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    2004 (54) 530D SE Auto

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  1. chr15gb

    Bluetooth radio cd intermittent

    When you disconnect it, you will lose the CD changer but the radio and I drive should be fine. You can try leaving the black cable with two green cores connected, you may get your CD changer back, depends on the fault within the mulf
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    Bluetooth radio cd intermittent

    MULF unit in the boot, left hand side over the wheel arch behind the trim
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    Gremlins Everywhere

    When my battery was failing I had very similar issues, mine included the wipers going on full speed. I couldn't turn them off. Quite embarrassing on a hot dry day. I couldn't even use the wash function to make other road users think it was deliberate lol. Errors everywhere. A good charge sorts it out. Never stopped the car from starting though. On mine, the first sign my battery needed charging was the I drive reporting nav disk not present and the CD changer cycling through the disks. If not addressed fairly quick, the electrical errors and warnings would follow
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    Tinny metallic sound between 2.5K and 3.5K rpm

    Tinny metallic scraping sound on mine was the turbo shaft. Mine did it at stand still too though at revs over 1500ish Try the turbo wiggle test, only takes 10 mins
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    Changing oil with suction pump?

    Mine was exactly the same. I did more frequent oil changes and changed the filter every second change. My drive is on a very slight incline, I tried with the car at every possible angle but never got more than 6ltr out
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    Look what I've just found

    I assumed the little no entry sign meant don't put anything in that gap or it will get squashed
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    Error Code 452A DPF Issue on 530d

    It's just a notification based on the expected life span of the DPF (100k miles). Nothing to worry about as long as your DPF is regenerating fine and keeping backpressure under control (which you can see using the C110) I don't think you will be able to clear the codes as it is latched on due to the mileage going over. Using DIS you simply reset the remaining miles so you can give it another 100k so whilst not really clearing a code, you are just reducing the "miles worn" to make the car think it has a way to go so the error has no reason to appear. This is the same as resetting oil/brake service miles. Interesting that changing the glowplug controller didn't clear your glowplug errors. It isn't particularly uncommon for glowplugs to fail but on the BMW, the controller is far more fragile and fails more. Top Tip: change the glowplugs with a warm engine, they come out easier. If they are stuck in a cold engine, hand pressure alone is easily enough to snap them.
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    Error Code 452A DPF Issue on 530d

    Fault 452A appears as the particle filter most of the mileage has exceeded maximum and serves as information / reference for the filter in a BMW expert workshop to be replaced It seems your DPF has exceeded it's life according to the iDrive. Check through the menus to see what it says now. You can reset this using DIS and give yourself another 100k miles.
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    Please help car won't start!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    4332 points to item 2 in this drawing http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=NR72-EUR-04-2005-E60-BMW-530d&diagId=13_1150#13537805734
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    Please help car won't start!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I've had a 43D1 error for Throttle valve. Can you move it open against the spring (don't force it too hard)? Here is my thread about it http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/f15/2004-e60-530d-throttle-valve-not-working-t110717/ Here's a Youtube clip showing a DIS test with it functioning. If the flap is stuck shut, the engine will starve of air and stall. You can see the spring at the bottom at the 10 second mark, you can try turning that spring when it ia all connected.
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    BMW Fakes

    Sound like fakes lol
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    BMW Fakes

    I don't think BMW make disks and pads.
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    Swirl Flaps & Exhaust manifold (E61)

    To bring balance, I bought one of those kits. Different seller and I paid more for it. It lasted 3 years before failing.
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    PDC module replacement

    No, the PDC does not require coding (I have changed mine).
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    E60 530d Coolant Temperature

    Glow plugs aside, I'm baffled why bmw seem completely ignorant to the role thermostats play in the regeneration cycle . I've seen dozens of posts where people have sent their cars into main dealers for dpf problems but not a single one where stats have been changed without a fight.