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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 11-13-2005, 03:57 PM
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Hi, I am new to this site. I followed some threads for awhile, decided it was a good forum, and I registered. I have a comment/question on the gauges on the 2004 525i, which I just purchased with only 7,000 miles on it.

It seems strange to me that a performance sedan does not have a temp gauge or an oil pressure gauge. It would be a great feature if it could be dialed up on the idrive via a software update.

Any comments on this?
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Old 11-13-2005, 04:16 PM
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Yes it would be a great feature. We had the temp gauge on the last 5-series (the E39), but now it has disappeared. The only thing you get is a warning light if you get too hot, and the "countdown" LED's on the tach to let you know how high you can rev based on how warmed-up the engine is.
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Old 11-13-2005, 04:20 PM
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645/545i had a temp guage. I guess those of us with smaller engines just get the iDrive warning. Oh well!
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Old 11-14-2005, 07:55 AM
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my 545 does not have a temp guage.
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Old 11-14-2005, 10:59 AM
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my 545 does not have a temp guage.
Really? Maybe it was the 645 then, it had some sort of temp guage under the tach.
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Yes, the 645/650 have temp gauges.

I would think any bimmer would have them. NOt sure what the folks in engineering are thinking sometimes.
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Old 11-15-2005, 05:05 PM
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It actually has the temp guage, it is kind of hidden but it's there, take a look at the tacometer where the RED line is on the # 7, thatz where your temp guage is, white lines rises from the RED as the engine warms up.
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Old 11-16-2005, 07:12 AM
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yes coolynice is some what right. page 97 in the ouners manual. but it not a real temp guage.
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