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#1 (permalink) Old 12-21-2004, 01:52 PM
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I've had my 528 for sometime now, and I never understood (or bothered to look for) the significance of why the car needs to notifiy you (beep) when it reaches 37 degree F outside? does anyone know this answer? Sorry if this is a noob question, just was curious.

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lol, my 540i does it too and I've never been able to figure it out. Does someone know how to shut this "feature" off?

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I think ice forms on bridges and overpasses before it forms on roads. It's just a "heads-up" to keep you alert.
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MY VW does it at 39. They assume that's the temp when ice can be on the road. Of course, the air temp can be higher than the road temp, which is why they have the higher alert.

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it beeps to let u know that the conditions outside are right for ice to form. dont think u can turn this feature off.
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Thank you all for your responses. the beep doesn't really bother me, just was wondering why it was beeping. Have a good one all!!
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SpeedFreak has it exactly right. Ice can form on bridges, overpasses, and suspensions fasterand easier than anywhere else. The 37* warning is just another little BMW "safety-esque" feature...plus it just sounds cool.
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LOL!! Yeah the beeping is cool! Just like the beep that sounds when your driving and one of the doors is open!!

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Yeah, Mine does that as well, I don't know if it is just the older e34s but I can turn the "BEEP" off on mine. The purpose of this is just to alert the driver that conditions are favorable for ice to form on the roads.

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my moms car does it at 36*F my car does it at 38*F.

Its to notify you that water is beginning to freeze on the roadways.

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People have alreayd said it.

It is the temperature in which ice may become a road issue. Audi has theirs set at like 41. VW like 40.

LOL i just looked up. So many peopel alreayd answered it lol.


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Originally posted by hoot@Dec 21 2004, 02:52 PM
I've had my 528 for sometime now, and I never understood (or bothered to look for) the significance of why the car needs to notifiy you (beep) when it reaches 37 degree F outside? does anyone know this answer? Sorry if this is a noob question, just was curious.

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Hoot,

This is just a safety feature to notify you that you are approaching temperatures where you may find ice on the road. If you have turned your traction control off, this may be a good time to engage it again. I personally never run with thr traction off.

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Originally posted by CosmoMcRad+Dec 24 2004, 01:23 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(CosmoMcRad @ Dec 24 2004, 01:23 AM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-hoot@Dec 21 2004, 02:52 PM
I've had my 528 for sometime now, and I never understood (or bothered to look for) the significance of why the car needs to notifiy you (beep) when it reaches 37 degree F outside?* does anyone know this answer?* Sorry if this is a noob question, just was curious.* *

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Hoot,

This is just a safety feature to notify you that you are approaching temperatures where you may find ice on the road. If you have turned your traction control off, this may be a good time to engage it again. I personally never run with thr traction off.

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yah that beep still freaks me out every time it goes off i don't know why but i still get confused for a second or two till i go oh, its 37 degrees out, sweet. the best was the first time it went off on me this semester of school, there wasn't just a little ice, but there was a ton of ice and almost a foot of snow on the ground.

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My car does it at 3 degrees celcius. :P
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My car does it at 3 degrees celcius. :P
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