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The sixth generation 3 series, chassis code F30. 2013 model year 328i and 335i sedans now in production. Read the F30 frequently asked question thread for all your basic question and dive into all the details in the ultimate F30 information thread.

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Old 01-08-2013, 05:19 PM
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I thought you could program preconditioning in the idrive? It says you can in the manual anyway.
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:19 PM
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Residual heating is not available period AFAIK. Preconditioning is not available in the app and I don't think available at all for non hybrids. On the hybrids, there is "auxiliary air conditioning" available via the key fob, which runs the compressor on full blast for 2 minutes via the high voltage battery. Can't wait till summer to try that out!
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:21 PM
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I thought you could program preconditioning in the idrive? It says you can in the manual anyway.
But only in idrive in the US. Not in the app.

Any idea why it's restricted in the US?
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:26 PM
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I thought you could program preconditioning in the idrive? It says you can in the manual anyway.
Do you mean parked car venting? This form of preconditioning doesn't run the AC compressor. It just brings slightly less hot outside air into the scorching hot interior
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:30 PM
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Do you mean parked car venting? This form of preconditioning doesn't run the AC compressor. It just brings slightly less hot outside air into the scorching hot interior
Yes. That is what I mean. I would like to do that from the app, but I don't think it is supported.
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:34 PM
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Nope. Artificially restricted from the app in the US for some reason
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:44 PM
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Nope. Artificially restricted from the app in the US for some reason
That is annoying. Hopefully they update this in the future.
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:57 AM
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Both.

It's only available in the app, the app controls the car remotely, and the app is controlled by your VIN which is in the USA which means you can't have preconditioning.

BJ
It would be nice if the description of the app said so to prevent so many of us from scratching our heads to determine why we can't precondition or send maps to our nav systems remotely.
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:01 AM
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It would be nice if the description of the app said so to prevent so many of us from scratching our heads to determine why we can't precondition or send maps to our nav systems remotely.
You can send maps
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:31 AM
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You can send maps
You are correct. I did find it. Now, am I just not seeing the precondition feature?
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:34 AM
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You can send maps
Right. If u have 'send to car' app in android. U just set it up first from that app. The app itself won't do anything other then let u set it up.
Launch Google maps. Locate where u want to go. Don't click navigate but touch the address. From there bring up the menu. Then Share... Then pick 'send to car'.
Now send using 'send to car' and in few minutes it'll show up on your messages then u can navigate to it using iDrive.
It is an awesome feature I try to use all the time!!

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Old 04-16-2013, 10:36 AM
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Right. If u have 'send to car' app in android. U just set it up first from that app. The app itself won't do anything other then let u set it up.
Launch Google maps. Locate where u want to go. Don't click navigate but touch the address. From there bring up the menu. Then Share... Then pick 'send to car'.
Now send using 'send to car' and in few minutes it'll show up on your messages then u can navigate to it using iDrive.
It is an awesome feature I try to use all the time!!

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You can't precondition in the us remotely.
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:39 AM
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You can't precondition in the us remotely.
What do u mean 'precondition'.
I'm in us and the 'send to car' is pre configured. So just click click and done.

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Old 04-16-2013, 10:46 AM
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What do u mean 'precondition'.
I'm in us and the 'send to car' is pre configured. So just click click and done.

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Sorry just read few posts back. Thought u were talking about sending address to the car.
Yeah, the venting stuff is not in the 'my bmw app' for some reason. Yes, it would be nice to have.


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Old 04-16-2013, 03:04 PM
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Sorry just read few posts back. Thought u were talking about sending address to the car.
Yeah, the venting stuff is not in the 'my bmw app' for some reason. Yes, it would be nice to have.


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Would be be nice if BMW just explained why it doesn't work in the US, must be some legal reason but it would be good to know what it is!
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Old 04-17-2013, 05:14 AM
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Ok, the app is telling me map instructions have been sent to my car successfully, but where exactly do I retrieve it? i checked throughout the various menus of my nav system and can't seem to find it anywhere.
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Old 04-17-2013, 05:17 AM
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On idrive go to office->messages, you should be seeing it at the top of the list
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:15 AM
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On idrive go to office->messages, you should be seeing it at the top of the list
Ah, thanks! Surely there are instructions somewhere that I've missed on that. Pretty neat and convenient feature.
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