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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 11-01-2005, 12:11 PM
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Legitimate "bugs" that justify a free software upgrade? Shall we start a list?

Understanding that it costs around $200 for a software upgrade... and also understanding that there are known issues that warrant the software upgrade (at no cost).... should we start a post (or sticky) explaining these?

Can anyone contribute known symptoms that were fixed (at no charge) by the software upgrade?
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Old 11-01-2005, 01:46 PM
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Sounds like a good idea. What about the recent RDS thread?
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SOS malfunction-----CD skips 1 or 2 tracks when you shut off your car and start it up again---When you shut off your radio and start up your car again it comes on by itself. Dealer, JMK, upgraded the S/W no charge.
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Understanding that it costs around $200 for a software upgrade... and also understanding that there are known issues that warrant the software upgrade (at no cost).... should we start a post (or sticky) explaining these?

Can anyone contribute known symptoms that were fixed (at no charge) by the software upgrade?
1) Radio/CD comes back ON when I start the car. It was OFF before I shut down the car.
2) BT phone doesn't hang up when other party hang up.
3) iDrive frozen when starting the car. Need to restart the car to get it back.
4) iDrive back out for a few second ands comes back during driving.
5) Auto-headlight not working correctly.
....

These are my complains to get the SW upgrade for free + oil change and free wiper blades.

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Understanding that it costs around $200 for a software upgrade... and also understanding that there are known issues that warrant the software upgrade (at no cost).... should we start a post (or sticky) explaining these?

Can anyone contribute known symptoms that were fixed (at no charge) by the software upgrade?
http://www.bmwtis.com/tsb/bulletins/...p/B611403g.htm

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Chuck,

This is exactly what I was looking for...... perhaps we can make the link to that page a sticky?
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Chuck,

This is exactly what I was looking for...... perhaps we can make the link to that page a sticky?
I would copy and pdf the file, no telling how long it will be available since that is a pay site. I got the link from roadfly.
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Cool....... so Chuck.... are you really from San Idego
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Cool....... so Chuck.... are you really from San Idego

Yes, been in SD for a while.
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