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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 02-27-2012, 09:04 AM
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Shouldn't be anything random about your mirrors. Push the button they fold in/out or fold out on there own at certain speed (25mph?).
Just seems random, I know they do it with the button, but the other day I drove into a parking garage and they were folded in, I don't remember pushing the button. On another occasion pulled out of the parking lot from work and they were folded in (has happened a couple times). Seems they do it on there own some times. Therefore the randomness.
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Old 09-28-2012, 01:32 PM
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The car looks like a 2010 on the outside if the right parts were changed out.
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The looks on people's faces when they see I got a BMW.
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Dude honestly, please shut the **** up now.. i'm really sick of you.. you've stated before that your a humble guy, now all you do is go around and talk about making people think you have a 2010 by changing some parts in random posts that are irrelevant. we get it and nobody cares.. most of us here are driving BMWs because we enjoy them and how they drive; and not because of how people perceive us.

in the beginning you were cute, then annoying. now your just a ****ing douche

I couldn't agree more. Why has Ant not been banned or excommunicated to a Honda Civic forum? He's still ranting and raving about all the mods he has done to his MOTHER'S car. I don't mean to hijack the thread, but come on, Ant never posts anything worth reading and his posts are the "forum equivalent" to the spam I get from the African prince of Mudhutzania wanting to bequeath me with his "millions of dollars US". Ant is a stereotypical, spoiled asian kid obsessed with how other people perceive him. Coincidentally, other people's perception of him directly coincides with his own self worth. SORRY-- I HAD TO VENT. I'll step down off my virtual soapbox now.

And yes, I know this is a reply to a 2010 post... it's still relevant!

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Old 09-28-2012, 06:23 PM
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Oh yeah! Actually I start grinning when I open the garage door and unlock my girl for our first drive of the day. I am still grinning when I pull back into the garage at night. Something else I discovered is that everytime my husband rides with me on mountain roads he screams "this is not a video game!"

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Old 09-28-2012, 09:08 PM
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- As I turn left or right at night, a side light comes on on the side I'm turning to, to help see better. Didn't have this on my 335 (I have a 535 2010 now).
- Still can't make my blackberry send sms messages through idrive.
- Finally figured out the garage door opener functionality
- I don't like the new shifter, it feels more like a joystick.
- You can save cd's on the harddrive, no need to carry them around
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Old 09-28-2012, 11:01 PM
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- As I turn left or right at night, a side light comes on on the side I'm turning to, to help see better. Didn't have this on my 335 (I have a 535 2010 now).
I though the inner lights were just there for the sake of looks on the E60 LCI's until i found they worked as turning lights (I noticed it when turning the steering in the garage) . . .
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Old 09-29-2012, 07:44 AM
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Does anyone know how to open a truck without the key fob ( if you have a comfort access package... )

Is there a video explaining the same
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:04 AM
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trunk release button is above the ODB port by left knee.
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:31 AM
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- As I turn left or right at night, a side light comes on on the side I'm turning to, to help see better. Didn't have this on my 335 (I have a 535 2010 now).
- Still can't make my blackberry send sms messages through idrive.
- Finally figured out the garage door opener functionality
- I don't like the new shifter, it feels more like a joystick.
- You can save cd's on the harddrive, no need to carry them around
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:27 AM
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trunk release button is above the ODB port by left knee.
Oceans i figured out.. acutally no need of any button..

On the truck just below the BMW emblem, you should see a space to have your hand hold the trunk, just insert your hand and feel it, the trunk should open...

This is only applicable for someone with Comfort access package..
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:15 AM
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Does anyone know how to open a truck without the key fob ( if you have a comfort access package... )

Is there a video explaining the same
As someone explained, if you're outside below the BMW badge between the 2 license plate lights there is a space where you put your hands in and push a button.
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Old 09-29-2012, 12:21 PM
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As someone explained, if you're outside below the BMW badge between the 2 license plate lights there is a space where you put your hands in and push a button.
Hahahha.. cool.. Hats off to that person who told
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Old 09-29-2012, 12:48 PM
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I still wish the car would auto fold mirrors when holding the finger on the "Close" touchpad.
Mine does not even folds the mirrors even if i hold the lock button.
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Old 09-29-2012, 01:03 PM
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I have had my car for a few years. The other night my 12 year old daughter asked me to drive a friend home. As I pulled up the girls ran out and my daughter's friend ran to the trunk to throw her bag in. Before I could push the trunk button she had it opened...did not know that you can open the trunk as long as the keys are in the car...my daughter's friend was raised in Germany and has ridden in Beemers her whole life and didnt think a thing of it! Funny!
The Key can also be in your pocket and open the trunk if you have comfort access..
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:00 PM
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Decided to resurrect this thread for two reasons. One, there's been a bunch of new owners over the past few months that might learn something new about their car, and also, I found something new about my car. I found that if I push the start button, then depress the clutch (rather than the other way round), the engine will start. Not sure if the same thing happens for a car with the automatic transmission (although, with the brake pedal rather than the clutch).

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Old 02-10-2013, 01:18 PM
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Decided to resurrect this thread for two reasons. One, there's been a bunch of new owners over the past few months that might learn something new about their car, and also, I found something new about my car. I found that if I push the start button, then depress the clutch (rather than the other way round), the engine will start. Not sure if the same thing happens for a car with the automatic transmission (although, with the brake pedal rather than the clutch).

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Nope. Got to have the brake pushed to start the engine in my auto.

The thing I discovered last month was with the heated seat option. In the iDrive climate section you can adjust the heat distribution between your butt and back. Ive got most of the heat on my back which is great when its freezing out there.
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:19 PM
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Decided to resurrect this thread for two reasons. One, there's been a bunch of new owners over the past few months that might learn something new about their car, and also, I found something new about my car. I found that if I push the start button, then depress the clutch (rather than the other way round), the engine will start. Not sure if the same thing happens for a car with the automatic transmission (although, with the brake pedal rather than the clutch).

Keith
I learned this a while ago and decided to experiment. It seems you have only about three seconds roughly to hit the clutch or the car will light up but not start. It's a sweet feature because once you're in you can tap the start button just before you get your feet settled and not waste that extra time.
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:03 PM
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For pre-CIC entertainment: If you push and hold the idrive controller in the direction of the corresponding menu you would like to access, the menu controls will pop up. For example, if you are on the navigation screen and want access the entertainment menu, hold the controller towards the rear (or down on the screen) and that menu will pop up after a few seconds. Way easier than having to press a bunch of buttons or using the voice commands
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:34 PM
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LOL, the first time I washed my 550 after buying it I noticed a camera mounted under the rearview mirror. I originally thought I had Adaptive Cruise. but I looked through the manual and figured I probably had Lane Departure Warning instead (Adaptive Cruise is located in the front bumper), but I didn't have the buttons to activate Lane Departure, so I was stumped. I finally (with the help of friends) figured out that I have High Beam Assist, only the Germans would engineer in a camera just for high beam assist.
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:57 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.
Too funny, but true.
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:43 AM
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How quickly brake dust builds up on the wheels. 300 miles, and the wheels are nearly black. And, they are a real PIA to clean.
Agree. Especially the double spoke sport wheels. I also found a couple of things in the trunk today: I believe one may be the power outlet, but the other?

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Old 02-11-2013, 11:12 AM
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I love that I can load the owners manual in PDF on my Kindle, iPad and iPhone, and it has a clickable table of contents to go right to the relevant page / area.
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:50 PM
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LOVE this thread! I pick up my 545 tomorrow, and I feel like I know the car already.

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Old 02-12-2013, 05:59 AM
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I discovered that with comfort access, you can roll up the windows & sunroof by keeping your finger on the handle to lock it. Just takes a couple seconds to start. The car will also prevent comfort access locking if any door is not completely closed. Figured it out the hard way.
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:34 AM
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When you flip the washer switch to splash water to clean your windshields, the headlights also have their own washer that splashes water on them (it comes out & goes back in).
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