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      04-21-2013, 12:13 AM   #1915
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or you just get your car coded to be able to do it with the key FOB (along with mirrors)
Or you can code it yourself and save some money (and some piece of mind knowing you can reverse any malfunctions.

There is a nice DIY on this
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      04-21-2013, 02:44 AM   #1916
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You can open the trunk without the key-fob or pressing the trunk release button on the inside. When the car is unlocked, you can pull the trunk as if you are opening it and it will unlock and open, at the same time.
You can't just "pull" it anywhere. The trunk has an easily identifiable release button right above the license plate. You have to press it to open the trunk. If you miss the button, the trunk won't open.
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      04-21-2013, 11:45 AM   #1917
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You can open the trunk without the key-fob or pressing the trunk release button on the inside. When the car is unlocked, you can pull the trunk as if you are opening it and it will unlock and open, at the same time.
You can't just "pull" it anywhere. The trunk has an easily identifiable release button right above the license plate. You have to press it to open the trunk. If you miss the button, the trunk won't open.
Yup; that's what I meant haha. Still after two years of ownership, I never knew I could do that. I would either use the key fob or the trunk release inside the car.
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      05-21-2013, 10:15 PM   #1918
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IDK if anyone mentioned but to change the volume of the guiding speaker of your navigation you have to wait till she says something and then turn the volume knob... it will only work while she's speaking!
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      05-21-2013, 11:21 PM   #1919
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IDK if anyone mentioned but to change the volume of the guiding speaker of your navigation you have to wait till she says something and then turn the volume knob... it will only work while she's speaking!
good find
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      05-21-2013, 11:48 PM   #1920
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When I was washing my car the other day I noticed that the mirrors folded in automatically.... Happened when I was rinsing the doors.
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      05-22-2013, 12:11 AM   #1921
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IDK if anyone mentioned but to change the volume of the guiding speaker of your navigation you have to wait till she says something and then turn the volume knob... it will only work while she's speaking!
Nice one. People have been trying to figure out how to lower/raise the navi volume for years. Even the dealerships had no clue.
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      05-22-2013, 12:15 AM   #1922
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Straight up, This week i figure out i can actually turn off my day time running lights. Ive own my car for 1 1/2 now.
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      05-22-2013, 08:06 AM   #1923
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IDK if anyone mentioned but to change the volume of the guiding speaker of your navigation you have to wait till she says something and then turn the volume knob... it will only work while she's speaking!
Yeah I absolutely hate this feature. I don't get it. I think I turned mine down all the way....so I don't know when she is speaking to turn it up!
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      05-22-2013, 10:38 AM   #1924
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Yeah I absolutely hate this feature. I don't get it. I think I turned mine down all the way....so I don't know when she is speaking to turn it up!
lmao!! just keep turning!
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      06-11-2013, 09:41 PM   #1925
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I've had my car for five years and never noticed that there is a power adapter plug in the center console (at the back near the hinge). lol
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      06-12-2013, 06:23 AM   #1926
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Not going to read all 89 pages to see if this was mentioned...

But I found out last week when playing a CD you can skip to either the beginning track (Track 1) or the end track (Track XX) by pushing the "M" button and then either the < to go back to track 1, or> to go to the last track on the CD.

I've only had my car 7 years and 217,000 miles, LOL.
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      06-12-2013, 09:31 AM   #1927
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If you have the comfort access option, the driver can initiate the door lock process upon exiting the car while the passenger is still getting out. Once the passenger closes their door, the beep will be heard and the doors will be locked.

My girlfriend takes forever to exit the car and I dreaded waiting for her to get out and close her door so I can lock the car using the handle method. Now, I just do my thing and the car will wait for her. The funny part is, she was the one who discovered this feature while waiting for someone else.
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      06-12-2013, 12:18 PM   #1928
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This could be in the Owner's Manual, or have been posted previously...

Pre-LCI 2009 E92 CIC will still play Pandora via Y-Cable, even though there isn't an option for it on the iDrive.
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      06-13-2013, 09:51 AM   #1929
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If you have the comfort access option, the driver can initiate the door lock process upon exiting the car while the passenger is still getting out. Once the passenger closes their door, the beep will be heard and the doors will be locked.
It's similar if you don't have a Comfort Access.
If any of the doors or trunk is open, you can still push the Lock button on the fob, and the car will set the alarm once everything has closed.

I use this all the time when lugging home groceries and stuff.
I open up the trunk, click the Lock button, and then I can put the keys in my pocket and have full use of my hands to unload and carry. When everything is out of the trunk, I use an elbow to shut the trunk and a second later the alarm chirps telling me the car is secure.
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      06-18-2013, 07:53 AM   #1930
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It's similar if you don't have a Comfort Access.
If any of the doors or trunk is open, you can still push the Lock button on the fob, and the car will set the alarm once everything has closed.

I use this all the time when lugging home groceries and stuff.
I open up the trunk, click the Lock button, and then I can put the keys in my pocket and have full use of my hands to unload and carry. When everything is out of the trunk, I use an elbow to shut the trunk and a second later the alarm chirps telling me the car is secure.
I tried that today but it didn't work. What year is your car? Mine is a 07 328i
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      06-18-2013, 08:10 AM   #1931
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I tried that today but it didn't work. What year is your car? Mine is a 07 328i
I have an 07 328i and it works like Mech_Man described.
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      06-18-2013, 08:25 AM   #1932
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Works for me as well ('08 335 no comfort access).
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      06-21-2013, 02:58 AM   #1933
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I tried that today but it didn't work. What year is your car? Mine is a 07 328i
As my ID block says, I have a 2008 335i e92
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      06-21-2013, 05:44 AM   #1934
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On the cruise control... I just noticed yesterday - had the car for 3 years now - that if you push or pull the cruise control stalk past the indent it will increase or decrease the set speed by 5 mph instead of the 1 mph you get by tapping it. Pretty neat.
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      06-21-2013, 06:53 AM   #1935
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It's similar if you don't have a Comfort Access.
If any of the doors or trunk is open, you can still push the Lock button on the fob, and the car will set the alarm once everything has closed.

I use this all the time when lugging home groceries and stuff.
I open up the trunk, click the Lock button, and then I can put the keys in my pocket and have full use of my hands to unload and carry. When everything is out of the trunk, I use an elbow to shut the trunk and a second later the alarm chirps telling me the car is secure.
I tried that today but it didn't work. What year is your car? Mine is a 07 328i
This works for me too, I have an 07 328i. The only thing is that it won't work if only the drivers door is open.

If you and someone else get out of the car, you close your door first and press the lock button on the key fob, the car will lock because another door is still open.

But if it's just you getting out then you cant lock the car until after you close your door.
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      06-21-2013, 09:32 AM   #1936
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I've had my car for five years and never noticed that there is a power adapter plug in the center console (at the back near the hinge). lol
There is also a power plug underneath the passenger glove box, on the left side near the floor. Not sure if everyone knows this and if its only in later models (I have a 2011 E90)
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