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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 02-12-2013, 07:39 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).
And some people HATE that headlight washer feature so much that they desperately have the dealer deactivate it. I just hit the windshield washer stalk in short bursts to clean the glass without activating the headlight washers.
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:22 AM
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The headlight washers on come on when the headlights are on... Soo if you don't want the headlights washed make sure your headlights are turned off... Turn off of auto... Your lights are on more then you think...

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Old 02-12-2013, 06:12 PM
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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.
For the heavily medicated......please clarify. Are you keeping your finger on the door opening handle to lock it? Do you mean the door handle outside?

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Old 02-13-2013, 07:29 AM
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For the heavily medicated......please clarify. Are you keeping your finger on the door opening handle to lock it? Do you mean the door handle outside?

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Put your finger near the keyhole on your drivers door handle. The doors should lock immediately. If you leave your finger there, the windows and sunroof will close. This assumes you have comfort access.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:05 AM
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For the heavily medicated......please clarify. Are you keeping your finger on the door opening handle to lock it? Do you mean the door handle outside?

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Yes, I meant the door handle outside. The same procedure as locking the door with comfort access but you just leave your finger there a little longer to start the windows.
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:36 PM
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Nope. Got to have the brake pushed to start the engine in my auto.

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I'm pretty sure it works the same as described with the clutch. Happens to me by "accident" every once in a while and I never remember to try it on purpose. Sometimes I get in, push the button - nothing happens - then it starts. I think it starts after I press the brake pedal.
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:38 PM
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I DO have an oil dipstick. This is after 3 years of reading that on the earliest models had one. I was replacing my enigne air filter and saw something coming from the back of the engine bay and started pulling on it because it looked like a dipstick and it was!! BTW my car is an 06 550, so maybe they removed it in 07 and later models.
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:01 AM
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I DO have an oil dipstick. This is after 3 years of reading that on the earliest models had one. I was replacing my enigne air filter and saw something coming from the back of the engine bay and started pulling on it because it looked like a dipstick and it was!! BTW my car is an 06 550, so maybe they removed it in 07 and later models.
Yeah, someone mentioned this in another thread, i wish the I-6 had a secret dipstick.
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:19 AM
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I DO have an oil dipstick. This is after 3 years of reading that on the earliest models had one. I was replacing my enigne air filter and saw something coming from the back of the engine bay and started pulling on it because it looked like a dipstick and it was!! BTW my car is an 06 550, so maybe they removed it in 07 and later models.
Are you sure that isn't the transmission dipstick? Redd fluid on it?
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:57 AM
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Going hrough the First Aid kit and found nearly 1/4 of the volume taken up by two, uh, femine napkins.
That sh*ts hilarious
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Old 02-17-2013, 02:42 PM
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Realized rear sun shade is jammed (stealer wanted $1200 to fix and previous owner declined) and slight slip going from 1st to 2nd that I detailed in this thread: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=676902
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:58 PM
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Are you sure that isn't the transmission dipstick? Redd fluid on it?
I know (at least on mine) that there isn't a transmission dip stick.

I hope to god they added one--it's a royal pain trying to check transmission fluid level without one (i.e. engine on, under the car, taking bolts out to see if oil drains out or not..)
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:02 PM
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If you have the four way flashers on and you activate the left turn signal, the right side flasher turns off and vice versa.
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:05 PM
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If you have the four way flashers on and you activate the left turn signal, the right side flasher turns off and vice versa.
This is awesome during a caravan. It lets the other bimmer drivers know your intentions (lane changes) without having to deactivate the hazards momentarily by hand.
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:54 PM
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I just noticed the driver side make up mirror and how the ceiling light just above it is activated when you slide open the mirror cover.
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:40 PM
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How bout this one guys,,,, when ur driving along loving your car... Then out of nowhere that dreadfull sound.... the chime goes "DING !! " Idrive says MALFUNCTION !! .... makes ur heart drop and ur like.. OH **** !! What the HELL ! .. and can practically feel ur wallet open up ... lol!....
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:56 PM
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I found out you could reset the State Inspection and the Emission Inspection service indicators in the iDrive menus.
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:25 PM
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How bout this one guys,,,, when ur driving along loving your car... Then out of nowhere that dreadfull sound.... the chime goes "DING !! " Idrive says MALFUNCTION !! .... makes ur heart drop and ur like.. OH **** !! What the HELL ! .. and can practically feel ur wallet open up ... lol!....
Exactly lol

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Old 02-22-2013, 08:37 AM
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Went to use navigation in my '05 545i and the street address was too new to come up. So, I put the address in my iPhone using Google Maps. To my surprise, all of the voice directions from Google Maps on my phone came through the car's speakers! I tried it with Apple's Map app and the Mapquest app and neither of them utilize the Bluetooth connectivity to provide turn-by-turn directions through the car itself.
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:18 AM
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Went to use navigation in my '05 545i and the street address was too new to come up. So, I put the address in my iPhone using Google Maps. To my surprise, all of the voice directions from Google Maps on my phone came through the car's speakers! I tried it with Apple's Map app and the Mapquest app and neither of them utilize the Bluetooth connectivity to provide turn-by-turn directions through the car itself.
Good one! Also, whatever entertainment is running, fades out and in to allow the voice instructions to be heard.
Actually, it happened to me last week unexpectedly ( but one time only) while using the Apple app, and took me fully by surprise. I tried to duplicate it, but it never happened again. Did not try any of the other nav apps on my iPhone.
Should work great with the map showing on the iDrive screen. Will try that later.
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:21 AM
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Re bluetooth map voice, I found out the Google Maps will work, but not Apple or Waze. I actually find it a little annoying, because Google keeps cutting into my music. In my old G35 with Nav, the music would be turned down while she told me where to go. In my 550 with no Nav, Google just interrupts the music! Is there a way to turn off the bluetooth map voice?
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:01 AM
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Went to use navigation in my '05 545i and the street address was too new to come up. So, I put the address in my iPhone using Google Maps. To my surprise, all of the voice directions from Google Maps on my phone came through the car's speakers! I tried it with Apple's Map app and the Mapquest app and neither of them utilize the Bluetooth connectivity to provide turn-by-turn directions through the car itself.
Same thing happened with me! I was pleasantly surprised.

If it ever stops doing it (happens to me if I force the phone to use the built in speaker/mic sometimes), you need to hold the home button to get siri to pop up, then change the output source via the button to the right side of the screen to switch it back to using bluetooth/your car speakers.
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Old 03-02-2013, 06:06 AM
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Awesome thread! wow at the things I would stumble across most likely months after purchasing! Thanks everyone!

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I discovered to my chagrin that there's a little warning illustration on my cupholders that instructs me not to use wine glasses in them. Imagine my dismay! What ever will Mimsie and I do on our way to the club!
LMFAO.
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:19 AM
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i discovered to my chagrin that there's a little warning illustration on my cupholders that instructs me not to use wine glasses in them. Imagine my dismay! What ever will mimsie and i do on our way to the club!
hahaha
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:38 AM
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How bout this one guys,,,, when ur driving along loving your car... Then out of nowhere that dreadfull sound.... the chime goes "DING !! " Idrive says MALFUNCTION !! .... makes ur heart drop and ur like.. OH **** !! What the HELL ! .. and can practically feel ur wallet open up ... lol!....
Or you hear it and get all those feelings and its just the car telling you it's 37 degrees...
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