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      06-17-2012, 09:38 AM   #265
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There are also handbrakes which are electronic; others, manual. Some refer to the electronic version as an e-brake.

In any event, it is the parking brake.

I also find the auto highbeam function to work remarkably well. It does not do anything I cannot easily accomplish myself, but it is amusing to watch.
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      06-17-2012, 10:41 AM   #266
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Yes, it's short for "Emergency Brake." Perfectly acceptable question.
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      06-17-2012, 11:23 AM   #267
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Auto high beam

I just wish the auto high beam was a part of the profile as I turn it on as soon as I get in the car. I know, it's a lot of work.
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I don't think this has been posted but even if it has just wanted to bump this thread since someone started a similar thread today...

Storage compartment under headlight switch if you do not have Drivers Assistance Pkg

I don't have this on my luxury line, and I am fairly sure I don't have drivers assist. Is this because I'm in Canada?
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      06-17-2012, 02:29 PM   #269
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Storage compartment under headlight switch if you do not have Drivers Assistance Pkg

I don't have this on my luxury line, and I am fairly sure I don't have drivers assist. Is this because I'm in Canada?
I don't have it either. Welcome to Canada.
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      06-17-2012, 03:13 PM   #270
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It is exactly what it sounds like, auto high beam. If camera detects no oncoming traffic and area is dark enough then high beams are on.
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I had this on my 2007 E92 and it was really annoying. It would see itself in the reflections from roadsigns and dip the headlights in response, but then it wouldn't react to oncoming cars until too late; by the time it reacted the other driver was already blinded, annoyed and flashing at me. So I just used manual high beam.

Have they improved the feature? My F30 will have it as part of a package, otherwise I probably wouldn't have bothered with it.
Mine has it and it works surprisingly well. I did not notice the behavior you mentioned on your E92 at all.
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      06-17-2012, 05:34 PM   #271
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Question still stands buddy.

Is it a US term for handbrake?
Yes, it's short for "Emergency Brake." Perfectly acceptable question.
Yep. E-brake, emergency brake, handbrake, parking brake... Generally, all of these terms are interchangeable.
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      06-18-2012, 02:17 AM   #272
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who the hell thought of the auto highbeam? don't you just pull the stalk when you need it? lol - don't tell me we gonna start seeing auto seat belts again.
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I don't have it either. Welcome to Canada.
...and we don't have it in European packages as well. All additional storage comes as options and adds-on the base price.
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      06-18-2012, 03:11 AM   #274
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I don't have this on my luxury line, and I am fairly sure I don't have drivers assist. Is this because I'm in Canada?
In Europe (in Luxembourg at least) it's an option, included in the "storage pack" (pack rangement). A very useful one indeed..
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...and we don't have it in European packages as well. All additional storage comes as options and adds-on the base price.
Well, ain't this a coincidence

Gerçekten bu kadar tesadüf olur, neredeyse aynı anda aynı şeyi yazmışız..
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      06-20-2012, 06:23 AM   #276
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I'm not sure if I have this, I'll check later, but this was a standard compartment in the E90!
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      06-20-2012, 06:31 AM   #277
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Oh a cool feature I recently found was that if you press the unlock button on the key fob once, the interior lights come on in a white colour, and if you press it again, it dims to the standard yellow lights.

Also, something really minor that I noticed was that when the car is in reverse and the PDC screen is on, it will only disappear when you move a substantial distance forward. It stays on if you move a little forward, so it's very useful when getting out of a tight parking spot, so that you can always see how far to move instead of it turning off when you put it into first gear..

I'm not sure if these have been mentioned before..
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      06-20-2012, 09:07 AM   #278
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Anyone have a picture of this hidden compartment in the trunk? I'm curious of the size...
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      06-20-2012, 09:35 AM   #279
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Anyone have a picture of this hidden compartment in the trunk? I'm curious of the size...
I will try and take a pic when I get home later but if I was to guess I would say its 2 cube like compartments next to each other about 12"x12" each.
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      06-20-2012, 09:38 AM   #280
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I will try and take a pic when I get home later but if I was to guess I would say its 2 cube like compartments next to each other about 12"x12" each.
i had an entire bottle of interior cleaner spill in my trunk and now has filled up the space with liquid. i hope it doesn't rust, there is metal under it.
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i had an entire bottle of interior cleaner spill in my trunk and now has filled up the space with liquid. i hope it doesn't rust, there is metal under it.
Funny, that's exactly where I keep my cleaning stuff too.
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      06-20-2012, 09:46 AM   #282
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Well, ain't this a coincidence

Gerçekten bu kadar tesadüf olur, neredeyse aynı anda aynı şeyi yazmışız..
=) Ayni sekilde isliyor beyinler.

I would definitely order this option if I knew the consequences. My sunglasses lie on the center console, sliding, dropping to the floor at times. Unpleasent situation.
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      06-20-2012, 10:00 AM   #283
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I will try and take a pic when I get home later but if I was to guess I would say its 2 cube like compartments next to each other about 12"x12" each.
oh, ok thanks. I was hoping for one largish compartment....plan B on that one I suppose. I guess I can store medical supplies and QD/glass cleaner in there.
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Couldnt you do it from here as well? Has anyone tried as yet

I have the bmw assist, but not bmw apps. Is that the reason i don't see this "Precondition" remote option on my BMW Remote app? Please advise?
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      06-20-2012, 11:20 AM   #285
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I have the bmw assist, but not bmw apps. Is that the reason i don't see this "Precondition" remote option on my BMW Remote app? Please advise?
It's not part of the Apps, all you need is Assist with the right BMW Remote App. But, seems it's only in the demo mode for us in the US.
I think those in EU or elsewhere get it (can anyone confirm).
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      06-20-2012, 11:49 AM   #286
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oh, ok thanks. I was hoping for one largish compartment....plan B on that one I suppose. I guess I can store medical supplies and QD/glass cleaner in there.
There is a removable divider in the middle of the two compartments, so it can be made to be one. It's not totally flat where the divider was though, but I'm using it as one larger compartment for all my bits n bobs.
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