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      02-13-2013, 11:21 PM   #33
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Drives: 340i M-sport AT
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Chicago

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Originally Posted by BavarianFanatic View Post
I can't comprehend how so many have an issue with this. It's such an intuitive thing. I've never had a single issue since day one.

You don't need to get anal about pointing your toe, lining up with the roundel or thrusting your leg in a certain manner. Just walk up and give a quick kick in/out. The sensor is up behind the bumper. It measures the longitudinal movement of your foot fore/aft. It does NOT use the park sensors.

Distance from the bumper isn't particularly important (vertically). It has enough range to reach the ground. It also has a pretty reasonable range side to side.

I literally just walk up and give a quick kick. Works 100% of the time. Don't overthink it.
Exactly. It SHOULD be very intuitive and simple and it should work every time, especially after you've had several successful prior openings.
Yet, here we are again with another thread on this subject, over thinking it.

I know how to do it as it's worked for me many times, and yet it doesn't work every time.
As one poster suggested maybe something is wrong or out of alignment with some of these sensors.
It just shouldn't cause this much issue for something that is supposed to be easy to use and part of "comfort" access.