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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 02-20-2013, 01:40 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, 01:56 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, 02:25 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, 07:37 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, 08:18 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, 08:21 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, 10:01 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, 05:06 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, 08:19 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, 07:38 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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Old 04-01-2013, 08:21 AM
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Or you hear it and get all those feelings and its just the car telling you it's 37 degrees...
lol, been there!
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:41 PM
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Or you hear it and get all those feelings and its just the car telling you it's 37 degrees...
Or it's really cold outside and you think it's telling you it's 37 degrees but it turns out to be "increased emissions"!!!
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:42 PM
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Or it's really cold outside and you think it's telling you it's 37 degrees but it turns out to be "increased emissions"!!!
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:08 PM
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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..

How do you know if you have the comfort access package? I can open my trunk this way when the car is unlocked and I have a standard key.
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Or it's really cold outside and you think it's telling you it's 37 degrees but it turns out to be "increased emissions"!!!
or... You have been cruising so nicely and forgot to fill up!
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:34 AM
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When using sport mode in my 2006 e60, the sound of the athletic racing sends my blood pumping and my emotions full of excitement!!! I love my car! Pure joy
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:06 AM
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Most importantly the increased power! Wow man! Inline 6!!!!
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:26 AM
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Most importantly the increased power! Wow man! Inline 6!!!!

The inline 6 has a sport mode? A 2006?
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:51 PM
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The inline 6 has a sport mode? A 2006?
I think they are referring to the DS mode.
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:17 PM
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lol, there's nothing fast about a 530i.
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lol, there's nothing fast about a 530i.
Hey, hey, hey...
Lets not talk about the 530i not being fast...
It's faster than a Prius...
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:30 PM
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I beg to differ. I find the power more than adequate.

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lol, there's nothing fast about a 530i.
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How do you know if you have the comfort access package? I can open my trunk this way when the car is unlocked and I have a standard key.
There is actually a button in the handle. You barely press is and pops the trunk if the car is already unlocked.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:04 PM
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That if you stand over your truck while opening it theres a chance you'll get an uppercut because it opens 100mph
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