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6 Series
The BMW 6 Series builds on BMW's sporty heritage with aggressive lines and an incredible motor to back the design up. Available in coupe and convertible trims with a standard 4.8 liter engine producing 360 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, the 6-series is a popular choice that exceeds expectations.

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Old 03-25-2010, 06:35 PM
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I have noticed that the tail lights housing are actually designed based upon the gills of shark
if you look at it from the side, it really looks like a shark... the 04 z4's are even more obvious sharks...
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Old 04-04-2010, 11:14 AM
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can we make this thread a sticky?

I discovered that the tilt sensor actually works... as I jacked the car up, the moment the tires left the floor, the alarm went off...
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Old 04-04-2010, 12:16 PM
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can we make this thread a sticky?

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Old 04-05-2010, 06:51 PM
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I figured out when you use the "all windows" button and then go to roll up all the windows, if you try to open the door with your pinky, the car diengages the door handle. You cant open the door while rolling up all the windows!
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Old 04-05-2010, 08:04 PM
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I figured out when you use the "all windows" button and then go to roll up all the windows, if you try to open the door with your pinky, the car diengages the door handle. You cant open the door while rolling up all the windows!
was the traffic that bad you wanted to stretch your legs on the highway?... just kidding... it's amazing what people discover....
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Old 04-05-2010, 08:07 PM
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was the traffic that bad you wanted to stretch your legs on the highway?... just kidding... it's amazing what people discover....
Nah - pulled into a parking lot and both wanted to secure the car a bit and get out of the car.

It's more amazing to think someone at BMW said "perhaps we should not allow the door to open when rolling up the windows"
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Old 04-06-2010, 02:40 PM
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I just discovered that to turn off the turn signal (not the 3 blink signal) you simply press the lever the same direction again. Couple of times I changed lanes and took the stalk past resistance and the left directional was on. I tried to turn it off like my previous mechanical stalks by hitting the stalk for a right signal, that just turned on the right signal. Then tried to shut that off by clicking down and the left signal went on.

People behind me probably thought I was drunk. Later on I figured out that if the left signal is on just press it down (or left) again and voila, it shuts off.

By the way, I saw a guy driving on the interstate in an M6 that did the same thing I had done originally, left/right/left signals trying to "barely" touch it to turn off.
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Old 04-07-2010, 01:00 AM
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I brought this up before in a different thread trying to figure out if I had the comfort system (I don't) but try this.
My 6er does not have the comfort package ie key-less entry and start. But found this out after I had my iDrive updated and also tried it on the loner they gave me afterwords when I had my tuneup and it worked on the loner also (loner did not have comfort package).
I can get in my car and put the FOB in and start the car normally. I can the turn the car off remove the FOB (put it in my pocket) and then start the car without the FOB in place and drive it around normally.
Go figure...
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Old 04-07-2010, 01:39 PM
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question do we have rain sensing wipers. I noticed when it rains n i turn the wipers on int when the rain stops so do the wipers and as it starts up again the wipers just go i had that in my lexus but i didnt know it was a feature in the 6.. I tried running the car and spraying it down with a hose to see if it goes off on its own no luck.. im not sure if this only works if the car is in motion.
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Old 04-07-2010, 03:51 PM
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We do have rain sensing wipers... They will speed up, slow down all on there own.
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Old 04-07-2010, 04:44 PM
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question do we have rain sensing wipers. I noticed when it rains n i turn the wipers on int when the rain stops so do the wipers and as it starts up again the wipers just go i had that in my lexus but i didnt know it was a feature in the 6.. I tried running the car and spraying it down with a hose to see if it goes off on its own no luck.. im not sure if this only works if the car is in motion.
we do but you have to turn it on by pressing the wiper stalk button inwards and the green light should turn green... if the light is off, the rain sensor is off...
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Old 08-29-2010, 08:50 AM
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When the Navigation screen is in 'Perspective' view - the clouds float (move) across the sky!
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Old 08-30-2010, 01:37 PM
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I learned the trunk lid and front fenders were made of plastic.

I learned that the indash CD player won't play a lot of MP3's unless they are burned with the Fraunhofer codec @ 192 KBits/sec and 44.1 sampling.

I learned that my wife's expensive jeans with metal doodads on the pockets will hack the crap out of the leather seat side bolsters if she isn't careful when getting in the car.

I learned that the speedometer has a cruise control marker "bug" that appears when you set the speed.

I learned that the barber pole "red line" marker on the right side of the tach moves to a lower limit when the car is cold and then moves to a higher limit as the engine warms up.

I learned that the stereo's RDS capability sucks. It only remembers the text that was being transmitted when you set the station to memory.

I learned that the logic 7 amp input is a fiber-optic cable from the head unit.

And finally, I learned the easier way to clean the "velvet" trim that runs around the door frame is with a lint roller or masking tape.
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Old 08-30-2010, 10:24 PM
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Old 08-31-2010, 05:32 AM
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i learned that women find me more attractive
I'd like to think that, but I can say I've never heard women say "I *LOVE* your car" more than I do now...
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Old 08-31-2010, 07:44 AM
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WOW!! What a great thread! thanks for starting it man! Now Im off to try/find these little tricks..esp the hesitation correction.
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I learned that the indash CD player won't play a lot of MP3's unless they are burned with the Fraunhofer codec @ 192 KBits/sec and 44.1 sampling.
Reading this thread I Just learned that "30yrVeteran" gave me the solution of my MP3's problem. It did not matter what I did, the damn radio would not play my MP3's.

I will try the above mentioned to see if it works... Thanks "30yrVeteran"
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Old 08-31-2010, 07:14 PM
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I just discovered if you press and hold the button on the stalk that toggles between the date and the time, that it runs the system checks and tells you if you have any codes in the service info section of iDrive.
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I just learned the above today. Also you can Reset the Oil/Brake screen after you change them w/o having to take the car to the dealer (You just press the button for 2sec' and keep pressing to move to the field you want to reset then just press once more to reset).

This is good to know if you are out of Warranty or if you take your car for any (oil/Brake/pads/rotors...etc) change somewhere other than the dealer.
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I found the power outlet in glovebox but can't find the power outlet in rear of vehicle?
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I found the power outlet in glovebox but can't find the power outlet in rear of vehicle?
What power outlet is it that you are talking about? The one with the flash light? or the one on the cigarette lighter?
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GeneArch - Sticky this thread, please????????
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GeneArch - Sticky this thread, please????????
+1... Very helpful and fun thread.
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Anyone discover where to find the exact color code on the car???
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Anyone discover where to find the exact color code on the car???
Dude its by the front driver side wheel on the fender open the hood should b right there unless your fender was replaced or painted for some reason
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I use the Monkey Media program to burn CDs. It allows you to set just about any parameter you want when you burn MP3s. Also, you can edit the "text" displayed on the idrive. Use id3 tags that are 2.1 or lower. It won't recongnize the newer ones.
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