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  1. Hey All Has anyone had any experience with these devices? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AUTORADIO-8-8-DVD-GPS-ANDROID-4-4-Player-BMW-5-Series-E60-E61-E62-E63-EW963A/282741232967?_trksid=p2485497.m4902.l9144 They all seem the same 8.8 screen, a version of android 4.4.4 PX3
  2. Looking for pre-LCI E60 535d saloon

    Currently looking to buy the E60 535d saloon. Healthy motor is a must. Preferably not remapped. Minor scratches or paint corrections will not necessarily be a deal breaker. My fundamental requirement is the Pro Nav. Everything else is a bonus. Colour does not really matter. Preferably the Sport version (M-Sport). Hit me up if you got one for sale. Thanks.
  3. Rear Restraint and PDC failure

    Hi, ive got a bit of a unique question as my issues have come about through my own stupidity. I have an e60 530d (2004). A warning appeared one day telling me there was an issue with my rear right restraint, shortly after my PDC started failing intermittently and then all together (flashing light on PDC button). I decided to take up the rear seat to see if there was any obvious issue...there was. I had a large container of liquid in the boot that had leaked through to the back seat and into the spare wheel well. I think I know the answer but wanted to confirm before I go out and try and replace parts and what not. Is it likely the two issues have come from this one leak (I read somewhere that the PDC unit is in the spare wheel well) and what is the best action I should take to sort these issues out? cheers in advance
  4. Just changed the starter on my 530i and now have a 'transmission fault'? Obviously I've dislodged something whilst wrestling the inlet manifold trying to gain access. Car starts and drives but message says to get it sorted etc Any ideas on what I've disturbed?
  5. There is quite a lot of oil over the engine on the drivers side and underneath of my 530D. Its all claggy and dirty, so I really cant start to trace the source, and cleaning it off is going to be a serious piece of work. To help in this, is there any likely sources of the leak? I know the car had a turbo change in MAY 17, as it had shagged bearings, and I suspect it was leaking oil via seals to the inlet. I changed the breather as soon as I acquired the car as they hadn't done it....I had wondered if previously it might have been spitting oil from a leaking turbo charge air outlet, and covering the side of the engine with oil mist. The oil isn't just on the block, its over loads of different stiff, which is what makes me think this might be the, or one of the sources. But any known other weak points would be really helpful. cheers Andy
  6. Hi I've recently purchased 2004/54 Bmw 525d manual bought this car off a friend to tow my Trailor the car is really slow and has no power fault code that come up on reader p14a7 any ideas wot this could be
  7. Hi, I've been reading lots about rough idles on the 545i but haven't found a definitive answer or same set of circumstances. I have a 545i, 2004, 108k on the clock. It runs lovely, lots of power and very smooth. Except: In the mornings, it runs like there's an error in the fuel mix. It stays at about 500rpm and is close to cutting out, as if it's running on 7 cylinders. However, after about 10 minutes of running rough, I can switch it off and, on startup, it'll be fine for the rest of the day. So, it's just rough when cold. I've had the coil packs changed, it's been serviced, spark plugs, etc. Could it be a sensor or something, giving the wrong readings so getting the fuel mix wrong, up until it comes up to a standard running temperature? It doesn't give any error codes, but it comes up with Engine Malfunction. Any ideas or pointers would be very much appreciated. Cheers, Ron P.s., And what's with the car not having a temperature gauge? What happens if it gets hot???
  8. BMW Documentation

    Hi all, Over the years I have managed to accumulate various pieces of BMW documentation from an assortment of sites and sources. I thought it time to place them all in one location where everyone can access them. They are available from my Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BxDd4Jzlov8Efmg5VVVEaTZVYkplN3MzaGZLQUEzaWFjU0luMl81cW9oSGxlOENGbTlKQW8&usp=sharing The folder currently contains the following: E60 engineer training modules; M Division documentation; Various E60 manuals and guides, and an assortment of BMW presentations. As I find more I will upload them to the Drive and update this post. Mods - Bearing this in mind, perhaps it would be handy to make this pinned? Best, Horsey *Please note I do not own the documents or claim to be the author of them*
  9. E60 2003-2010 Ignition wiring

    Hi can anyone help me with the BMW E60, 530D, 2003-2010 Ignition wiring diagrams. I am trying to install a start push button. I was able to locate start position 2 and 12v power supply. I am not able to find the wires for the starter and the key in position 1
  10. Hi guy's just wondering if the e34 m5 throwing star rims would fit on a E60 2007 or am i whistling in the wind??
  11. Noticed that almost all rubber boots on front suspension ball joints are cracked and 1 or 2 split open. I would expect the boots of this 2009 car to last longer to be honest. These are the lower wishbone, trailing link and steering rod ball joints. Looking at the parts catalogue ( https://www.etkbmw.com/bmw/EN/search/selectCar/E60N/Lim/BMW+520d+N47/ECE/31_0655 ) it's not possible to replace just the ball joints, the entire arms need to be replaced. Is that correct?
  12. Custom install 520d M Sport

    Hi guys after becoming more and more impatient with my 5 series poor quality audio system so I've decided to go ahead with a full install and upgrade all of the audio system .... Ive sourced 2 replacement front headrests which will each house a 7" tft screen, up front a pioneer DVD player with a complete custom install of all components and amplifiers to accompany it, I will be leaving the existing head unit and speakers in their original positions, I want to retain all features of the existing idrive, Bluetooth, and navigation as they are in use daily, I will be starting this in the next 2 weeks and il post pics and a walk through of what I've done to accompany the build, The new head unit will be located in the recess in bottom of PHOTO 1 below the existing radio/cd player. This will have its own separate power supply, I am hoping the dash does not need removing for this to be installed Front of the car, 6" coaxial component set consisting of speaker, crossover and tweeters The tweeter will mount upon the dash itself to fire into the cockpit, The 6" speaker will be housed in a custom built pod in the door card PHOTO 2 (The bit we all dump junk into as you can see clearly in mine currently ) Rear of car ( The exciting bit ) rear shelf will have another custom built pod to house another 6" coaxial right behind the rear head rest PHOTO 3, TRUNK SPACE 2 x 12" ported subwoofers in a custom made box ( The plan is to only use enough space that boot space is not compromised ) Enclosure will be designed with the theory of small perameters taken into consideration, This will allow the subs to fire correctly and produce the correct amount of punch / rumble and ultimately bass that I'm desperate for. This entire system will be pioneer to accompany the head unit DVD Player PHOTO 4 Power will be supplied by 1x pioneer 4 Chanel amplifier (for front and rears) 1 x pioneer monoblock run in Phase to lower impedance of the subwoofers I have plenty of audio installation experience and I'm familiar in the use of fibreglass to design, Fit and secure the 4 pods needed, I've just had the head unit arrive PHOTO 4 and ive ordered enough dynomat to cover my living room (twice) Guys I'm not going to put a timescale on this install as I have a family and hold down a full time job so it will literally be an hour here and there when I can spare it !! I simply would love to take the car off the road and do it all at once but that just isn't an option. I can only hope if I do encounter any issues / snags along the way the community will be on hand to assist and provide advice along the way. Photos and descriptions to follow, My next day off is this coming Tuesday which will hopefully see the headunit and power supply put in, Thanks for reading all and I hope this may encourage more of you to be a little more adventurous with your 5s cheers Jon
  13. My idrive mask unit gave up and I bought a used unit from ebay and fitted it and brought it to an autospark to get it coded to my car but he has been unable to now to get radio working as of yet but all other functions are working - any advice would be really appreciated - thanks
  14. New from Fife

    Hi all. New here on the look out for an e60 535d within the next month or two. Is it possible to get a good one for around the 6k Mark? Should I be put of by high mileage? Cheers all and if anyone has a nice 535d there looking to sell drop me a pm
  15. Instrument cluster

    So...just about to sell my bmw in the next two weeks and this problem starts (view link) notice rpm and fuel gauge not moving when starting up and centre console flashing Im guessing something's gone wrong in the wiring Anyone else faced this problem or have any ideas what's happening On a side note: The car is for sale if anyone is interested
  16. Stage 2 E60 530D

    Hi Gents, I'm Matt, an automotive and systems engineer from Hampshire. I'm also an admin on E60/E61 Owners Club UK's facebook page. Been browsing for a while so thought I would post some pics of the current beater, my 530d. This is slightly disjointed but i'm not very good at documenting/taking photos as I do stuff - hopefully I will be better now! So, I bought a 530d SE on a 53 plate 2 years ago. FBMWSH and 90k, for the mighty sum of 4k. I do about 30k a year so needed something that would eat up the miles whilst still being a bit fun. Originally I planned on keeping this standard and having a toy seperately, but the more I drove this thing the more I fell in love with it. Bought it, got it home. Gave it a clean, chucked some spare wheels on as the 16s weren't cutting it The following day took it to my mates just over the Welsh border for a remap and so I could sort my swirl flaps out. Had pre-ordered the kit as I knew I wanted this model So swirl flaps deleted, EGR blanked, remap done. No DPF as pre-dpf. Instantly 100% better to drive!! Wheels were awful, 2 had cracked. Got rid and got some (similar) Japanese lightweight equivalents. BMW wheels are the worst for cracking. New wheel specs 19x8.5 and 19x.9.5 - 20mm front spacers 10mm rear. Chucked the wheels on, replaced the crank pulley as it was shot. Bought some prosport coilovers, used them before. Always been the best out of the "cheap" units available. Chucked them on The wheel colour wasn't doing it for me, gave them to my mate who powdercoated them. Colour is his own blend of hyper silver. Looking sorry for herself on the original wheels got the tyres on... Better! Painted the brake calipers, cleaned them up and regreased all 4: then just drove it for a while and did some maintenance bits (new brakes & fluid, full service etc)..I go all over the place with work! Some random pics... A guy I know came out and mopped the whole car. Did a sterling job - paintwork is suprisingly good! Missus drove the car once and scuffed the bumper....had it sorted by another friend Then I lost a load of recent photos.... I've since had all the window trims off and used BMW shadowline tape to black them out. Next step is hybrid turbo as mine is slowly dying. I also want to tint the windows and might end up throwing some money at it (new bumpers/wheels etc). Some of my previous cars:
  17. E60 535d

    Looking for 535d around 6k budget
  18. Hi There I have a BMW E60 N52 523I 2005 model. I have 240000km on. I recently started using about a liter of oil for every 400km. I'm using Shell 5W30. But i have also notice while driving each time i apply the Brake and Accelerate thereafter i get this puff of smoke from the exhaust. I don't get any smoke while in traffic or stand still. I intermittently get a puff of smoke when i start the car. I have not fault lights on my dash and the car is well taken care off. I will appreciate your advise. Thank you in advance
  19. Help

    Hi I have BMW 530i 2007 suddenly i got some issue with it, some time the memory of seat position, mirror and time going and have to re adjust again can any one help me to know the reason and also lights and car sound increasing and reducing
  20. 19" staggered alloys for my E60

    Just testing the water to see if anyone had any after market alloys for my 530i M Sport?Getting tired of repairing these Spiders
  21. Hey guys, Im an e60 owner and have a standard radio unit currently, I'm sure you have heard or seen this question before and I will start searching the threads for my answer, I've found a speaker under the driver seat, There is no logic7 and the speaker does work (can feel vibrations) What I wanted advise on is there an onboard amplifier on these vehicles if so where is it located ? and secondly is it "controllable " ? I.e can I increase its power as you would on an aftermarket unit ? I have seen many posts about just changing the whole setup which is probably next step, just don't want to loose any of the features of the current system idrive etc thanks guys jon
  22. Hello all, New to forums, have recently embarked on a upgrade project on my beloved 06 M5. I have upgraded the CCC to CIC, changed the controller and installed the high LCI ac panel. I have an issue with the ac not being cold, have had it re gassed, changed compressor to no joy. (it was working before the upgrade). I have also done the pin 21 hack to stop the engine fan from running constantly, I am just stuck with where to go from here. Has anyone upgraded a pre lci high ac to lci high ac and had the same issue? Any help would be much appreciated!
  23. advise for a possible newbie?

    Hey Guys and Gals, I am just starting the hunt for my next possible whip, narrowed down to the BMW 5 series (as I love the shape) however im not experienced with these cars so could I ask for advise ( not looking for massive debates just down to earth god fearing straight advice) what do I go for basically.... im a high mileage user family of 4 my journey is just over an hour each day all motorway round trip of 110 miles give or take ! I like my cars to look the part so was thinking of the M sport but engine choice is sticky for me do I look at the 525d or the 520d I want manual also as I prefer to drive my own car and have never liked an auto box, I want something from 2005 to 2006 reg as that's what my budget is going to allow for now sub 4k .... thanks for taking the time to read this and I look forward to the advice Jonathan
  24. BMW 530 diesel. Been having some starting problems with my bmw for sometime now the car doesn't start unless using easy start then once the cars running it will run perfect soon as you take revs over around 3500 or try to push the car throttle hard car will random cut out.. Then will not start unless using easy start also I was driving low revs other day and lost all power with loads of black smoke coming from the exhaust replaced so many parts.. new high pressure fuel pump, fuel filter, brand new ecu, crank and cam sensor, fuel rail sensors what else can be causing me these problems any idea ? Please help this car has been doing my but in since I bought it ? Thanks in advance... Attachments below shows the faults I'm getting when plugged in on AA's scanner.
  25. BMW E60 530D/525D M Sport

    Hi All, Looking for a BMW E60 530D M Sport ideally around West Midlands but don't mind travelling. Let me know what you've got!