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Old 03-17-2009, 11:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question 540i E34 a/m switch question

The A/M switch on the center console of my '94 540i automatic is a little odd. It doesn't have an A and an M, it has an A and a little snowflake. This is my first BMW, so I'm wondering if anyone out there knows the purpose of that, or is it just the same as a standard A/M switch. Also, I'm havin' a heck of time finding the basic performance parts for this car (chips, cold air intakes, so on...), and I need a sorce for new wood trim pieces. Any help would be great
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Well, I'm not sure. But a guess I can offer is that the auto to snowflake selector might be a normal auto to traction control shift modes for slippery conditions.
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Thats the same thing I thought, but then why not just have traction control
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Well I think traction control is based more on the automated use of the brakes rather than transmission shift timing.
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I know I took this car up to mountains, and on a muddy road it was all over the place, I hit that switch and straightened right out, but like I said, the car doesn't have traction control
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Well, that seems a lot like what I said then. No?
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Yeah, just trying to confirm
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