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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
The latest X3 brings some added style and some new features to the BMW SUV family. Talk about the new F25 now!

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Old 07-09-2013, 03:32 PM
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Hello all recently I purchased a 2014 X3 35i and I love it! I am however confused about what exactly the technology package is. I know it comes with BMW apps and head up display and such, but the head up display is not on and I cannot find the apps? I'm sure I haven't read enough about it, but even when I purchased it from the dealership they never told me about it. If anyone could help that would be great thanks! I will post pics as well!!
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Old 07-09-2013, 04:19 PM
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Using the iDrive controller, push Menu, select Settings, then Heads-up Display.
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Old 07-09-2013, 04:26 PM
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BMW apps can be a bit confusing because it means several things. There are a lot of good "How to" videos on YouTube. If you can't figure it out on your own, go back to the dealer. That is supposed to be a part of the delivery process.


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Old 07-09-2013, 05:58 PM
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I found out about the head up display thanks! I have to go back to the dealer anyway so I will ask about the apps then. Just one more question, is there anyway to just have the head up display so it only shows up when I have a destination in the nav? Thanks again!
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:58 PM
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Old 07-09-2013, 06:10 PM
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is there anyway to just have the head up display so it only shows up when I have a destination in the nav? Thanks again!
Opposed to what? nav doesn't go to hud UNLESS you have an active destination set. Otherwise, nothing from nav is displayed.
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Old 07-09-2013, 07:06 PM
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Opposed to what? nav doesn't go to hud UNLESS you have an active destination set. Otherwise, nothing from nav is displayed.
I interpreted it that he or she didn't want to see the heads up display of speed limit only.
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Old 07-09-2013, 07:16 PM
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Sorry if I wasn't clear but Stitches is right I don't want to see anything unless I have an active destination, just wondering if that is possible is all
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Old 07-10-2013, 04:26 AM
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To get full advantage of BMW Apps you have to have an iPhone with the BMW Connected Drive app installed. Read this site: http://www.bmw.com/com/en/insights/t...013/index.html


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Old 07-10-2013, 06:28 AM
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Sorry if I wasn't clear but Stitches is right I don't want to see anything unless I have an active destination, just wondering if that is possible is all
Ohh, gotcha! I think you are the first person to want to take things OFF of HUD Rest of us are fiddling with what things to change to add features to it! I'm not aware of any coding mods to shut off HUD speed info. I'm not saying it isn't there, but nobody has researched it. Still, I'm baffled as to why you would want to. It's much better than taking eyes off the road to look at instrument cluster for your speed.

Recommend that if you want to use it only for nav, then just shut off the HUD until those times you wish to use it.
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:13 AM
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You go on your menu where you switch the HUD on or off and memorize that option under one of your presets. When you want to see it press the button, when it's on and you don't want to see it ,press it too
I did the same kind of preset programming in my Z4 when I wanted the screen to flip open or close...

By the way, when you buy and get something new, RTFM! (rule #1)
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You go on your menu where you switch the HUD on or off and memorize that option under one of your presets. When you want to see it press the button, when it's on and you don't want to see it ,press it too
I did the same kind of preset programming in my Z4 when I wanted the screen to flip open or close...

By the way, when you buy and get something new, RTFM! (rule #1)
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:00 PM
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As far as I am concerned, if you have to RTFM, the design is flawed. That is a very high standard, but it is the only goal in the end.
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:35 PM
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As far as I am concerned, if you have to RTFM, the design is flawed. That is a very high standard, but it is the only goal in the end.
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:40 PM
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As far as I am concerned, if you have to RTFM, the design is flawed. That is a very high standard, but it is the only goal in the end.
Perhaps. I downloaded the PDF of my X3's manual and read it cover to cover 3 times before delivery. Doing so helped to relieve the pain of waiting.
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:41 PM
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As far as I am concerned, if you have to RTFM, the design is flawed. That is a very high standard, but it is the only goal in the end.
Not just "very high" but actually impossible. Making things intuitive is one thing, and they've done that. Most people can figure out how to turn on the car without being told, as well as navigate the more commonly used features within iDrive or the Nav menus. However, some people don't have tech related careers, some are first time BMW owners who aren't used to the gadgets and gizmos that existed on previous models, and let's be honest, some need a manual to figure out how to boil water.

If BMW were making cars to be used by 1 type of person, where all customers had the exact same knowledge, experience, and background, then a manual would not be necessary. They're a global company, though, with a wide range of customers. Hence the manual and the need to read it.

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