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E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013)
The E63/E64 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 06-23-2005, 06:04 AM
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645 iDrive programmable button

My 645, along with some other models has a programmable steering wheel button which can be customized to the driver's needs. Although I have had the car for fifteen months, I have never programmed it. Does anyone actually use this feature, and ,if so, for what?.
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Old 06-23-2005, 06:30 AM
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There are 2 programable buttons on mine. I use one for turning the Air recirculation thingy on/off and another for switching between CD and Radio. The last one i find usefull since i don't have to go trough the whole iDrive to switch to radio or CD.
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Old 06-23-2005, 05:42 PM
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I use mine to have the navigation system repeat the last instructions and to switch between FM /AM/ Weather radio and CD player. If you go into vehicle settings you will find the options for the buttons.I think you have about 6 options to choose from.
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I use mine to mute the audio, and the second one to change between audio inputs (radio, CD)
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Old 11-04-2013, 06:45 PM
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I use my top button to go straight to my address book. I do not have to take my eyes off the road to do this.
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Old 11-05-2013, 03:57 PM
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Most of the options are redundant. They hardly come into play really, but use mine for audio switch and phone book. Seem like the most useful.

One option I find absolutely useless is the voice recognition, hardly ever understands your command, other than dialing a phone number.
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Old 11-06-2013, 04:33 PM
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I use mine to turn off/on iDrive at night and go to address book.
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Old 11-06-2013, 06:42 PM
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I have a strong Irish accent and find that voice recognition understands me perfectly :-) Go figure!
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