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      05-26-2012, 03:24 PM   #45
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i stand corrected, i just read the article. they moved them back 2cm, i dont know how i didnt notice that. so it must be my fault i keep hitting the rear window switch since they have addressed this problem.
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      05-26-2012, 03:41 PM   #46
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Totally agree. done it so many times
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      05-26-2012, 04:52 PM   #47
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While I'm complaining, I also hate door lock button in the middle of the dash.
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      05-26-2012, 05:16 PM   #48
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i think germans have long ass fingers if anything...
the passenger sides window button is WAYYYYYYYYYY too far above the hand rest.
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      05-26-2012, 05:19 PM   #49
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While I'm complaining, I also hate door lock button in the middle of the dash.
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im always scared to tilt my window up in a parking lot casue im sacred someone will just get a long pole and stick it in to unlock the door and take my stuff inside lol
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the exact reason I switched from an e90 to e92 no rear windows means no rear window controls
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If you drive with a suitable driving position (not gangsta style), it will not be a problem. German drivers are serious about their driving and it is illustrated with they ergonomic designs of their vehicles.
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Haha this happens to me too! Glad I'm not the only one. I feel like such an idiot when I end up rolling down the rear window. I've gotten a bit more conscious about it though and always reach farther up the side of the door to make sure I've got the right switch now.
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      05-26-2012, 07:06 PM   #54
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hahaha i thought i was the only one
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      05-26-2012, 07:31 PM   #55
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      05-26-2012, 07:51 PM   #56
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I would think that most of us are not 16 years old riding around "gangsta" as you say. I can reach the radio and climate controls fine with even bending forward but the window switches are still just a little out of reach.
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im always scared to tilt my window up in a parking lot casue im sacred someone will just get a long pole and stick it in to unlock the door and take my stuff inside lol
I've tried that, it doesn't work.
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I'm always hitting that rear window when I want the front
First world problems. I hate it too..
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Funny this thread was just recently created. I took a friend for a spin in my car last weekend for the first time. From standing outside the car inspecting everything, to the WOT sprint up the highway on-ramp, he was completely impressed. Until the one critical comment he made, "Why is the window button so far away from me? It's completely on the far side of the door handle too."

Being 6'5", the reachability of, well, anything in the car had never occured to me until that moment.
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I'm always hitting that rear window when I want the front
Same!
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If you drive with a suitable driving position (not gangsta style), it will not be a problem. German drivers are serious about their driving and it is illustrated with they ergonomic designs of their vehicles.
Yeah.. But I'm 6'4 and have the same issue. (I liked them on the center console in the E46).
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i stand corrected, i just read the article. they moved them back 2cm, i dont know how i didnt notice that. so it must be my fault i keep hitting the rear window switch since they have addressed this problem.
Unless BMW is controlling your arm, yes, it is your fault. The arm rest sloping down toward the front of the door has never struck me as being very ergonomic. However, if they had moved the switches further back still, this thread would no doubt just be replaced with another where people complain that every time they go to put their window down, they end up knocking one of the mirrors out of adjustment instead.

Actually, if they were clustered together instead of spread out, I'd like to see them back on the center console as well.
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same problem here, i'm 5`5" and the only controls that are comfortable are the idrive
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haha, this is hilarious, I always hit the rear window accidentally, yup too far away!
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