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Old 01-09-2006, 12:38 PM
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Anyone else tired of the ice warning chime?

That thing startles me every time. 2 minutes from the house, and DIIIING!!

I pretty much know it's below 35F when I got in the car. This chime makes me think i'm going to get some serious warning about the car, and then I look, and see the * on my screen.

I'm moving to Charlotte this week, so that should pretty much solve the problem, since it will be a bit of a fluke when icy conditions happen. In Boise, I get warned at the start of each trip.
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Old 01-09-2006, 03:03 PM
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yes. i hate it. and i live in arkansas where it rarely gets that cold here.
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Old 01-09-2006, 03:21 PM
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how about having the bloody cold weather warning go off and then having the washer fluid warning go off shortly there after. every time you get in and out of the car!!!
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Old 01-09-2006, 04:38 PM
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I wouldn't mind so much if it was a faint little ding, but the damn thing is startling - that is good for serious warnings, but to tell me it's 37 degrees? I am hoping someone has a software tweak to tone it down or turn it off.

I think it's my only real complaint about this car.
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Old 01-09-2006, 07:00 PM
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how about having the bloody cold weather warning go off and then having the washer fluid warning go off shortly there after. every time you get in and out of the car!!!
I hear that. My fluid warning has been going off since a couple of weeks after I got the car. It's really annoying but I probably shouldn't complain since I could just fill it up.

The cold weather warning thing is loud, annoying, and it startles me everytime it goes off.
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Old 01-09-2006, 07:16 PM
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I don't know the specifics of its performance, but mine seems to go on only when the temperature first drops to 37F; if it stays below that, it doesn't chime each time I start the car.
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Old 01-09-2006, 08:11 PM
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I don't know the specifics of its performance, but mine seems to go on only when the temperature first drops to 37F; if it stays below that, it doesn't chime each time I start the car.
Same here.
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Old 01-09-2006, 08:24 PM
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That thing startles me every time. 2 minutes from the house, and DIIIING!!

I pretty much know it's below 35F when I got in the car. This chime makes me think i'm going to get some serious warning about the car, and then I look, and see the * on my screen.

I'm moving to Charlotte this week, so that should pretty much solve the problem, since it will be a bit of a fluke when icy conditions happen. In Boise, I get warned at the start of each trip.

yea and the windshield fluid, and the high beams out ect.... ridiculas
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Old 01-09-2006, 08:26 PM
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Haven't experienced it yet (warm winter so far in TX). Hoping I don't have to...
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Old 01-09-2006, 08:42 PM
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Haven't experienced it yet (warm winter so far in TX). Hoping I don't have to...

Not in Dallas ! its been 14F early in Dec allready ...
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Old 01-09-2006, 08:50 PM
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There seems to be some kind of interval or range programmed into the 37'F warning. I usually hit two cold spots on my morning commute as I go between two valleys and a mountain range. I get the first one shortly after leaving home and again, as I enter the lowest part of the second valley (coldest spot) nearing work.

While I don't really find it annoying, I can see how those of you who live in colder climates might. Maybe you should move somewhere warmer? J/K!
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Old 01-09-2006, 08:51 PM
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Not in Dallas ! its been 14F early in Dec allready ...
Well, technically that's not winter yet ...and I just took redelivery on December 22nd.
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Old 01-10-2006, 07:21 PM
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37F Chime

Odd -- I just went from an '03 Mini Cooper to an '06 330xi and they both have the exact same 37 degree chime! What is it about 37 degrees?!
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Old 01-10-2006, 07:24 PM
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37'F is the most common upper limit of temperature in which ice can form on the road.
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Old 01-10-2006, 07:27 PM
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i hadn't driven a manual in 10 years. After I picked up the car, it took me a couple of days to get acclimated to manual driving again. The forth day, I was at an intersection, and that thing went DIINGG, crap, it startled me that I got so disoriented, the engine died.

Exactly, what is it so special about 37 degrees.
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Old 01-10-2006, 07:36 PM
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When I got tired of the chime, I moved to San Diego.
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Old 01-10-2006, 08:21 PM
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Odd -- I just went from an '03 Mini Cooper to an '06 330xi and they both have the exact same 37 degree chime! What is it about 37 degrees?!
Probably because Cooper's parent is BMW, don't you think?

Yeah, the cold weather warning sound is annoying, but I've learned to tune it out, coming from a Passat, which 'dinged' even louder. It's magic number was at 39 degrees I think. Must be a weird German thing...
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Old 01-10-2006, 08:31 PM
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Old 01-11-2006, 08:30 PM
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i hadn't driven a manual in 10 years. After I picked up the car, it took me a couple of days to get acclimated to manual driving again. The forth day, I was at an intersection, and that thing went DIINGG, crap, it startled me that I got so disoriented, the engine died.

Exactly, what is it so special about 37 degrees.
The thinking is that black ice can begin to form even when the ambient air temperature is above freezing. I guess the scientists (or whoever) chose that temperature as the danger point.

I think it is relatively useless--I know it's freakin' cold!
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Old 01-11-2006, 09:35 PM
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The first time it went off, I was scared as hell.
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Old 01-12-2006, 06:18 AM
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There is a certain lower temperature, below which the warning chime does not go off (23 degrees or so??). Anyway, I live in extreme southern South Carolina, where the State motto is: "If at first you don't secede, try, try again." We get freezing temperatures only ever so rarely. The warning remains an excellent reminder, and I can't complain about its occasional appearance.
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Old 01-12-2006, 06:23 AM
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I have had it 3 times in the last 2 years...
At this time of year, I hear it every day.


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Old 01-12-2006, 10:32 AM
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Old 01-12-2006, 11:01 AM
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living in cali, i only hear it once in a while, so i could care less.
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