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BMW 5-Series E60 (2004-2010)
Technical Articles

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 Basics & Essentials
Changing the Oil and Filter in Your E60 BMW 5-Series
New to working on your car? Not sure where the air filter is or how to change your oil and filter? Check out this simple article.
     Applies to: BMW 5-Series 530i (E60) (2003-2010)
Replacing the Cabin Air Filter in Your E60 BMW 5-Series
Changing the cabin air filter is literally a snap with our handy replacement guide.
     Applies to: BMW 5-Series 530i (E60) (2003-2010)
Jacking Your Vehicle
The most common procedure, jacking your E60.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Engine Air Filter Replacement
One of the easiest DIY tasks you will perform on your BMW E60, replacing the air filter.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-    10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Battery and Connection Notes Replacement
Replacing your battery is becoming a little more complicated as vehicle technology expands. While the task of physically changing it remains similar, the battery replacement now has to be programmed into the vehicle computers. See what it takes with this easy to follow tech article.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Changing Engine Oil
This tech article shows you how to replace your engine oil and how to check your oil level on engines that do not have a dipstick.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 528i (N/A-A), 530i (N/A-A), 525ix (N/A-A), 528xi (N/A-A), 530xi (N/A-A), 535i (N/A-A), 535xi (N/A-A), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Condition Based Service Explained
This tech article explains the latest method BMW uses to determine what service items are required for your vehicle. Some items originally monitored under CBS have been updated. This tech article keeps you up to date.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Engine Covers Removal
You will need access to the top of the engine for many repairs. This tech article shows you how to remove the engine covers to give you just that.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Detailing Your Car
Steve Vernon outlines the basics in detailing your car with this step-by-step article.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Identifying BMW E60 Vehicle Options
Need to figure out what options your 5-Series is equipped with? Trouble ordering the right parts? This tech article will help you determine your year, model and what equipment was available for your vehicle. All helpful info when performing even the simplest DIY task.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
 Engine
M54 6 Cylinder Drive Belt Replacement
Noisy or worn drive belts? This easy to follow tech article shows you how to replace them on BMW E60 models with an M54 6-cylinder engine.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05)
M54 6 Cylinder Drive Belt Tensioners Replacement
Chirping or grinding from your drive belt area? You may have a bad pulley or tensioner. This tech article shows you how to replace and rebuild you drive belt tensioners and idler pulley.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05)
Transmission Splash Shield Removal
This tech article shows you how to access the bottom of your engine and transmission by removing the splash shields.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
N62 8 Cylinder Alternator Replacement
Charging system faults or low charging system voltage? Time to replace your alternator. This tech article shows you how on BMW E60 models with an N62 8-cylinder engine.
     Applies to: 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
N62 8 Cylinder Intake Manifold Replacement
Need to remove your intake manifold, this tech article shows you how.
     Applies to: 525i ( -), 530i ( -), 528i ( -), 525ix ( -), 528xi ( -), 530xi ( -), 535i ( -), 535xi ( -), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
6 cylinder Engine Spark Plug and Ignition Coil Replacement
This tech article shows you how to replace the ignition coils and spark plugs on BMW E60 models with a 6-cylinder engine.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 528i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i ( -), 550i ( -)
Non-Reusable Fasteners Torque Specifications
This tech article explains different fastener types and when they have to be replaced. It also has a table that shows torque specifications for BMW E60 fasteners.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Engine Drive Belt Tensioner Idler Replacement
This tech article shows you how to replace the drive belt, tensioner and idler pulley on N54 turbo-charged engines.
     Applies to: 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10)
N54 Engine Oil Cooler Replacing
See how to replace the engine oil cooler on your turbo-charged E60 in this easy to follow tech article.
     Applies to: 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10)
N52 & N54 Engine Spark Plug Coil Replacement
BMW uses many different engines in the E60. Ng6 engines are comprised of the N52 and N54. This tech article shows you how to replace the ignition coils and spark plugs on these engines.
     Applies to: 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10)
N54 Engine Intercooler Replacing
See how to replace the intercooler on your turbo-charged E60 in this easy to follow tech article.
     Applies to: 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10)
Engine Mount Replacement
See how to replace the engine mounts on your BMW E60.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Oil Condition Sensor Replacement
See how to remedy oil level and condition warning lights. This tech article shows you how to replace the oil condition sensor.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
6 Cylinder Crankcase Breather Valve Replacement
This tech article shows you how to replace the high failure crankcase breather on BMW e60 models with a 6-cylinder engine.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
NG6 Engine Alternator Replacement
Charging system faults or low charging system voltage? Time to replace your alternator. This tech article shows you how on BMW E60 models with an Late NG6 6-cylinder engine.
     Applies to: 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10)
6 Cylinder Oil Filter Housing Gasket Replacement
If you have a hard to track down oil leak on the left front of your engine, the oil stand or filter housing gasket may be your issue. See how to replace it in this tech article.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10)
6 Cylinder Starter Replacement
This tech article shows you how to replace the starter motor on 6-cylinder engines.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10)
NG6 Engine Valve Cover Gasket Replacement
Need to replace the valve cover gasket on your E60 with a normally-aspirated NG6 engine, (engines beginning in 2006). This tech article shows you how.
     Applies to: 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10)
M54 Engine Valve Cover Gasket Replacement
This tech article shows you how to replace the valve cover gasket on BMW E60 manifolds with an M54 6-cylinder engine.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05)
M54 Head Gasket Replacement
This tech articles shows you how to replace the head gasket on a M54 engine.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i ( -), 528i ( -), 530i ( -), 525ix ( -), 528xi ( -), 530xi ( -), 535i ( -), 535xi ( -), 545i ( -), 550i ( -)
N52 Engine Intake Manifold Upgrade
See how to upgrade your N52 engine intake manifold.
     Applies to: 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10)
 Fuel Injection
N62 8 Cylinder Throttle Body Replacement
Check engine light ON with throttle housing fault codes? This tech article shows you how to replace it in a few easy to follow steps.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05)
N62 Cylinder Valvetronic Motor and Seal Replacement
Leak from your Valvetronic motor? Or maybe a faulty motor? This tech article shows you to replace the Valvetronic motor and seals on BMW E60 models with an N62 8-cylinder engine.
     Applies to: 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
M54 6 Cylinder DISA Valve Replacement
This tech article shows you how to replace the DISA valve on your M54 engine. These valve can fail causing noise, drivability and sometimes enter the engine in pieces.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 528i ( -), 525ix ( -), 528xi ( -), 530xi ( -), 535i ( -), 535xi ( -), 545i ( -), 550i ( -)
M54 6 Cylinder Engine Throttle Housing Replacement
This tech article shows how to replace the throttle housing and the idle air control motor on BMW E60 models with an M54 6-cylinder engine.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 528i ( -), 525ix ( -), 528xi ( -), 530xi ( -), 535i ( -), 535xi ( -), 545i ( -), 550i ( -)
M54 Engine Camshaft Sensor Replacement
Camshaft sensor fault codes, stalling engine or rough idle? This tech article shows you how to replace the camshaft sensors on your BMW E60 with an M54 6-cylinder engine.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 528i ( -), 525ix ( -), 528xi ( -), 530xi ( -), 535i ( -), 535xi ( -), 545i ( -), 550i ( -)
M54 6 Cylinder Fuel Injectors Replacement
This tech article shows you how to replace the fuel injectors on E60 models with an M54 6-cylinder engine.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 528i ( -), 525ix ( -), 528xi ( -), 530xi ( -), 535i ( -), 535xi ( -), 545i ( -), 550i ( -)
Mass Air Flow Sensor Replacement
Fuel trim or mass air flow sensor fault codes? This tech article shows you how to replace this sensor on BMW E60 models.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 528i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Charcoal Canister Replacing
This tech article shows you how to replace the charcoal canister and DMTL pump on BMW E60 models.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 528i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
N54 Engine Charge Air Duct Replacing
Turbocharged engines have duct work used for the intake and pressurized air. These ducts have seals and flexible sections that fail over time. This tech article shows you how to replace each of these ducts.
     Applies to: 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10)
Engine Management Systems
This tech article explains the different engine and engine management systems used in BMW E60 models. This is need to know info when servicing your E60.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
6 Cylinder Crankshaft Sensor Replacement
See how to replace the crankshaft position sensor on BMW E60 models with a 6-cylinder engine.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10)
6 Cylinder VANOS Solenoid Replacing
See how to replace the VANOS solenoids on BMW E60 models with a 6-cylinder engine.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10)
Eccentric Shaft Position Sensor Replacing
See how to replace the eccentric shaft sensor on BMW E60 models with a 6-cylinder engine.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10)
M54 Engine Intake Manifold Replacement
This tech article shows you how to remove the intake manifold on BMW E60 manifolds with an M54 6-cylinder engine.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05)
Camshaft Position Sensor Testing
Camshaft position sensor code giving you trouble? This tech article goes over the steps involved with testing one. We use an M54 engine here, but you can apply these steps to the other engines as well.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
NG6 Engine Intake Manifold Replacement
Need to remove the intake manifold on your E60 with a normally-aspirated NG6 engine, (engines beginning in 2006). This tech article shows you how.
     Applies to: 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10)
NG6 Engine Fuel Injectors Replacement
This tech article shows you how to replace the fuel injectors on the BMW E60 models with NG6 engines.
     Applies to: 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10)
Fuel Pump Replacement
See how to replace the in tank fuel pump in your BMW E60.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
 Cooling System
Engine Cooling Fan Replacement
Cooling fan only running on HIGH Then you need this tech article. It shows you how to replace the cooling fan on BMW E60 models.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
N62 8 Cylinder Thermostat Replacement
Overheating engine or faulty thermostat. This tech article shows you how to replace it on BMW E60 models with an N62 8-cylinder engine.
     Applies to: 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Electric Water Pump Testing
If your electric coolant pump is failing or you have a check engine light that is ON, use this tech article to properly diagnose the issue. This tech article shows you how to test the pump and the electrical circuits that make it work.
     Applies to: 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10)
N62 8 Cylinder Coolant Pump Replacement
Use this tech article when repairing a leak from a faulty coolant pump.
     Applies to: 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
N62 8 Cylinder Coolant Pipe Replacement
One of the most complicated cooling system repairs on the N62 8-cylinder engine made easier by aftermarket parts manufacturers. This tech articles shows you how to replace the engine valley coolant pipe, the easy way.
     Applies to: 525i ( -), 530i ( -), 528i ( -), 525ix ( -), 528xi ( -), 530xi ( -), 535i ( -), 535xi ( -), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
M54 6 Cylinder Thermostat Replacement
This tech article shows you how to replace the thermostat on M54 6-cylinder equipped E60 models.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 528i ( -), 525ix ( -), 528xi ( -), 530xi ( -), 535i ( -), 535xi ( -), 545i ( -), 550i ( -)
Radiator Replacing
This easy to follow tech article shows you how to replace your radiator.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 528i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
M54 6 Cylinder Engine Water Pump Replacement
Use this tech article when repairing a leak from a faulty water pump.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 528i ( -), 525ix ( -), 528xi ( -), 530xi ( -), 535i ( -), 535xi ( -), 545i ( -), 550i ( -)
Coolant Expansion Tank Replacement
Cracked or leaking coolant expansion tank? This tech article shows you how to replace it, also known as the coolant reservoir.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 528i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Draining Filling Cooling System
This tech article shows you how to drain, fill and bleed the cooling system on BMW E60 models.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 528i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2006-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2008-10), 550i (2004-05)
Radiator Outlet Temperature Sensor Replacing
Leaking or faulty radiator outlet temperature sensor? This tech article shows you how to replace it and has a few tips on testing it.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 528i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2006-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2008-10), 550i (2004-05)
Cooling System Leak Test
Hard to find coolant leak? Use this tech article to see how to pressure test and locate cooling system leaks on BMW E60 models.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 528i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2006-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2008-10), 550i (2004-05)
Heater Valve Testing and Replacement
If you suspect your heater control valve is malfunctioning, use this tech article to replace it and see some tips on how to test it.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 528i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Water Pump and Thermostat Replacement
BMW uses many different engines in the E60. Ng6 engines are comprised of the N52 and N54. This tech article shows you how to replace the thermostat and water pump on these engines.
     Applies to: 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10)
 Transmission & Axles
Manual Trans Fluid Replacing
Replace your manual transmission fluid with this easy to follow article.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Rear Differential Fluid Replacement
This tech article shows you how to service the rear differential fluid on the BMW E60.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 528i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Transfer Case Fluid Replacing
Need to replace or check the fluid in your all-wheel drive transfer case? This tech article shows you how.
     Applies to: 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10)
Front Drive Axle Replacement
See how to replace the front drive axle (CV joint) and axle seal in this tech article.
     Applies to: 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10)
Rear Drive Axle Seal Replacement
Leak at your rear differential? This tech article shows you how to replace the rear drive axle seal on BMW E60 models.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Rear Drive Axle Replacement
This tech article shows you how to replace the rear drive axle on your BMW E60.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Driveshaft Flex Disc Replacement
Have a vibration in your drivetrain? You may have an issue with the Giubo or flex-disc. This tech article shows you how to replace it.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Manual Transmission Selector Shaft Seal Replacement
Leak at the rear of your manual transmission. This tech article shows you how to repair the shift rod seal.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Manual Transmission Output Shaft Seal Replacement
Leak at the rear of your manual transmission. This tech article shows you how to repair the transmission output shaft seal.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Transmission Mount Replacing
This tech article shows you how to replace the transmission mounts on BMW E60 models.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Automatic Transmission Fluid Replacing
See how to replace the transmission fluid and filter in this tech article.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Clutch Bleeding
This tech article shows you how to bleed your clutch
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
 Brakes
Brake Caliper and Hose Replacing
Sticking brake caliper or uneven braking? Learn how to replace your brake caliper and hose in this tech article
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Brake Pads Replacement
Brake pad sensor light on? It might be time to replace those pads. You're in luck, we have the steps laid out for you in this easy to follow tech article.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Brake Rotor Replacement
Learn how to replace your brake rotors with this article.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Brake Rotor Specification Checking
Wondering how and when to replace your disc brakes? This tech article lists the specifications, measurements and how to check them.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Brake Light Switch Replacement
Brake lights not working? It could be the brake light switch. This tech article talk about how the switch fails, symptoms and how to replace it.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
ABS Wheel Speed Sensor Replacement
ABS warning light on? Check your fault codes first using a BMW scan tool. If you have a fault for a wheel speed sensor, use this tech article to learn how to replace quickly and easily.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Parking Brake Adjusting
Tired of chasing your car down hill? Adjusting that parking brake using this article has never been easier!
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Parking Brake Shoes Replacement
Parking brake noisy or grinding coming from the rear brakes? Here we describe how to replace your parking brake shoes on an E60.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Brake Booster Replacing
Brake pedal feel hard or having issues holding the brakes at a stop? This tech article shows you how to replace the faulty brake booster causing the issue.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Brake Master Cylinder Replacing
Soft brake pedal? See how to replace your brake master cylinder in this easy to follow tech article
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Brake Bleeding
Need to bleed or flush your brakes. This tech article shows you how.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
 Suspension
Replacing the Front Shocks in Your E60 BMW 5-Series
Replacement of your front shocks is one of the most common procedures for your E60. See Steve's instructions here for complete details on the replacement process.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Replacing the Rear Shocks in Your E60 BMW 5-Series
Replacement of your rear shocks is one of the most common procedures for your E60. See Steve's instructions here for complete details on the replacement process.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Front Wheel Bearing RWD Replacement
This tech article shows you how to replace the sealed front wheel bearing on Rear wheel drive E60 models.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Front Tension Strut and Bushing Replacement
This tech article shows you how to replace the tension strut and the tension strut bushing on BMW E60 models. The Tension strut is the front most front lower suspension arm.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Front Control Arm Replacement
This tech article shows you how to replace the front control arm on BMW E60 models. The control arms the rear most front lower suspension arm.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Tie Rod End Replacement
See how to replace you inner and outer tie rod ends with this easy to follow tech article.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Front and Rear Sway Bar and Sway Bar Bushings Replacement
Want to upgrade your sway bar? This tech article shows you how to replace your front and rear sway bars and sway bar bushings.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Sway Bar Link Replacement
See how to replace and repair noisy sway bar end links.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Rear Traction Strut Replacement
This tech article shows you how to replace the rear traction strut on your BMW E60.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Power Steering Reservoir Replacing
This tech article shows you how to replace the power steering reservoir on BMW E60 models.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Rear Upper Control Arm Replacement
This tech article shows you how to replace the rear control arm on your BMW E60.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Rear Ball Joint Replacement
Loose rear end? This tech article shows you how to replace the high failure rear ball joint.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Tire Pressure Monitoring
This tech article describe the tire pressure monitoring systems used on BMW E60 models. It also show you how to reset the system.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Power Steering Pump Replacement
See how to replace the power steering pump on BMW E60 models. This tech article also show syou how to bleed the system
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
 Electrical:
M54 6 Cylinder Engine Alternator Replacement
Charging system faults or low charging system voltage? Time to replace your alternator. This tech article shows you how on BMW E60 models with an M54 6-cylinder engine.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 528i ( -), 525ix ( -), 528xi ( -), 530xi ( -), 535i ( -), 535xi ( -), 545i ( -), 550i ( -)
Steering Column Switch Replacement
This tech article shows you how to replace the SZL or steering column switch control module.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
HVAC Stepper Motor Replacement
Malfunctioning HVAC flaps or airflow? Your stepper motors may be at fault. This tech article shows you how to replace them.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
iDrive Display Replacement
Faulty iDrive display? This tech article shows you how to replace it in a few easy steps.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Radio, IHKA Panel and Seat Heat Controls Replacement
This tech article shows you how to replace the radio, IHKA panel and seat heat controls on BMW E60 models.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Airbag Module Blue Tooth Antenna and iDrive Controller Replacement
See how to replace your airbag control module, blue tooth antenna and iDrive controller.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Blower Motor & Blower Motor Resistor Replacement
This tech article shows you how to replace the blower motor and the blower motor final stage unit on BMW E60 models.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Clutch Switch Testing and Replacement
If you suspect your clutch switch is faulty, this tech article will show you how to test it and replace it.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Reading Fault Codes
This article shows you how read engine fault codes and explains what is required to read fault codes in other systems.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Reverse Light Switch Replacement
Reverse lights not working. See how to test and replace the reverse light switch on your E60.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Taillight Wiring Repair
Tail light warning light on. This tech article shows you how to repair the melted wiring that may be causing it.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Wiper Motor Replacement
See how to replace the wiper motor in this tech article.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Washer Pump Testing and Replacing
This tech article shows you how to test and replace your washer pumps.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Third Brake and License Plate Lights Replacing
Have a few bulbs out in the rear of your E60? This tech article shows you how to replace the third brake light LED strip and the plate light lenses and bulbs.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Wiper Blade Replacement
BMW E60 model wiper blades are a little more complicated than you are use to seeing. They need to be adjusted to get the water cleared just right. This tech article shows you how to replace and adjust the wipers on your BMW E60.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Remote Key Antenna Signal Booster
Remote keys not working? This tech article shows you how to check if the issue is the antenna booster module
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
 Body & Interior
Glove Box Replacing
Need to access the fuse relay panel, or install items behind your glove box? This tech article shows you how to remove your glove box.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Radiator Grille Replacement
This tech article shows you how to replace the radiator grills (kidney grills) in your front bumper. Freshen up the look of your E60 by replacing them.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Door Entrance Trim Replacement
This tech article shows you how to replace the door sill and door entrance trim.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Lower Dashboard Trim Replacement
This tech article shows you how to remove the lower trim panels on your dashboard.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Tail Light Replacement
This tech article shows you how to replace the bulbs and remove the tail light lens on BMW E60 sedan models.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Xenon Headlight Replacement
This tech article shows you how to replace the headlight bulbs on Xenon headlight equipped E60 models.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Front Exterior Light Bulbs Replacement
Have a bulb out? This tech article shows you how to replace the front bulbs on your E60. Turn, fog, Halo, (driving) and side marker.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Brake Duct Replacement
Impact with a parking block or curb? Better inspect your brake duct. They have a tendency to break. This tech article shows you how to replace it.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Wheel Well Liner Replacement
Need to remove the front or rear wheel well liner? This tech article shows you how. Also referred to as the fender liner or wheel well housing.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Door Panel Replacement
Need to remove your front door panel? This tech article shows you how.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Hazard & Headlight Switch Replacement
This tech article shows you how to replace the headlight switch and the hazard / door lock switch on BMW E60 models.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Steering Wheel & Driver Airbag Replacement
This tech article shows you how to replace the steering wheel and left side airbag.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Exterior Mirror Replacement
Need to replace the glass or the entire exterior mirror on your E60? This tech article shows you how.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Center Console Replacement
This tech article shows you how to remove the center console on BMW E60 models.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Door Check Replacement
See how to replace the door check in a few easy steps using this tech article.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Door Handle Replacement
This tech article shows you how to replace the exterior door handle, door handle trim, door handle bracket and door lock cylinder on BMW E60 models.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Door Latch Replacement
Door lock actuator faulty or door latch not latching? This tech article shows you how to replace the door latch on BMW E60 models.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Hood & Trunk Strut Replacement
This tech article shows you how to replace the hood struts and trunk springs on BMW E60 models.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Hood Release Cable Replacement
See how to replace the hood release cables and latches in this tech article.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Window Regulator Replacement
Faulty window regulator? This tech article shows you how to replace the front door window glass and regulator on BMW E60 models.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Seats Replacement
This tech article shows you how to remove the seats in sedan E60 models.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Front Seat Belt Buckle Replacement
Pretensioer fault code? This tech article shows you how to replace the seat belt buckle / pretensioner on BMW E60 models.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Seat Switch Testing and Replacement
This tech article shows you how to replace the power seat switch on BMW E60 models. It also goes over testing of the switch and seat motors.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Trunk Lock Cylinder and Latch Replacement
This tech article shows you how to replace the trunk lock cylinder and latch on BMW E60 sedan models.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Trunk Release Button Replacement
This tech article shows you how to replace the trunk release button on BMW E60 sedan models.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Wagon Taillights Replacement
This tech article shows you how to replace the tail lights on BMW E61 Wagon models.
     Applies to: 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10)
Interior Pillar Panel Replacement
This tech article shows you how to replace the A, B and C-Pillars on BMW E60 models.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Front Bumper Replacement
In this article, I'll go over the steps involved with removing the front bumper cover
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
Rear Bumper Replacement
In this article, I'll go over the steps involved with removing the rear bumper cover.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10), 545i (2004-05), 550i (2006-10)
 Exhaust
6 Cylinder Oxygen Sensor Replacement
This tech article shows you how to replace the oxygen sensors on BMW E60 models with a 6-cylinder engine.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 528i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i ( -), 535xi ( -), 545i ( -), 550i ( -)
N54 Engine Catalytic Converter Replacement
Check engine light on with catalytic converter efficiency fault codes? This tech article shows you how to replace the catalytic converters on BMW E60 models with an N54 engine.
     Applies to: 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10)
Exhaust System Replacement
This tech article shows you how to replace the exhaust system on your BMW E60 with a 6-cylinder engine.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10)
Rear Muffler Replacement
This tech article shows you how to replace the muffler on your BMW E60 with a 6-cylinder engine.
     Applies to: 525i (2004-05), 530i (2004-05), 525i (2006-10), 528i (2006-10), 530i (2006-10), 525ix (2006-10), 528xi (2006-10), 530xi (2006-10), 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10)
Oxygen Sensor N54 Engine Replacement
See how to replace the pre and post-catalyst oxygen sensors on E60 models with a turbocharged N54 engine.
     Applies to: 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10)
N54 Engine Turbochargers Replacement
This tech article explains what is involved with and how to replace the turbochargers on BMW E60 models with turbocharged engines.
     Applies to: 535i (2008-10), 535xi (2008-10)
 BMW E65 7-Series
The Infamous Alternator Bracket Oil Leak on the E65 BMW 7-Series
Is your 7-Series leaking some serious motor oil on your driveway? If it's coming from the alternator bracket, Pelican Parts shows you how to replace it in here!
     Applies to:
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