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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 11-16-2010, 03:32 PM
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I have owned my first BMW, 2011 X5 3.5i Premium since June of this year. The Auto Heat/AC doesn't seem to really cool properly or timely. Does anyone else have this issue? I have owned American as well as Japanese cars and their cooling system seems to work so much better. I shouldn't be hot if I set the AC to 72 on both the driver and passenger side with the Auto setting of Intensive. Any comments or insight would be much appreciative.

This really is my only complaint about the car, with the exception of the complaints everyone else has been posting for the last few months.

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Old 11-16-2010, 03:50 PM
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Sounds like something is wrong and you need the dealer to check it out. I assume you have tried changing the settings of the temperature of the dash vents in the idrive and you have the vents opened with the manual control on the vent...
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Old 11-16-2010, 08:10 PM
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Quick ? When I goto the screen on my drive to change temp as in move the dial to red or blue..why doe my temp Gage not move? I have it on full blast heat on my drive but my screen near the DVD player says 64???? Shouldn't it move in sync??
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Old 11-17-2010, 06:37 AM
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Please read the owner's manual to make sure you are doing everything properly.

In the iDrive Climate settings, Drivers and Front Pass. ventilation only tweaks the temp of air coming from the centre face-level vents. This adjustment is the same as the old "blue-red wheel" on other BMWs.

The main way to adjust interior temp is by the temperature selection on the dash itself. Heat always comes from the defroster or floor vents, cool air from the face-level vents.
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Old 11-17-2010, 09:11 AM
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Please read the owner's manual to make sure you are doing everything properly.

In the iDrive Climate settings, Drivers and Front Pass. ventilation only tweaks the temp of air coming from the centre face-level vents. This adjustment is the same as the old "blue-red wheel" on other BMWs.

The main way to adjust interior temp is by the temperature selection on the dash itself. Heat always comes from the defroster or floor vents, cool air from the face-level vents.
Correct, I found as the temps have gone down, I was still feeling cold air with the heat on. Adjusted the temp in iDrive for vetilation, and now everything is just right. Have to say this is an odd set up, but it works. Guess overall it does allow more flexibility.
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Old 11-17-2010, 02:11 PM
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I will try adjusting the iDrive settings again. Right now I have them in the gray neutral section. The thing I don't like, do I have to adjust them everytime it changes, if i put it to more cool in summer, have to change to more hot in winter, to me that is a joke. If I have the normal control you see on the dash set at 70 or 72, I should be cool in the summer pretty quick.
I do appreciate all the feedback and suggestions
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Old 11-17-2010, 03:42 PM
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Germans have been doing this for decades. In the fall when I am on a road trip, I like to turn it to cold 70 so not to get hot in the sun and not to use the ac. In winter I want it warm at 70. I really like the option
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Old 11-17-2010, 03:52 PM
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I will try adjusting the iDrive settings again. Right now I have them in the gray neutral section. The thing I don't like, do I have to adjust them everytime it changes, if i put it to more cool in summer, have to change to more hot in winter, to me that is a joke. If I have the normal control you see on the dash set at 70 or 72, I should be cool in the summer pretty quick.
I do appreciate all the feedback and suggestions
I have owned several BMWs over the years and this has always made me crazy! I just want to set the temp and have the car figure out how to make the interior of the car that temperature. I'm in Colorado, where the inside of the car can get really hot when it is sunny and 30 degrees, plus we have wildly fluctuating temps here as well (40 today, 65 tomorrow) - so I find I am constantly having to change the vent settings. At least with the new iDrive it is a bit less tedious. On my 2008 X5 it's a pain!
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