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      01-13-2007, 08:31 PM   #1
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Things you didnt know about your 3 series.

I learned a lot from this topic on the M3 forum.. Anyways just post a fun fact about the car.


The reset button on the A/C when pressed after the car is off will use residual heat from the engine to keep the car warm. It really helps out in the winter when you have to make a 20-30 min stop inside a place.
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      01-13-2007, 08:36 PM   #2
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      01-13-2007, 08:38 PM   #3
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Im sure it has been on this forum in the past, but I just discovered by trial and error that with cruise control on, you can push the clutch in----engine rpms lower, and then you can shift back into gear....and cruise resumes...

The 04 acura tl I had would cancel cruise when the clutch was pushed in.

I like it!
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Im sure it has been on this forum in the past, but I just discovered by trial and error that with cruise control on, you can push the clutch in----engine rpms lower, and then you can shift back into gear....and cruise resumes...

The 04 acura tl I had would cancel cruise when the clutch was pushed in.

I like it!
so... what happens if your cruising in 5th and shift to 3rd...
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I learned a lot from this topic on the M3 forum.. Anyways just post a fun fact about the car.


The reset button on the A/C when pressed after the car is off will use residual heat from the engine to keep the car warm. It really helps out in the winter when you have to make a 20-30 min stop inside a place.
That 'Res' button is not the Reset button, it's the Residual Heat button.

This is in the owners manual.
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Throttle blip "hands-off" downshifting in auto and sport shift modes
Automatic downshifting with auto throttle blip during coast to stop
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Hidden trunk latch
Hold unlock button to open all widows + moonroof
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Dealers charge more to install Sirus than the factory install option
Yeah because while its at the factory it isnt made yet. They can simply put the wires in, and presto its done. At the dealership they have to take off pannels, and then put everything back together. It makes perfect sense that it cost more at the dealer
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I learned a lot from this topic on the M3 forum.. Anyways just post a fun fact about the car.


The reset button on the A/C when pressed after the car is off will use residual heat from the engine to keep the car warm. It really helps out in the winter when you have to make a 20-30 min stop inside a place.

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by the way, It's the REST button
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That 'Res' button is not the Reset button, it's the Residual Heat button.

This is in the owners manual.

That's what the guy said... just like he didn't read the button right, you didn't read his post right... let me restate for him: "when pressed after the car is off will use residual heat from the engine to keep the car warm."

RESIDUAL HEAT. he said it.
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Hold unlock button to open all widows + moonroof
can u set that to just open the moonroof?
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can u set that to just open the moonroof?
Don't think so.
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Yeah because while its at the factory it isnt made yet. They can simply put the wires in, and presto its done. At the dealership they have to take off pannels, and then put everything back together. It makes perfect sense that it cost more at the dealer
$595 as a factory option. $900 or more at the dealerships I've called. I don't mind paying a little extra for my ignorance but this seems a little steep for something that should be pretty much plug & play.
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      01-13-2007, 10:40 PM   #16
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I learn new stuff everyday.

The res button would have been nice today if i known it existed when I was at the track in +37f weather.
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How about this:

Get inside the car, close the doors and push the lock button on your key fob. All doors will be locked. Now bring the fob close to the key slot and the doors will unlock.
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Yeah because while its at the factory it isnt made yet. They can simply put the wires in, and presto its done. At the dealership they have to take off pannels, and then put everything back together. It makes perfect sense that it cost more at the dealer
What panels do you have to remove? You pick up the trunk floor, screw in the box, plug it in then reprogram the car afaik.
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