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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 02-16-2009, 10:12 PM
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Where can I find my Vehicle Manufacture Date?

Hey, new to the forum, just purchased a used 2004 530i and wanting to know the manufacture date in order to decide whether or not I want to get the updated software for bluetooth or if I need to replace the TCU in which case i'm not too worried about. Any help would be great!
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Old 02-16-2009, 10:26 PM
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Hi, welcome to the board! Your car build date is displayed on the sticker that's attached to the driver side door jamb. It's a 4 digit number mm/yy.
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Old 02-17-2009, 06:57 AM
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Also you can put the last 7 digits of your VIN into realoem.com and it will tell you the month it was mfg'd.
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Old 02-17-2009, 06:58 AM
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Also, the production year/month can also be determined from the last 7 characters of your VIN. See screenshot attached. Just go to realoem.com and enter the last 7 chars of your vin and it will give you a lot of info specific to your vehicle including the manufacturing production code and batch id as well.


LOL Brian... we were posting at the same time.
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Old 02-17-2009, 07:42 PM
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Thanks all, thats awesome, I only need the software update. How much will that run me?
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:34 PM
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How do you find out the production number of your BMW ?
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