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Old 12-05-2010, 10:04 PM
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Steering retracting back to original postiion when switched off

Does anyone know if it is possible to not retract the steering back to its default position when you switch off the car. Is there some option to just leave it as it is on the new F10. I dont like that as it will be prone to the motor going bad in time to come
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Old 12-05-2010, 10:10 PM
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Hmm good question... I'm curious too. Imagine 5 years from now when things usually start breaking in bmws and the damn wheel is stuck. That won't be good.
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Old 12-05-2010, 10:38 PM
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I don't think this is something to worry about. 5 series have had this feature for many years - you can check to see, for example, how many people with older E39s have a problem with it. If it bothers you, why not set the wheel to the retracted position for your driving?
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Old 12-06-2010, 08:58 AM
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It would seem to be something that could be chosen or not, but there is no method I have found for not having the wheel retract.

While not exactly related, I have found though that manually setting a position other than that in a memory setting is then used as the final "down" position until you press the memory button again. Sometimes I need to jockey my car and my wife's in our single-car driveway. I move the steering wheel up most of the way so I don't have the fight it getting in and out several times. If I know I'll be moving it the next morning, I just leave the wheel almost all the way up (manually). The wheel still retracts and moves down, but to my temporary position.
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Old 12-06-2010, 11:41 AM
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Jeeze I need a cup of coffee. For a second there I thought you meant that the car straightened the front wheels when you shut off the car. Way too tired-Be back in 5....
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Old 12-06-2010, 02:07 PM
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do you have the driver seat saved and in the menu do you have return seat to last position selected??
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Old 12-07-2010, 12:19 AM
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Raleedy, i dont think you understand the fact that it would be nice to have a switch to not retract for those of us who are concerned about something going wrong. Keeping the steering all the way at the retracted position is not what I was asking. I asked the question b/c i'm still new to the F10 and trying to find out features that I'm unaware of.
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Old 12-07-2010, 12:55 AM
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Raleedy, i dont think you understand the fact that it would be nice to have a switch to not retract for those of us who are concerned about something going wrong.
My advice? Don't worry about it and enjoy the car.
There are many motorized functions, pumps, belt, gears, hydraulics etc which operate constantly every time your drive the car. They are designed to last and withstand normal use. A simple function like the retracting steering wheel which operates once when you get in or out of the car is quite minimal in terms of wear as compared with many other functions of your car.
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