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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 08-12-2015, 11:51 AM
DanDan38 DanDan38 is offline
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Mein Auto: 2010 528i
2010 528i ULF Replacement

Hello All, I am having somewhat of a weird issue with my car, first the SOS light came on then SAT radio stopped working. Day after that Miles switched to Kilometers, USB and Aux ports no longer work, sometimes I get a brake light out error but bulbs are good. I took the car to the dealer for those symptoms and they say its a bad ULF Module. Has anyone ever had this issue and how bad is the replacement for this part? Any Programing? Dealer wants to charge 1400.00 to repair but that seems a bit high to me especially when I can find that part online for 500.00. I would appreciate any help.

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Old 08-13-2015, 08:47 AM
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Mein Auto: 2008 550i
I'm not sure if it's the same part (I think pre-LCI had ULF, and LCI has TCU), but I also had the SOS malfunction light. In my case, the BT stopped working, though I could still use NAV and radio functions. As I recall, my dealer quoted me about $1,400 also to replace the module. I purchased a replacement telematics control unit (TCU) from eBay for about $180, and paid a BMW tech $120 to install/reprogram it.

If you decide to go the eBay route, make sure the module you are looking at has the same version #, build date, etc. Preferably, find one that was made specifically for E60 and same year as your 528i.
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