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      11-30-2012, 01:28 PM   #133
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i hate how theres no longer an "ALL" button for climate control so you cant lock both temperatures together anymore. when my girlfriend sits in it she has it set to max heat all the time and then i have to manually adjust it or ill be getting heat waves from the passenger side
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      11-30-2012, 02:32 PM   #134
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Think of it this way.
there are only two bulbs in your car (one for each side) for your headlights and a mini mirror inside your projectors (also called a solenoid) that controls where your light shines. When youre using your headlights only the mini mirror is not engaged so you get all your light shinning the road ahead of you. When you flick your high beams the mini mirror angles itself up and redirects some light to shoot upwards so you now have high beams.
your daytime running lights are the angel eyes which are powered by a LED all on its own. you can control it at all its always on.
My car is in the shop now, but this means that with Xenons there is no flashing your brights when you pull the stalk with the lights off?
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      11-30-2012, 02:49 PM   #135
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My car is in the shop now, but this means that with Xenons there is no flashing your brights when you pull the stalk with the lights off?
There is.
The way D1S (the type of bulb for the Xenons) works is that it is pre-warmed up when the lights are off so when you flick the high beams its still very bright flashes of light.
not like traditional HID bulbs where it takes time to warm up before they get bright
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      11-30-2012, 02:49 PM   #136
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My car is in the shop now, but this means that with Xenons there is no flashing your brights when you pull the stalk with the lights off?
No, the car is "smart" enough to turn the headlights if they aren't already on when you pull the stalk to flash the lights.
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      11-30-2012, 03:33 PM   #137
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Do you have xenons?

If so, it's only the inner lens that lights, and this switches between low and high beam.

The corono rings ("halos") are also on, and can be on as "daytime running lights" on their own, during the day, as well.

In the US the outer lens used to be the "cornering light", and would come on e.g. when going round a corner; but with the "Adaptive Headlights" option in the UK now, it's the foglights that do this, so the outer lens (the inside of it) is completely unused

If you have halogens: no idea. Lol
Confusion here. I think you mixed up inner / outer.
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      11-30-2012, 03:34 PM   #138
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Confusion here. I think you mixed up inner / outer.
Quite possibly, though the main point was that only one ever lights up
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      07-11-2013, 08:54 AM   #139
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You can code your car to do this. I use it all the time; It's very handy.
how does one go about coding the car for certain options? is it via the dealer only?
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      07-11-2013, 10:05 AM   #140
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      07-11-2013, 10:38 AM   #141
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It is amusing to me you call the heated steering wheel out. I live in an area of cold snowy winters. My 335 is my winter beater. I hate wearing gloves while driving and am happy to use the heated wheel for the beginning of each trip when the car needed to sit outside while shopping, etc..

On the other hand, I could care less about heated seats - a feature many here consider sacrosanct, along with sunroofs (useless in my opinion).
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      07-11-2013, 11:36 AM   #142
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how does one go about coding the car for certain options? is it via the dealer only?
No, the dealer can't/won't code things like this.

See this thread:

http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=696777
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      07-11-2013, 01:45 PM   #143
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It is amusing to me you call the heated steering wheel out. I live in an area of cold snowy winters. My 335 is my winter beater. I hate wearing gloves while driving and am happy to use the heated wheel for the beginning of each trip when the car needed to sit outside while shopping, etc..

On the other hand, I could care less about heated seats - a feature many here consider sacrosanct, along with sunroofs (useless in my opinion).
I love driving on the track with heated seats on - especially since the windows are open and cold air is blasting in LOL. True story.
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Easy enough to believe. I am in the minority in finding heated seats annoying at best.

Besides, you are in LA where anything below 70 degrees is considered jacket weather.
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Heated steering wheel
that is the feature that pretty much most excites me about my car...i absolute love it in the winter.

assuming you got the cold weather package, why do you not like it?
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My 335 is my winter beater.


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On the other hand, I could care less about heated seats - a feature many here consider sacrosanct, along with sunroofs (useless in my opinion).
another dissenting opinion...love the sun roof. as long as it's not raining and hotter than mid-60s, i am a windows down/sunroof open kind of driver.

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No, the dealer can't/won't code things like this.

See this thread:

http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=696777
thanks for that.
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      07-11-2013, 03:03 PM   #147
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why is there a green light on instrument cluster indicating the headlight is on??

It's so annoying.
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      07-11-2013, 03:09 PM   #148
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why is there a green light on instrument cluster indicating the headlight is on??

It's so annoying.
So that you can tell when your headlights are on.
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      07-11-2013, 03:09 PM   #149
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Easy enough to believe. I am in the minority in finding heated seats annoying at best.

Besides, you are in LA where anything below 70 degrees is considered jacket weather.
As someone who lives in the midwest now and went to school in socal, I can tell you that heated seats are useless where you live, but life savers when it's snowing out (changes when you wake up to this every day, not going to Tahoe or big bear lol). Likewise with the heated steering wheel (really wish I had this). Only people who need them in CA south of the Bay Area are those women who always complain about being cold. It's kind of like saying wearing a rain coat around is annoying...well yea, until it rains

Now A/C seats on the other hand are the @#!%, those are game changers pretty much 8 months of the year regardless of where you live.

oops - misread, thought you meant you live in LA, oh well, guess point still stands.
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As someone who lives in the midwest now and went to school in socal, I can tell you that heated seats are useless where you live, but life savers when it's snowing out (changes when you wake up to this every day, not going to Tahoe or big bear lol). Likewise with the heated steering wheel (really wish I had this). Only people who need them in CA south of the Bay Area are those women who always complain about being cold. It's kind of like saying wearing a rain coat around is annoying...well yea, until it rains

Now A/C seats on the other hand are the @#!%, those are game changers pretty much 8 months of the year regardless of where you live.

oops - misread, thought you meant you live in LA, oh well, guess point still stands.
Heated seats are good in LA. I can vouch for that when the temp is below freezing. Heated wheel is nice too.
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      07-11-2013, 03:39 PM   #151
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Being in socal, i find the heated seats and heated steering wheel are awesome creature comfort, especially driving with the sunroof fully open during the winter where the air is crisp!

My car doesnt have any options that i dont need.

I made sure not to select the useless options. ;P
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      07-11-2013, 04:22 PM   #152
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oops - misread, thought you meant you live in LA, oh well, guess point still stands.


Yes, a perfectly fine point - regardless of where I live.
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      07-11-2013, 04:36 PM   #153
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There is no pointless option. It's all case by case. Some will need certain feature while others won't. Also, these cars are built from lots of thoughts. Corporation will only put necessary feature. Not more or not less.
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      07-11-2013, 04:55 PM   #154
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Many users complain about heated seats but I need them and it's standard at here. I'd love to have air conditioned leather seats on my F31. Unfortunately you can't have them in 3-series which lead me to the alcantara seats again. I don't want to buy 5-series boat even the option list is much bigger.
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