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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 07-08-2009, 11:31 AM
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iDrive can not cycle all the way through the radio presets but the right-(up/down) button on the steering wheel does.
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Old 07-08-2009, 08:42 PM
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With the mirror select switch in the left position, the right mirror will tilt down when you put the transmission in reverse
The single-CD plays MP3's
The clock chimes every hour- it took me a week to figure out how to turn this off!
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Old 07-08-2009, 08:52 PM
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I didn't realize how great the headlights are. I knew the Xenons were supposed to be better, but they way they go around corners and keep level is just amazing.
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Old 07-09-2009, 08:34 PM
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My angel eyes only come on when I have the parking lights on.

No oil dipstick

Parked car operation in the idrive runs programmable ventilation in the car (nice surprise for us desert rats)
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Old 07-09-2009, 09:39 PM
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1. The radio buttons sense your touch (run your fingers over them) like an iPod wheel
2. The radio buttons (1-6) can tune your radio, dial a phn num, or save a Navigation destination
3. iDrive downloads my address book from by BlackBerry Curve.
4. The timers that turn on your air conditioning (and heating i assume) twice a day if you want.
5. You place in Drive, pull up the parking brake, let off the foot brake, it trys to move and then goes into Park
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Old 07-10-2009, 12:12 PM
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Just gotta say, I love this thread . . . I'm learning so much . . .
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Old 07-10-2009, 12:16 PM
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I didn't realize how great the headlights are. I knew the Xenons were supposed to be better, but they way they go around corners and keep level is just amazing.
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Old 07-10-2009, 01:30 PM
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On my 2010 I found that I could play DVD movies in the idrive only while the car is parked.
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Old 07-10-2009, 03:17 PM
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The Speedometer on the 2009 M3 reads 2 mph high, on the 2006 it reads 4 mph high and according to the dealership it can't be fixed.
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Old 07-10-2009, 04:39 PM
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On my 2010 I found that I could play DVD movies in the idrive only while the car is parked.
This is just an observation, not a complaint, right?

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Old 07-10-2009, 07:05 PM
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Complaint

Sure is a complaint, an $80K car that doesn't have a correct reading?
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Old 07-10-2009, 07:11 PM
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The passenger side mirror goes down when you back up to show you the street/curb and the standard radio really does pretty much suck for a $60,000 car.
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Old 07-10-2009, 07:45 PM
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Sure is a complaint, an $80K car that doesn't have a correct reading?
Dude, I was commenting to Kzang.

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Old 07-10-2009, 09:04 PM
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Dude, I was commenting to Kzang.

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Sorry bout that but it's a complaint from me about the DVD only playing while parked and the speedometer reading incorrectly. Rear seat passenger could have benefited on my long trip to NJ from Iowa.
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Old 07-10-2009, 09:19 PM
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The passenger side mirror goes down when you back up to show you the street/curb
This was standard feature on BMWs dating back to the early 2000's at least as far as I can recall.
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Old 07-11-2009, 06:41 AM
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I relized what a great car I have only after 2,000 miles , the best out of all the BMWs I've owned. Its nice to be able to play music through a flash drive and not have to invest in a I Pod.
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Old 07-11-2009, 07:58 PM
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THIS is a good one...

If you move your iDrive controller and hold it there for a second, it will go to that feature!

For example, if you're on the phone but want to see the Nav screen, just move it to the right and hold it. Voila! Want to go to Sirius(if that's your Entertainment choice at that moment)? Move it down and hold it - Voila again! etc...

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Old 07-12-2009, 06:11 AM
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I didn't realize how easly it is to change the tire!

Had a flat after hitting a pothole in NYC last Friday night.
Used BMW assist, which is also great, but it could take up to
45 minutes to have someone come out to change the tire.

My son-in-law and I changed the tire in the dark in less than 5 munutes including figuring out how the unique jack works! Great design BMW!

BTW,now I'm really glad I check the tire pressue in the spare every few months.
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Old 07-12-2009, 08:44 AM
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I relized what a great car I have only after 2,000 miles , the best out of all the BMWs I've owned. Its nice to be able to play music through a flash drive and not have to invest in a I Pod.
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I agree. I transfer all my music to the car and play it from the hard drive in the car.
If I get tired of a certain song I can delete it.
Pretty cool.
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Old 07-12-2009, 09:06 AM
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Using Comfort Access / remote to raise & lower windows

On my '08 550i with comfort access option - discovered you can close windows and sunroof after you get out of car with engine shut off - place & hold a finger near the door lock on driver's door (or any door) - after a second any open windows start to close, then the sunroof closes too!

- Conversely, if you want to open windows from outside the vehicle, press & hold the "unlock" button on the remote - after a second they begin opening up!

Fun to show off these features to guest riders...
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Old 07-12-2009, 01:41 PM
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vern, i have also read that on some forum. I will try that out as soon as I get my car.

Can anyone confirm this functionality? Thanks for the confirmation Corgidog!

In the 24 hours that I had my car, I didn't have any aha moments. However, I am sure I will find some soon when I get my car in a week or so.
No button on the 07's. Bummer.
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Old 07-12-2009, 02:41 PM
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When using voice commands, 'stop guidance' only works to stop the lady talking about the nav route; it doesn't work on the wife.
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Old 07-12-2009, 06:22 PM
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From Kamdog "When you step on the gas, a grin shows up on your face. The harder you step, the bigger the grin."

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Old 07-13-2009, 04:34 PM
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Push the DSC button and it goes half off. Push it and hold it for a couple of seconds and it shuts off completely!

I just discovered this on Sunday an boy was I happy. See, I was disappointed that with 300 horses, I couldn't squeal my tires. So, I think I shut off my DSC and its really only half off, and I still can't squeal my tires. Then, I add a JuiceBox and think for sure now I can do it...nope. Once I figured out how to turn it completely off - squealing is not a problem! Ahem, uh, not that I plan on doing that too often - its just nice to know that I can.

BTW, changing DSC between the three modes while on the fly is not a problem.
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Old 07-13-2009, 05:10 PM
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On my 2008, all 4 door light poplar wood trim pieces are in fact 2 pieces joined in the middle. If you look closely, you can see where they joined the 2 pieces.
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