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      04-05-2012, 03:05 AM   #45
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yea, but i think you need premeium package to get digital compass
It's not even on the options list in the UK. I don't think we get it
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      04-05-2012, 03:23 AM   #46
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Is it really that important?

Me: so where do u live?
Girl: north east 20"
Me: cool. Lucky I got a compass
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      04-05-2012, 03:30 AM   #47
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Is it really that important?

Me: so where do u live?
Girl: north east 20"
Me: cool. Lucky I got a compass
No, it's not remotely important. I just like gadgets and finding things on my car that I didn't know I had.

I still have 3.5 weeks until I get my car. I'm going a bit crazy!
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      04-05-2012, 06:20 AM   #48
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A few good ones I was going to say were already mentioned. I was particularly impressed that my iPhone address book uploaded automatically and I could immediately use voice to call specific people by name - no training needed.
is this iphone only? it uploaded my contacts but when i said "call mom" it had no idea wtf to do.
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      04-05-2012, 08:05 AM   #49
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Cool idrive Satellite radio feature

One cool thing that I realized yesterday was that the sirius idrive menus are awesome compared to other cars I have driven.

A couple of cool features:
First the sirius radio portion of idrive has a strip of icons on the left of the screen. You can customize the way that the stations or song are displayed. For instance, I was listening to alt nation yesterday and under alt nation was a list of the other rock stations. I saw an icon to customize the menus on the left and each click changes the way the menu is viewed. You can click it to see a lists of artists playing on the various stations. Click it again to see all the songs that are playing on the various stations, etc. You can also see which songs play next on various stations or songs that were previously played. This is so awesome.

One additional thing that I noticed on the Sirius menu is that you can add to favorites. For example, if you like Motley Crue you can add them to your favorites and it will find their songs for you, or if you like one of their songs you can find it using the favorites function.

This is awesome and the idrive Satellite radio menus and functions behave similarly to the actual sirius radio hardware that you would buy from them or in the store. This is where the technology has surpassed the Japanese. You cannot find these functions as least on Hondas with Nav and satellite radio.
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      04-05-2012, 08:08 AM   #50
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this is what i use:

1 - sport display
2- spa (satellite station)
3- bpm (satellite station)
4- electro (forget the name, satellite station)
5 - nothing yet
6 - check engine oil level
7 - nav to home
8 - nav to work
1-NFL Radio (Sirius)
2-Howard Stern 100 (Sirius)
3-Radio Faction (Jason Ellis show)

.....everything else....
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      04-05-2012, 08:09 AM   #51
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yea, but i think you need premeium package to get digital compass
That is correct. I have no control button on my car without the premium package.

And from what I remember is that there is an area of the mirror that is "squared out" to allow for the compass to display.
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      04-05-2012, 08:28 AM   #52
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One cool thing that I realized yesterday was that the sirius idrive menus are awesome compared to other cars I have driven.

A couple of cool features:
First the sirius radio portion of idrive has a strip of icons on the left of the screen. You can customize the way that the stations or song are displayed. For instance, I was listening to alt nation yesterday and under alt nation was a list of the other rock stations. I saw an icon to customize the menus on the left and each click changes the way the menu is viewed. You can click it to see a lists of artists playing on the various stations. Click it again to see all the songs that are playing on the various stations, etc. You can also see which songs play next on various stations or songs that were previously played. This is so awesome.

One additional thing that I noticed on the Sirius menu is that you can add to favorites. For example, if you like Motley Crue you can add them to your favorites and it will find their songs for you, or if you like one of their songs you can find it using the favorites function.

This is awesome and the idrive Satellite radio menus and functions behave similarly to the actual sirius radio hardware that you would buy from them or in the store. This is where the technology has surpassed the Japanese. You cannot find these functions as least on Hondas with Nav and satellite radio.
wow, didn't know this. i'm going to fiddle with this at lunch. one thing i didn't like was they never played artists i liked so this sounds good to me.
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      04-05-2012, 03:24 PM   #53
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so i didn't find how to enter an artist, it just let's me change views and add favorite channels.
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      04-05-2012, 03:39 PM   #54
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so i didn't find how to enter an artist, it just let's me change views and add favorite channels.
you can change views and then save an artist or song as a favorite by clicking on the song until that is the only thing displayed on the screen. I did it today. You cannot enter an artist per say but you can add one to your favorites while listening
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      04-05-2012, 03:39 PM   #55
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you can change views and then save an artist or song as a favorite by clicking on the song until that is the only thing displayed on the screen. I did it today. You cannot enter an artist per say but you can add one to your favorites while listening
oh i see.
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      04-05-2012, 06:11 PM   #56
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no compass on my car
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      04-05-2012, 06:14 PM   #57
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that's not cool
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      04-05-2012, 06:28 PM   #58
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no compass on my car
aren't missing much lol
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aren't missing much lol
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      04-06-2012, 02:24 AM   #60
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I would like to know what would be the most useful shortcuts o add on the 1-8 buttons
When my profile is selected:

1. Google search
2. Split screen on/off
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8. My wife's profile


When my profile is selected:

1. Google search
2. Split screen
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8. My profile


The point I am making is that pressing 8 the first time shifts to my wife's profile and her function keys. And of course, seat settings. Pressing it again moved it all back to my profile. Her number 8 is me, and my number 8 is her.

The cool thing is that if you put your names in the profile, you can hover lightly over the 8 key to see who's profile is selected. Basically, if the other persons name shows when you hover lightly then your profile is the current one.
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      04-06-2012, 04:56 AM   #61
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I am guessing both u and your wife have the same seat setup?
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I am guessing both u and your wife have the same seat setup?
No, by changing profiles your seats will move (on the F2 anyway)

On the F2, each profile remembers your last seat position before the car was locked or the profile was changed.

So, pressing the 8 button will call up my wife's profile and move ti her seats position. If you happen to be driving then a warning screen will appear on idrive. You have to click ok in order for your seats to move.

On the F2 the profile is not associated with a seat memory button. Instead, it is the last seat position before you lock the car (or change the profile) under that profile.

So, if the car is under my wife's profile and I change the seat position manually it all gets messed up.

The cure is to have seat memory position 1 under both profiles to have stored her seat settings. Then seat memory position 2 on both profiles should have my settings stored.

This way correcting a profile that gets messed up is easy.... Anytime the seats got screwed up, just select your profile...the seats should move if no one screwed them up. If they don't then just press your seat memory recall until your seats change. Then everything is all set again.

Finally, there is an option that must be set/unset in idrive in order for your seats to move when profiles are changed.
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Quick question-- I just noticed there was velcro on top of the seat-belt clasp/buckle thing. What's it for?
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Quick question-- I just noticed there was velcro on top of the seat-belt clasp/buckle thing. What's it for?
Probably so it doesnt make noise if it hits the center console or it doesnt scratch or something
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      04-10-2012, 08:25 AM   #65
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Probably so it doesnt make noise if it hits the center console or it doesnt scratch or something
then my mom needs some gloves. every time she puts on the seat belt i hear her ring scraping against the plastic. makes me cringe.

what is good for cleaning the interior? i have all these little white specks all over my car, i think it's my skin cells lol.
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then my mom needs some gloves. every time she puts on the seat belt i hear her ring scraping against the plastic. makes me cringe.

what is good for cleaning the interior? i have all these little white specks all over my car, i think it's my skin cells lol.
It puts the lotion on its skin, or else it gets the hose again!
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