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      02-03-2012, 05:33 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by michaelalex17 View Post
guys i answered this with the first post. the double pull is not a design by BMW its there for cars that come into the American market as a safety feature. there is no way to disable it through idrive. as others have said you can make it so they dont lock at all. but the only way to get them to unlock when removing the key is through codinggggg!!!
It's not a safety thing. It's an intentional design by BMW. Minor aesthetic details. If you notice, in other cars the door lock mechanism is either a little stick/nub on the top of the door panel like in the E9x, or a little flip/rocker switch by the release handle. In other cars you either need to pull up on the stick or flip the switch to unlock before you can open the door with the handle. Now if you look at the one on your E9x, the nub is flush with the door panel when it's locked. This is arguably more aesthetically pleasing than having something sticking up.

How do you unlock it then? The nub is flush so you can't pull on it. Pull the door handle once to unlock. If you notice, that pops the nub up, signifying the door is no longer locked. Pull again to open the door.

If you set your car to not lock at 10mph, then you won't get the double pull to open because the door won't be locked in the first place. I don't mind the double pull. It's faster than in other cars having to manually unlock then open. The only thing is sometimes passengers get confused and you have to remind them to pull again.
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      02-03-2012, 05:38 PM   #24
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+1 This is what I do.

Originally Posted by forza1976 View Post
Yes, it's an option in the iDrive to unlock the doors when an automatic is put in park.
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      02-04-2012, 08:20 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by forza1976 View Post
Yes, it's an option in the iDrive to unlock the doors when an automatic is put in park.
What if it's a manual shift? I don't see that option in the iDrive.
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      02-04-2012, 09:18 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by spacegray View Post
... and this is a rather obscure joke... but as I like obscure references... nice work
I have an actual numbered MST3K fan club card, somewhere in my files... a "Joel is better than Mike" debate would be so much more welcome than yet another "335 is better than 328" thread right about now

OT, I tried the auto-lock feature but didn't so much like the double-pull to get out, so I leave my manual 07 on "no auto locking" mode.
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      02-04-2012, 09:25 PM   #27
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      02-04-2012, 10:44 PM   #28
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what if one day you pull into a dark parkinglot and park...your door automatically unlocks right when you shut the engine off and a mugger shows up at your door...opens it ..and threatens you with a knife.

if your door had stayed locked, you would have been safe(r)

lol jk
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      02-05-2012, 12:37 AM   #29
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Originally Posted by N6CRB View Post
I'm sure this has been asked and answered but I can't find it here.

After I park how can I make the doors unlock?
So far I can...
1. Push the button (on the panel) Frank.
2. Push the button on the fob.
3. Pull the door handle twice. It's like you have to pump up the door handle to make it work.

Is it possible to configure the locks to automagicly unlock when...
1. Putting the trans in Park?
2. Performing a shutdown of the engine?
3. Pulling the fob from the dash?
4. Using the Force? Note: I've tried but using the Force does not work. Doesn't seem to work on Wife or Son either.

Any thoughts (pertaining to this issue) would be helpful.

Since you are "incredibly " smart, you could have just searched on the forum and got the answer. Someone who is as smart as you knows all the answers from the start
just kidding
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