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      02-01-2014, 12:58 AM   #1189
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Seems like every day there is something I learn about this car or find a new feature. I don't know if there is a thread or if I should read the manual but I like hearing about other people's experiences.

Today I was in the trunk and found out where the battery and fuses are! And also some handy tools like a screwdriver that has Philips and Flathead as well as the tow hook.

There is also a button on the trunk itself to open it.

In another thread I learned the 1-8 buttons could be programmed as anything.

Anyone else find other interesting/neat things?
Here is my contribution. This is for your iphone.

1. Hold down the power switch at the top of your iphone. 2. Depress the round button on the lower middle face of the iphone.

You just took a picture of your screen. Anything on your iphone is now in your picture folder!

Try it! This is awesome!
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      02-01-2014, 01:08 AM   #1190
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Seems like every day there is something I learn about this car or find a new feature. I don't know if there is a thread or if I should read the manual but I like hearing about other people's experiences.

Today I was in the trunk and found out where the battery and fuses are! And also some handy tools like a screwdriver that has Philips and Flathead as well as the tow hook.

There is also a button on the trunk itself to open it.

In another thread I learned the 1-8 buttons could be programmed as anything.

Anyone else find other interesting/neat things?
Here is my contribution. This is for your iphone.

1. Hold down the power switch at the top of your iphone. 2. Depress the round button on the lower middle face of the iphone.

You just took a picture of your screen. Anything on your iphone is now in your picture folder!

Try it! This is awesome!
That is old school!
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      02-01-2014, 03:29 AM   #1191
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I always thought the "docking" of the trailer hitch was electromechanical locked and I had to lock in "trailer" position by hand. But to my amusement (I just LOVE those gadget stuff), it`s a full electrical positioned hitch! Thumbs up for that, I`ve always been used to a detachable trailer hitch done by hand. And the result is that you never bother taking it off again
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      02-01-2014, 05:51 PM   #1192
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Here is my contribution. This is for your iphone.

1. Hold down the power switch at the top of your iphone. 2. Depress the round button on the lower middle face of the iphone.

You just took a picture of your screen. Anything on your iphone is now in your picture folder!

Try it! This is awesome!
What it has to do with BMW?
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      02-01-2014, 06:27 PM   #1193
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It was cold enough here in the Pacific Northwest for me to finally turn on the steering wheel heat. It warms up pretty quickly. The button is on the steering column on the driver's side. I found it without too much fumbling.
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      02-01-2014, 06:45 PM   #1194
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If you hit the phone button on the wheel, your recently called numbers will appear in the gauge cluster and you can use the scroll wheel to select between them. This saved me a preset button for calling my wife. Quite handy.
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      02-01-2014, 07:24 PM   #1195
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If you hit the phone button on the wheel, your recently called numbers will appear in the gauge cluster and you can use the scroll wheel to select between them. This saved me a preset button for calling my wife. Quite handy.
Right!

If you have HUD, it goes up on your windschield!
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      02-02-2014, 02:34 AM   #1196
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Haven't seen this posted yet, but just as well known with previous 3 series cars,
you can extend the range of the remote fob by pushing it against you chin...
essentially using your head as an antenna.
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      02-02-2014, 05:34 AM   #1197
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Haven't seen this posted yet, but just as well known with previous 3 series cars,
you can extend the range of the remote fob by pushing it against you chin...
essentially using your head as an antenna.
LOL I was just telling somebody that the other day. It does work.
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      02-02-2014, 02:43 PM   #1198
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Haven't seen this posted yet, but just as well known with previous 3 series cars,
you can extend the range of the remote fob by pushing it against you chin...
essentially using your head as an antenna.
That's common knowledge and works with any key remote haha
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      02-02-2014, 02:58 PM   #1199
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I didn't think there was a way to turn off the iDrive control screen, but when I activate voice and say "heads up display", it toggles off the screen. Do anything with the iDrive controller and it toggles back on. Is that supposed to happen? If so, then I like it.
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I have my iDrive in split screen mode, where it shows album art on the left side, and GPS on the right.

I don't normally use GPS since I know where places I need to go are but the other day I had to go somewhere I've never been.

The GPS is setup with top down view, north oriented. What happened is that when I was approaching a turn off, the view changed, and it turned into a lane-assisted view. Showed me what lane I needed to get into. Never saw that before.
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      02-02-2014, 04:56 PM   #1201
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I didn't think there was a way to turn off the iDrive control screen, but when I activate voice and say "heads up display", it toggles off the screen. Do anything with the iDrive controller and it toggles back on. Is that supposed to happen? If so, then I like it.
You can also turn the display off directly by clicking Option and selecting the corresponding line (I can't remember the exact wording).

I programmed shortcut button 5 to turn the display off as I don't always want the screen on. The shortcut button also acts like a toggle and will turn it on if the display is off.

If the display is off and you have the rear camera and put the car in reverse, the display will automatically turn itself on to show your the camera view; very nice design!

P.S. you can also press the voice command button and say "display off" and that will do it too!
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      02-02-2014, 04:57 PM   #1202
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I didn't think there was a way to turn off the iDrive control screen, but when I activate voice and say "heads up display", it toggles off the screen. Do anything with the iDrive controller and it toggles back on. Is that supposed to happen? If so, then I like it.
Voice activation: control display off.
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      05-05-2014, 07:28 AM   #1203
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bumping for new 4-series owners.
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      05-16-2014, 11:20 PM   #1204
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      05-16-2014, 11:21 PM   #1205
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How uncanny, I was just thinking that very thing!

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      05-17-2014, 01:34 AM   #1206
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      05-17-2014, 02:18 AM   #1207
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As you know that the mobile phone signal jammer can cut off the signals of the mobile phones and soon make it impossible to make phone calls or send messages. In this way when you need the peaceful condition and want to stay in it, you can just use the best mobile phone jammer to help you achieve your goal. And now as the technology develops with high speed the advanced 4G jammer has come into the market and are well welcomed by the group of people who need the cell phone jammer china product.
So you said!
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As you know that the mobile phone signal jammer can cut off the signals of the mobile phones and soon make it impossible to make phone calls or send messages. In this way when you need the peaceful condition and want to stay in it, you can just use the best mobile phone jammer to help you achieve your goal. And now as the technology develops with high speed the advanced 4G jammer has come into the market and are well welcomed by the group of people who need the cell phone jammer china product.
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      05-17-2014, 08:49 AM   #1209
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This gobbledygook paragraph is not original. It was posted as early as 2009 and maybe earlier. It has been copied by countless people for who knows what reason and it is just as weird now as it was then.

FranklynIsabell, anything original and, I don't know, on topic?
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      05-17-2014, 09:35 AM   #1210
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If you press and hold the talk button on the steering wheel, you activate Siri instead of the car's voice recognition system (iPhone only).
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