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I've read the manual and can't seem to find a button that will move both temps at the same time.

For instance, if I have it on "auto" mode and dial in 72 degrees on the left, do I really have to manually adjust 72 degrees on the right?
 

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Yes.
 

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Shoulda got a VW. jk. That way you wouldnt have to adjust both sides.
 

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i was just about to ask that question. how do you set the lock to both sides. audi allows for both or locked single.

any idea why this 08 335 doesn't have both windows/sunroof open and close? is there a way to program that feature? I know the audi service dudes would do it "off the books" if you talked to the guy working on your car (or buy an $8 vag cable and do it yourself).

Does a vag-com equivalent exist for bmw?
 

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I've read the manual and can't seem to find a button that will move both temps at the same time.

For instance, if I have it on "auto" mode and dial in 72 degrees on the left, do I really have to manually adjust 72 degrees on the right?
Yep, it does bite. Don't worry you'll get used to it but sometimes when I'm driving ,I can tell something is wrong and when I look down I have over at 10 degree difference between the two when I have the passenger vent pointed at me too. I posted this a while back but check out some of the pictures of the "rubber band" on the controls. It's hilarious. http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=267202
 

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Oh for God's sake! Is it really that much effort to move your hand 5 inches to the right and turn the temp setting? At least now that your not driving an Audi you don't have to exert far more effort pushing the nose of that front-heavy pig around corners at any speed above the posted limit, wishing for a nose-halter to help it turn.
 

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any idea why this 08 335 doesn't have both windows/sunroof open and close? is there a way to program that feature? I know the audi service dudes would do it "off the books" if you talked to the guy working on your car (or buy an $8 vag cable and do it yourself).

Does a vag-com equivalent exist for bmw?
What the heck are you talking about? My 335i opens and closes its sunroof and windows without a "vag" cable...
 

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dunno maybe i need to take it to the dealer. it only rolls 'em down.

maybe my fob is bad. let me try the other.

I didn't see an idive setting for htis.
 

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dunno maybe i need to take it to the dealer. it only rolls 'em down.

maybe my fob is bad. let me try the other.

I didn't see an idive setting for htis.
Oh - there isn't an official way to make them go up with the lock button in the US (i.e. no VAG-COM). Someone (EAS?) sells a $200 module that makes it work.
 

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Oh for God's sake! Is it really that much effort to move your hand 5 inches to the right and turn the temp setting?
Now that you asked...yes it is!:D

This climate control crap, or C3, is another one of those 'convenience' items that ends up causing more work/irritation for the driver. Would it have killed BMW to add a temp-sync or sole-control button to allow the driver to adjust both sides with one twist of one dial? With the temp-sync button diss-engaged, independent control would be allowed.

And yes, I am that picky!!!:thumbup:

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Now that you asked...yes it is!:D

This climate control crap, or C3, is another one of those 'convenience' items that ends up causing more work/irritation for the driver. Would it have killed BMW to add a temp-sync or sole-control button to allow the driver to adjust both sides with one twist of one dial? With the temp-sync button diss-engaged, independent control would be allowed.

And yes, I am that picky!!!:thumbup:

Brian
This is considered a feature. It helps right-handed drivers to get a little more exercise so that they can better use that hand for other things as well. ;)
 

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They shoulda made the buttons bigger for the climate control as well. It's less of an issue for iDrive vehicles, but small buttons + low placement on centre stack is more distracting than it should be in less-than-ideal driving conditions.
 

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that is awesome my friend. ghetto fabulous. now if you can make it a little more complex so it can synchronize the passenger to the drivers setting using rubber bands i'll buy you a martini.
 

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Oh for God's sake! Is it really that much effort to move your hand 5 inches to the right and turn the temp setting? At least now that your not driving an Audi you don't have to exert far more effort pushing the nose of that front-heavy pig around corners at any speed above the posted limit, wishing for a nose-halter to help it turn.
hahahhahaha great post. my audi friends will love it. the MAIN reason why i went bimmer over audi.
 

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dunno maybe i need to take it to the dealer. it only rolls 'em down.

maybe my fob is bad. let me try the other.

I didn't see an idive setting for htis.
Convenience open can be done from the remote, but convenience close can only be done by holding the key in the lock in the driver's door lock or by holding your finger on the lock ridge if you have Comfort Access*.

There's nothing wrong with your fob and no setting for it in iDrive or the OBC, you can thank our litigious American society for this restriction.

*Depending on Progman version.
 
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