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Old 10-11-2007, 05:09 PM
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there are still some things i find out about my 7 that i didnt know it could do. im pretty new to the late model BMWs i used to have an e30 and it was like any other car but these new breed of cars just keep amazing me with what they can do. so i ask you bimmer know it alls, what secret moves do the 7 do that most people dont know about?...

-ive read that when youre about to turn off the 7 and hold down the start/stop button it puts on the parking brake and puts the car in park and ejects the key automatically....

any other cool things this car does......
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Old 10-11-2007, 05:23 PM
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Most of which occurs when new software is introduced or a new model update such as "facelift" is offered.Much of these newer "tricks" and cool functions are discovered by all of you before we hear about them.Technical Reference materials does not get updated when a software change was made that added any features.Thank you for this post,I now have something that may make a salesman buy me lunch as a bet.Keep them coming,ill get them "salespeople" on behalf of additional charges prior to delivery of vehicle.
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if you dont push the key fob all the way into the ignition and it slips and pops out, it will still start. its happened to me a few times and happens when you push it in at an angle. its like ghetto comfort access.

there is a hidden change compartment in the front of the center console wall. the cd holder in the center pops out and adds extra space in there.

you can make the cd changer flap go up and down by pressing the eject button 2 times quickly in succession and the cd changer wont pop out.

the books to the car (case and all) fit nicely into the rear arm rest.

if you want all the sunshades to pop up just hold the front driver sunshade button for a 3 seconds and they all pop up or down.

if you hold both turn signal stalk buttons in for about 10 seconds, the gas and mpg meter disappear and make it nice and clean all black gauges.

in the trunk where the tools are, there is a place for the valet fob to be put underneath the wrenches.

if you enable DTC button in the Settings menu, you can do a burn out but you can't get the car sideways and it won't take away your power when you need to get going quickly.

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if you dont push the key fob all the way into the ignition and it slips and pops out, it will still start. its happened to me a few times and happens when you push it in at an angle. its like ghetto comfort access.
ill try that one
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if you dont push the key fob all the way into the ignition and it slips and pops out, it will still start. its happened to me a few times and happens when you push it in at an angle. its like ghetto comfort access.

there is a hidden change compartment in the front of the center console wall. the cd holder in the center pops out and adds extra space in there.

you can make the cd changer flap go up and down by pressing the eject button 2 times quickly in succession and the cd changer wont pop out.

the books to the car (case and all) fit nicely into the rear arm rest.

if you want all the sunshades to pop up just hold the front driver sunshade button for a 3 seconds and they all pop up or down.

if you hold both turn signal stalk buttons in for about 10 seconds, the gas and mpg meter disappear and make it nice and clean all black gauges.

in the trunk where the tools are, there is a place for the valet fob to be put underneath the wrenches.

if you enable DTC button in the Settings menu, you can do a burn out but you can't get the car sideways and it won't take away your power when you need to get going quickly.

you owe me some free lunches.

yeah! thats music to my ears...im going to download the updated owners manuel and see whats new .......for now keep those secrets coming......i like the ghetto comfort access and sunshade option...
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if you dont push the key fob all the way into the ignition and it slips and pops out, it will still start. its happened to me a few times and happens when you push it in at an angle. its like ghetto comfort access.

there is a hidden change compartment in the front of the center console wall. the cd holder in the center pops out and adds extra space in there.

you can make the cd changer flap go up and down by pressing the eject button 2 times quickly in succession and the cd changer wont pop out.

the books to the car (case and all) fit nicely into the rear arm rest.

if you want all the sunshades to pop up just hold the front driver sunshade button for a 3 seconds and they all pop up or down.

if you hold both turn signal stalk buttons in for about 10 seconds, the gas and mpg meter disappear and make it nice and clean all black gauges.

in the trunk where the tools are, there is a place for the valet fob to be put underneath the wrenches.

if you enable DTC button in the Settings menu, you can do a burn out but you can't get the car sideways and it won't take away your power when you need to get going quickly.

you owe me some free lunches.
Those are nice hints!!! escpecially the sunshades trick. Nice one!!! to bad I can't buy you lunch for this one

Trick from Danny Z also sounds nice. perhaps I'll give it a try driving home in a few hours.
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Those are nice hints!!! escpecially the sunshades trick. Nice one!!! to bad I can't buy you lunch for this one

Trick from Danny Z also sounds nice. perhaps I'll give it a try driving home in a few hours.
loved that truning off the gauges , looks nice with ony speedometer and tach
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[QUOTE=Lappy;2714228]Those are nice hints!!! escpecially the sunshades trick. Nice one!!! to bad I can't buy you lunch for this one

Trick from Danny Z also sounds nice. perhaps I'll give it a try driving home in a few hours

Thanks for the tips... I always learn something new here!
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there is a hidden change compartment in the front of the center console wall. the cd holder in the center pops out and adds extra space in there.
Does anyone even use the cd holder? I haven't picked up my car yet (I hope tuesday) but I would think the room would be more useful, no? How do you get it out? When I test drove the car (I remembered reading this) I tried to pull up and it didn't budge, but I didn't pull that hard because I didn't want to break it.
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Does anyone even use the cd holder? I haven't picked up my car yet (I hope tuesday) but I would think the room would be more useful, no? How do you get it out? When I test drove the car (I remembered reading this) I tried to pull up and it didn't budge, but I didn't pull that hard because I didn't want to break it.
you press the button and the holder comes up
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there is a hidden change compartment in the front of the center console wall.

Where is this?
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On the inside of the center console. It is found near the top on the wall closest to the front of the car.
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On the inside of the center console. It is found near the top on the wall closest to the front of the car.
its hidden, but its a snap type of "button" that will hide easily... its right above the switch to control air into the center console... you most likely will not see it, just push around with your hands and you'll eventually find it...
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On the inside of the center console. It is found near the top on the wall closest to the front of the car.

But it only holds like 4 quarters. I find the bottom drawer above the CD player the best for change.
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you can make the cd changer flap go up and down by pressing the eject button 2 times quickly in succession and the cd changer wont pop out.
That's a nice one!!!
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[QUOTE=BmW745On19's;2713532]if you dont push the key fob all the way into the ignition and it slips and pops out, it will still start. its happened to me a few times and happens when you push it in at an angle. its like ghetto comfort access.

there is a hidden change compartment in the front of the center console wall. the cd holder in the center pops out and adds extra space in there.

you can make the cd changer flap go up and down by pressing the eject button 2 times quickly in succession and the cd changer wont pop out.

the books to the car (case and all) fit nicely into the rear arm rest.

if you want all the sunshades to pop up just hold the front driver sunshade button for a 3 seconds and they all pop up or down.

if you hold both turn signal stalk buttons in for about 10 seconds, the gas and mpg meter disappear and make it nice and clean all black gauges.

in the trunk where the tools are, there is a place for the valet fob to be put underneath the wrenches.

if you enable DTC button in the Settings menu, you can do a burn out but you can't get the car sideways and it won't take away your power when you need to get going quickly.

you owe me some free lunches. :

Thanks for the cool tips!
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Not sure if it's been posted b4 but when it's dark and you've just parked up with ignition off and about to get out the car ...

Pull the Full Beam Light Stalk towards you (as if going to flash your lights)......your Main Beam and Rear Lights will stay On for 30 secs allowing you to see where your going. (even after car is locked)
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if you dont push the key fob all the way into the ignition and it slips and pops out, it will still start. its happened to me a few times and happens when you push it in at an angle. its like ghetto comfort access.

there is a hidden change compartment in the front of the center console wall. the cd holder in the center pops out and adds extra space in there.

you can make the cd changer flap go up and down by pressing the eject button 2 times quickly in succession and the cd changer wont pop out.

the books to the car (case and all) fit nicely into the rear arm rest.

if you want all the sunshades to pop up just hold the front driver sunshade button for a 3 seconds and they all pop up or down.

if you hold both turn signal stalk buttons in for about 10 seconds, the gas and mpg meter disappear and make it nice and clean all black gauges.

in the trunk where the tools are, there is a place for the valet fob to be put underneath the wrenches.

if you enable DTC button in the Settings menu, you can do a burn out but you can't get the car sideways and it won't take away your power when you need to get going quickly.

you owe me some free lunches.
Where is sunshade button? I have 02 745i.
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but where can i download it? thanks!
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can you provide a link for the downloads?
Much appreciated
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