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E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013)
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:08 PM
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Help Setting Remote Options

Hello all,

I have a 2012 135i without I-Drive or Comfort Access. I did manage to find the screen on the gauge cluster where you can program your remote. What the icons mean, however, is baffling me. I think I have some figured out, but I’m not sure. Cannot find anything in the Owner’s Manual. Please correct me if I’m wrong, and if you know what’s what, please clue me in:

First, I scroll to where there is a key and check mark symbol, this is the programming screen.

The first option (looks like) a closed padlock and headlight. Does this mean “flash lights when lock button is pressed?”

The second option (looks like) an open padlock and headlight. Does this mean “flash lights when unlock button is pressed?”

The third option (looks like) A door with either One forward slash and 3 lines or 2 forward slashes and 2 back slashes. I know this one means “Unlock drivers door with one press of unlock button /unlock all doors with one press of unlock button.”

The fourth option (looks like) a closed padlock, an A, a clock, and a right pointing arrow. I’m pretty sure this means “lock doors after a certain time when driving.”

The fifth option (looks like) a P with light rays . You can select 0s-240s. I have no idea what this is. One would think it is a parking light timer; however, I have set it to 0s and 240s. I can’t tell any difference between the settings.

The sixth option (looks like) a sunburst and headlight. Does this mean “Daylight running lights on/off?” I’m unsure about this one as well. I thought the switch on the dashboard handled that.

The seventh option (looks like) a double arrow. This one I know means “double flash or triple flash turn signals.”

The eighth option (looks like) a left pointing arrow and a rectangle on the bottom and right. I am at a complete loss as to what this option does.

A long post, but I wanted to be as complete as possible. Can someone please explain these settings to me?
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:07 AM
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While my 128i has iDrive, the online non iDrive manual for 2008 covers all of this under the headings of "Personal Profile" and "Lamps". Don't forget that these settings apply only to the keyfob in use when they are set.

#1~4, I believe you are correct.
#5 is Pathway Lighting: Operating the headlight flasher after shutting down the car will turn the headlights on for the time specified in the setting.
#6 Activates Daytime running lamps which are then controlled by the light switch.
#7 In '08, there was a choice of "1x" or "3x" for the triple turn signal.
#8 The manual doesn't seem mention this one but perhaps it refers to automatic call up of the last seat setting if you have power seats.

Hope this helps a bit.
Tom
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Old 06-06-2012, 04:09 PM
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see attached. Start with page 65.

2011_1seriescoupeandconvertible_ownersmanual_withoutidrive.pdf
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Old 06-06-2012, 06:07 PM
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Fantastic help. Thank you both, especially useful was the Non-I Drive Owners Manual. I wonder why I didn't get one with my 2012?

P.S. If anyone finds a 2012 specific pdf. feel free to post it here!
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Old 06-06-2012, 06:37 PM
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Option 8 which, as has been said, is automatic call up of seat positions, mirror positions, and other settings. These settings are stored based on the FOB. You can have it call up on unlock, door open, or not at all. The latter is useful if you want to drive your car with your settings but with your wife's FOB to charge the battery in the FOB if you don't have CA. When my wife drives my car ( rarely ) she just pushes memory button 2 to get her settings. One might think you could insert her FOB and press memory button 1 to get my settings but that doesn't work. Button 1 works with FOB 1 and button 2 works with FOB 2 period. As BMW's technical writer would say, the concept is that if someone like a valet drives your car and moves the seats then you just press the memory button that coincides with your FOB to have everything put back. Of course you have to have stored the settings previously.
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Old 06-07-2012, 03:14 PM
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Once you register your car on the My BMW website it will provide a link to your manual.
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Old 06-08-2012, 05:56 AM
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But for some reason the only 2012 manual avaliable on the website is for 1ers with I-Drive, I have not been able to find a Electronic version for my non i-drive 2012
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:01 PM
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Nor have I......
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Old 06-10-2012, 05:54 AM
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Love all the gadgets in my 128i, as well as our Minis, but that steering wheel stalk thingie is kind of frustrating. Even after 5 years of dealing with those odd pictograms I still have a lot of trouble getting things right. A company that has specialists working full time on the various warning sounds installed on each car along with pyschologists assisting them, should be able to come up with a more user-friendly way of setting driver preferences.

I am willing to offer my consulting services as a certified dummie if BMW is willing to relocate me to Munich to help.
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Old 06-10-2012, 09:10 AM
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Love all the gadgets in my 128i, as well as our Minis, but that steering wheel stalk thingie is kind of frustrating. Even after 5 years of dealing with those odd pictograms I still have a lot of trouble getting things right...
While not justifying the rather steep price for iDrive/Navi, it does make these settings a lot easier; which is probably why iDrive (but not Navigation) is now standard on the new F30.

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Old 06-10-2012, 09:35 PM
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Option 8 which, as has been said, is automatic call up of seat positions, mirror positions, and other settings. These settings are stored based on the FOB. You can have it call up on unlock, door open, or not at all. The latter is useful if you want to drive your car with your settings but with your wife's FOB to charge the battery in the FOB if you don't have CA. When my wife drives my car ( rarely ) she just pushes memory button 2 to get her settings. One might think you could insert her FOB and press memory button 1 to get my settings but that doesn't work. Button 1 works with FOB 1 and button 2 works with FOB 2 period. As BMW's technical writer would say, the concept is that if someone like a valet drives your car and moves the seats then you just press the memory button that coincides with your FOB to have everything put back. Of course you have to have stored the settings previously.
Yep. That's how mine works. Lovely.
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