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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 01-05-2013, 06:19 PM
Tony180A Tony180A is offline
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Wierd Noise

I have a 2004 545i. Yesterday I noticed a strange noise (like an electric motor) running before I started the car. Sound seems to be coming from the the front console. I know that there is a whirring sound for a few seconds after you turn off the ignition but this is not it. Today I found my car unlocked and all four windows lowered halfway in my garage. WTF??? I have periodically checked the car and the noise I'm referring to is intermitten.
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:44 PM
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There is a normal noise the car makes upon opening the door, basically the car staring to 'boot up'; sounds like what you're described.

As for the windows, probably inadvertently held down the unlock button on the fob.
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