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Old 03-01-2014, 07:38 AM
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Help Identify Button

2014 535i xdrive

On the climate control panel just below the left or drivers side "AUTO" control is a small button. Almost seems like it is some sort of reset button. It is not shown in the owners manual. It does move if pressed but I don't know what it does. Anyone?????
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Old 03-01-2014, 08:02 AM
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There was another recent thread on this. We think that is a redesigned sensor, to replace to previous "grilles" that were below each control knob. The HVAC needs feedback to know cabin temp, etc.
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Old 03-01-2014, 08:21 AM
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Wonder why it is active? By that I mean it moves. I can press it in.
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Wonder why it is active? By that I mean it moves. I can press it in.
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Old 03-08-2014, 11:36 PM
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If I'm not mistaken, I read in the manual that this button, if you will, is a condensation type sensor. Supposedly it works with the in cabin thermostat/ auto climate control, in order to better circulate air in the cabin. Please don't quote me 100% as it is quite late. I will however try to locate the explanation.

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Old 03-09-2014, 07:25 AM
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I think we're running out discussion topics.
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Old 03-09-2014, 07:54 AM
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Ssssshhhh....its the button to activate the passenger seat ejection system ;P
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I would just say the HVAC in my '11 535i is about perfect, I'm not sure how they can improve upon it. Hopefully this new sensor thing will be as good or better. My 2014 will be here in a couple weeks, so I'll see how it behaves.
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I would just say the HVAC in my '11 535i is about perfect, I'm not sure how they can improve upon it. Hopefully this new sensor thing will be as good or better. My 2014 will be here in a couple weeks, so I'll see how it behaves.
No one said it will be an improvement. BMW will probably add more sensors and computers to make the system much more complicated and not any better
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