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      06-20-2012, 07:18 PM   #1
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Where To Access Engine Temperature?

Sup Guys,

This may be a stupid question, however i cannot locate any information related to engine temperature in my owners manual or my idrive. Basically, i just want to know where i would access this information on my vehicle. This is the first BMW ive owned so i am not too familiar with it. We are currently experiencing a heat wave in NY and want to ensure my car's temperature is where it should be and that there are no concerns with overheating.

I own a 2006 330XI with navigation idrive.

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Search for "BMW hidden menu." I've been using it the last few days too.
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I did a search and found it but don't see where Am I able to access the engine temperature through these hidden menus?
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I did a search and found it but don't see where Am I able to access the engine temperature through these hidden menus?
After you start the car and all messages (service, light bulb warnings, etc) are gone press and hold the mileage reset button until you see tiny German text. Press, but don't hold, the mileage reset button to change pages. Pausing on a page momentarily will go to that page's sub menu. To go back to the main menu press and hold the mileage reset button.

Go to page 19. And pause. You will need to enter in a code to get access to the menus you want. Your code is the sum of the last several digits folioing "KR" of your VIN. Tap the reset button to increase the number. Don't pause until you get to your number.

Once the code is entered, it will default to page 1 again. Go to page 7 for water temp. City driving usually will be about 80C and freeway driving will be at about 90C. You will have to do this every time you turn off the car if you want to see the water temp display.
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After you start the car and all messages (service, light bulb warnings, etc) are gone press and hold the mileage reset button until you see tiny German text. Press, but don't hold, the mileage reset button to change pages. Pausing on a page momentarily will go to that page's sub menu. To go back to the main menu press and hold the mileage reset button.

Go to page 19. And pause. You will need to enter in a code to get access to the menus you want. Your code is the sum of the last several digits folioing "KR" of your VIN. Tap the reset button to increase the number. Don't pause until you get to your number.

Once the code is entered, it will default to page 1 again. Go to page 7 for water temp. City driving usually will be about 80C and freeway driving will be at about 90C. You will have to do this every time you turn off the car if you want to see the water temp display.
Iv'e done this and my temp is between 99C and 105C. Is this to hot ? If so,what is the cure?

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Iv'e done this and my temp is between 99C and 105C. Is this to hot ? If so,what is the cure?
Others have reported higher temps like yours:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...ht=hidden+menu
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Others have reported higher temps like yours:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...ht=hidden+menu
Thanks for that. Seems it's quite normal.
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