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Old 04-25-2013, 12:21 AM
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So, not sure if this has been mentioned (or if it's in the manual, haven't read through it yet), but if you press and hold down "COMFORT" on the Dynamic Drive button, it bypasses any intermediate settings and automatically sets it to the Comfort setting. If you press and hold down "SPORT" it will bypass any intermediate settings and drop you right into SPORT+

So regardless of where you're already at in the setting it brings you to the Comfort or SPORT+ without having the press it multiple times to get there!
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Old 04-25-2013, 01:14 AM
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Nice. That's actually useful. Sometimes I feel like it looks like we're starting up an airplane with the amount of buttons we need to hit once we get into our 7s. Start button, accept nav warning, hit the Sport button 2-3x to get it to Sport+, mirror folding button, parking break button...and I don't even have an auto start-stop to disable!
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Old 04-25-2013, 01:43 AM
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I agree. I also didn't like have to look at the cluster or the screen to figure out what setting I was in and where I wanted to go. It's nice just to hold it down (and we're only talking like 2 seconds) and BAM, you're in Sport+... no having to look at anything to see how many more times I have to press the button to get there
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Old 04-25-2013, 05:26 AM
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accept nav warning
Say what? I have never seen that kind of a warning in any of my bimmer nav's
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:59 AM
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Say what? I have never seen that kind of a warning in any of my bimmer nav's
You live in a country where people aren't regarded as stupid like here in the US. They actually trust your common sense.
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:45 AM
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You live in a country where people aren't regarded as stupid like here in the US. They actually trust your common sense.
Aahh, I get it. Like the text in your mirrors.
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Old 04-25-2013, 12:18 PM
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Aahh, I get it. Like the text in your mirrors.
You're missing out on an important feature! You should look into enacting it via coding.
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:08 PM
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You live in a country where people aren't regarded as stupid like here in the US. They actually trust your common sense.
Haha..good ol 'Merica

Tried holding down the button today - it's super fast. Seems like you don't even need to hold it down longer than a full second
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:05 PM
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Haha..good ol 'Merica

Tried holding down the button today - it's super fast. Seems like you don't even need to hold it down longer than a full second
Yeah, I was recalling it being pretty fast, just said 2 seconds so that people don't try holding it down for .00003 seconds then say that it doesn't work, haha!
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Old 04-26-2013, 02:51 AM
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Aahh, I get it. Like the text in your mirrors.
That actually made me laugh. Indeed, it's been so damn long I almost forgot about those

Yeah, in Europe you just walk up to your car get in, the mirrors unfold automatically, no nav. warning to click through, you just start driving ; )
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:13 AM
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Data point. On my 2012 AH7, it will only let you go as far as Sport. Not Sport+. So the range for this is Comfort-Sport on mine. I'm not sure if this is a software bug. But more likely the nannies/lawyers making a change so that I don't get myself in trouble...

In this case, it's a little limited in use for me. Since I'm usually in Comfort, I mostly go one mode back and forward, and usually reverting to Comfort. But I definitely appreciate the knowledge sharing.
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:43 PM
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Noticed something cool the other day with the hard buttons around the iDrive knob: If you press them twice, they bring you to the top menu of whatever screen the button brings you to, so you need not toggle the knob to the left to get to same! i.e.: if you had a Map pulled up previously under NAV, if you press NAV once it brings you to the Map and if you press it a second time it brings you to the main menu! I always used to press the button once and then used the iDrive controler to get back to the main menu of the particular feature (NAV, TEL, etc.)...

Otherwise, for the 8 preset buttons, I have the top FM radio stations in my area and always keep AM on 1010 WINS, so when I want to listen to the news I can press the AM/FM button once (as if it was a preset). What's annoying about our cars, however, is that you can't double over the presets, where most other cars have AM1/AM2/FM1/FM2 for a total of 24 presets, we only have 8, albeit programmed to our liking. Wish they would have made the ability to double press for a second, underlying preset. Wonder if it can be coded!?
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:31 PM
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Wish they would have made the ability to double press for a second, underlying preset. Wonder if it can be coded!?
Did you set the buttons to go to the radio station itself in FM, or that station in presets? If not the latter, then set all your stations in preset mode, then set the 1-8 buttons to go to the preset stations. That way the other stations are just a turn and click away.
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Did you set the buttons to go to the radio station itself in FM, or that station in presets? If not the latter, then set all your stations in preset mode, then set the 1-8 buttons to go to the preset stations. That way the other stations are just a turn and click away.
I set the buttons to go to the stations, but wish there was a way to press "1" to go to one preset (station) and press "1" twice to go to another preset (station)... I understand what you're saying; thanks for the suggestion, but I'm old fashioned, I suppose.

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After driving around a large parking lot recently, found that the seat belt chime goes away after a certain amount of time, but if not mistaken, there's a sequence of buttons you can press to silence it immediately...
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After driving around a large parking lot recently, found that the seat belt chime goes away after a certain amount of time, but if not mistaken, there's a sequence of buttons you can press to silence it immediately...
Or...just code the damn thing off
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OK, found something else out yesterday. (not sure if it's in the manual), but if you're using Cruise Control and press the dial down lightly, you'll coast.... (like all CC systems), BUT if you press it even more, you'll actually brake (or at least the car will definitely slow down much faster than either coasting or engine braking).
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OK, found something else out yesterday. (not sure if it's in the manual), but if you're using Cruise Control and press the dial down lightly, you'll coast.... (like all CC systems), BUT if you press it even more, you'll actually brake (or at least the car will definitely slow down much faster than either coasting or engine braking).
Oh yeah... For not having the ACC, the "regular" cruise control on this car is pretty amazing. I've been in traffic and used it, and done the dropping it by about 15-20 MPH, and it felt like the car was braking, I'd wonder if the brake lights were actually lighting up?


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While driving we were listening to our iPod, turned the music all the way down to talk to our daughter, and we noticed the music bar stopped moving, then we turned it back up and the music was playing from the point we turned the volume all the way down... soooo if you turn the volume all the way down (not turning the radio off), the music will automatically pause... very cool!
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Oh yeah... For not having the ACC, the "regular" cruise control on this car is pretty amazing. I've been in traffic and used it, and done the dropping it by about 15-20 MPH, and it felt like the car was braking, I'd wonder if the brake lights were actually lighting up?


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I should test that out (brake lights)... because really, it's not like it's downshifting or just coasting, it feels much more aggressive than that. It'd be a nice option to slow down w/o being noticed, hehe!
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I should test that out (brake lights)... because really, it's not like it's downshifting or just coasting, it feels much more aggressive than that. It'd be a nice option to slow down w/o being noticed, hehe!
It actually applies the brakes and the brake lights light up, just like stepping on the pedal...
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Very nice! Now I'm really happy with that system, what a great idea!
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OK, found something else out yesterday. (not sure if it's in the manual), but if you're using Cruise Control and press the dial down lightly, you'll coast.... (like all CC systems), BUT if you press it even more, you'll actually brake (or at least the car will definitely slow down much faster than either coasting or engine braking).
Which dial are you referencing? The up/down button on the left side of the steering wheel controls? Thank you.
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Which dial are you referencing? The up/down button on the left side of the steering wheel controls? Thank you.
The sport/comfort buttons on the center console just to the left of the shifter.
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