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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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Help i can't find the fire extinguisher!

Thanks for all other information, is very useful

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what do you mean by saying "amber light shining in center console"


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Thanks for the info.

I have two questions for you though:

1) Is there a release button for the flashlight in the glove box?

2) Will the dealler charge me for turning on the auto lock feature?

I have an '04 325i

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what do you mean by saying "amber light shining in center console"
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Look where the map lights are, there are two small holes with orange LEDs in them, they shine onto the center console.
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Thanks for the info.

I have two questions for you though:

1) Is there a release button for the flashlight in the glove box?

2) Will the dealler charge me for turning on the auto lock feature?

I have an '04 325i

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Just pull on the flashlight, it will come out, mine was tough to get out the first time. Kind of nice to know that it's there.

I would just ask the dealer to program it in next time you have your car in for service.
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Hi Guys...I have a 2002 325Ci. Does anyone know what the R/T button does on the steering wheel. The car's manual says that the button will change the mode from phone/radio/cd player. But the dealer says that it will work only when we have the integrated phone system. Since I dont have one, he says that I wont be able to change mode from radio to CD player using that. Is that true or is he trying to make an ass out of me?

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One of the cool things I discovered is that you can flip the carpet that is on the floor of your trunk over and it goes from carpet to a rubbery texture. It holds things in place better in the trunk (like grocery bags) while you're driving around and can be wiped down when dirty.
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As usual, these people fail to mention the bmw police lights, STANDARD on ALL BMW's!!!!!! This is very naughty, i wouldnt do it on the road. just in your drive!!! (spook the neighbors out)!!!!

For some reason, people dont get the hang of this quickly, but a bit of practice will get you thinking you are the traffic cop in the area!!!!

Try this.

(this is different in a LHD car, just alternate)

put your right hand on the headlight switch, and switch them to sidelights.

put your left hand on the high beam flas stick (left stick on my car)

ok, this is the basic principal. . . . . . .

with you right hand, turn the headlights on, then off after a flash, as you turn them off, pull the high beam flash (on the indicator stick,) when you let that go, switch the headlights on again, then so on, so forth.

This takes practise!! but when you have mastered it, the headlights (outside lights) and main beam (insides) will flash independantly just like on a police car, it looks good. (plus it might not be good for the bulbs, but cars with xenon bulbs will add that blue tinge to the matter, for more effect!!!!&#33

Remember, I only recommend this off a public highway, in a garage or something. NOT FOR USE ON ROADS, IS HIGHLY ILLEGAL AND IRRESPONSABLE.
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what do you mean by saying "amber light shining in center console"
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Amber light shining, look up to the ceiling, where the interior light is, you will see two holes that do nothing. Turn on the car's lights and they will turn on, when you have done this, put your hand under the holes, and move your hand down, you will notice that these lights are beaming orange light down to the center console. it does it in my e46, dont know about others!!
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Any info about the retractable headlight washer on 2004 330Ci?


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Don't do this on a car with HID. You can easily burn out your lamps by turning them on/off rapidly.

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As usual, these people fail to mention the bmw police lights, STANDARD on ALL BMW's!!!!!! This is very naughty, i wouldnt do it on the road. just in your drive!!! (spook the neighbors out)!!!!

For some reason, people dont get the hang of this quickly, but a bit of practice will get you thinking you are the traffic cop in the area!!!!

Try this.

(this is different in a LHD car, just alternate)

put your right hand on the headlight switch, and switch them to sidelights.

put your left hand on the high beam flas stick (left stick on my car)

ok, this is the basic principal. . . . . . .

with you right hand, turn the headlights on, then off after a flash, as you turn them off, pull the high beam flash (on the indicator stick,) when you let that go, switch the headlights on again, then so on, so forth.

This takes practise!! but when you have mastered it, the headlights (outside lights) and main beam (insides) will flash independantly just like on a police car, it looks good. (plus it might not be good for the bulbs, but cars with xenon bulbs will add that blue tinge to the matter, for more effect!!!!&#33

Remember, I only recommend this off a public highway, in a garage or something. NOT FOR USE ON ROADS, IS HIGHLY ILLEGAL AND IRRESPONSABLE.
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Hey....

I have a 2000 323i as well....Flashlight is definitely there.....I couldn't find any first First Aid kit or compartment by the leg either......
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This is great info! Here's one I didn't think I saw... on the 2005 models, the CD player recognizes and plays MP3 CD's (ie: 120 songs on 1 700mb disc). There is no mention of this in any of the literature or the info that came with the car. I just knew that it worked in an '05 Mini Cooper, and the head-units are the same behind the face-plate. Try it... it works in my car!

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This is great info&#33; Here&#39;s one I didn&#39;t think I saw... on the 2005 models, the CD player recognizes and plays MP3 CD&#39;s (ie: 120 songs on 1 700mb disc). There is no mention of this in any of the literature or the info that came with the car. I just knew that it worked in an &#39;05 Mini Cooper, and the head-units are the same behind the face-plate. Try it... it works in my car&#33;
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FYI: Page 22 of the "Owner&#39;s Manual for the Radio" (I have the standard "Business CD") -- "The CD player can also play CDs containing compressed audo data in formats such as MP3 or WMA..." If you&#39;ve got the same sound system and you didn&#39;t get a manual for it you might want to ask your dealer for one. It has a few &#39;hidden&#39; features that aren&#39;t obvious just by playing around with it.

By the way, anyone know if it supports any other formats? The manual seems kind of vague about this.

Of note:
The in dash player only seems to recognize a limited number of files on a disc. I&#39;ve been squeezing about 30 albums (each in its own folder) onto a disc, but the the player only plays about the first 20 or so (~260 songs) then starts over from the start. I&#39;m assuming its a limitation of the decks internal memory.

Anyone have anything specific on this?

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