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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 07-13-2013, 10:51 PM
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Old 07-14-2013, 05:20 AM
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A 07 335i coupe I had awhile ago had 100k extended maintainence warranty and dinan stage 2 flash I didn't know when in got it from a Toyota dealership but found out from service advisor at BMW.
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:46 PM
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I'm still recovering from the dreaded "ding" of the e39 warning chime. Every time I heard that, it scared the wallet out of me! So far, the e60 hasn't been a money pit and my wallet no longer shrinks at sound of a chime. I'm looking for a 2008 550 now to add to the collection.
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Old 07-19-2013, 01:04 PM
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Re: List Something You Discovered About Your Car AFTER You Bought It...

The battery is in the trunk and the hood latch was a pain to find because it hasn't got a sticker

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Old 07-19-2013, 02:29 PM
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One thing I discovered after I bought my BMW, is that any other car make I drive,, feels and handles like crap.... Nothing comes close to the performance of my 545..
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Old 07-19-2013, 03:08 PM
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One thing I discovered after I bought my BMW, is that any other car make I drive,, feels and handles like crap.... Nothing comes close to the performance of my 545..
LOL, You're hooked on the hard stuff now! Next thing ya know you'll have three!

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Old 07-20-2013, 11:02 PM
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LOL, You're hooked on the hard stuff now! Next thing ya know you'll have three!

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Bro,, u got that right. Hooked for sure .. LOL ,, and workin on getting a second one. Just don't know which one yet. Im thinking an older M3
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:07 AM
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I didn't realize my car came equipped with Adaptive Headlights. Figured that out within the first week of ownership.

It's been about a month now and I just realized that in vent settings you need to change the temperature from hot to cold (or vice versa). I never understood what that +,_ meant until now.

So glad I read through this thread to discover that. I always wondered why I couldn't get cold air out of the vents unless I had MAX A/C on.
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Old 11-07-2013, 04:37 PM
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Oh man, Oh man!
I made it to page 23 and had to call it quits for now.
Sooooooo much great info!
Thank you. I actually found this on a search for how to activate the headlight sprayers and learn WAY more!
Thanks again ALL!!
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Old 11-07-2013, 05:02 PM
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I didn't realize that DS mode shifted on its own. Whenever I put my 550 in DS mode I would shift it to 3rd gear and so on. Sometimes I would shift & find myself into 4th gear wondering what the hell just happened thinking that I should be in 3rd.


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Old 11-07-2013, 05:16 PM
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One unfortunate thing I discovered was that BMW did not do a good job with the fuel injectors turbos and the reliability of this new turbo engine in 2008.

Huge disappointment which made me sell the car earlier that I wanted to - and I bought a new Audi A7. I could not be more thrilled!

Good luck to you all - I really mean that!!!


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Old 11-07-2013, 05:58 PM
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I'm still recovering from the dreaded "ding" of the e39 warning chime. Every time I heard that, it scared the wallet out of me! So far, the e60 hasn't been a money pit and my wallet no longer shrinks at sound of a chime. I'm looking for a 2008 550 now to add to the collection.
Funny! But I had the exact same feeling as I drove the 5 hrs home from the dealer after my purchase and for some time after.


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Old 11-10-2013, 03:29 PM
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I learned that my E60 has costed me less money to own after 6 years than my Honda's ever did.
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Old 11-11-2013, 05:08 AM
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The subwoofers under my front seats are incredible.
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Old 11-11-2013, 07:35 PM
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The subwoofers under my front seats are incredible.
I definitely agree (and I'm an old fogie).


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Old 11-13-2013, 12:41 AM
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I'm not sure if anyone has mentioned this but if you use the navigation on your phone and are connected by bluetooth, the voice guidance will play through your speakers, even if you are on the phone.
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:09 AM
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I'm not sure if anyone has mentioned this but if you use the navigation on your phone and are connected by bluetooth, the voice guidance will play through your speakers, even if you are on the phone.
I'm going to have to try this. What phone do you have, and what Navigation app were you using?
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:15 AM
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I'm going to have to try this. What phone do you have, and what Navigation app were you using?
I have a samsung galaxy s3 and was using google nav. It wierded me out because I was using my indash navigation as well and turned it off. I was on the phone and didnt realize I was hearing the directions from my phone through the car and not from the car.

Does anyone know if you can stream audio outside of a phone call? It seems you can stream some kind of audio during a phone call.
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Old 11-13-2013, 05:19 PM
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I'm going to have to try this. What phone do you have, and what Navigation app were you using?
Also works with iPhone 4 using Google maps.


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Old 11-13-2013, 06:20 PM
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Works on 5s w/google maps. Does not work with apple's map app

If it doesn't work, try holding home button and getting siri to pop up, there will be a little icon where you can change siri from using the phone speaker/microphone over to the bluetooth through the car. Change it to bluetooth

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Old 11-13-2013, 06:26 PM
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If your speedometer is reading 74 mph and the posted speed limit is 55 mph...a Dodge Charger with strobe lights and black and white livery starts tailgating you.
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Old 11-14-2013, 01:05 AM
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I cant stream music from my S3 to my car using bluetooth. I think there is a compatibility issue. I do however see the option with my mercedes in my phones bluetooth menu.
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Old 11-14-2013, 04:16 AM
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I cant stream music from my S3 to my car using bluetooth. I think there is a compatibility issue. I do however see the option with my mercedes in my phones bluetooth menu.
Unless you have cic + combox retrofit then streaming music is not possible. Voice commands are different
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Old 11-14-2013, 06:20 AM
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Re: List Something You Discovered About Your Car AFTER You Bought It...

Coming from an old 94 diesel pickup where the most luxurious feature being a power window. I got my 550i and all was good until I drove it and heard the hourly "chime" that sounds like death. I freaked out l, pulled over and poped my hood and inspected everything only to hear it again and call a BMW tech friend at 12am.

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Old 11-14-2013, 06:26 AM
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Neat BMW features

I like being able to keep warm in the car after turning off engine by pressing the "Rest" button.
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