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      04-11-2012, 11:22 AM   #1739
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ABS will only activate if you wheel "locks-up". if you are able to avoid locking up the brakes (using the good old fashion "pumping" action), ABS will not kick in.
But if you "Stomp and Steer", you will stop more quickly by letting the ABS do it's thing.

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      04-11-2012, 11:49 AM   #1740
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After parking (parallel) your car...
This thread is like a satellite in orbit: the same thing over and over again. I think we are doing like the third or fourth orbit now.
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I like the button in the truck that drops down the hidden tow bar. really cool!
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      04-11-2012, 10:25 PM   #1743
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I have no idea what button that is> Pic plzzzz
i'll have to take photo in morning, to late now.

But in my 2008 320D it's on the right hand side, where the car battery is kept. on the cover you'll see a lil hole with a button! press it and the tow-bar drops down. ( you have to manually lift it to lock it in place) Press the button again to release it. ( again you have to manually push it back inside the 'trunk')

let me know if you found it!
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ABS will only activate if you wheel "locks-up". if you are able to avoid locking up the brakes (using the good old fashion "pumping" action), ABS will not kick in.
Why would you pump the brakes? Whats wrong with ABS kicking in? Put both feet on the brake pedal..thats how you get the shortest stopping distance ..ABS basically threshold brakes for you. See Toms note below.
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But if you "Stomp and Steer", you will stop more quickly by letting the ABS do it's thing.

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Thats exactly what you are supposed to do to maintain control and stop in the shortest possible distance.
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      04-17-2012, 03:03 PM   #1746
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When you have the speed warning set to a certain speed limit, the warning "limit" light and audible tone is not based on the speedometer reading (which is incorrect for BMW's) but on the actual speed...or much closer to it than indicated on the speedometer.
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      04-19-2012, 08:46 AM   #1747
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ABS will only activate if you wheel "locks-up". if you are able to avoid locking up the brakes (using the good old fashion "pumping" action), ABS will not kick in.
You are absolutely *not* supposed to pump the brakes on an ABS-equipped vehicle.
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      04-20-2012, 10:50 AM   #1748
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i'll have to take photo in morning, to late now.

But in my 2008 320D it's on the right hand side, where the car battery is kept. on the cover you'll see a lil hole with a button! press it and the tow-bar drops down. ( you have to manually lift it to lock it in place) Press the button again to release it. ( again you have to manually push it back inside the 'trunk')

let me know if you found it!
the car needs to have been equpped with this option to have it. It is not standard, and also is not available in the US. As far as i know.
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      04-20-2012, 10:51 AM   #1749
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It was replaced by the "All" button around '09 or '10 as folks complained about having to set the temps separately for both sides. As a result, the "Residual Heat" function was discontinued.

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ABS will only activate if you wheel "locks-up". if you are able to avoid locking up the brakes (using the good old fashion "pumping" action), ABS will not kick in.
That is what ABS actually stands for..."anti-lock braking system", duh! Can you guess what it is meant to do?
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      04-20-2012, 12:38 PM   #1751
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folks, please don't take things out of context and read the entire thread before making any "smart ass" comments.

the original question I was answering is how to avoid triggering ABS (which I doubt in your generation can even contemplate how people drove without ABS).

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That is what ABS actually stands for..."anti-lock braking system", duh! Can you guess what it is meant to do?
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You are absolutely *not* supposed to pump the brakes on an ABS-equipped vehicle.
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Why would you pump the brakes? Whats wrong with ABS kicking in? Put both feet on the brake pedal..thats how you get the shortest stopping distance ..ABS basically threshold brakes for you. See Toms note below.


Thats exactly what you are supposed to do to maintain control and stop in the shortest possible distance.
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folks, please don't take things out of context and read the entire thread before making any "smart ass" comments.

the original question I was answering is how to avoid triggering ABS (which I doubt in your generation can even contemplate how people drove without ABS).
Just breaking your balls man, relax!

And if you really paid attention, if one is to read the entire thread (as you mentioned), the "original" question or topic was "Things you didn't know about your 3 series". Nothing at all to do with ABS.

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      04-22-2012, 07:25 PM   #1753
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Yes, the headlight washers are standard on X-drive, not sure about the heated mirrors, but it would seem logical that they are also.
I beg to differ. I have a 2011 328i xDrive and have neither heated mirrors nor headlight washers. Wish I did but was last 2011 on the lot!
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Just breaking your balls man, relax!

And if you really paid attention, if one is to read the entire thread (as you mentioned), the "original" question or topic was "Things you didn't know about your 3 series". Nothing at all to do with ABS.

Guessing you didnt read my post asking if there was a way to deactivate abs.

He was just answering my question before people took it off topic.
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      04-22-2012, 09:43 PM   #1755
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It was replaced by the "All" button around '09 or '10 as folks complained about having to set the temps separately for both sides. As a result, the "Residual Heat" function was discontinued.

Tom
'10 and on
I would much rather have the "Residual Heat" function than the "All" function.
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If you put the mirror switch to the Driver's side, your passenger side mirror will tilt down when you are in reverse. If you put the switch to passenger side, that feature is turned off.
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If the car is turned off, hold the blinker down to the left or right side, and it will activate the demon eyes on either side. and they stay on.
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There is a holder in the glove compartment for a spare remote key.
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There is a holder in the glove compartment for a spare remote key.
Huh? I presume you aren't confusing the rechargeable flashlight receptacle for something key related? I think any design that encourages people to lock keys in the vehicle is a bad idea.
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Huh? I presume you aren't confusing the rechargeable flashlight receptacle for something key related? I think any design that encourages people to lock keys in the vehicle is a bad idea.
I think that was a holder for the enclosure when you used the plastic emergency key. (You keep the key with you, but use the enclosure to use the key in the socket on the dash.)
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