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Old 09-24-2019, 09:06 AM
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Just what is "preconditioning"

After talking to my SA as well as multiple BMW Genius reps, I cannot seem to get a straight answer on exactly what "preconditioning" means on a US 2019 X7 with iDrive 7. My vehicle is equipped with the cold weather package in case that makes a difference.

When googling, I saw a time lapse video of a BMW that had "preconditioning" and over the course of 30 minutes, the windows de-iced as the cabin warmed. This was done without the engine starting according to the poster.

I have drilled down into my settings menu far enough to discover that I can include or exclude "engine start" within the "preconditioning" process. What I'd like to know is, if I exclude "engine start" (for a scenario where my car was in an enclosed space), what would the "preconditioning" process include for my vehicle? Let's assume the engine hasn't been running for several hours so there is no engine heat available to be ventilated into the car. Let's also assume the vehicle reads the exterior temperature to be 40 degrees fahrenheit.

Will the seat heaters come on?
Will the steering wheel heater come on?
Will the side mirror heaters come on?
Like in the video, is there another heating system in the vehicle that will warm the cabin?

Thanks to anyone who has some insight on this!!
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Old 09-24-2019, 10:55 AM
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Thanks, Doug! While that exact link wasn't exactly what I was searching for, it did lead me to some potentially usefull info.

https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/g...ing/1VndZuy5wH
Near the bottom, there is a headline titled "Function principle of the stationary auxiliary heater"

Now the question is, does my vehicle have the "stationary auxilary heater"?
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