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Old 05-08-2011, 05:44 AM
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Is this logical?

Two symptoms that I have noticed on my new i35.

1. The right outside mirror changes (tilts down) it's angle when the shift is put in revers? Is there any reason for this to occur?

2. Is this real, or I'm imagining that the car on some occasions lowers itself down?
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Old 05-08-2011, 06:36 AM
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When your mirror adjuster switch is set to the driver's side, the passenger side mirror tilts down when you reverse to help you see the parking lines better when you park. This is completely normal and is stated in your car manual as well. If you don't what it to tilt down, just switch your mirror adjustment switch to the other side.

I apologize if I got the switch direction wrong but basically if it's tilting now, just switch the adjustment switch to the other side in order to disable to mirror from going down when reversing.

I find this very useful when parking, especially if you don't have cameras on both sides of your car.

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Old 05-08-2011, 07:03 AM
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When your mirror adjuster switch is set to the driver's side, the passenger side mirror tilts down when you reverse to help you see the parking lines better when you park. This is completely normal and is stated in your car manual as well. If you don't what it to tilt down, just switch your mirror adjustment switch to the other side.

I apologize if I got the switch direction wrong but basically if it's tilting now, just switch the adjustment switch to the other side in order to disable to mirror from going down when reversing.

I find this very useful when parking, especially if you don't have cameras on both sides of your car.

Cheers!
SJ

That is a great answer and the one that gives me relief. Manuel is so dry to read and I thought is going to make sense by just interacting with the car directly. Obviously, not in this case.


How about car raising its body up and down on some occasions? (I do not have DHP.)
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Old 05-08-2011, 07:07 AM
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That is a great answer and the one that gives me relief. Manuel is so dry to read and I thought is going to make sense by just interacting with the car directly. Obviously, not in this case.


How about car raising its body up and down on some occasions? (I do not have DHP.)
I wasn't too sure about the car raising its body up and down. Even with DHP, it only offers electronic dampers, which, to my knowledge, do not affect the height of the car. Anyone else have an idea? I am still waiting for my car to get produced unfortunately...

SJ.
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Old 05-08-2011, 07:28 AM
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Reading the Manual with any BMW is very good advice. BMWs have lots of features that need explaining, and you will learn some things that you likely will never know by just "fiddling" with the car. It may be "dry" to read, but it is very useful.
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Old 05-08-2011, 07:29 AM
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Manuel is so dry to read.....

it's not a novel we hope you like to read , it a document that could save your life..Pick it up again and get thru it.... my wife read it twice.
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Old 05-08-2011, 07:42 AM
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Like they say, "when in doubt -- read the instructions"!
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Old 05-08-2011, 07:44 AM
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pretty sure the owner's manual is embedded in the car, thru the display too!
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Old 05-08-2011, 08:24 AM
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I really don't "get" why ppl don't read the Manual..?? Personally, it's one of the neat things about getting a new car, reading up on all the things you can do. If I don't understand something in the car, I will go to the Manual way before I will ask a question on here.

Besides, reading it often lets you avoid asking seemingly "dumb" questions.
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Old 05-08-2011, 08:27 AM
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I really don't "get" why ppl don't read the Manual..?? Personally, it's one of the neat things about getting a new car, reading up on all the things you can do. If I don't understand something in the car, I will go to the Manual way before I will ask a question on here.

Besides, reading it often lets you avoid asking seemingly "dumb" questions.
The people that really pi$$ me off on all forums are people who don't search or read and then come her and blatantly asks the question because they are lazy , and in many cases will tell you that. " I don't have time to read", etc...And someone takes up his valuable 3 minutes researching it and never even gets a thank you - welcome to the internet....
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Old 05-08-2011, 10:04 AM
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Manuel is so dry to read

Pour a couple of beers in him first. That'll loosen him up.
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Old 05-09-2011, 06:57 AM
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I can second that the side mirrow tilt is a great thing... as someone who parallel parks every single day in the city... it really helps you see where the curb is - which naturally helps not to damage your wheels and tires.
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Old 05-09-2011, 07:37 AM
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People are lazier then you think.

I was trouble shooting a technical problem this morning and asked the radio talent host, " Is the component you are using the silver or black model?" Umm, errr, ummm, I think its silver. Sir there is a big difference between black and silver. Which is it please?

Oh its in the other room i'll have to walk there. How far away is it sir? Ummm about ten feet.

Sir, do you drive a car? Yes, I do. Ok let me know when that happens so I can make sure I am no where near you.

Yes people are just that lazy. He didnt read the manual either

In defense of the OP I usually try to figure it out and then go back and read the manual to fill in the gaps.
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Old 05-09-2011, 09:39 AM
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I wasn't too sure about the car raising its body up and down. Even with DHP, it only offers electronic dampers, which, to my knowledge, do not affect the height of the car. Anyone else have an idea? I am still waiting for my car to get produced unfortunately...

SJ.
Mirror = yes (put that to bed)

X3 lowering itself down = NO. (unless someone is letting the air out of your tires at a light)
The X3 does not have the ability to lower itself...that is not a function of anything within it's suspension setup...not DHP either. I think you are referencing the X5 setup.
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Old 05-09-2011, 10:35 AM
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Sorry guys for upsetting you. I usually do read the manuals except this time. Anyway, thank you for your answers to my questions especially because they are all positive.
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