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      03-14-2018, 08:51 AM   #1607
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If it did how would you leave the car unlocked when you wanted to?
Related to the first reply, I always have my radio on, and only push the start button once to stop the car, which leaves the radio on. Walking away from the car hearing the radio reminds me to lock the car, which turns the radio off.
My MDX will auto lock after 30 seconds, nice piece of mind.
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My MDX will auto lock after 30 seconds, nice piece of mind.
After you turn the car off and walk away? I would hate that. All the time, I'm in my home's garage and I need something out of the car. If I had to remember to bring my key out to the garage, or unlock the car from in the house, I'd be annoyed. That's why I park my car in the garage. If it's a setting you can toggle on/off, fine.
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      03-15-2018, 07:27 AM   #1609
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what sports settings are you referring to? a lot of options/check boxes can't be saved to a shortcut.
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Was trying to save the HP and Torque display
I have that saved to a button. When you go through the menus, before you press down on the dial to select it, but when you have it highlighted, that's when you press and hold the # button to save it. Not while it's already being displayed (at that point, you haven't highlighted any options with the cursor (since there are none on that screen), so there is nothing to save).
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      03-15-2018, 07:55 AM   #1611
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I have that saved to a button. When you go through the menus, before you press down on the dial to select it, but when you have it highlighted, that's when you press and hold the # button to save it. Not while it's already being displayed (at that point, you haven't highlighted any options with the cursor (since there are none on that screen), so there is nothing to save).
I was also going to mention that after you select sport mode and it comes up with the sport display option, don't do it from there. navigate to it in vehicle settings. When the BMW genius was showing me my car at delivery, he had one of the buttons set up for Sport display.
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I learned that if you toggle the mirror adjustment and set it so that it's not set for the right or left hand mirror but stuck in the middle… that When you put the car in reverse the mirrors will not move.
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I learned that if you toggle the mirror adjustment and set it so that it's not set for the right or left hand mirror but stuck in the middle… that When you put the car in reverse the mirrors will not move.
If you toggle the switch to the passenger side, it will also remain deactivated. The curb monitor feature is only activated when the switch is slid to the driver’s side.
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I learned that if you toggle the mirror adjustment and set it so that it's not set for the right or left hand mirror but stuck in the middle… that When you put the car in reverse the mirrors will not move.
Your mirror adjustment has a middle????? That's a cool feature in itself.

As much as it doesn't matter, it still annoys my OCD that it can only be to the left or right on my car.
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After you turn the car off and walk away? I would hate that. All the time, I'm in my home's garage and I need something out of the car. If I had to remember to bring my key out to the garage, or unlock the car from in the house, I'd be annoyed. That's why I park my car in the garage. If it's a setting you can toggle on/off, fine.
Keep in mind it takes a rookie about 30 seconds to pop the release, and manually lift up your garage door. They just pull the manually release, and you can lift the door with zero effort.

Just keep that in mind if you store anything of valuable in your car, or if you leave the man door to your garage unlocked.
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      03-17-2018, 05:50 PM   #1616
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Was trying to save the HP and Torque display
Why take your hand off the steering wheel and "waste" a preset button? You can display it by pressing the voice command button and say "Sports Display".
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      03-17-2018, 06:10 PM   #1617
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Keep in mind it takes a rookie about 30 seconds to pop the release, and manually lift up your garage door. They just pull the manually release, and you can lift the door with zero effort.

Just keep that in mind if you store anything of valuable in your car, or if you leave the man door to your garage unlocked.
I don't have an external lock or manual release on my garage door. And an electric garage door opener. So they'd have to break the window at the top of my garage door, directly below my bedroom, then reach in and release the door opener track, then get in the garage and pry open the locked door to the house, then find my keys, then go back out to the garage and take the car. In a neighborhood where tons of people park in the driveway, and probably have their garage door openers in the car (this actually happened in my town last week--an unlocked car in the driveway), so thieves could chose another path with less effort and resistance.

And regardless--I'm fully capable of hitting "LOCK" on my fob if I'm worried about someone breaking into my garage and stealing my car. I don't need the car protecting me from my self by auto locking every time I leave the car--unless there is a setting that I choose to have it do that.

But I appreciate you looking out for me.
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      03-25-2018, 10:21 AM   #1618
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I've just realised my screen doubles up as a touch screen?! This may have been posted, I couldn't read all 74 pages!
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      04-23-2018, 12:42 PM   #1619
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Ok, so instead of "Dial Mom", you say "Dial John Smith". If you drive around all the time with your iPhone charging, I guess the "Hey Siri" method works better for you. I'll just keep tapping the car's voice dial button.

EDIT--ok, I tried this on the way home. I charge my phone in the armrest. So with the windows and sunroof open, I'm screaming "HEY SIRI!!" and getting no response. Plus, most of my calls are to people I call frequently, and are in my call log. I'm assuming the same goes for your GF. I just hit the phone button on the steering wheel, and scroll my call log. So I'll be skipping the Hey Siri thing.
There's seems to be a lot of discussion on what Siri can or cant do. Thought I would add that phone numbers can be added to the 1-8 preset buttons. That way, leave the phone alone, at least for regularly dialed numbers.

Surprising how many people just use it for radio presets. my .02
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There's seems to be a lot of discussion on what Siri can or cant do. Thought I would add that phone numbers can be added to the 1-8 preset buttons. That way, leave the phone alone, at least for regularly dialed numbers.

Surprising how many people just use it for radio presets. my .02
I have my wife's ##s in the presets.

I'm not sure why you are surprised about how many people use buttons 1-8 only as radio presets. There's a lot of non-thinking that goes on in today's world; people get programed to do certain things one way, and that's the way they do it. They don't stop and think about a different way. I'll give you an example that I saw A LOT when I used to take the train to work, with cars in the station parking lot. Have you ever seen a car with one of those silver sunshades in the front window to protect the dash/steering wheel from getting really hot? Ok--now, have you see one...in the winter? I have--all the time. Wouldn't you WANT the sun to heat your car up during the winter.

PLUS--there's just a lot of people out there that do not embrace, or are just scared of technology and learning how things work. Every day, I see someone holding a cell phone to their face while driving -- or even out in front of their face on speaker. But, with almost any new car today, there's built-in Bluetooth. Are some of those folks purposely not on speaker so other occupants of the car can't hear? Or maybe BT in that car has crappy sound? Maybe--but I can't imagine that's the case for most.

Bottom line--you should not be surprised at all...
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But while that cover is up it blocks the light and you can't see in the compartment at night.
I replaced the original trunk light with an led strip on a length of cable and attached two magnets on the back.

Now I can move the light to where I want.
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I replaced the original trunk light with an led strip on a length of cable and attached two magnets on the back.

Now I can move the light to where I want.
That sounds very useful! Do you have any pics of this? I personally just swapped the light out with LED version (same, fixed light), so it's brighter, but non moveable.
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The first pic shows it on the edge of the opening, the second shows the original hole with the strip and cable
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I have my wife's ##s in the presets.

I'm not sure why you are surprised about how many people use buttons 1-8 only as radio presets. There's a lot of non-thinking that goes on in today's world; people get programed to do certain things one way, and that's the way they do it. They don't stop and think about a different way. I'll give you an example that I saw A LOT when I used to take the train to work, with cars in the station parking lot. Have you ever seen a car with one of those silver sunshades in the front window to protect the dash/steering wheel from getting really hot? Ok--now, have you see one...in the winter? I have--all the time. Wouldn't you WANT the sun to heat your car up during the winter.

PLUS--there's just a lot of people out there that do not embrace, or are just scared of technology and learning how things work. Every day, I see someone holding a cell phone to their face while driving -- or even out in front of their face on speaker. But, with almost any new car today, there's built-in Bluetooth. Are some of those folks purposely not on speaker so other occupants of the car can't hear? Or maybe BT in that car has crappy sound? Maybe--but I can't imagine that's the case for most.

Bottom line--you should not be surprised at all...

The "sun shades" people use in winter actually help to keep the heat in the cabin. There are two sides to those shades both have different surfaces
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The "sun shades" people use in winter actually help to keep the heat in the cabin. There are two sides to those shades both have different surfaces
Is that how they advertise those?

https://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/sto...MaAld7EALw_wcB

https://www.weathertech.com/techshade/

https://www.amazon.com/Car-Windshiel.../dp/B01I90VP0G

Maybe there's some special high-end product that helps trap the heat? The ones I see look just like these ones which say nothing about keeping the car warm in winter.

Perhaps they do?--but have you ever been in a greenhouse? Not sure the car windows need any boost from a "sun shade".

Look--I get you may use it in Phoenix all year round--that makes perfect sense.
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Is that how they advertise those?

https://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/sto...MaAld7EALw_wcB

https://www.weathertech.com/techshade/

https://www.amazon.com/Car-Windshiel.../dp/B01I90VP0G

Maybe there's some special high-end product that helps trap the heat? The ones I see look just like these ones which say nothing about keeping the car warm in winter.

Perhaps they do?--but have you ever been in a greenhouse? Not sure the car windows need any boost from a "sun shade".

Look--I get you may use it in Phoenix all year round--that makes perfect sense.
Two quotes from your second link:
"Its dual-purpose design helps keep vehicles cool in the summer, and in the winter, also helps warm up interiors and avert frost build-up."
"In those freezing winter months, flip the TechShade around to its dark surface and it will help attract the sunlight, warm up your vehicle's windshield/interior and avert frost build up."
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"In those freezing winter months, flip the TechShade around to its dark surface and it will help attract the sunlight"
Attract the sunlight?
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Two quotes from your second link:
"Its dual-purpose design helps keep vehicles cool in the summer, and in the winter, also helps warm up interiors and avert frost build-up."
"In those freezing winter months, flip the TechShade around to its dark surface and it will help attract the sunlight, warm up your vehicle's windshield/interior and avert frost build up."
If you want to spend $50 to help "heat up" your car in the winter with this, be my guest
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