have the big opening positioned between the cd player and the ash tray.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-26-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,008
Posted By lbcdude
+1 Noticed the same thing on an E350 I test...

+1 Noticed the same thing on an E350 I test drove prior to purchasing my 535.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-24-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,608
Posted By lbcdude
Had the one on the passenger seat replaced under...

Had the one on the passenger seat replaced under CPO about two months ago - no questions asked and they provided a loaner.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-02-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,661
Posted By lbcdude
May need to have the AC system charged.

May need to have the AC system charged.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-20-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,796
Posted By lbcdude
Had the same thing happen this past Saturday. ...

Had the same thing happen this past Saturday. Called the dealer to inquire whether they could replace it under the extended maintainence warranty or the CPO warranty the same day. They asked if I...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-20-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,088
Posted By lbcdude
I remember hearing a number of years back that...

I remember hearing a number of years back that insurance companies will not insure a lemoned vehicle for the same market value as a non-lemoned car (similar to what they do for vehicles that have...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-07-2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,158
Posted By lbcdude
+1 Mine did the same thing a few weeks ago. ...

+1 Mine did the same thing a few weeks ago. Dealer replaced the water pump. Mine had about 58K on it.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-22-2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,404
Posted By lbcdude
Turns out it was a problem with the water pump. ...

Turns out it was a problem with the water pump. The SA said that they are starting to see a number of 535's coming in with water pump issues.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-21-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,404
Posted By lbcdude
Going through similar issue right now - not a fun...

Going through similar issue right now - not a fun scenario. Was driving on the freeway last night and no warm air was coming from the vents, even with idrive settings and control knobs set to high. ...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-08-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,532
Posted By lbcdude
The battery on my `08 CPO died right after...

The battery on my `08 CPO died right after signing on the dotted line to purchase the car - literally. (Must have sat on the lot for too long.) It was after closing and all of the sales folks had...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-01-2011, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 331
Posted By lbcdude
Thanks to those members who post helpful tips

My `08 535i has been leaking windshield washer fluid, so I checked for earlier threads on this topic. I found one where a member described and provided pix showing how to access the washer fluid...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-19-2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 718
Posted By lbcdude
Feeling even better about last year's purchase

I purchased a CPO 2008 535i (no sports package, but came with heated 20-way sports seats, nav, Logic7, fold down rear seat) last year and am feeling even better about the purchase. After one year...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-01-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,551
Posted By lbcdude
When my car was at 49k+, I took it to an indy...

When my car was at 49k+, I took it to an indy shop and had them inspect it. They charged me for 1/2-hour worth of time and pointed out a couple of items to have the dealer take care of. Took it to...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-18-2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 654
Posted By lbcdude
Mine was taking a few minutes to start blowing...

Mine was taking a few minutes to start blowing cold air on warm sunny days. I picked it up from the dealership for other issues and a tech went with me on a test drive to confirm that those issues...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-02-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 461
Posted By lbcdude
I was looking for one a few months back when I...

I was looking for one a few months back when I needed a shop to perform an inspection prior to the factory warranty expiring on my car. Bavarian Autotech's in Fullerton came pretty highly...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-30-2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,048
Posted By lbcdude
I agree that the price seems too high. I bought...

I agree that the price seems too high. I bought a similarly equiped 535i last August (minus cold weather package, but including heated sport seats (20-way adjustable), fold-down rear seats w/...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-21-2011, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 980
Posted By lbcdude
Looking at my invoice, the replacement pump P/N...

Looking at my invoice, the replacement pump P/N ends in 446; the one being replaced ended in 770. Hopefully this takes care of it.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-20-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 980
Posted By lbcdude
Problem with new HPFP

Took my `08 535i in a couple of months ago to get some minor issues resolved before the new car warranty expired. When I picked it up I was informed that they replaced the HPFP under the recall. (I...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-15-2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,077
Posted By lbcdude
No nav. One way to tell is that on your idrive...

No nav. One way to tell is that on your idrive screen, instead of "Car Data" it would say "Navigation." Also, you would not have the big cubby hole under the CD player.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-14-2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 730
Posted By lbcdude
@MRV99 Thanks!!! I will have to try that...

@MRV99

Thanks!!! I will have to try that if/when it happens again. :thumbup:
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-13-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,874
Posted By lbcdude
To get the free maintenance, I financed through...

To get the free maintenance, I financed through BMW, made the first three payments, then refinanced through the credit union for a lower rate. No problem.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-13-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 730
Posted By lbcdude
Glitch with I-Drive

Last Friday when I got in my car (`08 535i) after work, the I-Drive would not function when I started the car. The dashboard briefly displayed a symbol of SOS with a slash through it. I turned the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-07-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 901
Posted By lbcdude
I had mine replaced a couple of months ago (they...

I had mine replaced a couple of months ago (they told me about it after the fact when I brought it in for a different issue). A couple of weeks later the car started experiencing the extended crank...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-17-2011, 09:16 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,431
Posted By lbcdude
I've had my 08 535i to the dealer a couple of...

I've had my 08 535i to the dealer a couple of times for this issue and they could never duplicate. It continued to happen even after replacing the control arm bushings, which used to cause squeaking...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-31-2011, 09:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 359
Posted By lbcdude
Call trying to connect

Uh-oh!!! The original warranty on my CPO 2008 535i just expired last Friday and the gremlins have been unleashed.

Monday night I went to the garage to get my iPod out of the car. When I opened...
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