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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 04-02-2013, 10:55 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
LMAO, I don't even want to know how this "feature" was discovered.
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:56 AM
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Was talking about that last night while loading groceries into the trunk. Sucker opens up with some authority!
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:01 AM
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If one has a comfort access, they should be ok to prevent these.. Holding the trunk "opens it" but we have the control of holding it..
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:48 AM
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Hold it longer than 2 secs. and all heck breaks loose with the alarm sounding off. I have mine coded that first the welcome lights come on (less than 1 sec. press), holding it for 1 to 2 secs. opens trunk, and longer starts emergency alarm. You almost have to practice this.
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:02 PM
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lol, there's nothing fast about a 530i.
And a 545 isn't the fastest either.
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Old 04-18-2013, 02:04 PM
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most useful thread i have found from all forums. thank you all
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:04 PM
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Lol i hope this does not turns into a mines bigger than yours thread.
For some people a 530i is more than enough, for others they need something more powerful.

BTW, not all 530i are the same. The US version only came with the 228HP - 255HP version.
There are other versions overseas that had the updated N52K with the full 268HP which is not that bad.
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:04 PM
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:37 AM
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:47 AM
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But mine is bigger!
Too bad it's not the biggest lol

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Old 04-19-2013, 11:20 AM
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To bad it's not the biggest lol
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Old 04-19-2013, 11:37 AM
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Random Chimes

a few seconds before the hour, the car would chime...
i thought i was having a malfunction with the cars computer for the longest time haha

i've learned so much about my car in this thread

Cheers!
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:52 PM
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:39 PM
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Car down shifts going down hill to save your breaks, inside arm rest slides back and fort for comfort, flash light in glove compartment, car can't sit in garage w/o driving for too long or you lose battery charge,
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:17 PM
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Car down shifts going down hill to save your breaks, inside arm rest slides back and fort for comfort, flash light in glove compartment, car can't sit in garage w/o driving for too long or you lose battery charge,
Indeed.

The first one can be quite annoying
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:28 AM
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I discovered that my 2005 545i has the iDrive system from a 2011 model... Totally awesome.

I kept thinking, "why does the manual for the iDrive absolutely make no sense at all?"
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:51 AM
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Indeed.

The first one can be quite annoying
It will downshift only if you have cruise control on, or if you apply the brakes to slow down. If you jabbed the brakes to lose speed, but don't want that lower gear, tap the gas pedal, and it will upshift again.
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Old 04-20-2013, 11:46 AM
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I discovered that my 2005 545i has the iDrive system from a 2011 model... Totally awesome.

I kept thinking, "why does the manual for the iDrive absolutely make no sense at all?"
Nice. The prev owner must have done a cic upgrade.
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Old 04-20-2013, 12:52 PM
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Nice. The prev owner must have done a cic upgrade.
Yeah I think the GPS failed a few years ago and they replaced it with the newest model. Totally awesome, I've got like 1,000 songs stored on the HDD (not sure if you could even do that with the older CIC).

Its tough though because any newer (used) car I look at as a potential replacement seems crappy by comparison. Now I can't even consider any car that won't take songs off my phone and store them on the vehicles hard disc drive. The only things that seem nicer are 2012+ fully loaded BMW's
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Old 04-20-2013, 01:47 PM
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Yeah I think the GPS failed a few years ago and they replaced it with the newest model. Totally awesome, I've got like 1,000 songs stored on the HDD (not sure if you could even do that with the older CIC).

Its tough though because any newer (used) car I look at as a potential replacement seems crappy by comparison. Now I can't even consider any car that won't take songs off my phone and store them on the vehicles hard disc drive. The only things that seem nicer are 2012+ fully loaded BMW's
Very true. The CIC idrive came out in the 2010 so any models from that production year will have it. It is definitely a nice upgrade with the HD storage. The feature I really wished my CCC could do which the CIC does is Bluetooth audio streaming.


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Old 04-20-2013, 10:17 PM
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Washing my car tonight, I noticed that there are arrows on bottom "sills" on the car that seem to indicate where it is safe to jack up the car. Nice detail if that's what it's for.
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Old 04-21-2013, 11:36 AM
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Washing my car tonight, I noticed that there are arrows on bottom "sills" on the car that seem to indicate where it is safe to jack up the car. Nice detail if that's what it's for.
That is what the arrows are for -- they identify where the jack pads are located.

I noticed something today while my son was practicing parallel parking and I was standing outside of the car. Whenever he would put the car in reverse, the electric cooling fan would kick in. It did it three times in a row and would shut off as soon as he put it in drive. I knew it came on when idling and the A/C was on, but didn't know it also comes on when you put the car in reverse. Makes sense though. I'm at 62K miles and I'm keeping my eyes open for hints that the water pump might be going bad, although I hear the pump in the 2009 and 2010 is much better than the earlier versions. Even though I have a JB4 and have hijacked the MPG gauge and turned it into a water temp gauge, my ears still perk up whenever I hear the cooling fan turn on.
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Old 04-21-2013, 02:40 PM
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Very true. The CIC idrive came out in the 2010 so any models from that production year will have it. It is definitely a nice upgrade with the HD storage. The feature I really wished my CCC could do which the CIC does is Bluetooth audio streaming.


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BT streaming would be awesome. For some reason mine doesn't have that. Must have been a later update
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Old 04-21-2013, 03:40 PM
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:32 PM
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BT streaming would be awesome. For some reason mine doesn't have that. Must have been a later update
Do you have BMW apps? You might need the combox update.
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