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E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series E60 Sedan was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E61 wagon followed shortly there after. The E60/E61 5 series is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 11-08-2005, 01:53 PM
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05 530 brake squeal

My 05 530 has 5k on it and when i slow down the brakes squeal really loud. It sounds like a damn taxi cab. They put degreaser on it so they said and it did nothing. Anybody else have this problem. Its embarassing to even slow down at a stop light.
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Old 11-08-2005, 02:02 PM
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It's most likely caused by glazing of the brakes, typically caused by not-aggressive-enough braking. Get on the highway in the right lane with nobody behind you, and at 60 MPH brake--hard--to get down to 30 MPH, and repeat a few times. This will burn the glazing off your brakes, but it may return after a while if you're not an aggressive braker!
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