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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-23-2009, 10:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,634
Posted By bigchris
Darn, I wish my service guys were that smart! ...

Darn, I wish my service guys were that smart!

I have a new sunroof casette in mine and I noticed a little while ago the rear edge of the front glass section had dropped a good 3mm. This is where...
Forum: The Detail Department 11-12-2009, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 804
Posted By bigchris
Thanks Got_Leather. I spoke with Dave this...

Thanks Got_Leather. I spoke with Dave this morning and just sent him some photos.

Yep, a polish is on my list of things to do when we get some nice weather, possibly even this weekend.
Forum: The Detail Department 11-12-2009, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 804
Posted By bigchris
Cool thank you. I'll see if I can post a photo so...

Cool thank you. I'll see if I can post a photo so you can see what she did. I remembered last night the place the Merc dealer used might have been called "wicked wheels" or something like that.
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Forum: The Detail Department 11-11-2009, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 804
Posted By bigchris
Wheel scrape

My adorable wife decided to curb our 5 series the other day and put a really nice scrape on the rear wheel just above the rim and about 2" high. It's not particularly deep but it's a nice broad...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-01-2009, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,788
Posted By bigchris
Thanks, that's kinda what I was hoping for but...

Thanks, that's kinda what I was hoping for but also thought seemed reasonable.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-01-2009, 08:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,788
Posted By bigchris
Brake fluid change

My Wagon is due brake fluid change. I would normally have gone to BMW but i'm now outside 50k miles, so was wondering about taking it to my local tire dealer who does more general service items too....
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 09-15-2009, 06:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,682
Posted By bigchris
Thanks, I'll try that forum.

Thanks, I'll try that forum.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 09-14-2009, 12:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,682
Posted By bigchris
ODB-II code?

How can I find out the cause and meaning of an ODB-II code without taking it straight to the dealership for analysis?

I've a 5 series wagon (E60) and am getting an intermittent P1554 code. I've...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-13-2009, 05:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,352
Posted By bigchris
Same code or different?

Same code or different?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-12-2009, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,352
Posted By bigchris
As expected the light does go off and on over the...

As expected the light does go off and on over the course of the few weeks since I first saw it. I just had the code checked by a neighbor and it's "P1554 Cruise Engaged Circuit High Voltage",...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-07-2009, 06:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,352
Posted By bigchris
Amber Service Engine Soon light

I'm not due an oil change for about another 8k miles, but I am slightly overdue to have the brake oil changed according to the service menu.

The other day while driving the amber colored "service...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-16-2009, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 621
Posted By bigchris
Why anti-clockwise on nav?

Which bright spark in Germany decided that rotating the idrive anti-clockwise was the correct way to drill down on the nav?

Is there any way to reverse this with programming? It's been bugging me...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-13-2009, 06:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By bigchris
Quick update. I turned off the contact sync...

Quick update. I turned off the contact sync function and had the opportunity to be on a call the other day as I got in the car to drive away. Sure enough, about 10 seconds into driving the phone went...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-13-2009, 06:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,011
Posted By bigchris
Just a quick update, I ended up with Bridgestone...

Just a quick update, I ended up with Bridgestone Turanza Serenity's and am so far very happy with the noise, ride and feel.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-13-2009, 06:32 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 16,356
Posted By bigchris
Because BMW in their infinite wisdom decided a...

Because BMW in their infinite wisdom decided a little roller knob on the central vents wasn't hip enough and put the controls into the "climate" section of the idrive.

I agree with the previous...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-05-2009, 11:39 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 137,259
Posted By bigchris
Same here

I feel like i've been through it all with my xiT (including the Enterprise rep doing bodywork damage when she smacked into my car in the lot), but I have also had this problem.

Luckily my dealer...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-05-2009, 04:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,011
Posted By bigchris
But not 245/50's right? I'm assuming that's just...

But not 245/50's right? I'm assuming that's just too big of a tire.

I'm looking at that because i'd like wide for traction and tall for comfort.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-04-2009, 08:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,196
Posted By bigchris
I had my entire panoramic sunroof replaced under...

I had my entire panoramic sunroof replaced under warranty and it was 15k. Not sure what the gasket would cost by itself.

The dealer really messed up the work although the noise is better. They...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-04-2009, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By bigchris
I just looked at the iPhone bluetooth settings...

I just looked at the iPhone bluetooth settings and you are right, I can turn off the sync or I can turn off individually favorites and recents.

I guess i'll be doing some testing.. and will report...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-04-2009, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By bigchris
I have about 700 contacts and I'm REALLY loathe...

I have about 700 contacts and I'm REALLY loathe to delete them all for the sake of a test. But my suspicion is this is related to bluetooth handshake and transferring the contacts which somehow locks...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-04-2009, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,011
Posted By bigchris
Well I went into a reputable tire shop and they...

Well I went into a reputable tire shop and they didn't seemed phased that the car had 245/45 tires on it and in fact the manager said that's something he'd do immediately with a similar car for the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-04-2009, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By bigchris
No incoming audio when transfer to car

I had an odd problem that I feel is reasonably new. By 'new' I mean it started occurring sometime within the last two phones or after the most recent car s/w upgrade. My current phone is an iphone...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-03-2009, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,011
Posted By bigchris
Speed

Isn't 225 verses 245 the tire width, which would have no effect on speed. I can see 45 verses 50 having an effect albeit pretty minor.

My bigger concern is whether the rim would support a tire...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-03-2009, 05:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,011
Posted By bigchris
530 xiT new tire decision

Looking for some advice on tires for my 2006 530 xiT (wagon). I've narrowed down my choice of tire, but while researching on tire-rack noticed that the OE for my vehicle are 225's, yet my car (bought...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-10-2009, 12:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 443
Posted By bigchris
Panoramic roof glass dipped slightly

I noticed the other week that the forward pane of glass on my Panoramic sunroof has dipped slightly on the back drivers side corner. Where it meets the rear pane of glass it's slightly lower than the...
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