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      11-17-2005, 02:44 PM   #23
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That is completely nitpicky. That is like arguing to recycle a platic toothpick.

If you really felt that stringly about it, you drive an electric car or at least commute -- so don't come in here and say idling the car for 15 minutes on a cold day is bad for the environment. Jesus.

And for the record, I am an "Environmentalist", not some oil tycoon -- ok?
No one said it is "bad" for the environment but it is "better".....since BMW put it in the car I think it is a useful function for cold climates...but if you going go argue how minor the savings is on gas then what's the point. Idle your car if you want but there are plenty of us who think the feature is useful.
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Probably nothing. I just am not used to leaving a car with electrical things running.

My last bimmer had five batteries in a little over three years.
that is a bit too much
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      11-17-2005, 02:50 PM   #25
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What's the Timer feature?
If you have Idrive you can set the timer feature to filter the hot air out of the cabin at two certain times during the day. So if you always leave for lunch at 12:00 you can set the timer for 11:50 and when you get to your car the heat will be gone. Then you can have it set for 4:50 before you get off work at 5:00. Sweet feature!!
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      11-17-2005, 02:52 PM   #27
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^ dont have that..i think..
I am not sure if it was added as of Sept production or if it has been there the whole time, but it is there now
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Idleling the car not good for the environment
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No one said it is "bad" for the environment
Sorry, if I misunderstood.

I now see the light that it may be useful if you are going to run into the store for a few minutes.

If I am going to be sitting in my car in freezing temperatures, I will make use of my seat warmers.
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Sorry, if I misunderstood.

I now see the light that it may be useful if you are going to run into the store for a few minutes.

If I am going to be sitting in my car in freezing temperatures, I will make use of my seat warmers.
All this feature does is use the residual heat from the engine to keep the car warm, it is not emitting anything into the atmosphere. Car is not on in any way
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It is on your climate control on the passenger side. This button is use the engine heat to heat the interior of your car. For example if you pick up someone at the air port or school and waiting in your car, you can use 'REST' with engine off and key fob in the slot. I'm not sure how car with comfort access work.
actually, you don't need the key in the slot. that way, if you get out of your car to run into a store for a few minutes, you can leave the heat running to maintain the warmth in the car.
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That is completely nitpicky. That is like arguing to recycle a platic toothpick.

If you really felt that stringly about it, you drive an electric car or at least commute -- so don't come in here and say idling the car for 15 minutes on a cold day is bad for the environment. Jesus.

And for the record, I am an "Environmentalist", not some oil tycoon -- ok?.
The purpose of the feature is when you are going into somewhere (mall,deli,etc.) on a cold day. You press the rest feature and it will take heat from the engine and ventilate the cabin with warm air. That way when you come out your car is still toasty. Even though it is not meant to save the environment it is a good thought It's just another luxury/convienence gadget that BMW thought of.
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the timer feature sounds tasty
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All this feature does is use the residual heat from the engine to keep the car warm, it is not emitting anything into the atmosphere. Car is not on in any way
I tried it last night and all the climate control lights and the fan came on.

I will try again.
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It was 18 degrees F here this morning. I ran into supermarket and turned REST on before leaving car. Have been doing this for a few weeks now, works great- you can come back to a warm car.
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      11-17-2005, 03:32 PM   #35
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Glad to see people are starting to use this feature. Once you get use to it you wonder how you lived without it
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In some parts of Europe, at least, it is illegal to sit and idle a car. Totally wasteful and unnecessary. Leave it to us "it's all about me" glutunnous Americans to think it's "just a wee bit of waste and pollution- it can't make any difference, really..." I'm no tree-hugger either, but collectively it would make a difference if people would be a little more conscious of conservation.

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That is completely nitpicky. That is like arguing to recycle a platic toothpick.

If you really felt that stringly about it, you drive an electric car or at least commute -- so don't come in here and say idling the car for 15 minutes on a cold day is bad for the environment. Jesus.

And for the record, I am an "Environmentalist", not some oil tycoon -- ok?
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      11-17-2005, 03:43 PM   #37
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It was 18 degrees F here this morning. I ran into supermarket and turned REST on before leaving car. Have been doing this for a few weeks now, works great- you can come back to a warm car.
I was wondering, can you do this after you take the keyfob out of the vehicle, press the rest button, get out of the vehicle and lock it?

I've been using rest button alot, its pretty cold here. GREAT feature by bmw. so many smartasses in this world.
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In some parts of Europe, at least, it is illegal to sit and idle a car. Totally wasteful and unnecessary. Leave it to us "it's all about me" glutunnous Americans to think it's "just a wee bit of waste and pollution- it can't make any difference, really..." I'm no tree-hugger either, but collectively it would make a difference if people would be a little more conscious of conservation.
There are a 100 other things you could do to help the environment before "freezing your ass off in your own car".

It probably uses more gas to restart your car than to idle it for 15 minutes.

I hardly think I am glutenous.
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I was wondering, can you do this after you take the keyfob out of the vehicle, press the rest button, get out of the vehicle and lock it?

I've been using rest button alot, its pretty cold here. GREAT feature by bmw. so many smartasses in this world.
After you push rest, it continues to run for a preset amount of time, regardless of whether the car is locked or you leave, etc. Only the timer expiring, pushing the rest button again, or starting the car will turn it off. I think that was your question.
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Well since my button wasnt working i made a quick stop by the dealer to ask them. My rest button is indeed broken. They ordered a new one and it should be here next week. When the feature does work however it is an awesome feature for the cold weather!


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If you have Idrive you can set the timer feature to filter the hot air out of the cabin at two certain times during the day. So if you always leave for lunch at 12:00 you can set the timer for 11:50 and when you get to your car the heat will be gone. Then you can have it set for 4:50 before you get off work at 5:00. Sweet feature!!
Where in the I-drive can you set this feature?
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After you push rest, it continues to run for a preset amount of time, regardless of whether the car is locked or you leave, etc. Only the timer expiring, pushing the rest button again, or starting the car will turn it off. I think that was your question.
that is the answer I was looking for. thank you!
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Actually, much more than 100 things, but each one helps a little. BMW gives us an alternative to wasting fuel without "freezing your ass off in your car" and, no, it does not use more gas to restart a car than to idle it for 15 minutes- especially if it is already at operating temperature- you're thinking of the carburated beasts of the 60's and 70's and what our daddy told us about how it was better to idle the car than restart it - if that were true, hybrids would waste alot of fuel shutting off and restarting their gas engines when needed.

While I'm at it, I'm glad you're not made out of gluten.

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There are a 100 other things you could do to help the environment before "freezing your ass off in your own car".

It probably uses more gas to restart your car than to idle it for 15 minutes.

I hardly think I am glutenous.
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Actually, much more than 100 things, but each one helps a little. And, no, it does not use more gas to restart a car than to idle it for 15 minutes- especially if it is already at operating temperature- you're thinking of the carburated beasts of the 60's and 70's and what our daddy told us about how it was better to idle the car than restart it - if that were true, hybrids would wast alot of fuel.

While I'm at it, I'm glad you're not made out of gluten.
You are you gonna forgive me then?

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I have navi and cant set the timer feature in the CIP version i have. I also dont have RDS working.

Another feature software update needs to address.

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