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#2504 of 2735 Re: 2006 BMW 530i Oil Reset [steve_gauntt]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Apr 03, 2010 (8:42 am)
PROCEDURE TO VIEW OR RESET SERVICE ITEMS IN THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER E90, E91, E92, E60, E61, E63 AND E64
1. Turn ignition to Terminal 15. (if equipped with 'Keyless Start' insert remote in ignition slot but do not start engine)
2. Press and hold the Instrument Cluster Set/Reset button for 10 seconds.
3. The upper display in the Instrument Cluster will be illuminated with a Service Item (example: An oil can is the designation for Oil Service). The lower display in the Instrument Cluster will indicate the remaining time or mileage left for that Service Item (example: 14000). Pressing the button repeatedly will allow the display to scroll through all of the Condition Based Service Items.
4. Press and hold the Instrument Cluster Set/Reset button again and the lower display screen will indicate "OK" or "DUE".
5. Pressing the Instrument Cluster Set/Reset button again will allow the "RESET" to appear in the lower window for that service. Releasing and reapplying the button one more time will reset the service displayed in the upper window only. Repeat the procedure for any additional service reset needs.
#2505 of 2735 Re: Cracked Windshield [pen101]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Apr 03, 2010 (9:16 am)
Weren't you the one that re-purchased your car after your lease, CPOed, for less than the residual?
I replaced a windshield on our '03 325i... The prices were much lower then, and we went with factory glass at the time, because they were the only ones that had the rain sensor.
I wouldn't be worried about the after-market glass, as much as the shop having experience with replacing BMW glass... Ours had a special sealant that had to cure overnight... otherwise, they would have come to my office to do it..
#2506 of 2735 Re: Cracked Windshield [kyfdx]
Apr 04, 2010 (8:23 am)
Thanks Kyfdx, great memory. I got lucky on that one. Credit lots of research and talking to the right people.
Both shops that gave me quotes come highly recommended. I'll let you know which way I decide to go and whether I am satisfied with the result.
Also add to my above list of non-normal maintanence items replaced: control arm bushings. That's it. Hopefully this list won't grow too much in the coming years.
#2507 of 2735 Re: Cracked Windshield [pen101]
Apr 06, 2010 (11:27 am)
I faced the exact same issue with my '03 530. Have the PP/SP with rain sensing wipers, so went with OEM glass. Car looks and functions like new. Was not going to scrimp on after-market vs. OEM, but did not consider a "used" windshield per Shipo. Had supposed most used windshields would be pitted to some degree, so wanted a smooth all-new look.
Like you, I plan to keep this beautiful car another couple of years. I also leased and then purchased it back via CPO at a number that was very attractive... especially given that it was returned to me after a top to bottom update - even new tires.
#2508 of 2735 Night Vision Repair
Apr 11, 2010 (7:59 am)
I have an 08 535Xi in New England and was wondering if anyone had a failure with the night vision option? I pebble hit the lens and guess what? Get ready for a $5790 repair bill, Evidently they replace and reprogram the entire system. To me, that is absoultely un acceptable. The camera is mounted in the front bumper easily susceptible to little rocks and debris bumping up into it, the fact that they dont make a replaceable lens is crazy. I recomment you DONT get this option. Its just OK in its use and crazy repair costs. Just say no.
Need I mention tires if you have the sport model, They are very hard to get in the NE for some reason. This car is just a pain. I wish I had my 2005 540i back, I would NOT recommend the 2008 535xi sport.!!
#2509 of 2735 Engine Vibration 530i
Apr 24, 2010 (1:04 am)
I have a 2008 530i. Lately i'm experiencing engine vibration when car is idle (in Park/Neutral/Drive mode) & if i turn the AC on, the vibration increases noticibly. I'd appreciate any suggestions as to guess what's wrong with the car? Havn't had the chance to take it to the dealership as past experiences suggest that they do nothing but suggest a whole bunch of possibilities that MAY eliminate the problem at an insane price! But it helps if i zero in on the problem and then ask them just to fix the particular part.
#2510 of 2735 Re: Night Vision Repair [bmw_ma]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Apr 24, 2010 (7:25 am)
Did your insurance cover this cost?
#2511 of 2735 Re: Cracked Windshield [lovemyclk]
May 21, 2010 (4:44 pm)
As a follow-up, after going back and forth for awhile, I decided on an after market glass that was almost half the cost ($350) of the BMW glass ($685). The installer comes highly recommended and is the one used by many of the dealerships in the area including BMW. He showed me the after market windshield and I could not tell the difference between the two (except for the BMW logo of course). Everything looked identical. So far, 2 weeks later, I have no regrets. Just an extra $335 in my pocket. Well, not really, because I just bought a new set of Michelin PS2 tires. The old ones lasted just under 25K miles. This is my 3rd full set. They are the best tires for this car. Also, I just put in my 3rd new cup holder. I guess they break as often as the tires wear out. Plus, the car just had its 90K mile service and my mechanic is warning me that now is the time to start watching for cooling system problems. Otherwise, the car is scheduled for a detail next week and still looks and drives great. It even gets over 30 mpg on the highway. Cannot complain about that.
#2512 of 2735 Re: Cracked Windshield [pen101]
May 21, 2010 (7:20 pm)
Plus, the car just had its 90K mile service and my mechanic is warning me that now is the time to start watching for cooling system problems.
I'd replace the water pump, t-stat/housing, radiator, and expansion tank in the next 10K-20K. While you are at it you might you should also R&R all of the idler pulleys. It's pretty much a straightforward DIY, if you feel so inclined(3-4 hours if you've never done it before).
Oh yeah, and get a TEC cupholder.
#2513 of 2735 Re: Cracked Windshield [roadburner]
May 22, 2010 (4:04 pm)
roadburner, thanks for the suggestions. I'll put it on my to-do list when the car hits the 100K mark.