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F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current)
The 2 Series coupe is the replacement for the E82/E88 1 series coupe. Production starts in November 2013 on the 228i (N20) and M235i (N55) coupes. Look for them in dealerships in February 2014. The convertible F23 2 series will follow in the fall of 2014.

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Old 02-15-2017, 10:53 AM
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No Seek/Scan Function on Radio?

OK, I know I've been complaining but this is kind of ridiculous.

My 228i doesn't have a Seek/Scan function/button on the radio. I find that button even on a Civic. Com'n, how much cost can you save from removing it? Or I should say how much $ can you get from adding that to another package?

Is it just plain not available or it comes with a package?
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Old 02-15-2017, 12:07 PM
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Far right side of the radio, just above and to the right of the CD slot over the CD eject button. You don't have left/right arrows in that location?

Press "Radio" on the center console, select "FM" or "AM" (not "Presets") and try those.
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Old 02-15-2017, 09:01 PM
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Far right side of the radio, just above and to the right of the CD slot over the CD eject button. You don't have left/right arrows in that location?

Press "Radio" on the center console, select "FM" or "AM" (not "Presets") and try those.
Yes, I do. But those 2 buttons only navigate to the previous/next station. They're not the same as seek/scan.
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Old 02-16-2017, 04:54 AM
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Yes, I do. But those 2 buttons only navigate to the previous/next station. They're not the same as seek/scan.
Then you're in "Preset" mode, not open channel mode. If you pick "FM" or "AM" off the radio menu instead of "Preset", those buttons will seek to the next station found in the direction you select.

You can do the same thing on the "Radio dial" mode. Press "Radio", select a band, scroll to the top of the menu, press select, scroll to the top, select "Manual", and press one of those buttons.
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Old 02-16-2017, 01:37 PM
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Then you're in "Preset" mode, not open channel mode. If you pick "FM" or "AM" off the radio menu instead of "Preset", those buttons will seek to the next station found in the direction you select.

You can do the same thing on the "Radio dial" mode. Press "Radio", select a band, scroll to the top of the menu, press select, scroll to the top, select "Manual", and press one of those buttons.
I'm sorry but I'm afraid those buttons don't do what I expect (I am in FM or AM mode, not "Presets" mode). The way Seek/Scan function should work is once you press the button it should automatically scan through all the radio stations, play each station for about 3-5 seconds then move on.

Again, albeit it's not a big deal, I'm very surprised my radio doesn't have this function.

Com'n, this is 2017.
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I'm sorry but I'm afraid those buttons don't do what I expect (I am in FM or AM mode, not "Presets" mode). The way Seek/Scan function should work is once you press the button it should automatically scan through all the radio stations, play each station for about 3-5 seconds then move on.

Again, albeit it's not a big deal, I'm very surprised my radio doesn't have this function.

Com'n, this is 2017.
You're describing "Scan", which scans through the entire band stopping briefly on each. "Seek" goes to the next station. You've got half the function.
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Old 02-16-2017, 10:22 PM
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You're describing "Scan", which scans through the entire band stopping briefly on each. "Seek" goes to the next station. You've got half the function.
Yeah, I guess what I'm asking is "Scan."

I'm just amazed that this simple function doesn't come with a standard radio. I simply don't understand why.
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Old 02-17-2017, 05:43 AM
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Yeah, I guess what I'm asking is "Scan."

I'm just amazed that this simple function doesn't come with a standard radio. I simply don't understand why.
I find scan is less common than it used to be. Most cars from mid-90s through mid-2000s had it, then it began to drop off.

At a guess, it's because the utility seems much lower that it used to be (my wife's car has scan, and using it shows that about 1/2 the pauses are on commercials or otherwise uninformative talking) while the rise of HD and RDS description services make it easier to just run down the list until the tag on the screen shows you what you're looking for.
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Old 07-10-2017, 05:23 AM
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Did any1 figure this out yet?
Just found out going from E60 to F10 550xi with Bang & Olufsen just to find out I cant auto seek radio stations. This is a very big issue for me. Hope there's a way to get this old and NORMAL feature back.
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I find scan is less common than it used to be. Most cars from mid-90s through mid-2000s had it, then it began to drop off.

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Agreed. Most car radios do not offer the function to scan anymore, only seek.

Guessing that could be a PITA for those that travel a lot and listen to OTA radio exclusively. Again, manufacturers likely figure most don't travel long enough distances (to lose OTA stations), and those the do travel would likely use Sirius or perhaps listen to USB thumbs or Tune-in radio through cell phones.

Not sure how much money they save by eliminating that feature (if any) but maybe more a matter of evolving past it's usefulness. Like the CD player/tape players that were standard in most all autos. I still have a few cassettes but a ton of CD's (which have all been ripped to a thumb drive/internal HD).
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