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Old 07-04-2012, 01:50 AM
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That still does not explain to me why it is designed to imply either all blue or all red. Oh well, I just ignore it to be honest.
It's the simplest control in the car, and a very convenient one at that. I think you're over-analyzing its function, to be honest.
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Old 07-04-2012, 06:04 AM
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It's the simplest control in the car, and a very convenient one at that. I think you're over-analyzing its function, to be honest.
For around the first year I owned the car I'd accidently hit that thing somehow and usually to all hot. Then my AC would never seem right in summer time and I'd eventually learn to look first at that dial. So sorry but I really am confused as to why the dial does not have a defined middle via some sort of resistance when there so it could not essentially be accidently moved by simply brushing by it. Nor do I understand the point of it or the one in the backseat, if I wanted the air to be hotter or colder I'd just adjust the AC temp.
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I think the BMW engineers saw an empty place on the dashboard and thought it would be nice to put a colorful whirligig there.

I've seen tons of internet postings about that very wheel... so many confused people.
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Old 07-04-2012, 07:12 PM
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The owners manual states: "Thumbwheel for more or less cool air from
the vents for the upper body area".

So I guess you can have hot feet and a cold chest? I still don't see much of a purpose.
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