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      01-15-2007, 02:44 AM   #67
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Pushing your turn signal up or down after shutting off the car (and opening the door) will cause the front and rear blinkers on one side to stay illuminated.

I use this when I park along a busy street and want to make sure people see my car parked on the side of the road.

Pushing up on the stalk illuminates the right side, pushing down illuminates the left side.
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      01-15-2007, 03:59 AM   #68
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Pushing your turn signal up or down after shutting off the car (and opening the door) will cause the front and rear blinkers on one side to stay illuminated.

I use this when I park along a busy street and want to make sure people see my car parked on the side of the road.

Pushing up on the stalk illuminates the right side, pushing down illuminates the left side.
That's a cool feature, so the blinkers appears ass the follow me home lights somehow then?
I shall try it out.
Great tread btw!
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      01-15-2007, 05:20 AM   #69
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Pushing your turn signal up or down after shutting off the car (and opening the door) will cause the front and rear blinkers on one side to stay illuminated.

I use this when I park along a busy street and want to make sure people see my car parked on the side of the road.

Pushing up on the stalk illuminates the right side, pushing down illuminates the left side.
i know this is a feature that worked for the e46, but have you tried it in the 335i? i haven't had luck, maybe i'm doing it wrong? i'm having trouble getting my lights to stay on after i park with a flick of the highbeam
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      01-15-2007, 08:53 AM   #70
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How long do the blinkers stay lit?
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      01-15-2007, 08:55 AM   #71
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How long do the blinkers stay lit?
Untill you put the blinker back in to the neutral/center position, you start the car or your batteries die.
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      01-15-2007, 09:02 AM   #72
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throw your keys into the trunk then close it, it will magically open again. Safety feature that makes it impossible to lock your keys in the trunk.
is that only w/ CA?
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      01-15-2007, 09:55 AM   #73
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throw your keys into the trunk then close it, it will magically open again. Safety feature that makes it impossible to lock your keys in the trunk.
Now you got everyone doing it. Good info though.
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      01-15-2007, 10:07 AM   #74
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Still waiting to read something I didnt know...
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      01-15-2007, 10:18 AM   #75
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For those who have power memory driver seat, I just learned something yesterday, when car is in D mode, when you press either button 1 or 2, your passenger side mirror will move down, and once more to move it up!

Pretty cool huh?
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      01-15-2007, 11:10 AM   #76
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Pushing your turn signal up or down after shutting off the car (and opening the door) will cause the front and rear blinkers on one side to stay illuminated.

I use this when I park along a busy street and want to make sure people see my car parked on the side of the road.

Pushing up on the stalk illuminates the right side, pushing down illuminates the left side.
Are you sure they are the blinkers? When I do this, the corona rings and the outside part of the LED tailights illuminate.
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      01-15-2007, 11:28 AM   #77
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I think it's cool that each key remembers the radio presets, seat and mirror positions, and climate control settings from the last time you used that key.

If you sneeze after pressing the voice command button, the car will say "Gesundheit!"

Okay, just kidding about the last one.
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      01-15-2007, 12:40 PM   #78
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If you sneeze after pressing the voice command button, the car will say "Gesundheit!"

Okay, just kidding about the last one.
I don't think I want to get on such a personal basis with my car, like it as I do.
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      01-15-2007, 12:58 PM   #79
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It has been discussed before. Try this: get in car and place key fob into the slot, start engine with key fob in slot, turn off engine, take key fob out of slot and press the start engine button without the key fob in slot. You have to do it real quick, it gives you 15-30 seconds to restart the engine after you take the key fob out.

Dont know what was the reason for this. Give it a try.
I tried this and it worked! Though the panel lights remained on even the engine was already off.


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throw your keys into the trunk then close it, it will magically open again. Safety feature that makes it impossible to lock your keys in the trunk.
I don't have CA and this doesn't happen in my e90.
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Haven't seen these mentioned yet:

-Ventilated cup holder in center console. One tidbit I hadn't known and have yet to really test is this:
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You can adjust the center console cupholder temperature by adjusting the rear seat foot vents. If the dial is set neutral, the air will match whatever the AC system is blowing, same with the upper front vents on the dash.
Referenced from this thread: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=40376

- The "change holder" for quarters in the upper left center console, 4 vertical vent looking slots.

- Timed venting option. I can access the Climate menu in my iDrive and set the car to vent the air at certain times, say when I get off work, so the car will be cool. Dunno if this is available in non-iDrive cars.
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I just sat and watched the two stick figures above fight to the death. Nice.
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i tried the key starting thing! pretty cool!
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      01-15-2007, 04:33 PM   #83
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i tried the key starting thing! pretty cool!
yah me 2, it was amazing!!!

thanks txusa
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Found this out the other day in my manual 330i: If you resume cruise control at too slow of an engine speed, a nifty diagram appears between the speedo and tach telling you to downshift.
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Didn't see this ealier:

- On the Steptronic, push the start/stop button to turn the engine off while the transmission is in drive or reverse. The car won't shut off, and the display between the main dials will instruct you to put it into park.

- When driving the car in traffic, drive normally and with the flow of traffic. Watch to see how drivers of lesser cars speed up, cut you off, and otherwise make asses of themselves when confronted with such a great car.
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Quote:
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Pushing your turn signal up or down after shutting off the car (and opening the door) will cause the front and rear blinkers on one side to stay illuminated.

I use this when I park along a busy street and want to make sure people see my car parked on the side of the road.

Pushing up on the stalk illuminates the right side, pushing down illuminates the left side.
people do this all the time in the showroom and it really pisses me off.
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throw your keys into the trunk then close it, it will magically open again. Safety feature that makes it impossible to lock your keys in the trunk.
You cannot be serious!
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