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      11-05-2012, 02:59 AM   #639
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Am I imagining things, or does the car always start up with the exhaust flap open?
Beat you to it pages ago. But it quickly closes up. Lol.
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      11-05-2012, 04:58 AM   #640
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BJ, that's not an interior shot of your car is it? I thought you have the AT but the pic shows a MT.
Found that shot online, was a better angle of the knob than anything I'd shot myself.

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      11-12-2012, 11:33 AM   #641
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Cool thing about the cover of the extra space compartment in the boot (where normally the spare tire goes).
When you lift it completely up (some 60 degrees tilt), it snaps (on purpose) to a place of the top of the boot so that it can stay in the upright position.

For me it snapped accidentally, and after inspecting the snap-ins, I realised it is like that by design

Here is the excerpt from the owners manual.
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      11-12-2012, 12:04 PM   #642
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Cool thing about the cover of the extra space compartment in the boot (where normally the spare tire goes).
When you lift it completely up (some 60 degrees tilt), it snaps (on purpose) to a place of the top of the boot so that it can stay in the upright position.

For me it snapped accidentally, and after inspecting the snap-ins, I realised it is like that by design

Here is the excerpt from the owners manual.
Snapped that retention thingy clear off on week 2 of owning my car!
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      11-13-2012, 10:44 AM   #643
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Cool thing about the cover of the extra space compartment in the boot (where normally the spare tire goes).
When you lift it completely up (some 60 degrees tilt), it snaps (on purpose) to a place of the top of the boot so that it can stay in the upright position.

For me it snapped accidentally, and after inspecting the snap-ins, I realised it is like that by design

Here is the excerpt from the owners manual.
Its a great design but it works like crap in the dark. Could they have put the lights to the opposing sides so its not dark when searching for something with it up? Lol
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      11-14-2012, 10:54 PM   #644
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I found that by accident too
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This is my first BMW so perhaps some features are just standards from previous models, and maybe is already in the car's manual, (but just in case): there is an small switch in the glove box compartment (right upper corner) that allows to lock/unlock the trunk? I think is a nice feature for valet parking, if you want to keep this space isolated and safe for that occasion. however the user must remember to lock the glove box and get the key from the keyfob...

BTW I just didn't figure out -yet- how to open (at least half of the time that I try) the trunk with the "comfort access". I found that this feature is not working the way that it should... It is very "tricky" and is not as "intuitive" as should be... Mine is a 2013 model so I don't know if a software update is required to get this feature work...
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      11-18-2012, 10:58 AM   #646
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For the comfort access trunk, you have to be dead-centre. Put your foot under the bumper, and pull it back out. Not super-quick, just a slow, deliberate "toes in, toes out".

Once you learn the motion, it'll work every time.
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      11-18-2012, 11:42 AM   #647
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For the comfort access trunk, you have to be dead-centre. Put your foot under the bumper, and pull it back out. Not super-quick, just a slow, deliberate "toes in, toes out".

Once you learn the motion, it'll work every time.
Just don't kick the muffler, as it'll setoff the alarm...it's goofy, but I eventually learned the technique over time...you have to be dead on behind the license plate though. Odd for "comfort"...
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The other trick is to stand several inches back, I think the car has a sensor that detects if you are too close and wont open the trunk if it will hit you as it opens.
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      11-18-2012, 03:09 PM   #649
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For the comfort access trunk, you have to be dead-centre. Put your foot under the bumper, and pull it back out. Not super-quick, just a slow, deliberate "toes in, toes out".

Once you learn the motion, it'll work every time.

Exactly. My kids can even do it now!
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Ok. Thanks guys, I'll try this way, (and to remember not to kick the muffler). Other thing that I read from other post is that the car's doors must be in open position to activate the trunk feature (?). Today I tried this way once and it worked (at least this time). However if this is true, and is a must have to unlock the car to activate this feature, I think it won't be practical: in a typical situation with the car locked in a parking lot, you will approaching with your hands full, the first action will be to get the things in the trunk and then open the doors of the car, not in the opposite way...

I'll give a try with the doors in locked and then in unlocked position, and see how this work... and I'll must remember not to kick the muffler (again), dead center, not to far, but no to close either... just in the right spot...
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My trunk opens if I have the key in my pocket. No need to unlock first.
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Today I noticed two hooks in the truck. Small, as to hold grocery bags, etc. One on each side, very high up close to the hinges.
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You have two hooks in the trunk too!
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Open Trunk with confort access...

Finally, I learned to open the trunk... (well 9 of 10 times is a very good approach). Position & timing are key factors to do the trick... (Now I'm getting more "comfort"-able with this feature. Thanks all of you for those interesting facts and tricks...
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      11-20-2012, 04:02 AM   #655
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Ive got the trunk to open every time with the kick unless Im trying to show it to someone
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      11-21-2012, 12:12 AM   #656
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Except if it suddenly starts raining you have to run out and close it up manually. No remote closure.
I've coded my wife's Audi to automatically close the windows if rain is detected. Anyone know if thIs this possible with F30?
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I would like to know what would be the most useful shortcuts o add on the 1-8 buttons
One long month before I get my f30, but here's what I'm planning:

1) call home
2) call home, turn on specified lights, favorite music on in kitchen, alarm off, heat up 2 degrees ( all via home automation controller)
3) call work
4) call work, turn on lights, alarm off, log time in, heat on.
5) local police scanner on (via apps and web radio).
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6) weatherband on ( after coding of course)
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8). Looking for help on this one, does the system have a record a message feature ? You could perhaps record that friendly policeman when he pulls you over.
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The other trick is to stand several inches back, I think the car has a sensor that detects if you are too close and wont open the trunk if it will hit you as it opens.
I still can't get the blasted thing to work. I may be standing too close. Also, I always kick too far and hit the muffler.... Thx for the advice, will try tomorrow.
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Man we look like morons when it doesn't work.
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My Presets:

1. Show Media Info on Split Screen
2. Show Trip Info on Split Screen
3. Treble (yes, treble... this car's 3-4kHz region is like an ice pick in the ear).
4. Current Song (or something like that)
5. Map shows Perspective
6. Map shows overhead facing North
7. Arrow view in Split Screen
8. Show/hide Split Screen
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