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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 01-19-2013, 10:40 PM
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Need a sticky battery thread!!!!!

With the latest e60 getting close to the 3 year mark, the chances of battery issues is becoming more frequent. There is the same question 2-3 times a week asking the same.

Here is what I think should be covered.

Explain these cars use tons of power and need to be driven a min of 5 miles to start to charge the battery and short trips are not good.


1) time resetting.
2) tons of error messages at once (alternator or regulator.
3) battery needs to be programmed.
4) using a battery tender (under the hood) is very beneficial to long battery life.


What am I missing
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