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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 03-22-2011, 11:16 PM
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Going hrough the First Aid kit and found nearly 1/4 of the volume taken up by two, uh, femine napkins.
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Old 10-31-2011, 11:32 AM
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Automatic Transmission trick

Thanks to the poster for the "reset" procedure for the automatic tranny, wow, what a difference. I wonder if it also has an effect of the mapping for the sport setting?

Also, I am new here, thanks for the great site full of info! My thing I discovered is that the iphone 4s works well with the bluetooth and Siri as well. The special BMW cable for Iphone/Ipod is really worth it if you are going to stream any music to your car's stereo and it keeps it charged, really useful and worth it. I would like to know if anyone has the Iphone snap in module and what more does it give you besides the cradle? No one at my dealer (CANBEC) knew.

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Old 10-31-2011, 12:10 PM
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Old 10-31-2011, 01:51 PM
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On pre-LCI 5's with haptic feedback on the drive controller, when the car finally goes to sleep the drive controller knob free spins. Cleaning out the car for a while and noticed that.
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Old 11-01-2011, 03:19 PM
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Navigation voice control: Turning the volume nob (or volume up/down controls on steering wheel), while the navigation voice is speaking, will increase or decrease the voice volume (not the radio/CD volume). I use this feature all the time now if I need to increase the nav volume because my windows are down, etc...

Stability control: (As far as I can tell - based on driving reactions), the stability control will apply breaking pressure to any single wheel, as necessary when you enter a corner at a dangerously high speed. When driving in a "spirited" fashion, on downhill mountain roads, it's almost impossible to ruffle this car's composure. Given its substantial weight, I'm really impressed at how well this feature works. (545i).
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Old 11-01-2011, 04:40 PM
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One annoying feature which I think they solved on the newer idrive is the volume setting after a phone call.
Blasting some Coldplay on that Schweet Logic 7 system then I get a phone call. Cool, "Hello" I ask, and continue with the conversation. Once I hang up here comes the music blasting instantly scaring the crap out of me because i forgot it was soo loud. My buddy with an 11 X5d said his turns up gradually back to where it was giving you that split second to turn it down of need be.
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Old 11-01-2011, 06:28 PM
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Not sure about the 2010 535, but the '08 is limited to 128 mph if it is a non sport package and 150 mph if it has the sport package.

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I hit 147mph in my 535 sport, so at least it will go that fast without any intervention. Fast enough for me. (I was in 5th, and it had just shifted into 6th. Plenty left I would say!)
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:02 PM
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Old 11-02-2011, 11:21 AM
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I discovered this forum after picking up my 07 550i. I've since been pleased to find this thread and have learned many things regarding options on my car that I was previously happily ignorant of!

My favorite surprise so far is punching DTC a couple of tea and driving in sport mode!

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Old 11-03-2011, 10:54 AM
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Cool

The previous owener spilled coffee on him or herself and it made its way into the electronics under seat...the seat finally broke down on my watch and despite being told it would be covered under the CPO warranty, after they opened her up and discovered the gunked wires...I had to shell out the cash to get the entire wiring harness replaced... I have since found dry coffee in the back seat, passager seat, driver arm rest and all over the ski bag for the trunk pass through. This guy had some major issues with keeping his coffee in his mug! Pun intended. Had a top down detail done on the car...its so fresh and so clean now!

Also had EVERY Indian restaurant in San Diego programmed into the Nav system with a womans name next to most of them...odd?
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Old 11-03-2011, 11:07 AM
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The previous owener spilled coffee on him or herself and it made its way into the electronics under seat...the seat finally broke down on my watch and despite being told it would be covered under the CPO warranty, after they opened her up and discovered the gunked wires...I had to shell out the cash to get the entire wiring harness replaced... I have since found dry coffee in the back seat, passager seat, driver arm rest and all over the ski bag for the trunk pass through. This guy had some major issues with keeping his coffee in his mug! Pun intended. Had a top down detail done on the car...its so fresh and so clean now!

Also had EVERY Indian restaurant in San Diego programmed into the Nav system with a womans name next to most of them...odd?
The guy must like his Starbucks and his women to go with his curry.
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Old 11-03-2011, 11:10 AM
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the service, brake pads etc warnings can be reset manually using the odometer button instead of the obd plug available at agents only
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Old 11-06-2011, 04:25 PM
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I really like this thread so wanted to add a few comments to contribute and keep it alive.

The brakes. Holy crud, they are the best I have ever driven. They engage early, establish bite, then clamp down when you push a bit firmer. I love the feel and responsiveness. Hats off to BMW for this design. I am referring to my sedan with sports package and staggered 18s.
Our 535 wagon is another story. I replaced the fronts with slotted and crossdrilled Stoptech rotors and ceramic pads all around. It doesn't have the same tactile feel. Maybe I should have replaced the rear rotors too. I am doing stainless brake lines next to see if that improves things.

Second discovery: The Lane Departure warning system. Seems cool and high tech, even integrates into my HUD. But I NEVER use it. That's because I tend to drive sober, alert and awake. It does work great though for those who tend to swerve all over the lanes, so I am a proponent of the system if it can help other drivers stay in their lane more.
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Old 11-06-2011, 05:09 PM
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I discovered to my chagrin that there's a little warning illustration on my cupholders that instructs me not to use wine glasses in them. Imagine my dismay! What ever will Mimsie and I do on our way to the club!
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Old 11-09-2011, 08:27 PM
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As I open door to get in, I hear an electronic buzz like something is getting ready. I don't think it's the fuel pump. Anyone?
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Old 11-09-2011, 08:30 PM
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As I open door to get in, I hear an electronic buzz like something is getting ready. I don't think it's the fuel pump. Anyone?
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Old 11-10-2011, 08:27 AM
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idk if this is true but my cars manual and when on a hill for a couple seconds it seems that the transmission actually holds the car from rolling for a couple seconds idk if its just me or not Lol
That is true. I have a manual as well and the "hill start assist" kicks in at lights and the like. Gives you a second to get the gas/ clutch ratio right before you start rolling back! I love this feature!
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Old 11-10-2011, 10:45 AM
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That is true. I have a manual as well and the "hill start assist" kicks in at lights and the like. Gives you a second to get the gas/ clutch ratio right before you start rolling back! I love this feature!
Works in reverse too.....
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Old 11-10-2011, 06:53 PM
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As I open door to get in, I hear an electronic buzz like something is getting ready. I don't think it's the fuel pump. Anyone?
I think its the computer fans spooling up. if you sit in the car after you turnit off for a little while you will hear it again with several other computer like sounds. Almost like its shutting down and the disk drives are slowing down.
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Old 11-10-2011, 07:33 PM
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I think its the computer fans spooling up. if you sit in the car after you turnit off for a little while you will hear it again with several other computer like sounds. Almost like its shutting down and the disk drives are slowing down.
Makes sense. I have no idea. Side note--thnx for your service!
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Old 11-10-2011, 08:17 PM
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When we bought my wife's 530, we thought it had a fold down rear seat. Not!

That's what we get for looking at too many cars that day.
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Old 11-11-2011, 06:32 PM
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The M button on the seat lights up the entire button when pressed.
I haven't been on this forum in a while. I see AntDX316 is still around. I would have thought that he would have crashed his mom's car by now. Humm... who knew.
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Old 11-11-2011, 06:55 PM
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I haven't been on this forum in a while. I see AntDX316 is still around. I would have thought that he would have crashed his mom's car by now. Humm... who knew.
Ant hasn't posted for at least several months now ever since he got flamed for claiming he test drove a brand new 100K+ BMW 6 series at a dealership --- by himself!
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Old 11-11-2011, 08:41 PM
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Ant hasn't posted for at least several months now ever since he got flamed for claiming he test drove a brand new 100K+ BMW 6 series at a dealership --- by himself!
I used to really enjoy his retarded posts. I used to shake my head in disbelief that anyone (regardless of age) could be so stupid. Honestly, I'm surprized he had not become another victim of natural selection. I presume he is still pimping his mother's 545i?

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Old 02-25-2012, 02:00 PM
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I thought I'd bump Polk's old thread up to the top again since there are a lot of new members now who can probably use the information shared here.
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