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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 02-18-2011, 11:41 PM
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- missing wallet key. though that's not so much of a feature as an annoyance as they misplaced it! and best part is the sales rep is trying to convince me he is doing me a favour by ordering one as they don't ship with the wallet keys anymore. (only e90s don't ship with wallet keys now)
- i still can't figure out where the brake fluid reservoir is located.
- powered headrests.
- the dashboard dimming switch dims the idrive screen too. seems kind of redundant given the screen has a manual setting for it. surprised the screen doesn't go to night time mode when the headlights are turned on.
The brake fluid reservoir is located under the driver side cabin air filter compartment
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Old 02-19-2011, 12:04 AM
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i never read my manual. i just spent a few hours going through all the options in the idrive

and i found the option in there

i'll do a video of it tomorrow if i get a chance
I know a few of us would love to use that option. When I chked the manual, it never showed that. Thx
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Old 02-19-2011, 12:45 AM
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ok i took the video

the option i have is for door lock for all doors or drivers

and the doors lock after i get upto a certain speed and unlocks after i turned the car off and pull the key out

note that i have the LCI model with the flat key and push button start

going to upload video now
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Old 02-19-2011, 01:06 AM
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heres the video

sorry that its shakey

and now that i watch it im not completely sure that the idrive menu i was in was for the door unlock as i previously remembered there was an OFF option as well

but yeah it shows the doors unlocking when i turned it off and pull the key out

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Old 02-19-2011, 01:10 AM
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just watched the video and its not very clear

but the setting was as follows

press i drive button to go into the information section. then Settings -> Vehicle/Tyres -> Door Locks -> Central Locking. then for Lock button i have set to All Doors. and Lock After Moving Off is selected (ON)

this setting also means that when i press unlock on my remote. all 4 doors unlock. rather than me having to press unlock twice. first time for drivers door. 2nd time for rest of the doors/boot
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Old 02-19-2011, 10:54 AM
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I know a few of us would love to use that option. When I chked the manual, it never showed that. Thx
chicken8 is obviously in Australia and with that in mind, cars here in the US don't necessarily do everything that cars do everywhere else. Try closing your windows and sunroof with your remote. Can't do it here, can in Europe. It's been said it's a liability issue here, and I suspect the auto unlock might be in the same category.
It can be set to unlock JUST drivers door or ALL doors on unlocking but I have seen no option for unlocking on engine shut off in my iDrive.

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Old 02-19-2011, 11:19 AM
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You're right. I tried it, & it didn't work. Totally forgot about that.
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Old 02-23-2011, 07:26 AM
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You cannot close the fuel filler door if the car is locked.
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:43 AM
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I was amazed the other day when I got a warning after I just turned the ignition on stating that my fuel cap is not closed properly, and sure enough I discovered it wasn't turned all the way to the right.
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:55 AM
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My side mirrors do not electronically fold back like they did on my e90. I was under the impression all newer model BMWs had this feature.
Turns out I was wrong. Found the button today and folded them back after I parked at work.
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Old 02-23-2011, 07:14 PM
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Turns out I was wrong. Found the button today and folded them back after I parked at work.
where is this button? i've never been able to fold my mirrors back automatically
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Old 02-23-2011, 09:20 PM
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On the drivers side door right next to the mirror select switch. If you have the premium package, there will be a little push button there.
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Old 02-23-2011, 11:18 PM
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BMW improved iDrive in '08 after all the bashing with the introduction of memory buttons under the cd slot and a "Menu" button near the iDrive controller. Despite my extensive use of this car, I never noticed the "Mode" button to the far right of the memory and AM/FM controllers until I purchased the vehicle at lease end. Yet another way to access the various menu headings. iDrive bashing should cease with the volume, AM/FM, mode and menu buttons all separated from the iDrive controller!

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Old 02-24-2011, 10:53 AM
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My ah ha is that the cpo warranty and maintenance really don't cover
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Car is at the stealership today for vibration in the steering and I was told that the bushings are worn but not covered under the cpo warranty. They also told me that the sunroof seal, even though there is a service bulletin for it, is not covered.
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Old 02-26-2011, 02:13 PM
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Love this post!
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Old 02-26-2011, 02:26 PM
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May have already been mentioned, but with comfort access I lock the car by brushing the rear handle with my thigh when both hands are full.
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Old 02-26-2011, 02:57 PM
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May have already been mentioned, but with comfort access I lock the car by brushing the rear handle with my thigh when both hands are full.
Is that what you call it? You REALLY love you car don't you?
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Old 02-26-2011, 04:19 PM
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May have already been mentioned, but with comfort access I lock the car by brushing the rear handle with my thigh when both hands are full.
That's illegal in Alabama.
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Old 02-26-2011, 05:12 PM
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Haha!
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Old 02-28-2011, 10:25 PM
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1) We were on a road trip, cold outside, radio volume off. On the dash console it started streaming across about a blizzard warning beginning at 7 pm for the following counties ... Cool.
2) lil Darlin loves the car.
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Old 03-01-2011, 05:39 AM
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How do you do that??

How do you save music to the iDrive??
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Old 03-01-2011, 06:58 AM
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1) We were on a road trip, cold outside, radio volume off. On the dash console it started streaming across about a blizzard warning beginning at 7 pm for the following counties ... Cool.
2) lil Darlin loves the car.
Really? What year do you have? I wonder if mine does that???
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Old 03-02-2011, 01:43 PM
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Great way to reduce drag at speeds over 25 MPH: Before entering car, manually unfold both outside mirrors. Start car and drive off; once you reach around 25 MPH both mirrors will now automatically fold in. Must be part of the dynamic efficiency package.

My wife detected this fluke and now is staying away from driving this car even more than before. Too much tech for her needs. When this happened she pulled over right away and finally found the little round botton that moved the mirrors out again.
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Old 03-02-2011, 02:19 PM
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I found out recently that I can have access to my blackberry phones text messages via idrive.
I have a 2010 535i and am using an iPhone with it. Is there a way to view text messages on the Nav Screen using the iDrive?
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Old 03-04-2011, 02:06 PM
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It appears that the spare tire space is deep enough to hold a real spare. Under the space saver is a block of styrofoam. Anyone removed this and gone to a full size spare?
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