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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 Today, 09:06 AM
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Battery Drain P160F error code

I've seen all the threads on this. Hooked up INPA and got the P160F error code - which seems to be nowhere on the internet except here

I'm going to go through the usual steps of checking the source for the battery drain- but I just want to find out if I can eliminate the IBS as a source of the problem based on the error code.

I think that something is waking up the beast at various intervals - I suspect that it is somehow an interaction with our cell phones via bluetooth even though the car is shut down. Both phones are on all the time and located within 10 feet of the car. The simple test is to just shut them off at night.

For the gurus here:

1. Can I eliminate the IBS out of hand due to the error code P160F?
2. Would a bluetooth device wake the car up (say with receipt of an email etc) if it was in close proximity?

Thanks very much for any info and/or insight.
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Old Today, 11:21 AM
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I will be very interested to hear what people have to say on this thread....I am having the exact same problem with my car. One positive note, I've gotten very efficient at setting the Time and Date, since I get to do it every morning!!
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