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Old 11-06-2012, 05:26 PM
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Question The temperature drop and I started getting an image of a Snow crystal ??

I have no idea what the snow crystal is about , and I try looking for the image in my manual but it doesn't have it . Can anyone please help me out ? Thanks in advance .
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:29 PM
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I believe that it's just letting you know it's chilly out and to be aware for ice on the road.

So friendly, huh?
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:35 PM
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If it goes below, i think 38 degrees F, the snowflake come on to let you know that its cold outside.
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:32 PM
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If it goes below, i think 38 degrees F, the snowflake come on to let you know that its cold outside.
Mine came on the other day when it dropped to 37 degrees F... the first time I saw the snowflake it was a bit of a surprise, then when I finally found out what it meant after extensive research and going out of my mind trying to find the damn thing, I thought it was funny.
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:41 PM
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haha .. that is friendly I'm shocked . I love being a BMW owner even more after seeing both of your comments .

Thanks for the information PartyboyWA and twhisten .
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:48 PM
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The snow flake is usually accompanied by a TPMS alert as your tire pressure drops with the temp!
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:55 PM
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I did get a TPMS alert about 3 weeks ago when the temperature first drop around the 40's . I filled the front and back tires in their respective pressure . Yesterday and today the temperature drop around 20-30's so I got the snow crystal by it self , so I'm guessing I should be ok with the tire pressure for now . Thanks for replying and sharing your knowledge, Much appreciated.
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:49 PM
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:56 PM
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LMAO .. Thanks for the laugh !
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It must be a mild fall. We are only about a month overdue for this query!
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It must be a mild fall. We are only about a month overdue for this query!
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:31 PM
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It's not a snow flake. It's a warning that a worm hole is opening near by!

Isn't it?
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:37 PM
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It must be a mild fall. We are only about a month overdue for this query!
This is the first one this year isn't it?
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:11 AM
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This is the first one this year isn't it?
There was one earlier. I seem to recall Kat added that she has an odd, blinking green light that appears sometimes, often preceded by a turn.
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:58 AM
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There was one earlier. I seem to recall Kat added that she has an odd, blinking green light that appears sometimes, often preceded by a turn.
Yep - The American way! Complete the manouver and then signal...maybe...
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:45 AM
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This is the first one this year isn't it?
It might be if we don't count the "asterisk" symbol post not too long ago.
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:47 AM
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The manual isn't real clear if you're just looking for a snowflake, but here's the section.
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That is very cool. I remember when I lived in Seattle and the temps dropped to 30 degrees without snow. All of the main highways ended up being closed because of multiple accidents due to black ice and rear end accidents. Lots of bridges and cold wind. I am from So Cal and had no idea how quickly that can happen. How cool that pir car will warn us!
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:33 PM
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That is very cool. I remember when I lived in Seattle and the temps dropped to 30 degrees without snow. All of the main highways ended up being closed because of multiple accidents due to black ice and rear end accidents. Lots of bridges and cold wind. I am from So Cal and had no idea how quickly that can happen. How cool that pir car will warn us!
Hehe -- that just happened again today. We had snow in Seattle. So traffic slows down to 1 hour to go 15 miles.

Oh and I got the snowflake too! I guess it was cold today!

LOL....
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Question: If our dash temp indicator clearly shows 32 deg. or below, isn't the 'asterisk' symbol a bit too much? You could always roll down the window and stick your hand out if you didn't believe the temp gauge.
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It's to warn you of possible black ice.....although I love the worm hole idea
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There was one earlier. I seem to recall Kat added that she has an odd, blinking green light that appears sometimes, often preceded by a turn.
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LOL. IIRC, I said the funny green blinking arrow coincides with the way my wheels are pointed. If I completed the manouver first, wouldn't my wheels be straight?


LOL, I preceded when I should have postceded. or something.
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Just received that warning last week in my new (to me) '09 335i. Freaked me out at first. My old VW Passat had a similar warning - but it also had warnings come on quite a bit for things that were always breaking - the reason I just got rid of it
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