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      03-01-2013, 09:42 AM   #1871
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I'm pretty sure someone has mentioned this somewhere in the 80 posts but if not:

1. If you insert your key fob, turn on the engine, turn off the engine, pull the key fob out, put your foot back on the brake and press the start button again..you can drive without the key fob......
You can also do this.

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      03-04-2013, 08:35 PM   #1872
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I'm new to the E90, but not new to BMW. For all the guys without water temp gauges, watch for the segmented lines, at redline on your tach as the engine warms. That's the way it was on my '04 530i. I might be wrong.
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Do you have a video on this? Or explain a little more in detail?
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      03-04-2013, 09:51 PM   #1873
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I'm pretty sure someone has mentioned this somewhere in the 80 posts but if not:

1. If you insert your key fob, turn on the engine, turn off the engine, pull the key fob out, put your foot back on the brake and press the start button again..you can drive without the key fob......
You can also do this.

Cool gonna try that
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      03-06-2013, 12:37 PM   #1874
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Are you sure this is available for pre-LCI iDrives? That only seems possible with a hard drive.
I only know it exists on my 2010 E93 (CIC). I imagine it may not be available with CCC based systems.
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      03-06-2013, 12:47 PM   #1875
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I'm new to the E90, but not new to BMW. For all the guys without water temp gauges, watch for the segmented lines, at redline on your tach as the engine warms. That's the way it was on my '04 530i. I might be wrong.
Tal
This desirable feature is not implemented on the E90. What some of us 328i drivers do is periodically check the oil level thru the OBC. When a reading is available (about 5~10 minutes after starting off, depending on ambient temp), the motor is sufficiently warm to have some fun. Otherwise, I keep the revs below about 3,000.

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      03-08-2013, 07:03 AM   #1876
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you can start the car without key fob.

okay.. everyone knows that already

the next thing is, (without key fob, engine on) you still can't turn off the engine on N (neutral) for parallel parking. the start/stop button is not working, even you press and hold >5 sec. anyone know how to park on N?
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      03-08-2013, 08:14 AM   #1877
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you can start the car without key fob.

okay.. everyone knows that already

the next thing is, (without key fob, engine on) you still can't turn off the engine on N (neutral) for parallel parking. the start/stop button is not working, even you press and hold >5 sec. anyone know how to park on N?
You get rid off the slash box and replace it with a 6-speed
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      03-08-2013, 02:17 PM   #1878
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You can also do this.

Whats the advantage of this? It seems like you just have to find somewhere else to store it anyway
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      03-08-2013, 05:49 PM   #1879
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you can start the car without key fob.

okay.. everyone knows that already

the next thing is, (without key fob, engine on) you still can't turn off the engine on N (neutral) for parallel parking. the start/stop button is not working, even you press and hold >5 sec. anyone know how to park on N?
Why would you park in neutral? Even in a manual, you should leave the car in gear while parked.
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      03-11-2013, 02:44 PM   #1880
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You get rid off the slash box and replace it with a 6-speed
yeah, but they didn't sell manuals here..

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Why would you park in neutral? Even in a manual, you should leave the car in gear while parked.
when you parked your car in parallel in a very crowd parking lot, you should not leave the car in handbrake or in gear. your car should be able to be moved so that the other car can get in/out of the parking area.

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      03-11-2013, 03:08 PM   #1881
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when you parked your car in parallel in a very crowd parking lot, you should not leave the car in handbrake or in gear. your car should be able to be moved so that the other car can get in/out of the parking area.
I see you're from Indonesia. Maybe that's just a thing there? It's definitely not anywhere I've ever been. It's also completely inapplicable if there's even the slightest grade where you've parked, and is generally considered unsafe even if there's not.
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      03-11-2013, 03:23 PM   #1882
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You get rid off the slash box and replace it with a 6-speed
yeah, but they didn't sell manuals here..

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Why would you park in neutral? Even in a manual, you should leave the car in gear while parked.
when you parked your car in parallel in a very crowd parking lot, you should not leave the car in handbrake or in gear. your car should be able to be moved so that the other car can get in/out of the parking area.

i wish my neighbor left his car in neutral cuz he keeps parking in front of my house
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      03-11-2013, 04:46 PM   #1883
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yeah, but they didn't sell manuals here..



when you parked your car in parallel in a very crowd parking lot, you should not leave the car in handbrake or in gear. your car should be able to be moved so that the other car can get in/out of the parking area.

Do you also leave the car unlocked with the keys in the ignition?

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      03-11-2013, 05:11 PM   #1884
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I'm pretty sure someone has mentioned this somewhere in the 80 posts but if not:

1. If you insert your key fob, turn on the engine, turn off the engine, pull the key fob out, put your foot back on the brake and press the start button again..you can drive without the key fob.

2. Pre-September 2006 e90's don't have thumb-rests on the sport package steering wheel.

3. Also Pre-September 2006 e90's don't have the option to choose whether to have the inner low beams as they're DRL or have your Angel Eyes as DRLs, along with a number of other miscellaneous options to chose from in your instrument cluster (not sure about iDrive).
As long as my keys in my pocket or hand, I can open, lock, unlock, open, shut windows, open trunk. And start and drive my car. Everyone keeps saying you gotta put the key in first.
I dont
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      03-11-2013, 06:33 PM   #1885
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yeah, but they didn't sell manuals here..



when you parked your car in parallel in a very crowd parking lot, you should not leave the car in handbrake or in gear. your car should be able to be moved so that the other car can get in/out of the parking area.

if anyone every tried to move my car without me around, I'd probably punch them right in the face
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      03-11-2013, 06:35 PM   #1886
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As long as my keys in my pocket or hand, I can open, lock, unlock, open, shut windows, open trunk. And start and drive my car. Everyone keeps saying you gotta put the key in first.
I dont
Yeah sounds like you have comfort access !
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      03-11-2013, 07:08 PM   #1887
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As long as my keys in my pocket or hand, I can open, lock, unlock, open, shut windows, open trunk. And start and drive my car. Everyone keeps saying you gotta put the key in first.
I dont
Yeah sounds like you have comfort access !
Sounds like the best thing ever is what it sounds like.
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      03-11-2013, 09:49 PM   #1888
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My defrost wasn't working so I took it into the dealership. The mechanic said the defrost won't work if the battery isn't fully charged - apparently the car shuts down "nonessential" features when it has a low battery. Has anyone else come across this?
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      03-11-2013, 09:56 PM   #1889
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My defrost wasn't working so I took it into the dealership. The mechanic said the defrost won't work if the battery isn't fully charged - apparently the car shuts down "nonessential" features when it has a low battery. Has anyone else come across this?
A low battery can absolutely cause that kind of problem but I don't think there is any rhyme or reason to it... headlights, TPMS or DRLs usually go first when the battery is dying.
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If you put your mirror adjust switch to the right (disabling the reverse mirror), put the car in reverse, then move the switch to the left (enabling reverse mirror), the mirror still moves up after shifting out of reverse...very confusing and annoying seeing the sky after starting to drive.
This sounds like a typical software developer's error. However, I can't reproduce this in 2011 car. Apparently, they fixed it by 2011 or earlier.
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the clock does not adjust for Daylight savings time
I'm guessing it also doesn't change when you drive across time zones or ship it across the Atlantic, does it? Would be an interesting bit of added integration if it acted more like a smartphone (well, at least most smartphones).
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