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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 09-10-2019, 07:31 PM
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I noticed the top with the Dremel disc, but the bolt did not budge using the screwdriver in the notch. I then tried the Vice Grips and they broke off the exposed part of the bolt without moving the bolt. Did I misunderstand what you were referring to with the Dremel?


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Old 09-10-2019, 07:38 PM
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I noticed the top with the Dremel disc, but the bolt did not budge using the screwdriver in the notch. I then tried the Vice Grips and they broke off the exposed part of the bolt without moving the bolt. Did I misunderstand what you were referring to with the Dremel?


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Not sure. You had more bolt to work with then I did. I Dremeled a steady hand groove down to close to the block level. Let it cool and the flathead turned it without and issue. I was at the point of taking to a shop but realized how easy it was.


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Old 09-11-2019, 09:32 AM
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Not sure. You had more bolt to work with then I did. I Dremeled a steady hand groove down to close to the block level. Let it cool and the flathead turned it without and issue. I was at the point of taking to a shop but realized how easy it was.


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There are broken bolts and there are broken and seized bolts. Yours was the former, away_one's is the latter.

Lucky you were able to get the broken drill out of the hole OP. I would be inclined to try again with another LH bit, and go slow again but even slower and use less pressure on the drill.
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