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Old 12-10-2003, 11:18 AM
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Hey anyone and everyone--

I bought an '04 X5 3.0 a couple of weeks ago and seem to be stuck with a few questions about the A/C that my dealer can't seem to answer fully. I don't understand the functionality of the A/C and/or key memory with regards to starting the car. I wished to NOT have the climate controls come on when I start my car, but I've been told that's impossible. Seems strange to me. I was told there's a 16 minute window after shutting off the car that, if restarted in this time frame, the A/C will recall it's last setting(so if it was off, it won't come on when starting the vehicle-great!). If it's after this 16 minute window, the climate controls revert to the settings they were the last time they were oON or USED. This is frustrating- turning off the climate controls everytime I start the car. Is there a way around this I'm not being told about??

Any help is greatly appreciated!

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Old 12-10-2003, 01:21 PM
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This probably won't be helpful, but at least you'll know you aren't alone -
the behavior your dealer describes is exactly how my 2003 X5 works, although I didn't know the memory time was exactly 16 minutes, I just knew it was somewhere less than half an hour.
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Old 12-13-2003, 10:53 AM
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Try this, not sure why but it has worked for me in the past:
Reset your seat/user memory button (e.g. 1,2,or 3) with the climate control switched off. You key should be in the ignition position 1 or 2

One of the quirks of the computer system
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Old 12-13-2003, 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by creepyem
This is frustrating- turning off the climate controls everytime I start the car. Is there a way around this I'm not being told about??

Any help is greatly appreciated!
Well, according to this, you could have your dealer set "Key Selective settings recall" and "Air recirculation memory". Unfortunately you don't get the full set of climate control customizations in the X5 (again, see the form).
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