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      02-16-2013, 09:19 AM   #815
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. The only thing blue in the picture and in my interior is that tiny blue horizontal stripe, and of course the logo on the wheel. Maybe the lighting is throwing you off?
I see what he is saying, steering column looks blue, but its just the reflection
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The ignition button shuts off the engine AND shifts to "P" to park:
When you're done driving and have fully stopped in your parking location and ready to park, with your foot still on the brake, just push the ignition button once to shut off the engine, and the transmission will automatically switch to "P" to park. Done. Now you can just get out of the car and walk away as you enable the alarm. Don't worry, the radio and everything else will automatically shut off after about 5 minutes.
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I finally can contribute to this thread! I found an alternate trunk release button besides the one in the glove box. It's above the hood release and below the light switch. It's really difficult to see. It's small but there. I had to push it to made sure it worked. It looked like such a random placed button.
Oh for cryin out loud, I've had my car for almost six months now, thinking there was no physical trunk release button on the driver's side. Nice post.
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      02-16-2013, 07:27 PM   #818
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The ignition button shuts off the engine AND shifts to "P" to park:
When you're done driving and have fully stopped in your parking location and ready to park, with your foot still on the brake, just push the ignition button once to shut off the engine, and the transmission will automatically switch to "P" to park. Done. Now you can just get out of the car and walk away as you enable the alarm. Don't worry, the radio and everything else will automatically shut off after about 5 minutes.
The ignition is still on if you only hit the button once, and whilst it may time out and turn off until then I believe your car is locked but not alarmed

Just hit ignition twice when parking and it all goes off
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Oh for cryin out loud, I've had my car for almost six months now, thinking there was no physical trunk release button on the driver's side. Nice post.
I think this was established to be region specific but anyway; can someone post a pic
Thanks

Also on a side note. Can someone with satin silver dash finish trim post a pic of their passenger side air vent area. Wanna check something. Thanks!
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Oh for cryin out loud, I've had my car for almost six months now, thinking there was no physical trunk release button on the driver's side. Nice post.
LOL I knew my F30 had this remote trunk release button and when I looked at my E46, it had a similar release button, something new I found in my 10 year old bimmer! (or maybe I knew about it and simply forgot).
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      02-16-2013, 10:24 PM   #821
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I think this was established to be region specific but anyway; can someone post a pic
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Are you asking for pic of inside trunk release button like this?
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      02-17-2013, 12:06 AM   #822
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The ignition is still on if you only hit the button once, and whilst it may time out and turn off until then I believe your car is locked but not alarmed

Just hit ignition twice when parking and it all goes off
Actually hitting the ignition that 2nd time is unnecessary. Try for yourself. After hitting the ignition button just once (engine off but ignition/radio still on), get out of the car and close your door. When you press the lock button on the fob, the ignition and everything will turn off and the alarm will engage (you'll hear the beep).
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I finally can contribute to this thread! I found an alternate trunk release button besides the one in the glove box. It's above the hood release and below the light switch. It's really difficult to see. It's small but there. I had to push it to made sure it worked. It looked like such a random placed button.
Oh for cryin out loud, I've had my car for almost six months now, thinking there was no physical trunk release button on the driver's side. Nice post.
My wife was the first one to find this in my F30.
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      02-17-2013, 09:04 PM   #824
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. The only thing blue in the picture and in my interior is that tiny blue horizontal stripe, and of course the logo on the wheel. Maybe the lighting is throwing you off?
I looked at the pic again and it's just the lighting...my bad. The reflections make the sterring column look blue which it isn't. Great color choice.
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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.
it was mentioned in another thread, but good to consolidate here...yup, compass feature FTW.

Annoying that it defaults to no compass though.
When I picked up my car on Friday, the compass was activated. Maybe my dealer turned it on? Maybe it comes activated now?
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I live in a complex with a gated garage. I was told that I could set up the garage button on the rear view mirror to open my gate.

To my surprise, it automatically set up after I pressed the key fob once. The kicker, my gate opens automatically when I get within approximately 15 feet (WITHOUT pushing a button!).

I thought someone might have opened the gate while I was pulling up - we have tried it five times and it worked every time!
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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.
it was mentioned in another thread, but good to consolidate here...yup, compass feature FTW.

Annoying that it defaults to no compass though.
When I picked up my car on Friday, the compass was activated. Maybe my dealer turned it on? Maybe it comes activated now?
Yes. Same here, my car came with compass already activated.
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Did you know that the F30 comes with a CD player?

I'm joking, but kind of not joking at the same time. I recently was cleaning the dash, looked at the CD slot and thought "what is that?" It never really occurred to me that it had a CD player because I don't have any CDs.
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Yes, I was shocked, too, when I saw a CD player in the dash. 6 years ago I tried to give away all my CDs (but of course my wife stopped me, they're in a box next to the books that fill half a bedroom). Embarrassing.
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I still use them in my portable CD player. J/K
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If I am not mistaken, the car will rip music off your CDs and store it in the hard drive.
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Did you know that the F30 comes with a CD player?

I'm joking, but kind of not joking at the same time. I recently was cleaning the dash, looked at the CD slot and thought "what is that?" It never really occurred to me that it had a CD player because I don't have any CDs.
Do you have any DVDs? It will play those too.
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Do you have any DVDs? It will play those too.
Nope, got rid of them as well. I'm 100% digital I am curious though what its like to watch a DVD in my car. I might borrow a DVD to try it.
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If the stereo is turned off (muted) you can turn it back on just by pushing the volume button on the steering wheel. No need to reach over to the dashboard. Nice!
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If the stereo is turned off (muted) you can turn it back on just by pushing the volume button on the steering wheel. No need to reach over to the dashboard. Nice!
Nice find
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Yes, I was shocked, too, when I saw a CD player in the dash. 6 years ago I tried to give away all my CDs (but of course my wife stopped me, they're in a box next to the books that fill half a bedroom). Embarrassing.
6 years ago almost all the cars had a CD player. Which car you had so you decided to throw away your CD`s?
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