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#31 (permalink) Old 05-19-2004, 08:16 PM
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I just bought a 99 323i and was wondering how to not have the heater/ac come on at start up. thanks
yea how do you make it so the ac/heater doesn't turn on when starting the car?
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#32 (permalink) Old 05-23-2004, 10:21 AM
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Does any of the stuff you mentioned work for 2000 328 Ci with a birth date of sept. 99???
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Sup! anyone know how to turn on daytime running lights on 2000 323Ci? hmm anyone have any suggestions on hyperblue lights? On some cars they fry the wiring, will this happen to my bimmer?
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Another thing to add to the list,
At night or in sunset, when the interior ambient lighting in the cabin drops below a certain point, the head light switch panel is illuminated via a light sensor right in the middle of the panel, giving it a lights on look.

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Hello,

I red that it is possible to activate the boardcomputer for the E46 (read fuel information, mileage, consumption etc..) with only the airco and the mileage resetter. Does anybody have done it? And if yes..HOW??
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Regarding the “Change the Speed Sensitive Volume Ratio - E46 Business CD Head Unit:”

I currently have a 1999 323i.. I tried putting this feature in the car, but it seems not to work.
Do you need to have the car on? Running? Or parked?
I get up to the part of “Gal” and I press the #’s 1-6, but what else do you do?
I just pressed a number I put it in #3 and turned off the radio. I turned the radio on once again, took it for a drive, but the volume did not increase.
If any one could give me back some feedback.. I would appreciate it.
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Originally posted by rmen13+May 19 2004, 07:56 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (rmen13 @ May 19 2004, 07:56 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-jpz@May 8 2004, 06:06 PM
I just bought a 99 323i and was wondering how to not have the heater/ac come on at start up. thanks
yea how do you make it so the ac/heater doesn't turn on when starting the car?

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^^^either turn down the control(button with small and large fan)
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press either of the three vent controls(window,dash,foot)

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o there are great info & thx a lot! but I have a question as my 318i(2000)'s rear indicator is colour in orange, do u know any way that I can change to colour in red to put a sticker(contect)? pls suggest as my friend has a MX-5, he did order a clear sticker(contect) from e-bay, after he stick on the orange spot, then colour change to red, but supplier told him is for MX-5 only, does any one know about this kind of things, pls help!! Also would like to know the best way to start up the car? Do I have to wait all signal light off then start up? any suggestion?
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"For lucky drivers of this hot car, here's how: Switch of the stability system and select shift program six. Switch the engine to sport mode. With the hand shifter in drive, hold it in the downshift position and press the has pedal. The engine will rev to the preprogrammed rpm and hold. Now release the shifter. The car will launch forward violently and the engine's revs will climb quickly, so be prepared to up shift"


This part didn't work with my 325i 2001.............
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I just bought a 99 323i and was wondering how to not have the heater/ac come on at start up. thanks


yea how do you make it so the ac/heater doesn't turn on when starting the car?




I was looking for an answer to this as well. Is it possible?

Does anyone know the answer to this????
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QUOTE (rmen13 @ May 19 2004, 07:56 PM)
QUOTE (jpz @ May 8 2004, 06:06 PM)
I just bought a 99 323i and was wondering how to not have the heater/ac come on at start up. thanks


yea how do you make it so the ac/heater doesn't turn on when starting the car?




I was looking for an answer to this as well. Is it possible?

Does anyone know the answer to this????
You can't. It's automatic climate control. I have been dealing with this issue for several years. Just switch it off when you start the car. It's as simple as pressing a button.

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QUOTE (Aydin @ Aug 17 2004, 10:09 AM)
QUOTE (rmen13 @ May 19 2004, 07:56 PM)
QUOTE (jpz @ May 8 2004, 06:06 PM)
I just bought a 99 323i and was wondering how to not have the heater/ac come on at start up. thanks


yea how do you make it so the ac/heater doesn't turn on when starting the car?




I was looking for an answer to this as well. Is it possible?

Does anyone know the answer to this????


You can't. It's automatic climate control. I have been dealing with this issue for several years. Just switch it off when you start the car. It's as simple as pressing a button.




I don't know why people come on these forums and talk like they know what their talking about. I just came back from the dealer today, and they say the vents should not come on when u start the car. Its a computer glitch and they fixed it.
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QUOTE (Aydin @ Aug 17 2004, 10:09 AM)
QUOTE (rmen13 @ May 19 2004, 07:56 PM)
QUOTE (jpz @ May 8 2004, 06:06 PM)
I just bought a 99 323i and was wondering how to not have the heater/ac come on at start up. thanks


yea how do you make it so the ac/heater doesn't turn on when starting the car?




I was looking for an answer to this as well. Is it possible?

Does anyone know the answer to this????


You can't. It's automatic climate control. I have been dealing with this issue for several years. Just switch it off when you start the car. It's as simple as pressing a button.




I don't know why people come on these forums and talk like they know what their talking about. I just came back from the dealer today, and they say the vents should not come on when u start the car. Its a computer glitch and they fixed it.
Maybe for your 330.

It's not a computer glitch it's a preprogrammed setting in the E46's computer. The climate control issue is prevalent on 1998-1999 build e46's. Ask anyone with an e46 made on those dates.

It's changable but why bother getting raped by the dealer when all you have to do is press the button:

The sheet the dealer shows you is like ONE page long, with very few options on it. The real BMW sheet has like 7-8 pages of options.

Heating/Air Conditioning/Ventilation
Key Selective =active
not active
The IHKA temperature and air
distribution key-specific settings will be
recalled when set to “active”.

Flaps
Air recirculation
memory
active
=not active”
Air recirculation is retained after
restarting. This function is not key
dependent.

Cooling output normal
=hot country
IHKA programming enhanced to
produce more cooling output when
selected to “hot country”. (Footwell and
defrost vents closed to allow more center
vent air for maximum cold air.)

Heating/Air Conditioning/Ventilation
Blower
Set fan power raise
=normal
lower
The normal setting provides a direct correlation
between blower speed and displayed blower
speed wedge in the IHKA control panel.
“Raise” increases, “lower” reduces the speed.
Speed changes are not indicated on the IHKA
display.

Flaps
Open ventilation in
warm-up stage
=yes
no
Vents open during engine warm-up (if active) #
Flaps after KL 15 on yes
=no
Default “manual” control of the vents will be
activated by switching the ignition on

Correction Set
Temperature
+3 degrees
+2 degrees
+1 degree
= not active
-1 degree
-2 degrees
-3 degrees
The temperature setting in the display can be
corrected by the said amount. When positive
correction is selected, actual temperature in
the vehicle is higher then the IHKA display
indicates. The opposite is true for the “-“
ranges.

Air Conditioning ON at: ignition ON
=with A/C button
The A/C compressor is switched on with the
ignition ON, or only when the “snow flake”
button is pressed.

Automatic blower
function
active
=not active
The fan blower speed is initially operated in the
AUTO mode when the ignition is switched on
(if active).

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"For lucky drivers of this hot car, here's how: Switch of the stability system and select shift program six. Switch the engine to sport mode. With the hand shifter in drive, hold it in the downshift position and press the has pedal. The engine will rev to the preprogrammed rpm and hold. Now release the shifter. The car will launch forward violently and the engine's revs will climb quickly, so be prepared to up shift"


This part didn't work with my 325i 2001.............
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