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      07-09-2014, 05:26 AM   #1
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Question Dynamic Brake Force Display.

I don't see this discussed here on F30POST. The BMWUSA site is hard to navigate. Is this a thing for the F3# platform?


The Dynamic Brake Force Display show drivers behind you how heavily you’re braking and allow them to react in good time. This drastically reduces the danger of a rear-end collision.

The brake lights themselves are divided into two zones. During normal braking, only one zone is illuminated. When heavy braking is detected, Brake Force Display increases the intensity of the brake lights by illuminating the second zone as well. In addition, the hazard lights are activated just before the vehicle comes to a standstill. The hazard lights are deactivated automatically when the vehicle accelerates or by pushing the button.


..... or must this be coded ......

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I don't see this discussed here on F30POST. The BMWUSA site is hard to navigate. Is this a thing for the F3# platform?


The Dynamic Brake Force Display show drivers behind you how heavily you’re braking and allow them to react in good time. This drastically reduces the danger of a rear-end collision.

The brake lights themselves are divided into two zones. During normal braking, only one zone is illuminated. When heavy braking is detected, Brake Force Display increases the intensity of the brake lights by illuminating the second zone as well. In addition, the hazard lights are activated just before the vehicle comes to a standstill. The hazard lights are deactivated automatically when the vehicle accelerates or by pushing the button.


..... or must this be coded ......
It can be coded
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my hazard lights are activated when i brake really hard , but not sure about the part.
"increases the intensity of the brake lights by illuminating the second zone as well. In addition"
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When you brake hard, the brake lights are flickering (go on/off quickly). I noticed this once, when my rear window was very dirty and showed me the glow of the top brake light.

This is also described in the German manual (07/2013). Maybe in the US, the lights are intensified instead of flickering...
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      07-09-2014, 10:29 AM   #5
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Apologies, I'm speaking about a US car here.
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US cars don't have it - it's against DOT regulations - along with a lot of other useful things...
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Like rear fog lights.

But, as mentioned, can be coded.
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US cars don't have it - it's against DOT regulations - along with a lot of other useful things...
Wasn't this available on the e90, minus the hazard lights.
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