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Old 01-30-2012, 09:55 AM
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New 2012 128 convertible questions

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Just bought a new 128 convertible. Not overly optioned, just nav; premuim package; heated seats; apps. The remote locks the car but does it have an alarm? The clown nose under the mirior is not blinking. There appear to be led's above the headlights, do they light up? Do I need the cradle to take advantage of my iPhone or can I just use the USB connection? Thanks

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Old 01-30-2012, 10:35 AM
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Hi Guys-
Just bought a new 128 convertible. Not overly optioned, just nav; premuim package; heated seats; apps. The remote locks the car but does it have an alarm? The clown nose under the mirior is not blinking. There appearto be led's above the headlights, do they light up? Do I need the cradle to take advantage of my iPhone or can I just use the USB connection? Thanks
I also just got a very lightly optioned 2012 128 convertible. Here are my answers to your questions.

1. Unless you bought an alarm at the dealer and they installed it, your car does not have an alarm. Therefore, the clown nose will not blink.

2. The LEDs in the headlights and the tailights only light up if you have the adaptive bi-xenon headlights. I'm especially bummed about the tailights...the 3 series comes with the LED bars lit up even with halogen headlights, but not the 1 series. You can buy the tailights with the LEDs and apparently it's a plug and play exchange of the tailights, but it's a bit expensive for my tastes. I'll just stick with the stock.

3. I don't connect my iPhone anywhere. The dealer synced the bluetooth between my car and my iPhone. I just keep the phone in my briefcase or in my pocket. Works great. I use the USB connection for my iPod, so if you have music on your iPhone you want to play, then you would have to connect the iPhone to the car via the USB cord.

Hope you're enjoying your new convertible as much as I am. It's a truly awesome car and looks stunning with the top down!!
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Old 02-01-2012, 10:37 AM
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Hi Guys-
Just bought a new 128 convertible. Not overly optioned, just nav; premuim package; heated seats; apps. The remote locks the car but does it have an alarm? The clown nose under the mirior is not blinking. There appearto be led's above the headlights, do they light up? Do I need the cradle to take advantage of my iPhone or can I just use the USB connection? Thanks
As far as the cradle goes....all the apps will work when plugged in via USB (as well as the function to play music through external devices). The only function you require the cradle for is the "plugin". This allows you to access the apple ios through the iDrive screen on your car.
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Old 02-06-2012, 07:52 PM
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I don't mean to sound grumpy here, but didn't your CA do a delivery with you? These are basic questions that any dealership should be able to answer when you picked up the car; no?
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