X3 Nanny Mode
Hi. I have been looking through the forum trying to find something about BMW's nanny mode, but with no luck. Now I cannot believe this topic is not discussed and so I must assume I am calling it by the wrong name.
I am talking about the irritating 'overprotection' I find on my vehicle. As a volunteer at Brooklands Museum I use my X3 for Breakdown and Recovery work and over the weekend I was towing off vehicles (if they broke down during the time runs) at Wings and Wheels. This meant if I backed up, then got out to see I had it slightly wrong. When I tried again it would kick me out of gear (because I still had the door open).
When I tried to jump start a vehicle from too far way, I had to close the bonnet before I could get closer and so on. Perhaps most irritating of all is when stopped but with the engine running, you cannot open the back door to get a jacket / torch / fire extinguisher out of the back, unless you get back in to the front an hit door unlock.
None of this is a great issue and done for our own good, but it is flipping annoying! It is especially so when you come from a Landy, where for example the seat belt warning annoys you, the fix is to plug it in and then unplug in quick succession a few time and it will disable the feature.
I imagine there must be ways around these little things and would appreciate hearing from someone more knowledgeable? Of course if you think I am whinging about nothing, then thanks for reading this anyway.