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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 04-25-2013, 04:23 PM
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Not true...the E60 535 is indeed twin turbo.
He was talking about 2013 535xi which is twin scroll single twin turbo powered N55.
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Old 04-25-2013, 04:24 PM
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Not true...the E60 535 is indeed twin turbo.
The poster mentioned a 2013 535, which is a twin scroll turbo, not a true TT.
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Old 04-25-2013, 04:47 PM
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Ah. I stand corrected in my correcting.
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:47 AM
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List Something You Discovered About Your Car AFTER You Bought It...

Well I found my car got a square wheels setting instead of staggered one. And my car came with m sport package.....cheat by dealer


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Old 04-27-2013, 03:17 PM
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Well I found my car got a square wheels setting instead of staggered one. And my car came with m sport package.....cheat by dealer


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The M Sport package doesn't come with staggered wheels -- they're the same size on all four corners.
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Old 04-27-2013, 05:21 PM
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The M Sport package doesn't come with staggered wheels -- they're the same size on all four corners.
Really? I've got M Sport 19" wheels and they're staggered. What does M Sport package come with? My 550 came with Type M172 Wheels.


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Old 04-27-2013, 07:18 PM
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Really? I've got M Sport 19" wheels and they're staggered. What does M Sport package come with? My 550 came with Type M172 Wheels.


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The standard 18" M Sport double-spoke wheels (style 184). Comes with 245/40R18 on all four corners.
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Old 04-27-2013, 07:34 PM
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The standard 18" M Sport double-spoke wheels (style 184). Comes with 245/40R18 on all four corners.
The E60 LCI 550i's with sport package came with 19" staggered wheels 275 width in the back and 245 width in the front. I have them in mine.
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:04 PM
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My side mirrors dont fold down on my 545. Kinda dissapointed
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:37 PM
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My side mirrors dont fold down on my 545. Kinda dissapointed
If you are talking about the side mirror tilting down when you place your transmission in reverse . . . you need to remember that it only tilts down when your side mirror switch is to the right.
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:41 PM
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Sorry. I mean fold in. They do fold down in reverse
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Old 04-28-2013, 12:21 AM
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If you are talking about the side mirror tilting down when you place your transmission in reverse . . . you need to remember that it only tilts down when your side mirror switch is to the right.
Mine moves it when the switch is to the left.
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Mine moves it when the switch is to the left.
My mistake, your are correct.
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:58 AM
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Sorry. I mean fold in. They do fold down in reverse
If neither one of your mirrors fold in, I would think it was an electrical problem and not the motors that swing them in. Idk if there's a fuse for them but its worth checking. G/L.


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Old 05-03-2013, 08:22 PM
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Anyone notice wipers complete swipe then start up the windshield and inch or two then stop?
Asked my SA about it today, said it is something engineered in the wiper programming to prolong the blade life by starting the upstroke again and resting there. Seems to happen randomly but he thought it was like every 15th vehicle cycle.
Anybody heard of this or noticed?
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:29 PM
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Sorry. I mean fold in. They do fold down in reverse
Auto fold mirrors were not an option in 2004, you list a 2004 545 as your car, which means no auto fold, sorry bro
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Old 05-04-2013, 05:23 AM
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Anyone notice wipers complete swipe then start up the windshield and inch or two then stop?
Asked my SA about it today, said it is something engineered in the wiper programming to prolong the blade life by starting the upstroke again and resting there. Seems to happen randomly but he thought it was like every 15th vehicle cycle.
Anybody heard of this or noticed?
Your SA is lying through his teeth. The wipers not parking correctly is a common problem. I fixed mine by simply replacing the wiper relay and I think the price was around $15. Have your SA demonstrate that "feature" on any of the cars on the lot and when he can't, insist he fix it. Then tell the service manager that in the future, you want an SA with a clue.
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After years of owning my car. I found out that by shorting a few pins and installing the "SPORT" button, it activated some sport features in my car which I didn't have as an original option.

It gave me a heavier\tighter steering
Responsive throttle response (no need for a Sprint Booster or BMS PowerBox).
In auto mode, gears change at a higher RPM.
SPORT light in cluster.

It's a completely different car!



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Old 05-04-2013, 03:41 PM
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After years of owning my car. I found out that by shorting a few pins and installing the "SPORT" button, it activated some sport features in my car which I didn't have as an original option.

It gave me a heavier\tighter steering
Responsive throttle response (no need for a Sprint Booster or BMS PowerBox).
In auto mode, gears change at a higher RPM.
SPORT light in cluster.

It's a completely different car!



Details on the mod are located here:

http://forums.5series.net/e60-discus...-meant-127596/
Did you change your idrive button as well? I know the new helper buttons started in '09
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Yes I did. I did it when I retrofitted the CIC Nav system found in the newer F10 series.
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Old 05-04-2013, 04:51 PM
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Yes I did. I did it when I retrofitted the CIC Nav system found in the newer F10 series.
Nice! I've got one of those on my '05 545i
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Nice! I've got one of those on my '05 545i
Are those M3 Rims? They look great on an e60
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:10 PM
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Are those M3 Rims? They look great on an e60
They're knock-offs but yeah, they're E90 M3 replicas. I do like the way they look on the E60... Those are my winter wheels/tires
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I've found a little door on the drivers side near the back that you open up to expose a hole that you put liquid in, the more you put in, the further the car goes, putting the correct liquid in helps. I think I need to tell the wife about that little secret door, and which fluid to put.

p.s., putting in liquid also stops the little fuel pump light coming on on the dash.
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I've found a little door on the drivers side near the back that you open up to expose a hole that you put liquid in, the more you put in, the further the car goes, putting the correct liquid in helps. I think I need to tell the wife about that little secret door, and which fluid to put.

p.s., putting in liquid also stops the little fuel pump light coming on on the dash.
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