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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 04-21-2010, 08:09 PM
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And out of wallet cost is???
$2k for the dinan stage 2. I had leased the car for 24 months with the intent of leasing a new 5 series, but the residuals got whacked so hard that leasing even a 2010 with the same options would cost me about $250 more a month. So, I decided that instead I'd buy my own car and do the dinan software (and probably later the exhaust), since I do like my car and wouldn't spend the money on the upgrade for a lease.
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Old 04-21-2010, 10:22 PM
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$2k for the dinan stage 2. I had leased the car for 24 months with the intent of leasing a new 5 series, but the residuals got whacked so hard that leasing even a 2010 with the same options would cost me about $250 more a month. So, I decided that instead I'd buy my own car and do the dinan software (and probably later the exhaust), since I do like my car and wouldn't spend the money on the upgrade for a lease.
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Old 04-23-2010, 08:57 AM
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The fob battery is rechargeable, charges when inserted in ignition.
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Old 04-25-2010, 02:48 AM
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Old 04-25-2010, 11:36 AM
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If you don't want the overhead light (above the rear view mirror) to turn on when you open the doors just press and hold the on/off light button for 5 second or so, it will deactivate the auto light on feature. it will stay off till you manually turn the light on again than the feature will be avtivated again.
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Old 04-25-2010, 03:54 PM
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If you don't want the overhead light (above the rear view mirror) to turn on when you open the doors just press and hold the on/off light button for 5 second or so, it will deactivate the auto light on feature. it will stay off till you manually turn the light on again than the feature will be avtivated again.
This is good to know. Such a helpful thread.
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Old 04-25-2010, 04:27 PM
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I have seen this many times. What is progman?


This takes me back. In general 'progman' stands for program manager.

Back in the early '90s, our office was a pilot office for the roll out of LANs. People had no idea what it was all about, but, I got training in networking and was the lead management person in charge of it.

Anyway, one of the errors came on the screen and it referred to something about 'progman' doing something. Lots of people thought it was talking about me, so they started calling me 'progman'. You must understand that this was the beginnings of LAN introduction in a widespread way, and many employees did not even have PCs at home, and were not allowed to use the two or three PCs we had had in the office.
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Old 04-25-2010, 06:47 PM
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This takes me back. In general 'progman' stands for program manager.

Back in the early '90s, our office was a pilot office for the roll out of LANs. People had no idea what it was all about, but, I got training in networking and was the lead management person in charge of it.

Anyway, one of the errors came on the screen and it referred to something about 'progman' doing something. Lots of people thought it was talking about me, so they started calling me 'progman'. You must understand that this was the beginnings of LAN introduction in a widespread way, and many employees did not even have PCs at home, and were not allowed to use the two or three PCs we had had in the office.
Thank you for the rest of the story. Previous posts did not satisfy my curiosity.
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Old 04-26-2010, 07:38 AM
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Old 05-01-2010, 06:45 PM
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With the warmer weather appearing, I really enjoy the window open feature.
You just hold down the unlock button on either the key type or fob and the windows and sunroof will open, however you can stop it at a "crack".
I crack open my windows a couple of inches and stop. I do it from my front door. The best part is that after a few seconds if you dont open any doors, it will lock itself.
Too bad they dont close remotely .
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Old 05-02-2010, 05:57 AM
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Too bad they dont close remotely .
I have comfort access and if I leave my finger on the lock spot, the windows will close. The not closing by remote is a safety feature as you could pinch someone's finger/arm etc. from far away. None of the BMW's I've owned have had remote close. My Z had remote roof open as well!
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Old 09-15-2010, 12:13 PM
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I have a 12 V accessory outlet in the passenger footwell. I was vacuuming the car today and saw it tucked way up under above where the passenger's toes might be if they were sitting up straight. I would have expected it to be on the left side where the net is, and so I assumed that I did not have this outlet. Wish I had know this when I was using an XM Skydock. Still it's a nice thing to know. I can't believe I've had the car for 6 months and just discovered this now.
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Old 09-15-2010, 12:39 PM
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I wonder if that outlet is operational when the car is parked.
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Old 09-15-2010, 02:18 PM
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I wonder if that outlet is operational when the car is parked.
The cigarette lighter is not. I would assume the others work the same way. There's one in the trunk, and two behind the center console. They do seem less than useful if the key is required for power imo.
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Old 09-15-2010, 02:21 PM
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My 2007 has the glovebox flashlight power socket. I use that line to charge my cellphone when the car is parked. It's operative 24/7.
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Old 09-15-2010, 02:29 PM
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My 2007 has the glovebox flashlight power socket. I use that line to charge my cellphone when the car is parked. It's operative 24/7.
Doesn't that require an adaptor to use the 12V power for something other than the flashlight?
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Old 09-15-2010, 02:43 PM
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Old 09-15-2010, 04:23 PM
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Yes, but it's not all that expensive.
I figured that. Thanks for the info. Does the glovebox have to remain open to use the outlet?
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Old 09-15-2010, 06:16 PM
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I already have a few "aha's" about my car after I bought it. If everyone lists one or two, I'll bet we all walk away with a couple "I did not know that" things ourselves...

Here's a few I discovered after the purchase:
  • The engine has no oil dipstick!
  • The hood and front side panels are not steel but aluminum!
  • My side view mirrors fold in when I push that little button by the mirror controls!
Anyone else have some??
Polk... you did a good thing with this thread. It is now rated at 5-star and may soon become "sticky-able."
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Old 09-15-2010, 06:58 PM
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No, it's always powered. The purpose of the socket is to keep the flashlight charged.

Unfortunately, newer BMWs don't have the socket, and have no means for charging a cell phone when the car is parked.

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I figured that. Thanks for the info. Does the glovebox have to remain open to use the outlet?
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Old 09-15-2010, 09:06 PM
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Polk... you did a good thing with this thread. It is now rated at 5-star and may soon become "sticky-able."
Thanks Nube1! I know I've learned a ton aout this car from the posters on this thread...easily over 100 different interesting items...
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Old 09-18-2010, 10:23 PM
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what is missing ...

After everything that was posted and said here, there is very little to add about all the different features you will find in your BMW.
The items that brought my attention, though, are the common things you find in many other cars that I could not find in my BMW (or are not as good as they should be):
- sun glasses storage unit;
- coin holder;
- decent cup holders;
- a way to "turn off" the radio (not 'mute' it);
- a way to "turn off" the LCD screen (not a 'blank screen').
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Old 09-19-2010, 08:10 AM
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Awesome thread

I just read this, made a bunch of notes..now, off to my car to check them out.

Thanks ALL!
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Old 09-19-2010, 10:47 AM
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After everything that was posted and said here, there is very little to add about all the different features you will find in your BMW.
The items that brought my attention, though, are the common things you find in many other cars that I could not find in my BMW (or are not as good as they should be):
- sun glasses storage unit;
- coin holder;
- decent cup holders;
- a way to "turn off" the radio (not 'mute' it);
- a way to "turn off" the LCD screen (not a 'blank screen').
Cupholder---A BMW standard feature in sedans,
Coin Holder---See above

I didn't know you couldn't turn off the radio. If it's muted it's off. If you have entertainment up on the screen you see that it's muted,otherwise you don't know that it's either muted or off.
Why would you want to turn off the screen? I think dimming it is sufficient
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