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      08-30-2010, 09:21 AM   #1
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What is this symbol? (picture included)

This was coming up when I was trying to sync my Iphone with the bluetooth....no it doesnt mean that the trunk is open, I checked...maybe it means searching for bluetooth devices?

I had just got my car back from the stealership, got a brand new radio and full system upgrade...$1300 in service, FREE...haha stupid dealership...I asked them to LOOK, not REPLACE the radio because it was having some pixels go out when it got really hot in the car, the radio was still functioning fine just cosmetic problems...So when I went to pick it up and it cost 1300 more than the250 from regular maintenance I had done (brake fluid and micro filter qt of oil)...I threw a minor fit and reminded them I had been bringing my cars there for 3 years and the radio was not actually broken, the SA "found" a way to comp. the whole installation and reprogramming of the radio..Capital BMW in Raleigh is awesome..but they will try and pull a fast one on you. Just fight and they submit faster than a scared little yorkie after it pissed in the house...

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Looks like signal strength of the connection?
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      08-30-2010, 10:01 AM   #3
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Yes that is correct for the bars. But the car symbol I am unsure of.
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      08-30-2010, 10:10 AM   #4
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if your phone is in the cradle inside the armrest maybe it just means its using the cars antenna for better reception on the phone
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      08-30-2010, 11:46 AM   #5
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smoke screen option...james bond like!

j/k that's your cell signal
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i means fire is coming out of ur exhaust cuz u hauling ass. haha, jk. like others said, look signal. check the manual.
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      08-31-2010, 01:50 PM   #7
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I know its the signal...but the picture of the little car is not usually there. not in the manual.
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If it's a new radio perhaps the signal icon has been changed
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Looks like a tire smoke indicator.
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If it's a new radio perhaps the signal icon has been changed
could be, when i get my radio changed i also noticed that
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This has been asked a number of time (including by myself), and unfortunately no one seems to be able to definitively know. Here's a link to my thread with pictures as well.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=310023

If yours is like mine, sometimes I have the car symbol and others just the phone symbol. Since I don't have anything phone related connected to that antenna, I have no idea why it's showing.
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Every person who has made a joke in this thread is not remotely funny/cute.

I have a 2010 and I have never seen that car icon before with BT connected, so I don't think it's a new thing. Do you have the smartphone cradle option, OP?
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Every person who has made a joke in this thread is not remotely funny/cute.

I have a 2010 and I have never seen that car icon before with BT connected, so I don't think it's a new thing. Do you have the smartphone cradle option, OP?
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It's your BMW's way of telling you that it would rate your last burnout as a 3 out of 5 (as signified by the bars)

I think it's pretty obvious that it's got something to do with the connection strength of your antenna
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