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Old 01-01-2013, 08:24 AM
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Originally Posted by GarySL View Post
Won't it go in sleep mode as well if you hit the stop button twice?

Originally Posted by SD Z4MR View Post
Not sure if pressing the start button twice to shut the car off will put it in sleep mode. If you lock the car it will definitely go into sleep mode, which is why it's always advisable to lock your car, even if it's parked in the garage.
Testing proved it quickly goes into sleep mode anyway. Even locking doors mine draws 0.52A for at least 15 mins before entering sleep mode. Likely hitting the start button twice is the same.

Additional data is in my post here: Excuse any typos as I've edited that post at least five times with additional info; will go back and clarify the info later today

If you like locking the doors in the garage that's great, but we tend not too. Once my battery drain issue is resolved I'll stop locking the BMW and am very certain it will not cause drain.

Six Euro Deliveries since December 1998 (Owned E46, E90, E91, E92 and E93)

28 vehicles in 26 years of driving so far. Guess I like cars

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