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Old 08-31-2008, 09:47 PM
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Not sure if this is common knowledge or not but it's cool to me,
Just like my range rover, if you Press and HOLD the open doors button on your remote, all the windows go down at the same time,
if you keep holding it the sun roof opens also (on my 760li) 2003
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Old 10-15-2008, 02:51 PM
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Iím not sure if this will help, but in my 3 series convertible, I had an in dash TV/DVD player installed. When it was installed, they had to connect a wire from the unit to the parking brake. That way, it would ground it and the DVD player would know when the parking brake was on so it would play.
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Old 10-16-2008, 09:59 AM
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After reading about the "reset for transmission" I finally decided to try it. Cranked my car and held the gas pedal down for 25 seconds. After about 17 seconds blueish white smoke started coming from the tailpipe and then after 23 seconds every light on the dash came on (that was pretty neat - you should try it) and then at 25 seconds I heard a loud bang and a rod came through my hood. That sucked. Went back and read the post and saw that I wasn't actually supposed to crank it first. LOL
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Old 10-16-2008, 10:10 AM
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^^^i assume your joking. if not, you should have your license revoked.
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Old 10-16-2008, 10:12 AM
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:> Yeah it was a joke. hahaha
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Old 11-09-2008, 08:20 PM
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did you know your BMW 7 series is really a transformer in search of the ALLSPARK! thats why im getting one this week, 2004 black on black sport! ROBOTS IN DISGUISE YEAH!
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Old 11-09-2008, 09:44 PM
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After reading about the "reset for transmission" I finally decided to try it. Cranked my car and held the gas pedal down for 25 seconds. After about 17 seconds blueish white smoke started coming from the tailpipe and then after 23 seconds every light on the dash came on (that was pretty neat - you should try it) and then at 25 seconds I heard a loud bang and a rod came through my hood. That sucked. Went back and read the post and saw that I wasn't actually supposed to crank it first. LOL
that was well funny..
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Old 11-17-2008, 08:21 PM
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Cool..

What else can be done via this menu?

Can I disable TPM Tire monitoring? (I wish )
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Old 12-11-2008, 01:05 PM
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gas gauge

Silly, but if you are filling the gas tank, and are in the car with the accessory power on, you can hit the button on the turn signal stalk and the gas gauge will be activated. You can watch the tank fill, and I noticed when it read full, that the tank still took at least five more litres of fuel.
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Old 12-21-2008, 10:53 AM
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I will try the ghetto comfort access
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Old 01-17-2009, 05:30 AM
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Not sure if this is common knowledge or not but it's cool to me,
Just like my range rover, if you Press and HOLD the open doors button on your remote, all the windows go down at the same time,
if you keep holding it the sun roof opens also (on my 760li) 2003
whats more spectacular is that if you have a drop top , its drops your windows and then your roof.... then panies if your walking the right chick to your car!! lol
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Old 01-17-2009, 11:07 PM
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Not sure if this is common knowledge or not but it's cool to me,
Just like my range rover, if you Press and HOLD the open doors button on your remote, all the windows go down at the same time,
if you keep holding it the sun roof opens also (on my 760li) 2003
That feature has been around as long as I remember. What would be nice is the reverse action -- add a button/modify current lock button to close all windows/sunroof and lock the doors. (I know you can do this by using the key in the door lock).

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Old 02-03-2009, 11:01 AM
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Guys, here is a trick that I want to learn - in a 2005 745i how do you get the engine temperature guage to show up anywhere?? LOL...seems like they forgot this important guage?
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Old 02-03-2009, 11:03 AM
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Guys, here is a trick that I want to learn - in a 2005 745i how do you get the engine temperature guage to show up anywhere?? LOL...seems like they forgot this important guage?
Doesn't exist for the standard display. Very stupid on BMW's part. There is a sub menu that you can access to get a reading for it.
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Old 02-03-2009, 11:08 AM
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Guys, here is a trick that I want to learn - in a 2005 745i how do you get the engine temperature guage to show up anywhere?? LOL...seems like they forgot this important guage?
when the engine is cold a orange line appears in your tach. once your car is up to temp the light in the tach will disappear
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Old 02-21-2009, 01:23 PM
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I have 2003 745i, I like to replace the headlight covers because they are all pitted and fadeing. It looks like the head light lens cover is attached to the head light assembly by some clips.
I do not like to buy anything from the BMW dealer ( too expensive). Anyone knows of a different source for either the whole headlight assembly or the face cover only?
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Old 02-24-2009, 09:19 AM
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I have 2003 745i, I like to replace the headlight covers because they are all pitted and fadeing. It looks like the head light lens cover is attached to the head light assembly by some clips.
I do not like to buy anything from the BMW dealer ( too expensive). Anyone knows of a different source for either the whole headlight assembly or the face cover only?
wrong thread to post your questions
--there is no "face cover" for our headlights and only BMW makes the entire assembly ($$$$)
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Old 03-10-2009, 06:25 PM
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Old 03-15-2009, 06:24 PM
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Hey I just found out today that there's some sort of flashlight in the glove compartment. I dont know, but u can switch the light on and off, but I cant take it out. I tried to pull but it wouldn't come out, I didn't wanna pull harder because I didn't want to break it. Anyone have a clue how to get this flashlight thing out?
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Old 03-15-2009, 09:40 PM
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Pull. I may be a bit corroded from non use. Work it side to side, etc. Pull. It comes out.
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Old 03-18-2009, 04:00 PM
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Hey I just found out today that there's some sort of flashlight in the glove compartment. I dont know, but u can switch the light on and off, but I cant take it out. I tried to pull but it wouldn't come out, I didn't wanna pull harder because I didn't want to break it. Anyone have a clue how to get this flashlight thing out?
you just found out today?!?!?!?!?! but you researched this car for more than 6 months and spend almost 3 hours every day reading about itttt...
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Old 03-18-2009, 04:07 PM
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its a good thing i checked out some random threads here recently. i almost forgot how entertaining this section is becomming
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Old 03-19-2009, 12:02 PM
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there is also a secret system in the car called iDrive
im reading about it rite now in the manual
There's a secret smiley I just figured out, right here on bimmerfest.

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Old 03-28-2009, 12:11 PM
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shifting with steptronic

Alright..In the manual this said it comes with only Canadian models (2002-2005 i think)..but i dont know, maybe some of you guys have this too. it's called shifting with steptronic, which lets you shift manually, kind of like stick-shifting, but with buttons! if there is a S>M>D button on ur steering wheel, then you can do this. S is sport mode, for performance-based driving. D is the normal Drive mode if you want to go back to it. M is manual driving, which I am talking about. there are 2 silver buttons on the top of the steering wheel, which let you shift up or down. Now, i only read this once..so i might be wrong about this whole thing, but, the right one is to shift up, while the left one is to shift down. i never tried this yet, but it looks fun, and let's you take a break from the boring automatic transmission driving. i also put a pic:
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Old 03-28-2009, 01:03 PM
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uh, newsflash, there are 2 silver buttons on the back of your wheel too.
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