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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 10-06-2010, 01:30 PM
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Don't know if anyone mention this but if your climbing a hill or any type of steep incline the vehicle stays in the lower gear automatically until until the street levels out....
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Old 10-07-2010, 06:23 AM
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I noticed that my ipod shuffle keeps charging even after the car is tuned off and the key removed. Anyone else have the same experience? Will it affect battery life?
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Old 10-07-2010, 06:34 AM
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Have you checked to see if it stops charging after the cars enters sleep mode?
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Old 10-07-2010, 06:43 AM
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Is that the 20 min thing? Do I keep sitting in the car 20 mins to check?
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Old 10-07-2010, 07:30 AM
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for the satellite radio:

I have never found this in the book, but it works.
just say satellite channel (Number you want), and it goes there.
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Old 10-07-2010, 07:31 AM
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for the satellite radio:

I have never found this in the book, but it works.
just say satellite channel (Number you want), and it goes there.
That is nice!
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Old 10-07-2010, 07:32 AM
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for the satellite radio:

I have never found this in the book, but it works.
just say satellite channel (Number you want), and it goes there.
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Old 10-07-2010, 08:27 AM
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When driving a BMW, it has a new meaning for every situation.
When u go partying, it stands for bring more women. When parked on the streets, it means ( bie mo wo) in Chinese, which translates to don't touch me. When u go to the dealers, it means BRING MY WALLET.....
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Old 10-08-2010, 07:58 AM
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So I used my spare key yesterday just so the rechargeable battery doesn't die and I noticed that the keys have memory settings. I put the spare key in and all of the settings were different. It kind of threw me off for a minute. haha
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Old 10-08-2010, 09:22 AM
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wow, alot of useful information in here
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Old 10-08-2010, 12:22 PM
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So I used my spare key yesterday just so the rechargeable battery doesn't die and I noticed that the keys have memory settings. I put the spare key in and all of the settings were different. It kind of threw me off for a minute. haha
I tried to use the other remote key so it would charge. BIG MISTAKE! It's too much of a disturbance for me to bother.
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Old 10-08-2010, 12:41 PM
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Great thread!

Can't think of anything that hasn't already been said except cleaning sunroof drain lines should be an annual maintenance item, you don't want to learn why the hard way.
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Old 10-08-2010, 12:56 PM
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Are the sun roof drains only in the wagon, if not, can you instruct how-to?
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Old 10-08-2010, 01:54 PM
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I noticed that my ipod shuffle keeps charging even after the car is tuned off and the key removed. Anyone else have the same experience? Will it affect battery life?
Yes I noticed that too, and I think it does affect battry that's why I unplug my ipod everytime.
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Old 10-08-2010, 07:48 PM
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Great thread!

Can't think of anything that hasn't already been said except cleaning sunroof drain lines should be an annual maintenance item, you don't want to learn why the hard way.
Yes please give some details...
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Old 10-09-2010, 06:56 AM
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Are the sun roof drains only in the wagon, if not, can you instruct how-to?
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I've heard it can effect the sedan too, though is rarer, there's a diy fix here in this thread, I'd say it's probably best left to bmw though. http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=259095
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Old 10-23-2010, 12:16 AM
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How do you play DVDs when parked? I have a 07 525i (purchased in 10/06) with NAV and premium and I inserted a DVD to try in the DVD bay with no luck.
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Old 10-23-2010, 05:57 AM
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I believe the dvd drive is for navigation discs only. You can't play dvd video.
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Old 10-23-2010, 12:33 PM
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This was standard feature on BMWs dating back to the early 2000's at least as far as I can recall.
Are you sure? My 2006 Z4 does not ... or does it need to be programmed?
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Old 10-23-2010, 02:12 PM
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I believe the dvd drive is for navigation discs only. You can't play dvd video.
I think you can also play DVD audio.
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Old 10-23-2010, 02:36 PM
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I believe the dvd drive is for navigation discs only. You can't play dvd video.
I have read in this thread or some others on this site on multiple instances. I had a similar impression as yours earlier.
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Old 10-23-2010, 03:33 PM
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I think you can also play DVD audio.
Haven't tried that. Someone should though.
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Old 10-23-2010, 06:41 PM
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I believe you can only do it with the CIC (2010 and above) display.
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Old 10-23-2010, 07:10 PM
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I believe you can only do it with the CIC (2010 and above) display.
why is that? Does it depend on which year disc you have for nav? if that even makes sense...
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Old 10-23-2010, 10:58 PM
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I was actually responding to the DVD video question. I believe you can only play DVD video/movies on 2010 CIC displays, with dealer intervention.
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