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      06-29-2012, 04:51 PM   #309
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Discovered awesome feature - you can accidentally trigger panic on the fob while you're driving in motion. Scared the hell outta me. LOL
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      06-29-2012, 05:15 PM   #310
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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.
How did you get it to keep points of interest up? I havent been able to figure it out or get it to work yet. Thanks for the info.
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      06-29-2012, 10:38 PM   #311
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Agreed.

And the OP should be colleciting all the items into a list in post #1
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      06-29-2012, 11:34 PM   #312
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Discovered awesome feature - you can accidentally trigger panic on the fob while you're driving in motion. Scared the hell outta me. LOL
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      07-24-2012, 05:28 PM   #313
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Sport+ turns traction half way off. To fully turn it off you have to hold the traction control button.
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      07-24-2012, 05:31 PM   #314
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Sport+ turns traction half way off. To fully turn it off you have to hold the traction control button.
Anyone know what half way off even means? :
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      07-24-2012, 05:52 PM   #315
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Anyone know what half way off even means? :
one click DSC off.. 10 second hold DTC off.. I hope the acronyms are correct.. lol
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      07-24-2012, 06:05 PM   #316
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Anyone know what half way off even means? :
It's "dynamic" rather than "OFF" - So it's like a loosened nanny-mode, if that makes sense.

Let's you lose the rear a bit in turns, but will catch you before you die, if you're lucky.

Best situation IMO would be to get performance driving lessons and practice on your own car w/ all traction settings fully OFF, so you know the dynamics, then operate in a dynamic stability/traction mode just for a little protection.
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      07-24-2012, 06:11 PM   #317
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Does anyone know if you can put anything in the first digital-display under the first gauge (speedometer) like the second one? Or is that a RTFM? haha
You can put pictures of your family like some people do...




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Except I don't think it's a mistake, I think it's intentional. Someone suggested it might be due to litigation concerns.
yes i said it, but Thanks to Svache and others, we can re-code the car to allow that function to work
So now it would be at our own risk...


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Does everyone know there is a small compartment under the trunk floor? Just lift the thin floor panel up and you will see it.
Now, here the feature I learned yesterday from my ED delivery specialist - lift the floor panel all the way up until the edge contacts the trunk roof you will hear a click as it catches and will stay up so you can access the hidden compartment. Looks to be a magnetic catch.
Yes, i know there is a compartment there... because I tried to look in hope to find a spare tire, but all i found was a hole there...
and no the catch isn't magnetic.

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Discovered awesome feature - you can accidentally trigger panic on the fob while you're driving in motion. Scared the hell outta me. LOL
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      07-24-2012, 06:36 PM   #318
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I remember from my E90, the car is smart enough to not let you do that. If the key is in the truck and you close the trunk when the car is locked, the hazard lights will flash and the truck will automatically re-open to indicate the key was left inside. I'd only assume the new F30 has this feature also.
You would think but I was successfully able to lock my key in the trunk of my E90 and it had comfort access as well...dealer scratched their head when I had them come help out (I work 1/2 mile from them)...
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      07-25-2012, 03:35 PM   #319
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why does the vent knob in the center stack have blue to red? that don't control temperature.
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      07-25-2012, 04:10 PM   #320
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why does the vent knob in the center stack have blue to red? that don't control temperature.
It controls the temperature for me and it's described that way in the manual.

It seems to act as an override of the main A/C controls for the center vents.

It's not described very well in the manual; just in troglodyte terms: Blue - cold, red - hot.
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It controls the temperature for me and it's described that way in the manual.

It seems to act as an override of the main A/C controls for the center vents.

It's not described very well in the manual; just in troglodyte terms: Blue - cold, red - hot.
going to have to check that out...so if i have ac on MAX and i put the vents to RED it should be a heater right? or this their way of not having a HOLD button.
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      07-25-2012, 04:35 PM   #322
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You would think but I was successfully able to lock my key in the trunk of my E90 and it had comfort access as well...dealer scratched their head when I had them come help out (I work 1/2 mile from them)...
Define "successfully..."
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      07-25-2012, 05:45 PM   #323
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Define "successfully..."
I guess I should have said "unfortunately", ha!
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      07-25-2012, 07:34 PM   #324
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Didn't see this mentioned yet, unless I missed it, but if you press the mute button (volume knob on head unit), it will pause a CD or iPod/iPhone instead of just muting. For the radio of course it is just a mute feature...
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      07-26-2012, 08:36 AM   #325
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Noticed on a couple of occasions that if I have my fob in my pocket -- i can accidentally open the trunk while spraying the back of the car down before soaping it up
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      07-26-2012, 08:44 AM   #326
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Noticed on a couple of occasions that if I have my fob in my pocket -- i can accidentally open the trunk while spraying the back of the car down before soaping it up
You are holding the hose wrong!

I guess you just have to try and not spray under the car
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      07-26-2012, 10:34 AM   #327
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Didn't see this mentioned yet, unless I missed it, but if you press the mute button (volume knob on head unit), it will pause a CD or iPod/iPhone instead of just muting. For the radio of course it is just a mute feature...

It's a 3 button in one

OFF - Pause - Mute .... it's all the same to BMW - they just want to simplify things...


just like there is no more volume level indication... you just turn to your (ears') satisfaction...
or like the fuel gauge level, no more minor indication, not even a 1/2 or 1/4 indication...


As for the blue/red ventilation knob ???

It has been on 3 series for generation all ready ....
i never new exactly what it is...
i just know that if i wanted cool air , i would select blue (on top of the temperature selection)

and then during the winter, when i would need hot air
i would just select red (on top of the temperature selection)

it has been like that since the E36, also on E46, and E90...
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It's a 3 button in one

or like the fuel gauge level, no more minor indication, not even a 1/2 or 1/4 indication...
Could you post a pic if you have one of the older fuel gauge? I cant imagine needing more than what I have now but would like to see what I am missing.

Or does the gauge differ by line? Here is a pic of mine

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why does the vent knob in the center stack have blue to red? that don't control temperature.

The dial allows various temperature control for the upper vents. Think of driving in the winter at night and feeling drowsy. Turn the dial to blue and get cooler air hitting you in the face to make you more alert. Bet it's written in the manual somewhere.

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      07-26-2012, 05:36 PM   #330
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Didn't see this mentioned yet, unless I missed it, but if you press the mute button (volume knob on head unit), it will pause a CD or iPod/iPhone instead of just muting. For the radio of course it is just a mute feature...
Is there a MUTE button on the steering wheel by chance? My current car has that and when muted-it automatically pauses the iPod/MP# song playing--Its a great feature to have--especially when someone calls via bluetooth.
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