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      12-01-2012, 03:32 PM   #683
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Pretty sure the doors in the front have slots for wine bottles, 1 per side. Haven't tested, but the size looks correct.
Or champagne
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      12-01-2012, 06:55 PM   #684
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That probably sums up the differences between California and New Jersey...
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      12-03-2012, 03:53 PM   #685
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Does anyone know if there is a way to display a volume meter when turning up/down the volume knob? For example, on every car I've ever owned, there has been some way to tell just how close I am coming to maximum volume when cranking my stereo. I have found no such indicator in my F30 328i. I have the HK stereo and would sure like to know how much further I can take the volume before hitting its limit.
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      12-03-2012, 03:58 PM   #686
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Does anyone know if there is a way to display a volume meter when turning up/down the volume knob? For example, on every car I've ever owned, there has been some way to tell just how close I am coming to maximum volume when cranking my stereo. I have found no such indicator in my F30 328i. I have the HK stereo and would sure like to know how much further I can take the volume before hitting its limit.
Unfortunately there is no manner to display relative volumes in BMWs. One of my pet peeves.
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Does anyone know if there is a way to display a volume meter when turning up/down the volume knob? For example, on every car I've ever owned, there has been some way to tell just how close I am coming to maximum volume when cranking my stereo. I have found no such indicator in my F30 328i. I have the HK stereo and would sure like to know how much further I can take the volume before hitting its limit.
Just keep turning it. I don't mean to sound flippant but I can't think of another answer. It's not like a number would help anyway, you'd still be in the same boat. My last car went up to something like 35 before displaying MAX. how did I find out? I kept on turning. My car before that maxed out at something like 46 or something crazy. How did I find out? Yup: just kept on turning. When I got in my 330 with HK and cranked on some nasty Skrillex, I just kept turning the knob until my ears hurt. Then I turned it down.

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I have the HK stereo and would sure like to know how much further I can take the volume before hitting its limit.
Keep turning it and at some point either you will give up because it's too loud or it will simply stop getting louder

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      12-03-2012, 07:36 PM   #688
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Speed warning. Setup under idrive and it lets you know with a beep and indicator light if you exceed the set speed. I set it at 90mph and thought I would never get there(limit is 65mph). Hit it twice on the commute to work this morning without meaning to. The 335 is an amazing car!
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      12-10-2012, 04:01 AM   #689
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Does anyone know if there is a way to display a volume meter when turning up/down the volume knob? For example, on every car I've ever owned, there has been some way to tell just how close I am coming to maximum volume when cranking my stereo. I have found no such indicator in my F30 328i. I have the HK stereo and would sure like to know how much further I can take the volume before hitting its limit.
Unfortunately there is no manner to display relative volumes in BMWs. One of my pet peeves.
I think its on the upper right corner the info box. Your bars to your phone, the time, inbox, and in volume in dB. Or am i remembering things that do not exist lol. Its late. Will check tomorrow.
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      12-10-2012, 07:04 AM   #690
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I think its on the upper right corner the info box. Your bars to your phone, the time, inbox, and in volume in dB. Or am i remembering things that do not exist lol. Its late. Will check tomorrow.
Does not exist. You're thinking of the track number indicator.
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      12-10-2012, 10:06 AM   #691
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i really wish the turn signal sound could be turned off while on a phone call. every time i talk and have to make a turn everyone says what the hell is that noise?
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Pandora

I set one of the buttons for Pandora, helps avoid all the navigating to BMW Apps.

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Seems like every day there is something I learn about this car or find a new feature. I don't know if there is a thread or if I should read the manual but I like hearing about other people's experiences.

Today I was in the trunk and found out where the battery and fuses are! And also some handy tools like a screwdriver that has Philips and Flathead as well as the tow hook.

There is also a button on the trunk itself to open it.

In another thread I learned the 1-8 buttons could be programmed as anything.

Anyone else find other interesting/neat things?
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      12-27-2012, 01:52 PM   #693
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My dealer (Brett from BMW Autohaus, St. Louis, MO) told me, and I quote: "This car is designed to do 150+ on the Autobahn. After driving for a while at that speed, if you want fresh air at that speed, you don't roll down the windows, it would be too painful. So what you do turn this wheel to the hotter or cooler sides to get that temperature of fresh air in the cabin".

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I bought mine from Autohaus in STL as well My CA's name is Don though. Really great place. Their new facility is awesome.
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      12-27-2012, 08:51 PM   #694
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Tells me theres a traffic jam ahead with a three car icon and on the HUD. Too bad I was already in it.
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Anyone else notice air coming out of the driver door window switches? It felt cooler there on the highway.
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      01-02-2013, 10:35 AM   #696
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i found a second USB port in my glove compartment...I didn't realize we had two, woot!
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      01-02-2013, 12:38 PM   #697
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i found a second USB port in my glove compartment...I didn't realize we had two, woot!
The glove box USB is only for export/import of profiles and for importing music onto the HD. You can't play music from it directly.
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The glove box USB is only for export/import of profiles and for importing music onto the HD. You can't play music from it directly.
oh $hit, thx, I would've screwed that up.

So I can only transfer from that USB? That explains why I can seem to get my songs off of my ipod to the HDD. thx!!
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oh $hit, thx, I would've screwed that up.

So I can only transfer from that USB? That explains why I can seem to get my songs off of my ipod to the HDD. thx!!
You can plug your iPod into the center armrest USB port and play from it, but you can't copy the music from the iPod from any port.

You can put your music on a USB stick and import it from the glove box port.
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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).
6) airport radio - best and most up to date weather (via apps and web radio)
6) weatherband on ( after coding of course)
7) car ventilation
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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Lightbulb iPhone Navigation Over Onboard Speakers

It is possible to get iPhone GPS navigation prompts over onboard speakers when connected via bluetooth (mind you this is only possible if you have enhanced bluetooth).

In addition, if you are streaming music it will mute the music to broadcast the navigation prompt, very nice and quite polished execution.

I've also tried the same thing with my Garmin 2495LMT GPS, however, I was unsuccessful since it does not support A2DP via bluetooth. Any suggestions for a work around?
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      01-03-2013, 05:03 PM   #702
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You can almost double the number of presets from 8 to 14. Here is how:

1. Create a guest profile through settings.
2. Program one button as a shortcut to the guest profile.
3. Program 7 shortcuts in the guest profile, and one shortcut back to the main profile.
4. Switch between the two profiles, and you have 7 shortcuts on each, 14 total.
Great idea, thanks!
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i really wish the turn signal sound could be turned off while on a phone call. every time i talk and have to make a turn everyone says what the hell is that noise?
LOL. Yes I'm told it sounds really loud on the other end.
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      01-04-2013, 10:41 AM   #704
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If you have your headlight switch set to "auto", and the lights are off (daytime) you can make the headlights and fog lights turn on (or off) by hitting the fog light button. I found this works well on foggy mornings when it is bright enough for the lights not to automatically turn on, or for a daytime rain situation. Florida law requires headlights on during rain, but sometimes the "auto" setting still finds it too bright to turn them on, so a quick tap of the button and you are all set!
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