Oddly enough - it may become a non issue after what happened tonight. As my wife and I were driving home from dinner, we got the following warning on idrive "Electrical system malfunction. Continued driving is not possible". Luckily we were almost home when it happened.
After a quick google search, we found a post about a similar problem on another 530xiT:
So I went back out to the car, opened the back up, and sure enough there was standing water in the back right corner where the fuses are. We had just had a downpour the night before and the car was parked outside while my wife was out.
So back into the shop it goes - probably getting towed there. Maybe we'll have tags by the time they fix it.
I'm beginning to think this car is cursed. Since we bought it on June 7th we've had the air pump fail, a window regulator need replacing, low oil warning, temp tags expire, and now this.
And if you're keeping score at home regarding my BMW misfortunes, my 330i was hit by a Lexus on Friday: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=295206
2006 330i: Sparkling Graphite, 6MT, Premium Package, Sport Package, Heated Seats
2006 530xiT: Black Sapphire Metallic, Step, Premium Package, Cold Weather Package, Nav, Comfort Access, Park Distance Control, Sirius
Retired: 2002 330i: Jet Black, 5MT, Premium Package, Sport Package, Heated Seats