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      10-07-2012, 04:21 PM   #573
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Is this part of an option (such as the auto folding external mirrors option), or does it work on all F30s?

I'll give it a try if it works on Europe configurations without the external mirror folding option.
Should work. All countries are different but I have no extra option for the mirrors and I got this function.
I used to have this with my E46 convertible - it was very useful.

I think it was bundled with the memory seats.

Don't have it on my F30...
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      10-07-2012, 04:23 PM   #574
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yes just the passenger side and it points down to expose the rear tire
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      10-07-2012, 04:24 PM   #575
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This might have been mentioned somewhere in this LONG thread but just noticed last night (don't do much night driving) that there is an ambient light strip on the interiors of the doors just above the door handles. Remarked to the wife just how cool it is that there is ambient lighting to light the door handles and window controls
There is also a light on each B-Pillar at the top of the plastic airbag plate above the seat belt mount.

You can also change the color of the ambient lighting between while and amber through the Settings -> Lighting option.
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      10-07-2012, 06:43 PM   #576
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There is also a light on each B-Pillar at the top of the plastic airbag plate above the seat belt mount.

You can also change the color of the ambient lighting between while and amber through the Settings -> Lighting option.
not all cars have this, mine doesn't.
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      10-07-2012, 07:41 PM   #577
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There is also a light on each B-Pillar at the top of the plastic airbag plate above the seat belt mount.

You can also change the color of the ambient lighting between while and amber through the Settings -> Lighting option.
I'm going to check all these lights mentioned in this thread when it gets dark enough. I have the "Lineless" model so the only color change I have is the amber (or reddish-orange as some prefer!). Settings>lighting option only gives me the brightness control. I prefer the amber anyway, always has been a bimmer trademark since my E30 which was one of the things I liked about that car.
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      10-07-2012, 08:36 PM   #578
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not all cars have this, mine doesn't.
If you have the ambient lighting option, you should have the B-Pillar light too. It's sometimes hard to see as the intensity is controlled both by the iDrive setting and by the wheel to the right of the headlight switch.
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      10-07-2012, 08:42 PM   #579
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If you have the ambient lighting option, you should have the B-Pillar light too. It's sometimes hard to see as the intensity is controlled both by the iDrive setting and by the wheel to the right of the headlight switch.
Sport Line dont have the B pillar light and I can change my ambient light colours from amber to white.
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i dont have lights on the pillar
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No lights on the B pillar also (Line-less model). Finally sat in the car in a totally dark garage, turned on the light switch and picked out more ambient lights I wasn't aware of - in the driver's and passengers footwells and on the mid-headliner light switch (the latter also standard in my E53). All of these probably mentioned in this LONG thread, haven't had the time to read all the way through, but an entertaining read, nonetheless.

Something that my E46 has that the E30 doesn't are the reading lights on the C pillar that can be turned on/off. Not sure if the E90's have these reading lights?

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      10-07-2012, 10:17 PM   #582
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I noticed two things tonight after getting my car back from the Auto Stop/Start reprogram at the dealer:

1) Turn signals flash twice in a series of 3 when using the "kick" feature to open the trunk with comfort access

2) The door handle LED lights all come on while reversing at night

The first one was new after the programming, the latter may have been there all along but just notices it. Pretty cool...
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      10-07-2012, 10:21 PM   #583
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I used to have this with my E46 convertible - it was very useful.

I think it was bundled with the memory seats.

Don't have it on my F30...
That could be it, I had it on my M3 with electric seats but not my 120d. Didn't think of the seats as an option to get the auto folding mirror.

And I have electric seats now...
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      10-07-2012, 11:13 PM   #584
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No lights on the B pillar also (Line-less model). Finally sat in the car in a totally dark garage, turned on the light switch and picked out more ambient lights I wasn't aware of - in the driver's and passengers footwells and on the mid-headliner light switch (the latter also standard in my E53). All of these probably mentioned in this LONG thread, haven't had the time to read all the way through, but an entertaining read, nonetheless.

Something that my E46 has that the E30 doesn't are the reading lights on the C pillar that can be turned on/off. Not sure if the E90's have these reading lights?
my favorite are the lights in the door panels.
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      10-07-2012, 11:22 PM   #585
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i dont have lights on the pillar
Ok. I thought if you had the ambient lighting option, you would also get the B-Pillar lights too. Strange that BMW varies the configurations so much.

Here's mine:
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that looks cool^
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Maybe they don't do it because of the Anthracite Headliner? Too dark to see the light?
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+1...maybe they forgot to install the LED bulbs?
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that looks cool^
It is! Passengers always comment on it along with the other ambient lights on the door handle and on the bottom of the door. It's incredibly well executed.
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      10-07-2012, 11:45 PM   #590
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It is! Passengers always comment on it along with the other ambient lights on the door handle and on the bottom of the door. It's incredibly well executed.
In the Luxury model, the lights can be orange or white.

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In the Luxury model, the lights can be orange or white.

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It's the same on all lines and M sport.
They just call it classic and sport in the sport line and modern and classic in the modern line.
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I used to have this with my E46 convertible - it was very useful.

I think it was bundled with the memory seats.

Don't have it on my F30...
Neither do I have it. :-(
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just change the names of the lighting to appeal for the buyer who thinks their line got some extras
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I know this thread is long but did anyone mention the two hidden compartments in the truck yet? I saw them yesterday when I was digging around and they are perfect to hide all my cleaning supplies.
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