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iDrive Discoveries

05-12-2008, 09:32 PM
When I picked up my car in Europe, the delivery agent took a fair amount of time showing me ins and outs of my car, especially about the iDrive. But she did say that there are some tricks to the iDrive that you won't read about in the manual.

For example, if you slide the button and hold it in that position (up or down or right or left), the display will jump to that page (communications/navigation/entertainment), so you don't always have to go to the main menu. Apparently, these features are put into the software to test, but aren't always described in manuals.

It seemed like the iDrive may have a number of these hidden features that may not be in the manual. I wonder if people would like to share their discoveries. Maybe even post as a sticky if enough are interested?

05-12-2008, 09:37 PM
When at the top menu of any screen, push down and pull back the controller, the system will hop to the lowest screen instead of having to click down a few times.