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      04-10-2012, 09:33 AM   #67
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Found out today that if you are below a certain range, nav will give you gas station recommendations. You go to route options and it will give you a list of gas stations nearby, then you can choose to guide to them.

I have gas stations displayed as POIs all the time anyway, but I thought this was pretty cool.
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      04-12-2012, 07:51 PM   #69
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Found out today that if you are below a certain range, nav will give you gas station recommendations. You go to route options and it will give you a list of gas stations nearby, then you can choose to guide to them.

I have gas stations displayed as POIs all the time anyway, but I thought this was pretty cool.
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      04-12-2012, 08:23 PM   #70
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This is the second pic I've seen of a gauge cluster like this. Does anyone know how to set the center screen to display white text? Or is that only on certain lines (I have sportline, is it maybe only on Modern)?
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I think that is a Sport line gauge since it says Sport+ in the display
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This is the extended panel option (6WA).
The order guide shows it coming only with the Tech Package in the US.
However, reports are you get it in US with Premium Package with 328i and *may* be standard with 335i.
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      04-12-2012, 09:29 PM   #73
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This is the extended panel option (6WA).
The order guide shows it coming only with the Tech Package in the US.
However, reports are you get it in US with Premium Package with 328i and *may* be standard with 335i.
No, no, I mean I have the extended display (including the nav directions), what I'm referring to is that the font color on the center rectangle on the bottom is white. On my car it only shows up Amber.
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You only see the white text during daytime, and if you use daytime running lights. You'll see the color changes to amber when you drive into tunnels etc.
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      04-13-2012, 02:47 PM   #75
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This is the second pic I've seen of a gauge cluster like this. Does anyone know how to set the center screen to display white text? Or is that only on certain lines (I have sportline, is it maybe only on Modern)?
Yes, as mentioned above, the writing is white during the day while the headlights are not engaged. At night, when the headlamps are engaged, the writing becomes red (amber)
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You only see the white text during daytime, and if you use daytime running lights. You'll see the color changes to amber when you drive into tunnels etc.
Haha, would you believe me if I told you that I've only driven my car at night so far :-) Hence my confusion. Thanks guys!
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Haha, would you believe me if I told you that I've only driven my car at night so far :-) Hence my confusion. Thanks guys!
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Hmmm... I just noticed that my armrest compartment illuminates at night its the simple things...
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Now if only the door ambient lighting in the door was anywhere close to as bright as it was in the E92.
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You only see the white text during daytime, and if you use daytime running lights. You'll see the color changes to amber when you drive into tunnels etc.
Same with the HUD, that's also white during daytime and when going into tunnels, or driving at night, it also goes to amber, just like on the instrument panel. Cool feature imo =)
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You only see the white text during daytime, and if you use daytime running lights. You'll see the color changes to amber when you drive into tunnels etc.
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Hmmm... I just noticed that my armrest compartment illuminates at night its the simple things...
Did not know that. Very cool.

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Now if only the door ambient lighting in the door was anywhere close to as bright as it was in the E92.
You're talking about the lights in the door handles right? I'm assuming you can turn them up and you've done that. Shame, seems odd. Any chance you have a duff light? Unlikely if it's all of them I guess.

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You're talking about the lights in the door handles right? I'm assuming you can turn them up and you've done that. Shame, seems odd. Any chance you have a duff light? Unlikely if it's all of them I guess.
There is a setting in iDrive to turn them up/down, but I have no driven in the dark yet to see if there is much of a difference.
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I just want to say you people are awesome...you are certainly helping (and hurting) the agony of waiting for my car! It's great learning these things while waiting.
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Hmmm... I just noticed that my armrest compartment illuminates at night its the simple things...
there's a light by the cup holders too.
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I just want to say you people are awesome...you are certainly helping (and hurting) the agony of waiting for my car! It's great learning these things while waiting.
exactly why i made this thread.
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I just want to say you people are awesome...you are certainly helping (and hurting) the agony of waiting for my car! It's great learning these things while waiting.
+1 Keep them coming!!! I want to learn everything about the car while I wait
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just noticed washing my F30 for the first time, this is the first car I have washed that doesn't have wipers that can stand up? I am surprised being a car coming from a country that experiences the winter elements??
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just noticed washing my F30 for the first time, this is the first car I have washed that doesn't have wipers that can stand up? I am surprised being a car coming from a country that experiences the winter elements??
you have to open the hood then lift them up.

edit: just tried, never mind. i thought i read something like you have to open something in a certain position.
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