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Old 25-Apr-2011, 03:16 AM
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Question radio and i drive not working in e60 5 series!!!!!!!!!!!

the i drive system and radio/cd player started flashing on and off and then just cut out completely,will not even turn on now,what could this be,any 1 know where the fuse is for it ,or is it a bigger problem,advice wanted,thanks
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May not be any help, but there is a way to reboot them. On mine, it's holding the 2 eject buttons, and pressing the volume/mute button. Not sure how this works if you don't have the second nav dvd drive.
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Sounds like your IDrive screen and controller. Common problem in E60. Dealer job for this I am afraid. I hope its still under warranty as they can be expensive, about 1500 I m told.
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Happened to my E60 last year. Had to get the CCC unit replaced. I think it cost close to 1500 which included it being reprogrammed.
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i know where there is a crashed one,what do i need to take out of it
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I don't know how to take the unit out but make sure you have the correct one as I know there's 2 or 3 different units
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I know its not the best solution in the world but if it
Were mine I'd disconnect the battery leave it disconnected for about five mins
And keep ur fingers crossed!!
Again just as a check process I'd pop the radio out also see If the radio itself is getting a power supply than u can rule out fuse/power problem.
You don't really have anything to lose if u try those steps
Hope it not the problem suggested in above replies!
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I had the same problem and it turned out to be the alternator relay in the boot. was causing the car to stop charging the battery and run into the batteries power instead, and then it would go haywire. i had it cut out once but most times it kept ticking over, just all the electric stuff was giving up.
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where is the fuse for the radio and i drive,i know there in behind the glovebox but what number is it,i have no i.d board to tell me which fuse is for what
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Interestingly it is a known problem with seals on the E60. The seals are renowned for leting water into the boot and the water tends to accumulate in the boot around the controller unit for the Idrive which is near the battery. Check the boot for wetness and hope its wet as this could be your problem. If it is it will save you 1500.
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