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    BMW E60 525D Automatic - Oil change

    Are you talking about engine oil or transmission oil? An engine oil change with filters etc shouldn't cost anywhere near 500 euros, more like 250 from BMW or 150 from a good independent. If you mean transmission, that doesn't need doing after 8000 miles?
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    How to update 2007 iDrive with no USB port

    As others have said, there is no Bluetooth music streaming on <2011 cars, you need the later CIC or NBT system for that. Here's a cheap solution I recently implemented:
  3. Don't lose faith, the chances of buying a 13 year old car with no faults is practically zero, it doesn't matter how careful you are. I had to spend over a grand getting mine up to the condition I wanted, these cars have a lot of common faults most 'casual' owners will happily bodge or live with, so it's up to us enthusiasts to do things properly. I'm sure you'll get it sorted.
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    Pairing a modern phone to 2005 E61

    Yeah I did the same, wasted £100 getting my 2005 one 'reconditioned' but the problem was the old hardware/software. It's worked great since I put a more recent MULF2 in there.
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    Ambient light install ?

    April Fools was 3 days ago In all seriousness if you want to do it I would recommend the trunk/boot cigarette lighter, much easier to access and also ignition switched.
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    Please I need immediate help

    Yes it's £50 on iOS, not sure how much on Android. Then you just go to the battery section where you can both register and code it, really easy.
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    Pairing a modern phone to 2005 E61

    A more detailed post I made a while back:
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    Please I need immediate help

    If you have an Android phone yes, otherwise you need the Wi-Fi version for Apple phones.
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    Pairing a modern phone to 2005 E61

    This one should be a straight swap and has a later software version: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/323745808426 These are plug and play unless you want to change the VIN/Bluetooth name, no coding required.
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    Please I need immediate help

    No I very much doubt the AA will know how to code or register a BMW battery
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    Pairing a modern phone to 2005 E61

    It may not work reliably unless the MULF software is updated to a relatively recent version. It is quite difficult to update without special tools (INPA etc cannot do it) so my advice would be to buy a MULF or MULF2 from eBay that already has more recent software. You can tell from the sticker on the unit, if it has a build date of 2004/5 it will likely have very old software, however if it's 2010+ it should work fine. I had to do this to get my iPhone 6S to work reliably, the connection kept dropping out with the 2005 software.
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    Please I need immediate help

    I know you're stressed but you seem to have missed a few important posts in both of your threads. Replacing the battery alone likely will not help - you need to register the new battery, which tells the car a new one has been fitted, otherwise it will still think the old one is connected. Also if it is a different capacity to your old one, code it too. both of these things will require some diagnoistics software - Carly, INPA etc I am telling you this from experience - when I bought my E61 I was getting constant flat batteries and weird error codes, the guy I bought it off told me the battery was new, it was only when I got the diagnostic software I realised that the IBS was dead and the 'new' battery was never registered which renders it useless.
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    Glow plugs again...

    Agreed, but I found plenty of posts from people recommending against the cheaper ones.
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    Start up problems/ERRORS.. Please help!

    You can code one with Carly too, all you're doing is choose the capacity and whether it's AGM or not.
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    Glow plugs again...

    Sorry you haven't understood what I meant - yes Beru make the OEM ones, but the £30 Beru modules that ECP etc sell are not the same as the £80 Beru ones BMW sell. I found loads of posts saying 'pattern' Beru ones failed quickly, eg here:
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    Glow plugs again...

    Yes I was going to say was it an OEM controller from BMW? I read lots of reports of Beru ones failing quickly so I spent a bit more on genuine, mine is still going strong after a year.
  17. As you may have seen I've been pondering for ages how to expand the ICE in my E61. I've been considering an Android unit, but the high price and reports of poor audio quality put me off. I had also been looking in to retrofitting OEM DAB and a MULF2-Hi to give me a USB input for my CCC, but both would again require significant investment but more importantly lots of coding and wiring which looked very complicated. Then by chance I stumbled across this thing on Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B076P86LXH/ It's an aftermarket DAB and Bluetooth adapter which I'm sure you are all aware of, but unlike most others on the market like the Pure Highway or Parrot etc it also has a line in (AUX) and SD card slot. It plugs in to my existing AUX connection, has a DAB aerial which attaches to the roof under the headlining with a magnet, and sticks to the windscreen or dash with a suction cup (although the attachment is magnetic so you can use any other magnetic holder eg a vent one if you don't want it on the windscreen.) With a bit of effort all of the wires have been hidden and it doesn't look a mess (this was really important to me, I hate dashboards with wires everywhere.) I've been using it for a week now and am really impressed with it. It boots up in a couple of seconds when the car turns on, almost no delay. The DAB reception is great, it picked up 70 stations and so far has worked in car parks, tunnels etc where FM radio had previously not worked. It has a built-in volume control which if turned up to max matches the volume of the CD/Radio etc, the E60s super-quiet AUX input is a gripe many people complain about. The sound quality is excellent, and the LCD display shows the station/song or song in SD mode. And with just a 16GB SD card I have 100 albums on it which is 94 more than I had with the CD changer! I'll pick up a 64GB card when I get bored of these albums. Because it has a line in, I can still use my phone for music if needed too which again I didn't want to lose. The only things I can pick holes in are the fact there are (obviously) no steering wheel/iDrive controls other than volume, but as the unit is so close to me and I can permanently leave the iDrive in AUX I haven't found it at all annoying. And also because the buttons on it are lit up blue it doesn't match the rest of the car's interior lighting, it does however have an orange text mode so the LCD screen at least can be matched. But for £50 these really are minor gripes, and overall I would highly recommend it. I know pictures speak a thousand words so I'll post a few up at the weekend.
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    Start up problems/ERRORS.. Please help!

    If you have the wrong type of battery fitted you can bet whoever put it in didn't code or register it either. A generic garage will not know how to do this, either go to BMW or read up on it yourself. Sounds like you will need to replace the battery if it's the wrong one.
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    Bmw e60 535d lci (down 30bhp)

    10% on a 12 year old car doesn't sound too bad. What's the mileage?
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    <£50 DAB/USB/AUX Solution

    That''s easy, you can tuck them under the door kick panel and then under the seat. I have actually ended up routing my power cable that way to the boot cigarette lighter socket to free up the drivers one (I don't have rear passenger sockets.)
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    <£50 DAB/USB/AUX Solution

    No I didn't remove any trim, it all easily tucks behind and holds in place quite well.
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    Start up problems/ERRORS.. Please help!

    Sounds like a power issue - old battery, dead IBS, etc. Your best best is to get the fault codes read.
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    <£50 DAB/USB/AUX Solution

    I went on my first long drive this weekend through some countryside, and overall was impressed. The DAB reception did drop out in a couple of remote places, but I could see that during those times I didn't have any mobile reception either, so streaming radio would not have been any better than DAB. Also here's a better photo of it fitted with the whole dashboard in view:
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    <£50 DAB/USB/AUX Solution

    Here's some photos as promised. I might put some electrical tape around the 3 cables to combine them in to one, but this is tidy enough even for my OCD. The third photo shows the aerial and amplifier which is in the top passenger corner of the windscreen. Reception seems really good to me so far, hasn't cut out once, will update once I've done a long journey through some countryside though. But to be honest even if the DAB reception wasn't great, for under £50 it was worth it to have SD card input and louder AUX.
  25. About 6 months ago I replaced my glow plugs and controller which were preventing regens. All has been well since, I think regens have been occurring and the related errors have not returned, but I just read my codes and got the attached error. Some reading up seems to indicate it could be the DPF pressure sensor which looks easy enough to change. Does anybody know if the pressure readings in my error report support that, or could it be something else?
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