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      10-25-2012, 11:27 PM   #617
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Try it with lights set to 'Auto'.
Never taken it out of auto. Do you have any driver aid?
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      10-26-2012, 06:10 AM   #618
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Strange my door handle LEDs dont turn on while in reverse at night
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Neither does mine! I think it might be a part of driver assist package
Try it with lights set to 'Auto'.
They are always are in auto
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      10-26-2012, 09:42 AM   #619
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I find it nice to be able to assign a split screen to one of the smart buttons. It's great to be able to toggle the Onboard Computer or the Map when you are at a different main screen.
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Am I imagining things, or does the car always start up with the exhaust flap open?
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      10-26-2012, 10:11 AM   #621
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Am I imagining things, or does the car always start up with the exhaust flap open?
correct! I locked mine in the open position
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lol..nice.
still no dice...

I must have comfort access because I can walk up to my car and touch the handle to open it, I just can't open my bloody boot with my feet...not that I care, just something I'd like to explore.

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      10-26-2012, 10:59 AM   #623
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No, you don't.

Go into Settings and change it.

1. "Settings"
2. "Door locks"
3. "Unlock button"

Choose "All Doors"

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So this was easy to figure out, but the question my wife had (she's afraid of getting raped by a republican senator late at night) was can you do something to unlock the passenger doors from the drivers door?

She has the RF access on her Nissan, and on the Nissan you can hit the small button on the door handle once to unlock the drivers door, and twice to unlock all doors. But it seems like on the 3 you only have the option for one or the other.
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So this was easy to figure out, but the question my wife had (she's afraid of getting raped by a republican senator late at night) was can you do something to unlock the passenger doors from the drivers door?

She has the RF access on her Nissan, and on the Nissan you can hit the small button on the door handle once to unlock the drivers door, and twice to unlock all doors. But it seems like on the 3 you only have the option for one or the other.
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Never taken it out of auto. Do you have any driver aid?
No I don't have Driver Assistance Package, but I have a guess what might be the issue. Have you had the dealer do the 'software upgrade'? The way you can tell is when you do the trunk 'kick-open' your rear lights should flash 3 times before the trunk swings open.

I only noticed my door lights on for reversing after this, could've been working before and I may never have noticed.

As far as the software update goes, I never asked for this or even knew it was available, but my car was in for a window auto-close issue and the dealer told me they fixed it with a software update for the whole car. I definitely didn't have the trunk open lights flash before the update.

Hope this helps.
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Am I imagining things, or does the car always start up with the exhaust flap open?
How can you tell this? by the sound?
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      10-26-2012, 01:52 PM   #627
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No I don't have Driver Assistance Package, but I have a guess what might be the issue. Have you had the dealer do the 'software upgrade'? The way you can tell is when you do the trunk 'kick-open' your rear lights should flash 3 times before the trunk swings open.

I only noticed my door lights on for reversing after this, could've been working before and I may never have noticed.

As far as the software update goes, I never asked for this or even knew it was available, but my car was in for a window auto-close issue and the dealer told me they fixed it with a software update for the whole car. I definitely didn't have the trunk open lights flash before the update.

Hope this helps.
Funny I brought my car in last week for that window auto up issue but they changed the motor. Brakes was also reporting that they were finished and they said they updated the software to fix that. I don't have the convenience pkg so I do not have the kick trunk.

Is this the same update that allows your car to remember the last ASS setting?
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How can you tell this? by the sound?
Yes, exactly. It's a pretty distictive difference in sound when you're standing behind the car. I need to get a video of it...
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      10-26-2012, 04:17 PM   #629
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Funny I brought my car in last week for that window auto up issue but they changed the motor. Brakes was also reporting that they were finished and they said they updated the software to fix that. I don't have the convenience pkg so I do not have the kick trunk.

Is this the same update that allows your car to remember the last ASS setting?
No not the ASS update I never asked for that. Just a general s/w update. Maybe the reverse door lights only come with Premium Package? I'm not sure, sorry.
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Yes, exactly. It's a pretty distictive difference in sound when you're standing behind the car. I need to get a video of it...
Cool! I didn't know about the exhaust flap, but I've always thought it sounds great when doing a cold start in my garage!
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      10-27-2012, 09:17 AM   #631
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Cool! I didn't know about the exhaust flap, but I've always thought it sounds great when doing a cold start in my garage!
flap can be seen here

http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=761453
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I have a question:

Not sure about the 2013, but on the 2012 328i, there's a green LED located close to the SOS flip-door on the side closer to the rear of the car that I've seen light up green once. I have no idea what it is and couldn't make it light up again. Anyone know what this is?

Also, what do the hot/blue dials close to the vents do EXACTLY (want a technical explanation)?
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When setting the cruise control it will set the speed at a couple mph over the current speed if you are still accelerating.

Not sure if this is in the manual or not. The cruise control appears to disengage if it senses a loss of traction. I was always told to avoid using CC during rain storms or snowy weather because a loss in traction could cause an accident if the CC system was engaged. Now I need not worry.
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If you run your phone's USB cable at the location below it doesn't clamp down on the cable and allows you to push it back up under when not using it. Don't have to open and close the center console to connect your phone. The hand brake area makes a perfect resting spot for the phone when connected too.
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Does anyone know what lies below the middle compartment. It's located in front of the stick shift or in front the place for bottle. There is like a small place to put coins beside the plug. There are holes under the compartment in mine if you pull it out. Is there suppose to be anything below? like maybe usb plug or anything? Mine looks a bit weird cos the holes seems not meant to be there
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Also, what do the hot/blue dials close to the vents do EXACTLY (want a technical explanation)?


It's the cool-face knob.

In its simplest form, during winter you keep this on 'red' to have the four chest-height vents blow heated air at you for maximum warmth. But if you need some fresh, cool air on your face occasionally you twist the knob to 'blue' and this takes the cold outdoor air, bypasses the heating coils, and cools your upper body immediately while still maintaining warmth at your feet and lower body.

If you get sleepy on a cold night's drive, it's like taking a cold shower. If the wife complains about cold feet while you're sweating to death in your 700 fill North Face Down Jacket, it's a great compromise.

During summer, leave it on blue 24/7 or it screws up the air conditioning.

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It's the cool-face knob.

In its simplest form, during winter you keep this on 'red' to have the four chest-height vents blow heated air at you for maximum warmth. But if you need some fresh, cool air on your face occasionally you twist the knob to 'blue' and this takes the cold outdoor air, bypasses the heating coils, and cools your upper body immediately while still maintaining warmth at your feet and lower body.

If you get sleepy on a cold night's drive, it's like taking a cold shower. If the wife complains about cold feet while you're sweating to death in your 700 fill North Face Down Jacket, it's a great compromise.

During summer, leave it on blue 24/7 or it screws up the air conditioning.

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BJ, that's not an interior shot of your car is it? I thought you have the AT but the pic shows a MT.
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