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Old 06-18-2012, 07:55 AM
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Originally Posted by ramuman View Post
Yeah...the armrest is explained in the supplemental M3 manual and the PDC obviously by the lack of front PDC sensors...though my friend's 2006 E60 530i only has rear PDC but has a PDC button.

My guess is the missing buttons are two for seat heating (when it was not part of the temp controls), PDC (not US), and flat tire monitor (part of iDrive).

Sort of tacky on BMW's part to reprint the 3-series manual and stick an M3 on the cover, call it the M3 manual, then add an addendum manual that addresses all the changes...esp. on a 60-70k car.
Also a bit tacky that they now use switch blanks. They used to make specific configurations of those buttons without the blanks. I know the e46 was like that and I think the e90/92 were like that until the facelift.
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