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Old 04-27-2006, 06:38 AM
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Muting Stereo and prgramming the star

I have a 2002 745li - Is there a way to mute the stereo with one button? also, when the manual says the (Star-Diamond) on the steering wheel can be programmed - how many options does it allow?

Thanks in advance for any advice
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Old 04-27-2006, 07:14 AM
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There are three programmable options, Recirculating air, Auto hold, and Nav info. I have found the best use of this button for me is the auto hold. Auto hold allows you to remove your foot from the brake after the car has stopped.
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Old 05-04-2006, 02:16 AM
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Anyone knows the answer to the first question? (if there were a way to mute the audio with one button?)
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Old 05-04-2006, 08:13 AM
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You have two option to mute with one button. One takes longer than the other. The longer one use the volume button on the steering wheel. The second and really the best is to push the radio button on the dash to turn off the radio. The sound system comes on so quickly it might as well be a mute button. If you are listening to a CD the CD will back up just a bit and start playing where you turned of the system.
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Old 05-04-2006, 12:39 PM
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There are three programmable options, Recirculating air, Auto hold, and Nav info. I have found the best use of this button for me is the auto hold. Auto hold allows you to remove your foot from the brake after the car has stopped.
where can I find or do the auto-hold? (2002 745li) thx
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Old 05-04-2006, 03:25 PM
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Auto Hold or Auto Park is found in the Setting section of iDrive (8:00 position) under the car symbol. There you have the choice of clicking on AutoP or program the Programing button (the one that looks like a star on the steering wheel). To program the Star button scroll to the item called MFL and click it until it cycles to Auto P. Press the star button and a green light on dash will light up telling you its active. At a stop it will keep the brake on for you until you press the accelerator. A slight tough of the accelerator will release the brake and allow you to coast forward.

I hope you take this advice as constructive. It is not intended to be anything else. These cars are quite complex. They are not your traditional cars. It is worth reading the manual to find how to get the most out of the car. What I did I waited for a rainy afternoon and sat in my garage and checked out the manual while playing with the car. I wish you luck
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Old 05-04-2006, 03:56 PM
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My salesperson spent 2 hrs w/me when I picked up my 7 to show me all the features the car has, including getting my original cpt9000 cellphone programmed. Definitely read the manual or watch the video that comes w/the car to learn how to use all the features. It's worth the effort.
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