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      01-15-2013, 01:09 PM   #749
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Post #740 - I notice you don't have front or rear fogs (I don't know if they're classed as a cool feature )

Do US models not have fogs? I must say I'm not quite sure what the front ones give you, but the rear do help being seen better in bad weather.

Relatively new to the forum so not sure of all the market variances (Dynamic braking and boot locking from glove box aside)
US M-Sports do not have fogs. All other US F30's have front fogs, but no rear fogs.
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      01-15-2013, 01:35 PM   #750
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Unless you have lane-departure warning, collision warning and blind-spot information. Then, this cubby is replaced with switches and indicators for those three systems.
Interested to see this, don't suppose you have a picture?
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      01-15-2013, 01:51 PM   #751
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Interested to see this, don't suppose you have a picture?
You can see two of the three buttons, in this photo. Your owner's manual will show a better picture, even if you don't have these features on your car.

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      01-16-2013, 10:00 AM   #752
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When shifting into reverse while the lights are on, the door-handle lights illuminate.

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      01-16-2013, 10:11 AM   #753
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When shifting into reverse while the lights are on, the door-handle lights illuminate.

Apparently a market specific feature (already dicussed on this huge thread!). Doesn't happen for UK models (be interested to know whether anyone in the UK has this - i tried to no avail).
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      01-18-2013, 01:23 PM   #754
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not sure if this has been mentioned on here yet but accidentally discovered a really cool safety feature yesterday.

if you are in reverse and someone walks behind the car it will make a continuous beeping sound until they are clear so as to warn you someone is behind the vehicle.

the safety 'warning' area seems to be from one rear passenger door all the way around the back of the car to the other rear passenger door.

very cool BMW.
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      01-18-2013, 01:42 PM   #755
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not sure if this has been mentioned on here yet but accidentally discovered a really cool safety feature yesterday.

if you are in reverse and someone walks behind the car it will make a continuous beeping sound until they are clear so as to warn you someone is behind the vehicle.

the safety 'warning' area seems to be from one rear passenger door all the way around the back of the car to the other rear passenger door.

very cool BMW.
Optional park assist. Nice feature.
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      01-18-2013, 04:00 PM   #756
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not sure if this has been mentioned on here yet but accidentally discovered a really cool safety feature yesterday.

if you are in reverse and someone walks behind the car it will make a continuous beeping sound until they are clear so as to warn you someone is behind the vehicle.

the safety 'warning' area seems to be from one rear passenger door all the way around the back of the car to the other rear passenger door.

very cool BMW.
This simply means that the PDC sensors sense something too close to the bumper -- and the person walking by is moving from one sensor to the next. It's a by-product of PDC and, while useful, not an engineered feature I would guess.
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      01-19-2013, 01:04 PM   #757
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Wow this thread is great, going through all 30+ pages was worth it to learn a few new details about the car.
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      01-19-2013, 03:32 PM   #758
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This simply means that the PDC sensors sense something too close to the bumper -- and the person walking by is moving from one sensor to the next. It's a by-product of PDC and, while useful, not an engineered feature I would guess.
A not-so-cool issue with the sensors is heavy rain. The PDC sensors remain active for a short while after reversing, so braking after forward motion or sudden reversing can cause water to flow over the sensors and sound the alarm for an imminent collision. Scared the hell out of me a couple of times.
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      01-22-2013, 12:34 PM   #759
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Here's something I found today -- if you want to turn the set heater off, you don't have to press it three times to cycle from level 2 -> level 1 -> off. You can just hold the button down and it will shut off.
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      01-22-2013, 01:03 PM   #760
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Here's something I found today -- if you want to turn the set heater off, you don't have to press it three times to cycle from level 2 -> level 1 -> off. You can just hold the button down and it will shut off.
Nice i had no idea!
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      01-22-2013, 04:05 PM   #761
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Here's something I found today -- if you want to turn the set heater off, you don't have to press it three times to cycle from level 2 -> level 1 -> off. You can just hold the button down and it will shut off.
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      01-22-2013, 04:30 PM   #762
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I would like to know what would be the most useful shortcuts o add on the 1-8 buttons
this is what i use:

1 - sport display
2- spa (satellite station)
3- bpm (satellite station)
4- electro (forget the name, satellite station)
5 - nothing yet
6 - check engine oil level
7 - nav to home
8 - nav to work
I'm new to the BMW world so I'm still learning. Lol. How do you program the 1-8 buttons for the nav?
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      01-22-2013, 04:32 PM   #763
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Here's something I found today -- if you want to turn the set heater off, you don't have to press it three times to cycle from level 2 -> level 1 -> off. You can just hold the button down and it will shut off.
tnx, i didnt know of this, and always thought of how annoying it is to press it until is off
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      01-22-2013, 04:35 PM   #764
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I'm new to the BMW world so I'm still learning. Lol. How do you program the 1-8 buttons for the nav?
Once you get your address entered, you highlight it in the red box--it might be for Start Guidance to that address, I forget.

Once it's in the box, hold down the preset key you want.
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      01-22-2013, 05:43 PM   #765
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tnx, i didnt know of this, and always thought of how annoying it is to press it until is off
It is that way on the E46s and E39s as well.
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      01-22-2013, 05:52 PM   #766
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It is that way on the E46s and E39s as well.
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Here's something I found today -- if you want to turn the set heater off, you don't have to press it three times to cycle from level 2 -> level 1 -> off. You can just hold the button down and it will shut off.
I didn't know that one either!
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      01-22-2013, 10:47 PM   #768
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Wow this thread is great, going through all 30+ pages was worth it to learn a few new details about the car.
Agree, this have been one of the most informative thread I have read. Great info.
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      01-23-2013, 07:53 AM   #769
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good to see this thread is still alive!
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      01-23-2013, 09:42 AM   #770
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Don't know if this has been mentioned put I noticed on the bottom of the rear view mirror a little pinhole that looked like there was a button. I pressed it using a paper clip and a compass appeared at the top right corner of the mirror.
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