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Old 11-30-2009, 05:30 PM
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Cool Rear view mirror, big red thingy

Help, there is a red growth on the bottom of my rear view mirror!! Is it just me or is this annoying? I have an '07, maybe BMW has done away ( or hidden) this since. Thoughts?
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Old 11-30-2009, 05:33 PM
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Help, there is a red growth on the bottom of my rear view mirror!! Is it just me or is this annoying? I have an '07, maybe BMW has done away ( or hidden) this since. Thoughts?
Proper name is the Clown Nose. On my '08 535i it blinks when the alarm is set.

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Old 11-30-2009, 05:39 PM
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Oh great, if my friends hear that I'll be driving " a cute soccer mom car with a clown nose!" I'll just say it was an "upgraded security option" ! How's that?
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Old 11-30-2009, 05:41 PM
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Oh Djfitter, I am a transplant from Huntington Beach, been here in Ohio about 7 years now, miss home terribly!!
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Old 11-30-2009, 05:43 PM
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Oh great, if my friends hear that I'll be driving " a cute soccer mom car with a clown nose!" I'll just say it was an "upgraded security option" ! How's that?
Works for me. I think it also dims your mirror (turn it I think) if you don't have auto dimming.

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Old 11-30-2009, 05:45 PM
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Oh Djfitter, I am a transplant from Huntington Beach, been here in Ohio about 7 years now, miss home terribly!!
I was there yesterday. Pretty much weekly visiting friends.

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Old 11-30-2009, 05:49 PM
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My last visit there I was kicking back at Starbucks' CDM when a totally flat black new M-6 with matching wheels roared by with the most beautiful sound I ever heard, I was speechless!!!
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Old 11-30-2009, 05:54 PM
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My last visit there I was kicking back at Starbucks' CDM when a totally flat black new M-6 with matching wheels roared by with the most beautiful sound I ever heard, I was speechless!!!
Goin' downtown HB for anything scares me, well the parking does, well parking anywhere. 2 years. No door dings yet.

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Old 11-30-2009, 06:01 PM
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Don't blame you there, I lived downtown ( 16th and Walnut ) and would just ride my beach cruiser to hang out there, never my car!! It is so busy there now, but being a car lover there are some great sights all along the coast. Usually we are at Corona Del Mar for coffee cruises and see some spectacular vehicles ( saw my first Enzo there! ) Well, you know, you live there!! Enjoy!
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You will grow to love your "Clown nose" blinking away after you leave the car and you are walking away wondering, "did I lock the car?" and you turn around and YES you did. It also dims your rear view mirror by turning it, if you don't have the auto dimmer mirror, which I hate BTW.
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Old 12-01-2009, 12:28 PM
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Oh Djfitter, I am a transplant from Huntington Beach, been here in Ohio about 7 years now, miss home terribly!!
Seems as if everyone in C-Bus is a transplant . I moved here from DC a few years ago...
Oh, and like others have said, the clown nose also dims your rear-view mirror.
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Old 12-01-2009, 04:39 PM
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Thanks guys, I like the dimming feature, I just need to look past the "clown nose". It is about the only complaint I have so far, love this X-3!!
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