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Old 12-02-2017, 07:43 AM
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Well hate to bust the bubbles on all the comments about read the manual but in all of their wisdom BMW does not address the battery location in their 2015 435i owners manual along with a number of other "basic" items. Best quote I read about the owners manual, 50% of the stuff in the manual doesn't apply to my car and you can't tell which 50% does.
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Old 12-02-2017, 08:18 AM
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Well hate to bust the bubbles on all the comments about read the manual but in all of their wisdom BMW does not address the battery location in their 2015 435i owners manual along with a number of other "basic" items. Best quote I read about the owners manual, 50% of the stuff in the manual doesn't apply to my car and you can't tell which 50% does.
When this thread was previously posted to, YOUR 2015 hadnít even been designed yet.
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Old 12-03-2017, 09:34 AM
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Old 12-03-2017, 09:45 AM
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Well hate to bust the bubbles on all the comments about read the manual but in all of their wisdom BMW does not address the battery location in their 2015 435i owners manual along with a number of other "basic" items. Best quote I read about the owners manual, 50% of the stuff in the manual doesn't apply to my car and you can't tell which 50% does.


I've got a 2017 440i convertible, and I think you are being overly polite to whomever developed the owner's manual. I am 72 years old, have had about 10 cars since I got my drivers license, and in my opinion the owner's manual in this BMW is the WORST excuse for a helpful manual that I have ever seen. Not only that, but the owner's manual says nothing about telephone and navigation, there are separate documents for these, and I had to go online to download them, my dealer did not provide them. Sorry, for $65k, I expected more.


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Old 12-03-2017, 09:53 AM
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Well hate to bust the bubbles on all the comments about read the manual but in all of their wisdom BMW does not address the battery location in their 2015 435i owners manual along with a number of other "basic" items. Best quote I read about the owners manual, 50% of the stuff in the manual doesn't apply to my car and you can't tell which 50% does.
Congrats on posting to a 4 year old thread.
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Old 12-03-2017, 12:04 PM
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Congrats on posting to a 4 year old thread.
Sometimes you get owners that are new to the model. I've been a 2002 owner for >37 years & we still have new owners asking the same questions we've encountered for decades.
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Old 12-04-2017, 09:50 AM
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I wonder if the OP ever got his silly "motorized plates" working?
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Perhaps the owner's manual wasn't installed either?
get the shop to put one in...
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Old 12-04-2017, 01:25 PM
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Old 12-06-2017, 05:19 PM
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Great help. They told me to open both lids, didn't see the engine and walked away mumbling something about "looking INTO it" .

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