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: New 7 - "Dot" near Center Display

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11-03-2009, 06:30 AM
Here's a tiny "Dot" near the center display on right side (Asaseaban's Photo) - My 7 has same "Dot" - I do have the Full Leather Dash Package - I guess this is intentional and not a blemish!

11-03-2009, 07:12 AM
I actually asked about that during delivery at the Welt. He said it was a light sensor.

11-03-2009, 12:10 PM
Thanks for clarifying. I too have the all leather dash and noticed it after delivery and figured it wasn't a defect.

11-03-2009, 01:07 PM
I couldn't focus on anything else Tom (our Delivery Specialist) was telling me during the first few minutes of the delivery... I was sure it was a defect in the plastic.

11-04-2009, 07:27 PM
it's most likely you interior light sensor so it knows when the interior is brightly lit or dim, so it can change the interior lighting to something proper so it doesn't hurt your eyes at night, but isn't dim enough so you can't see anything.

11-05-2009, 10:37 AM
my mom and i noticed this too during her F01 delivery. we were pissed because we had ogtten a good trade offer on her e65 when we ordered the car and since we have extra cars we traded it in early and so she was eagely awaiting delivery of her f01. when we saw that dot we thought it was an accidentally exposed screw. we checked the other 7s on the lot and found that they all had it so we concluded it might be a light sensor. its not very good looking but it is what it is