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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 11-13-2012, 08:57 AM
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SOS Call System Malfunction

My problem finally solved. I took my 525i to an independent repair shop and in 1 hour they determined thru a diagnostic check that the Telematics Control Unit (TCU) was bad. After it was replaced everything works fine, including blue tooth. The TCU is an amplifier looking box located in the left rear of the trunk. It was easy to remove & replace.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:56 AM
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Out of interest for future posters - would you mind sharing what the replacement part cost - parts + labor?

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Old 11-13-2012, 01:59 PM
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I had the same error and deleted the SOS option from my car via programming.

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Old 11-13-2012, 06:04 PM
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I had the same error and deleted the SOS option from my car via programming.

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Same here
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:06 PM
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Is anyone has a good procedure for this as what it has done at BMW coding website?
Also may be someone has NCS Expert and INPA to do and has experience with it
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:35 AM
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I found a guy on BMW coding that will do remotely coding. If you need contact info let me know.
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:59 AM
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Smile SOS Call System

I found a local BMW mechanic in Dallas, not a dealer. The TCU was $276.50, reprogramming was $150, plus $75 for diag.
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