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      03-23-2012, 11:08 AM   #23
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from what i remember reading, residual heat function allows you to keep the cabin warm for about 15mins even with the engine turned off. i think you have to max out the fan to make use of the function.
Oh ok i understand
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      03-23-2012, 06:48 PM   #24
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Believe it or not but for me it was the voice recognition feature and how it integrates to the phone book. The dealer went over everything with me but not this feature and I never read about it in the manual. So one day I press the button and start saying things to it and it works quite well (better than Siri actually). Now only if it would work with Siri..
Could you please explain how this works? My car is supposed to have it, I just have not had the time to read the manual or look for it myself yet. I only have the car since Tuesday and any shortcut I can get is most welcome...
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      03-23-2012, 09:40 PM   #25
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Believe it or not but for me it was the voice recognition feature and how it integrates to the phone book. The dealer went over everything with me but not this feature and I never read about it in the manual. So one day I press the button and start saying things to it and it works quite well (better than Siri actually). Now only if it would work with Siri..
Could you please explain how this works? My car is supposed to have it, I just have not had the time to read the manual or look for it myself yet. I only have the car since Tuesday and any shortcut I can get is most welcome...
I use it the most with navigation, just say "enter address" and follow prompts. I know there's a thread with all the shortcuts I just never knew how to search these forums.
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      03-24-2012, 09:49 AM   #26
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Could you please explain how this works? My car is supposed to have it, I just have not had the time to read the manual or look for it myself yet. I only have the car since Tuesday and any shortcut I can get is most welcome...
Just start talking to it. Like say phone book, or Navigation, or Music, and it just starts asking you for whats next
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      03-24-2012, 03:10 PM   #27
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Settings> climate and set both timers. I have them set where it does it while I'm at work and at night. You just have to set them once and after that you just check them manually after done driving for the day... Little annoying in the beginning but it becomes a habit later on, just a minute before you get home you check them which takes less than 5 seconds. It's worth it if you're a smoker.
I have set the timers 1 and 2 but the set parked car ventilation is frayed out. Any tips?
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      03-24-2012, 03:18 PM   #28
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Found. Car has to be off.
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      03-24-2012, 07:18 PM   #29
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Found. Car has to be off.
I barely use the parked car option, I think it's good in hot summer days when leaving your car for half an hour or so the car keeps cool interior temp. Just remeber you have to check the timers you set every night.
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      03-25-2012, 08:49 PM   #30
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I discovered during a road trip this weekend that when you hit 'P' on the gear selector in Sport Mode, the transmission will Park (expected), but the gear selector also moves back over to the right automatically.

Up until this point, I was moving it over manually. Made me smile.
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      04-04-2012, 09:38 PM   #31
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I don't know if this was standard on all model year BMW's (BMW newbie) but I fat fingered the park button once when I was on a downhill road. Once I opened my door, the car automatically put the car in park and advised to make sure the car is in park
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I just discovered this by accident last week.
If you have keyless entry, you can fold your wing mirrors in by keeping your finger on the top of the door handle.
You just lock the car the normal way, by touching the top of the door handle, but keep your finger on there for around five seconds and the mirrors fold in.
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      04-09-2012, 09:28 PM   #33
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the glove box has extra room on top if you look up inside it, i dont know what i would do with it though.
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      04-10-2012, 06:36 AM   #34
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Probably the DVD changer
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      04-10-2012, 07:06 AM   #35
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Hold the unlock on the keyfob for windows and sunroof to open... but you probable knew that...
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Coming from a BMW newbie...this has probably been around for a long time in BMW cars but I think its cool that when you start driving, the seat belt sort of pushes back and adjusts to your body...its like the car is saying "strap in, this is gonna be awesome"
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      09-20-2012, 01:35 PM   #37
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On a really hot day, I used the max setting on the a/c to cool the car off - it dropped to 60 deg - then when the cabin was cool, I pressed the a/c button and it restored its previous setting - so, there was no need to manually change the temp to a moderate setting....
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      09-27-2012, 11:33 AM   #38
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I just noticed this last night... if you push down on the cruise control dial and hold it there, the car will actually apply the brakes to slow you down (vs. just coasting). I know it works when the cruise is on but not set, but I'm not sure if it works when the cruise power is turned off.

I actually kind of like this feature... the brake pressure it applies seems to be well suited for a lot of conditions. Pretty cool.
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I just noticed this last night... if you push down on the cruise control dial and hold it there, the car will actually apply the brakes to slow you down (vs. just coasting). I know it works when the cruise is on but not set, but I'm not sure if it works when the cruise power is turned off.

I actually kind of like this feature... the brake pressure it applies seems to be well suited for a lot of conditions. Pretty cool.
I have tried that feature many times! very cool! i showed it to my passengers and they were impressed.
By the ways it slows you down to 20 MPH only, keep your foot close to the pedal
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I love the ability to copy all of my music onto the USB drive, plug it into the USB port in the storage under the arm rest ( the one in the glove box didn't work for some reason) and it plays thousands of songs that you can control either from idrive, or through the scroller on the steering wheel. It eliminates the need for CDs, cables that connects to your iphone ipod etc.
I bought a small USB with 32 GB just for that purpose alone.
I wounder if it will play videos on my idrive...
Oh yeah another feature that i have just found is that on my F10 550i non-M trapezoid exhaust have 2 exhaust in them, and on of each side is closed, but opens up when you get to a certain speed. It is like a butterfly mechanically controlled by vacuum somehow. Pretty cool stuff.
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By the ways it slows you down to 20 MPH only, keep your foot close to the pedal
Now that's good to know! haha
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I gota msg on my dashboard this morning on the way to work, "Outside Temperature below 3 degree C"....

it was 3 degrees in the morning.. probably just a warning to take care of icy roads..
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      10-04-2012, 09:33 AM   #43
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Regarding the famous dot, I do have it. THe first thing I nopticed when I picked up the car and later drove it at night was the Nav screen map changes to night mode automatiocally. In my previous E90 abnd E92, both with iDrive, neither had a dot and neither switched to and from the night mode map automatically.
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Regarding the famous dot, I do have it. THe first thing I nopticed when I picked up the car and later drove it at night was the Nav screen map changes to night mode automatiocally. In my previous E90 abnd E92, both with iDrive, neither had a dot and neither switched to and from the night mode map automatically.
I don't have the dot and mine switches between night and day mode automatically also.

Notice the dot is on the right side which is angled to face the driver? Well, that is because it is actually a camera used for option S1020 (Spouse Spy Locator or better known as Spouse 10-20). It is an option that is offered to the spouse of a potential purchaser and is not disclosed to the purchaser. Since I'm a purchaser I have not been awarded access to the secret website that let's you check on the location and see a current image of your spouse (also they were unable to contact my wife and therefore we don't have S1020 and therefore she does not have access also). Pretty sneaky on BMW's part and quite a sly marketing ploy as they contact reluctant spouses in the case where they know the spouse is giving grief to the potential buyer for considering a BMW to try to sway them into allowing the purchase to take place. So, the bottom line is that your spouse opted for the dot (S1020) as a compromise to let you purchase the car.
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