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      05-27-2012, 10:10 AM   #67
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Same prob for me in an e92. They had it right in the e46.
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      05-27-2012, 10:13 AM   #68
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wow i thought that was only me. My natural feel always brings down the rear windows. smh
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      05-27-2012, 11:14 AM   #69
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      05-27-2012, 11:23 AM   #70
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I think so
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      05-27-2012, 11:26 AM   #71
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Yup. First negative I noticed in the car and usually the first complaint of anyone riding in or driving my car.
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      05-27-2012, 11:31 AM   #72
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I agree, I always open the rear windows by accident.
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      05-27-2012, 11:57 AM   #73
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the E93 has one to roll down all the windows and thats the one i click
the rear and the front ones are too far!
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      05-27-2012, 12:38 PM   #74
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Agree. I was really hoping they would put them back in the center console with the f30, but I guess not. They don't belong in the doors on BMW's anyway.

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      05-27-2012, 12:48 PM   #75
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Same here and I have a freaky long arm lol
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      05-27-2012, 01:45 PM   #76
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wtf, were they thinking lol..
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      05-27-2012, 01:51 PM   #77
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      05-27-2012, 05:59 PM   #78
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+1. The window switches on my '08 128i are about 10" to the rear of those on my E91 and are too far back.

BMW had them on the the center console for many years and never explained why they were moved to the armrests sometime around 2006.

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The were in the center console of the *3 series* until 2006. They were in the armrest of the 5 series starting in 1997 with the E39 (1996 in Europe). Of course in the E39 they were in the perfect position, unlike in the E90.

I thought I read somewhere that the LCI moved the switches further back. Unless I'm misremembering and they were moved back for the F30.
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      05-27-2012, 06:39 PM   #79
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Well with the invention of i-drive they had to clear up some space, which is why cup holders and the window controls were moved. I also thought they were too far away at first, but now I must be used to them. Having driven the car nearly two years they now appear perfectly placed, naturally my fingers rest where they are. Maybe I have a long reach.
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      05-27-2012, 06:45 PM   #80
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I find the switches to be too far away as well but I usually go to lower the rear window first so it isn't a problem for me. I like to have both front and rear open the same amount versus just one window.
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      05-28-2012, 01:53 PM   #81
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Sounds like there's a bunch of T-Rexes driving around on here.
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      05-31-2012, 04:33 PM   #82
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I agree, I always open the rear windows by accident.
Same here! When i want to roll down all window's, the front window's end up staying up...
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      05-31-2012, 06:43 PM   #83
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No problems here. My knuckles drag when I walk.
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      05-31-2012, 06:45 PM   #84
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LOL, i do the same thing! I thought i was the only one!! hahah
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      05-31-2012, 06:50 PM   #85
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I've never had a problem with it. I actually prefer them to be where they are since it gets them out of my way. Then again, I rarely open the windows, I prefer using the sunroof instead.
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      05-31-2012, 07:14 PM   #86
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Hahaha so weird I thought it was always me with that problem
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      05-31-2012, 11:48 PM   #87
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Yes, I have the same problem. I hit the rear window switches when going for the front windows 50% of the time. It doesn't help that the switches angle slightly downward too. I thought is was because my Audi had the switches positioned closer.
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      06-01-2012, 03:32 AM   #88
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Can't tell you how many times I've hit the back button when paying for parking!
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