E90Post
 


European Auto Source
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > General E90 Sedan / E91 Wagon / E92 Coupe / E93 Cabrio > Things you didnt know about your 3 series.



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      04-21-2013, 12:13 AM   #1915
xFlaTLinE
Enlisted Member
 
xFlaTLinE's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 328xi
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Central Jersey

Posts: 39
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeb1517 View Post
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
xFlaTLinE is offline   No_Country
0
Reply With Quote
      04-21-2013, 02:44 AM   #1916
AndreyT
Captain
 
AndreyT's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 335i Sedan, Sport
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Northern California

Posts: 940
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ibarry92 View Post
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.
AndreyT is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-21-2013, 11:45 AM   #1917
ibarry92
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2010 BMW 328xi
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: North America

Posts: 243
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by AndreyT
Quote:
Originally Posted by ibarry92 View Post
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.
ibarry92 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      05-21-2013, 10:15 PM   #1918
Cbozz
Major
 
Cbozz's Avatar
 
Drives: M3
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Posts: 1,173
iTrader: (10)

Garage List
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!
__________________
AFE, AA, DCT
Cbozz is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      05-21-2013, 11:21 PM   #1919
e90sexion
E 9 0 S E X I O N
 
e90sexion's Avatar
 
Drives: M3, Z4MC
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Vancouver/WA

Posts: 6,324
iTrader: (16)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cbozz View Post
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
e90sexion is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      05-21-2013, 11:48 PM   #1920
B7Lee
Registered
 
Drives: E90 330xi
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Boston

Posts: 3
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2007 FX35  [0.00]
2006 330xi  [0.00]
When I was washing my car the other day I noticed that the mirrors folded in automatically.... Happened when I was rinsing the doors.
B7Lee is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      05-22-2013, 12:11 AM   #1921
ibarry92
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2010 BMW 328xi
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: North America

Posts: 243
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cbozz
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.
ibarry92 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      05-22-2013, 12:15 AM   #1922
DZheng
Second Lieutenant
 
DZheng's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Bay Area

Posts: 251
iTrader: (0)

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.
DZheng is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      05-22-2013, 08:06 AM   #1923
ericfox11
Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2009 335i Sedan M-Sport
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Houston, Texas

Posts: 426
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cbozz View Post
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!
ericfox11 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      05-22-2013, 10:38 AM   #1924
Cbozz
Major
 
Cbozz's Avatar
 
Drives: M3
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Posts: 1,173
iTrader: (10)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by ericfox11 View Post
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!
__________________
AFE, AA, DCT
Cbozz is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-11-2013, 09:41 PM   #1925
Richardo
Private First Class
 
Richardo's Avatar
 
Drives: 335i AT sport
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Texas

Posts: 152
iTrader: (0)

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
Richardo is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-12-2013, 06:23 AM   #1926
Efthreeoh
Brigadier General
 
Drives: E90
Join Date: May 2012
Location: MARLAND

Posts: 3,452
iTrader: (0)

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.
Efthreeoh is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-12-2013, 09:31 AM   #1927
BuellsterR1
Private
 
Drives: 2008 E92 335i
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: San Diego

Posts: 59
iTrader: (0)

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.
BuellsterR1 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-12-2013, 12:18 PM   #1928
wepio
Private
 
Drives: 2009 E92 335i M-Sport 6MT
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: USA

Posts: 60
iTrader: (0)

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.
wepio is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-13-2013, 09:51 AM   #1929
Mech_Man
I'm feeling much better now, Dave
 
Mech_Man's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 335i e92 (MontegoBlue/Bk)
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Triangle, NC

Posts: 294
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by BuellsterR1 View Post
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.
__________________
-=] 2008 335i e92 Montego Blue & Black; Prem; Sport; AT-paddles
-=] Mods= VEI Digital Boost Gauge in RiXeffects custom Pod
-=] Tinted (front: 3M Crystalline 70); (rear: Johnson InsulatIR 40 ceramic); 3M ClearBra
Mech_Man is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-18-2013, 07:53 AM   #1930
Zero_09
Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2007 BMW 328i
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Brampton

Posts: 491
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mech_Man View Post
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
Zero_09 is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      06-18-2013, 08:10 AM   #1931
Squark
Private
 
Drives: 2007 328i
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: North Carolina

Posts: 64
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zero_09 View Post
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.
Squark is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-18-2013, 08:25 AM   #1932
jeb1517
Private
 
Drives: '08 e92 335i 6MT
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Chi-Town Burbs

Posts: 61
iTrader: (5)

Works for me as well ('08 335 no comfort access).
jeb1517 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-21-2013, 02:58 AM   #1933
Mech_Man
I'm feeling much better now, Dave
 
Mech_Man's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 335i e92 (MontegoBlue/Bk)
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Triangle, NC

Posts: 294
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zero_09 View Post
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
(no Comfort Access)
__________________
-=] 2008 335i e92 Montego Blue & Black; Prem; Sport; AT-paddles
-=] Mods= VEI Digital Boost Gauge in RiXeffects custom Pod
-=] Tinted (front: 3M Crystalline 70); (rear: Johnson InsulatIR 40 ceramic); 3M ClearBra
Mech_Man is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-21-2013, 05:44 AM   #1934
cdgatti
Major
 
cdgatti's Avatar
 
Drives: e90 328i
Join Date: May 2011
Location: KY

Posts: 1,462
iTrader: (4)

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.
cdgatti is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-21-2013, 06:53 AM   #1935
joegeeZe
Private First Class
 
Drives: 2007 328i
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Freehold

Posts: 170
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zero_09
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mech_Man View Post
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.
joegeeZe is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-21-2013, 09:32 AM   #1936
Borisimo
Private First Class
 
Borisimo's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 335i
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Tampa, FL

Posts: 145
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2011 BMW 335i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Richardo View Post
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)
Borisimo is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
cool, features

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:23 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST