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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 11-14-2013, 08:29 AM
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If your speedometer is reading 74 mph and the posted speed limit is 55 mph...a Dodge Charger with strobe lights and black and white livery starts tailgating you.
It seems that with the various options packages on these cars, that option is the one they ALL got!
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Old 11-14-2013, 10:30 AM
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Also works with iPhone 4 using Google maps.


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Old 11-18-2013, 09:30 AM
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Works on 5s w/google maps. Does not work with apple's map app

If it doesn't work, try holding home button and getting siri to pop up, there will be a little icon where you can change siri from using the phone speaker/microphone over to the bluetooth through the car. Change it to bluetooth
Did that, and I get the 'Siri-beep' through the car, but no follow up directions. The phone shows in Bluetooth, and lists the car's 'ID', but it doesn't 'speak' through the car, only the phone. I got it to work once on the initial input, but nothing after that. On an iPhone 5.
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Old 11-19-2013, 01:46 PM
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In another forum, I read that all E60s use CHS 11S for with and without active steering. Look for the power steering reservoir. If the cap is a star spoke with green ring, it indicates NON-active steering and a plain black cap has active steering. Hopefully somebody can confirm this.

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I have a black star spoked cap without green ring, and chs11 fluid but I dont think I have active steering. Maybe half a$$ steering?? lol
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:01 PM
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Old 11-21-2013, 10:50 PM
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I can play MP3 CDs even though the VIN dump doesn't list it as an option ... maybe it's standard with the CD player?
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Old 11-22-2013, 04:14 AM
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Not with the standard player, but with the changer or can be coded in.
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Old 11-22-2013, 12:37 PM
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The heated steering wheel and heated seats retain their setting if the car has only been off for a short while.
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Old 11-22-2013, 02:33 PM
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Not with the standard player, but with the changer or can be coded in.
So are you saying that my 04' 545 w/changer can be coded to play mp3's. I thought this wasn't possible.

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Old 11-22-2013, 02:35 PM
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Do you have mask or CCC? Early mask systems cannot do this

I don't believe the early changers could either. I know mine won't (dec 2003 that came with mask)
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So are you saying that my 04' 545 w/changer can be coded to play mp3's. I thought this wasn't possible.

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Yes, it is possible, but the changer can't play them. Just the head unit.
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Old 11-22-2013, 02:37 PM
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I think it's not possible in 04' but possible in 05'. 06' it works from the factory and no changer required.
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Old 11-22-2013, 05:57 PM
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The EYE OPENER BATT REPLACEMENT

(2004 525i) This is something that I cannot understand of WHY these cars HAVE to be REGISTERED when replacing a simplistic damn battery as opposed to OTHER cars. I bought a battery from NAPA ($180.00) and had the stealership change it out and THEY charged me ($188.00) to do the "5 minute" battery exchange and of course when it was time to pay up, they said "it had to be registered" to the cars computer. WTF?!?!?! Explaining that the computer has to be "erased" from the current battery and "reprogramed" to the new battery. WTF kind of german engineering is THIS? Pure BULL****! Not too happy with my (1st) BMW. How stupid...... My 2005 Honda Accord that I kicked to the curb is WAY better. Plus it does not have the STUPID "I-DRIVE". Sorry, but that's how I feel.....
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Old 11-23-2013, 05:02 AM
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I think it's not possible in 04' but possible in 05'. 06' it works from the factory and no changer required.
My 06 doesn't have this. The changer is not required for it, my understanding is they do it when they code in the changer.
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Old 11-23-2013, 05:05 AM
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(2004 525i) This is something that I cannot understand of WHY these cars HAVE to be REGISTERED when replacing a simplistic damn battery as opposed to OTHER cars. I bought a battery from NAPA ($180.00) and had the stealership change it out and THEY charged me ($188.00) to do the "5 minute" battery exchange and of course when it was time to pay up, they said "it had to be registered" to the cars computer. WTF?!?!?! Explaining that the computer has to be "erased" from the current battery and "reprogramed" to the new battery. WTF kind of german engineering is THIS? Pure BULL****! Not too happy with my (1st) BMW. How stupid...... My 2005 Honda Accord that I kicked to the curb is WAY better. Plus it does not have the STUPID "I-DRIVE". Sorry, but that's how I feel.....
From what I have gathered it needs to be registered so the computer can properly charge it, vs over or under charging due to battery age/capacity. The car will do fine without it. The battery may or may not last as long as it could. I'm sorry you feel this way and of course everyone is entitled to their opinion.
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Old 11-23-2013, 06:15 AM
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From what I have gathered it needs to be registered so the computer can properly charge it, vs over or under charging due to battery age/capacity. The car will do fine without it. The battery may or may not last as long as it could. I'm sorry you feel this way and of course everyone is entitled to their opinion.
+1 Agreed. Also there is a way around getting the battery registered. You can use a transfer tool that essentially keeps the computer running at all times during the battery exchange. Its as if the battery never reset or was even removed from the car. Keeps all your settings and no need to register. I did this to mine not 2 weeks ago
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Old 11-23-2013, 07:27 AM
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+1 Agreed. Also there is a way around getting the battery registered. You can use a transfer tool that essentially keeps the computer running at all times during the battery exchange. Its as if the battery never reset or was even removed from the car. Keeps all your settings and no need to register. I did this to mine not 2 weeks ago
But your car doesn't know you have a new battery and not to overcharge it. It thinks you are still on your old battery.
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Old 11-23-2013, 07:41 AM
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But your car doesn't know you have a new battery and not to overcharge it. It thinks you are still on your old battery.
Exactly. That method does nothing for telling the computer it has a new battery. The entire point is so that it DOES know you have a new battery, not the other way around.

The higher end INPA cable is what, $99? + 5 minutes of coding and you can do it yourself

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Old 11-23-2013, 07:58 AM
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Exactly. That method does nothing for telling the computer it has a new battery. The entire point is so that it DOES know you have a new battery, not the other way around.

The higher end INPA cable is what, $99? + 5 minutes of coding and you can do it yourself

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Wow Dont I feel stupid. I was just doing what the battery shop told me to do. Is it too late for me to register the new battery? Hopefully I didnt do any harm yet. My battery is 2 weeks old btw
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My 06 doesn't have this. The changer is not required for it, my understanding is they do it when they code in the changer.
I have an 06 and no changer an I can play mp3 CDs. However, I do have the "changer ready" option.

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Old 11-23-2013, 09:26 AM
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I have an 06 and no changer an I can play mp3 CDs. However, I do have the "changer ready" option.
Yes, my '07 has the option "Provisions for BMW 6 CD changer", but no CD changer is actually installed. My in-dash CD does play MP3s.

Now, does the in-dash DVD play MP3s? I see the greyed-out "DVD" option in the iDrive entertainment menu. This would be useful as my entire collection would fit on just a few DVDs ...
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Do you have mask or CCC? Early mask systems cannot do this

I don't believe the early changers could either. I know mine won't (dec 2003 that came with mask)
Not sure, I really want to do a cic retrofit, but seeing in your retrofit thread what all it takes, I might just settle for coding for mp3 playback. Dont think its possible though.

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Old 11-23-2013, 10:37 AM
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Yes, it is possible, but the changer can't play them. Just the head unit.
Im pretty sure this is incorrect.

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Old 11-23-2013, 10:46 AM
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Exactly. That method does nothing for telling the computer it has a new battery. The entire point is so that it DOES know you have a new battery, not the other way around.

The higher end INPA cable is what, $99? + 5 minutes of coding and you can do it yourself

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I bet they hate you back....you, sir, and your incredibly detailed & informative posts here on the 'fest have probably cost the bastards plenty!

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