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6 Series
The BMW 6 Series builds on BMW's sporty heritage with aggressive lines and an incredible motor to back the design up. Available in coupe and convertible trims with a standard 4.8 liter engine producing 360 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, the 6-series is a popular choice that exceeds expectations.

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Old 01-14-2010, 07:18 PM
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List Something You Discovered About Your Car AFTER You Bought It...

This should be both informative and fun. There's a great thread of this in the 5 forum.

I'll go first as I just learned something today...

1) I thought the microphone for voice commands was in the steering wheel and found out it's above the rearview mirror.

Also

2) I learned you can't use the backrest adjustment button unless the car door is open.
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Old 01-14-2010, 09:14 PM
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I believe the microphone for the convertible is on top of the steering column about 2 inches behind the steering wheel. The coupe has it on the mirror.
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Old 01-16-2010, 06:30 AM
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I believe the microphone for the convertible is on top of the steering column about 2 inches behind the steering wheel. The coupe has it on the mirror.
You're correct - I asked in another thread, and someone commented about it being above the mirror. that prompted me to look in the manual, which said above the mirror.


BUT then today I noticed in the Table of Contents (page 15 in the manual) there's a note saying "Convertible: microphone on the steering column"), so you, my friend, are 100% CORRECT!
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Old 01-16-2010, 06:35 AM
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I found out that I'm sad when my wife takes my car out and I have to drive her Expedition.

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Old 01-16-2010, 07:59 AM
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I found out that I'm sad when my wife takes my car out and I have to drive her Expedition.

I realized how thrilled I was with the manual and that my wife can't drive it

Also, with voice dial, you can say the entire number in one go. No, "and next?"

And, lane departure warning system is kinda cool...
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Old 01-14-2010, 10:55 PM
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I learned that I can plug in my Iphone or old Ipod and play music based on genre, artist or playlist. I always thought that the car would only play songs from playlists and not by artist or genre. I assumed that based on stuf that I read in the past online. I really love the fact that I have full control over my music on my Iphone or ipod. I also like that I can charge my phone without needing a charger.
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Old 01-15-2010, 03:56 AM
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Good thread! I found the power outlet in the passenger compartment.
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Old 01-15-2010, 07:00 AM
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Because of this forum I learned that even though my car is an 04 it still could be programmed to play MP3's and the Bluetooth could be turned on as well.
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Hi!

I've had my 645 for about 3 months and was wondering whether or not it could play MP3s and activate the bluetooth...i was thinking i needed to be subscribed to the BMW service...so how do both work?
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Because of this forum I learned that even though my car is an 04 it still could be programmed to play MP3's and the Bluetooth could be turned on as well.
i have an 04 also...how do i turn it on??
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Old 12-28-2011, 12:40 PM
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I have an 04 645ci and had the software updated and I now have bluetooth but I would love to know how to play music through it as well....
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Old 01-07-2012, 11:51 PM
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How do you program your bluetooth?

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Because of this forum I learned that even though my car is an 04 it still could be programmed to play MP3's and the Bluetooth could be turned on as well.

What's going on? Could you tell how you program it to play MP3's and the bluetooth.. Thanks!
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Good thread! I found the power outlet in the passenger compartment.
Where in the passenger compartment????
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Good thread! I found the power outlet in the passenger compartment.
Where? I saw it in the manual but couldnt find it!!
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There is a med kit in the ski passthrough area.

LED flood lights on the side mirrors.

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I learned that the cost to replace the cupholder is $115!

I also learned about the hotel function - and that it prevents the trunk from being opened along with the armrest storage compartment.
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I learned that the cost to replace the cupholder is $115!
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This is funny
My 6er had the cup holder missing when I got it, thought that's not a big deal, I'll just get one from the dealer. Now I have to tell everyone that I do live in Canada and not the US, here in the North, this cup holder sells for, now here it comes! $812. This is insane, so I called another dealer $745. I called my cousin in Germany to find out what they are selling for over there; 510. I got one on Ebay for $60 plus shipping charges from the US, it is a used cup holder but looks like new. If you have a cup holder, make sure you don't loose it, proportionally it is probably the most expensive part on your car.
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Make sure you check the compartment in the rear of the console. The cupholder is stored there. I thought mine was missing also but accidentally found it.
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I learned that the cost to replace the cupholder is $115!

I also learned about the hotel function - and that it prevents the trunk from being opened along with the armrest storage compartment.
you can get OEM cupholders on Ebay for $40.
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you can get OEM cupholders on Ebay for $40.
I've never seen them on ebay that cheap, I was looking for them when I was making my double cup holders for mine and the wife's 6's and the cheapest I could find was around $80-$100 each.
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Here is a dumb one...when I got the car home (didn't have the manual in the car, got it later) I couldn't figure out how to turn the car off. I found out:

1. Comfort access start is a quick tap on the Start button.
2. Tried to shut the car off the same way, brief touch of Start/Stop button, car shuts off but stupid stereo still runs - car is in RADIO MODE
3. Forum board was kind enough to instruct me that you press and HOLD that button to completely shut everything down. Also found out that second tap of button turns it off.
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There is a med kit in the ski passthrough area.

LED flood lights on the side mirrors.

You can completely turn of stability and traction control
WTH? there is a med kit in the ski passthrough area?? Gotta check that out
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