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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 11-07-2013, 05:16 PM
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List Something You Discovered About Your Car AFTER You Bought It...

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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Old 11-14-2013, 08:29 AM
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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.
It seems that with the various options packages on these cars, that option is the one they ALL got!
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Old 11-14-2013, 10:30 AM
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Also works with iPhone 4 using Google maps.


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Old 11-18-2013, 09:30 AM
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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
Did that, and I get the 'Siri-beep' through the car, but no follow up directions. The phone shows in Bluetooth, and lists the car's 'ID', but it doesn't 'speak' through the car, only the phone. I got it to work once on the initial input, but nothing after that. On an iPhone 5.
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Old 11-19-2013, 01:46 PM
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In another forum, I read that all E60s use CHS 11S for with and without active steering. Look for the power steering reservoir. If the cap is a star spoke with green ring, it indicates NON-active steering and a plain black cap has active steering. Hopefully somebody can confirm this.

Balbs
I have a black star spoked cap without green ring, and chs11 fluid but I dont think I have active steering. Maybe half a$$ steering?? lol
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:01 PM
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if you want a little extra, step hard on the pedal

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Old 11-21-2013, 10:50 PM
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I can play MP3 CDs even though the VIN dump doesn't list it as an option ... maybe it's standard with the CD player?
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Old 11-22-2013, 04:14 AM
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Not with the standard player, but with the changer or can be coded in.
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Old 11-22-2013, 12:37 PM
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The heated steering wheel and heated seats retain their setting if the car has only been off for a short while.
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Old 11-22-2013, 02:33 PM
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Re: List Something You Discovered About Your Car AFTER You Bought It...

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Not with the standard player, but with the changer or can be coded in.
So are you saying that my 04' 545 w/changer can be coded to play mp3's. I thought this wasn't possible.

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Old 11-22-2013, 02:35 PM
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Do you have mask or CCC? Early mask systems cannot do this

I don't believe the early changers could either. I know mine won't (dec 2003 that came with mask)
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