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This owners manual contains important data and instructions intended to assist you in gaining maximum use and satisfaction from your BMW’s unique range of technical features. BMW 525i, 530i, 545i, 525xi, 530xi owners should take time to read this owners manual and familiarize themselves with the information contains herein.
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by Daniel on November 06th, 2011 at 03:52 pm
I own a BMW 545i automatic 2004 model qnd has 133 000 km on the clock.Yesterday I made a trip of about 80km none stop at an average speed of about 120km/hr and drove straight into my home parking bay. Suddenly I could not remove the ignation key as i always did and the brekpedal felt hard. I have been trying to start the car avery about 3 hours since then but with no success.
The key is also stuck in there. The battery is full. The break pedal is unusually hard.
I also noticed an unusual sign on the dashboard: a sketch of a car with the following kind signal.

What could be the problem? This is my 6 the BMW over a period ov 22 years and this has never happened to me.......
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Owner's Manual
for Vehicle
Contents
The Ultimate
A-Z
Driving Machine
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525i Owner's Manual for Vehicle
530i Congratulations, and thank you for choosing a BMW.
Thorough familiarity with your vehicle wil provide you with
550i enhanced control and security when you drive it. We therefore
have this request:
525xi Please take the time to read this Owner's Manual and familiarize
530xi yourself with the information that we have compiled for you
before starting off in your new vehicle. It contains important data
and instructions intended to assist you in gaining maximum use
and satisfaction from your BMW's unique range of technical fea-
tures. The manual also contains information on maintenance
designed to enhance operating safety and contribute to main-
taining the value of your BMW throughout an extended service
life.
This manual is supplemented by a Service and Warranty Infor-
mation Booklet for US models or a Warranty and Service Guide
Booklet for Canadian models.
We wish you an enjoyable driving experience.
BMW AG
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© 2005 Bayerische Motoren Werke
Aktiengesellschaft
Munich, Germany
Reprinting, including excerpts,
only with the written consent of
BMW AG, Munich.
Order No. 01 41 0 159 736
US-English VIII/05, 05 09 510
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Printed on environmental y friendly paper,
bleached without chlorine, suitable for recycling.
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The fastest way to find specific topics is to use
Entertainment
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the index, refer to page 227.
144 On/off and tone
148 Radio
Using this Owner's Manual
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Reporting safety defects 7
Communications
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166 Telephoning
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Voice command system
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Adjustments
203 Replacing components
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Transporting children safely
211 Giving and receiving assistance
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Driving
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Notes
Notes
Using this Owner's Manual
Symbols used
We have made every effort to ensure that you
Indicates precautions that must be fol-
are able to find what you need in this Owner's
lowed precisely in order to avoid the pos-
Manual as quickly as possible. The fastest way
sibility of personal injury and serious damage to
to find specific topics is to refer to the detailed
the vehicle.
index at the back of the manual. If you wish to
Indicates information that will assist you
gain an initial overview of your vehicle, you will
in gaining the optimum benefit from your
find this in the first chapter.
vehicle and enable you to care more effectively
Should you sell your BMW some day, please
for your vehicle.
remember to hand over the Owner's Manual
Refers to measures that can be taken to
as well; it is an important component of your
help protect the environment.
vehicle.
< Marks the end of a specific item of informa-
Additional sources of information
tion.
* Indicates special equipment, country-spe-
Should you have any other questions, your
cific equipment and optional extras, as well as
BMW center will be glad to advise you at any
equipment and functions not yet available at the
time.
time of printing.
You can find information on BMW, e.g tech-
"..." Identifies Control Display texts used to
nology, on the Internet at www.bmwusa.com.
select individual functions.
{...} Verbal instructions to use with the voice
command system.
{{...}} Identifies the answers generated by the
voice command system.
Symbols on vehicle components
Indicates that you should consult the rel-
evant section of this Owner's Manual for
information on a particular part or assembly.
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The individual vehicle
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Maintenance and repairs
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in favor of a model with individualized equip-
Advanced technology, e.g. the use of
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ment and features. This Owner's Manual
describes the entire array of options and equip-
modern materials and high-performance
ment available with a specific BMW model.
electronics, requires specially adapted mainte-
nance and repair methods. Therefore, have cor-
Please bear in mind that the manual may con-
responding work on your BMW performed only
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by your BMW center or a workshop that works
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according to BMW repair procedures with cor-
Sections describing options and special equip-
respondingly trained personnel. If this work is
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ment are marked by asterisks * to assist you in
not carried out properly, there is a danger of
identifying possible differences between the
subsequent damage and related safety haz-
descriptions in this manual and your own vehi-
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If equipment in your BMW is not described in
California Proposition 65 Warning
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this Owner's Manual, please refer to the accom-
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California law requires us to issue the following
panying Supplementary Owner's Manuals.
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warning:
Engine exhaust and a wide variety of
Editorial notice
automobile components and parts,
including components found in the interior fur-
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BMW pursues a policy of continuous, ongoing
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development that is conceived to ensure that
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advanced, state-of-the-art technology. For this
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reason, it is possible that the features described
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in this Owner's Manual could differ from those
to cause cancer and birth defects or other
on your vehicle.
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your hands after handling.
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Used engine oil contains chemicals that have
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Parts and accessories
Service and warranty
For your own safety, use genuine parts
We recommend that you read this publication
and accessories approved by BMW.
thoroughly.
Notes
When you purchase accessories tested and
approved by BMW and Genuine BMW Parts,
Your BMW is covered by the following warran-
you simultaneously acquire the assurance that
ties:
they have been thoroughly tested by BMW to
> New Vehicle Limited Warranty
ensure optimum performance when installed
> Rust Perforation Limited Warranty
on your vehicle.
BMW warrants these parts to be free from
> Federal Emissions System Defect Warranty
defects in material and workmanship.
> Federal Emissions Performance Warranty
BMW wil not accept any liability for damage
> California Emission Control System Limited
resulting from installation of parts and accesso-
Warranty
ries not approved by BMW.
Detailed information about these warranties is
BMW cannot test every product made by other
listed in the Service and Warranty Information
manufacturers to verify if it can be used on a
Booklet for US models or in the Warranty and
BMW safely and without risk to either the vehi-
Service Guide Booklet for Canadian models.
cle, its operation or its occupants.
Genuine BMW Parts, BMW Accessories and
other products approved by BMW, together
with professional advice on using these items,
are available from all BMW centers.
Installation and operation of non-BMW
approved accessories such as alarms, radios,
amplifiers, radar detectors, wheels, suspension
components, brake dust shields, telephones,
including operation of any mobile phone from
within the vehicle without using an externally
mounted antenna, or transceiver equipment, for
instance, CBs, walkie-talkies, ham radios or
similar accessories, may cause extensive dam-
age to the vehicle, compromise its safety, inter-
fere with the vehicle's electrical system or affect
the validity of the BMW Limited Warranty. See
your BMW center for additional information.<
Maintenance, replacement, or repair of
the emission control devices and sys-
tems may be performed by any automotive
repair establishment or individual using any cer-
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Jersey 07675-1227, Telephone (800) 831-
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safety-related defect to Transport Canada,
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This overview of buttons, switches and displays
is intended to familiarize you with your vehicle's
operating environment. The section wil also
assist you in becoming acquainted with the
control concepts and options available
for operating the various systems.
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Document Outline
  • 525i 530i 550i 525xi 530xi
  • Notes
    • Using this Owner's Manual
    • Symbols used
    • The individual vehicle
    • Editorial notice
    • For your own safety
    • Service and warranty
  • Cockpit
    • Around the steering wheel: controls and displays
    • Instrument cluster
    • Indicator and warning lamps
    • Around the center console: controls and displays
  • iDrive
    • Controls
    • Menu overview
    • Operating principle
    • Status information
    • Assistance window*
    • Switching Control Display off/on
  • Voice command system
    • The concept
    • Voice commands
    • Notes
  • Opening and closing
    • Keys/remote control
    • Personal Profile
    • Central locking system
    • Opening and closing: from outside
    • Opening and closing: from inside
    • Luggage compartment lid/ tailgate
    • Alarm system
    • Comfort access*
    • Windows
    • Glass sunroof, electric*
    • Sports Wagon: Panorama glass sunroof
  • Adjustments
    • Sitting safely
    • Seats
    • Seat, mirror and steering wheel memory*
    • Head restraints
    • Safety belts
    • Heated seats*
    • Active seat ventilation*
    • Active seat*
    • Mirrors
    • Steering wheel
  • Transporting children safely
    • The right place for children
    • Installing child-restraint systems
    • On trips
  • Driving
    • Ignition lock
    • Start/Stop button
    • Starting engine
    • Switching off engine
    • Handbrake
    • Manual transmission
    • SMG Sequential Manual Gearbox*
    • Automatic transmission with Steptronic*
    • Turn signals/ headlamp flasher
    • Wiper system
    • Washer fluid
    • Cruise control*
    • Active cruise control*
  • Everything under control
    • Odometer, outside temperature display, clock
    • Tachometer
    • Coolant temperature
    • Energy Control
    • Fuel gauge
    • Computer
    • Service requirements
    • Check Control
    • Speed limit
    • Stopwatch
    • Settings on Control Display
  • Technology for comfort, convenience and safety
    • PDC Park Distance Control*
    • Driving stability control systems
    • Dynamic Drive*
    • Sports Wagon: self-leveling suspension
    • Flat Tire Monitor FTM
    • Active steering*
    • Brake force display
    • Airbags
    • Head-Up Display*
  • Lamps
    • Parking lamps/low beams
    • Adaptive Head Light*
    • High beams/ roadside parking lamps
    • High-beam assistant*
    • Fog lamps*
    • Instrument lighting
    • Interior lamps
  • Climate
    • Automatic climate control
    • Parked car ventilation*
  • Practical interior accessories
    • Integrated universal remote control*
    • Roller sun blinds*
    • Glove compartment
    • Front center armrest
    • Storage compartments
    • Cup holders
    • Ashtray, front
    • Cigarette lighter, front
    • Rear ashtray
    • Cigarette lighter, rear
    • Connecting electrical devices
    • Center armrest, rear
    • Sedan: Through-loading system*
    • Ski bag*
    • Sports Wagon: cargo area
  • Things to remember when driving
    • Break-in period
    • General driving notes
    • Cargo loading
    • Roof-mounted luggage rack*
  • Starting navigation system
    • Navigation DVD
    • Display in assistance window
  • Destination entry
    • Operating navigation system
    • Entering a destination manually
    • Entering destination via voice*
    • Map-guided destination selection
    • Selecting destination using information
    • Destination list
    • Address book
    • Selecting route
    • Word matching principle
  • Destination guidance
    • Starting destination guidance
    • Terminating/continuing destination guidance
    • Route display
    • Destination guidance through voice instructions
    • Bypassing route sections
    • Displaying current position
  • What to do if ?
  • On/off and tone
    • Controls
    • Switching on/off
    • Adjusting volume
    • Tone control
  • Radio
    • Listening to radio
    • Storing stations
    • Automatically sorting stations*
    • Weather news flashes*
    • High Definition Radio*
    • Satellite radio*
  • CD player and CD changer
    • Listening to CDs
    • Selecting a track
    • Sampling tracks, scan
    • Repeating a track
    • Random play sequence
    • Fast forward/reverse
    • CD magazine
    • Notes
  • Telephoning
    • The concept
    • Using a phone in your vehicle
    • Suitable mobile phones
    • Care instructions
    • Operating options
    • Commissioning
    • Operation via iDrive
    • Changing between mobile phone and hands-free system
    • Operation by voice*
    • Notes
    • Mounting/removing snap-in adapter
  • TeleService, BMW Assist
    • TeleService
    • BMW Assist
    • Requirements
    • Services offered
    • Adapting TeleService or BMW Assist
    • Displaying vehicle data
    • BMW Contact*
  • Refueling
    • Fuel filler door
    • Fuel specifications
  • Wheels and tires
    • Tire inflation pressure
    • Tire identification marks
    • Tire condition
    • Run-flat tires*
    • New wheels and tires
    • Snow chains*
  • Under the hood
    • Hood
    • Engine compartment
    • Engine oil
    • Coolant
    • Brake system
  • Maintenance
    • The BMW maintenance system
    • Socket for OBD Onboard Diagnostics interface
    • Care
  • Replacing components
    • Onboard toolkit
    • Wiper blade replacement
    • Lamps and bulbs
    • Changing wheels
    • Vehicle battery
    • Fuses
  • Giving and receiving assistance
    • Emergency call
    • Warning triangle*
    • First-aid kit*
    • Roadside Assistance*
    • Jump starting
    • Tow-starting and towing
  • Technical data
    • Engine data
    • Dimensions
    • Weights
    • Capacities
  • Short commands of voice command system
  • Everything from A to Z
    • Index

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