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QUOTE (rmen13 @ May 19 2004, 07:56 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?




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

Does anyone know the answer to this???? :dunno
 

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Originally posted by Aydin@Aug 17 2004, 10:09 AM
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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???? :dunno
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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337E46 Posted: Aug 28 2004, 10:42 AM


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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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Originally posted by Aydin@Aug 28 2004, 11:59 PM
337E46 Posted: Aug 28 2004, 10:42 AM


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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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Originally posted by byttcool@Jul 20 2004, 02:16 AM
"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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ONLY WORKS ON E-46 M3 With SMG gearbox
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Originally posted by byttcool@Jul 20 2004, 03:16 AM
"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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What makes you think you have SMG trans.?
 

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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

Thanks.
 

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Originally posted by zibby@Dec 12 2004, 02:36 AM
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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Originally posted by PeteG@Dec 14 2004, 01:54 AM
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

Thanks.
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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?

Thanks
SJ
 

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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. :rock
 

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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!!!!!)

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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Originally posted by zibby@Dec 12 2004, 12:36 AM
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!! :naughty
 

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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.

Originally posted by lindendavies@Jan 13 2005, 07:31 AM
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!!!!!)

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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Originally posted by BimmerJD@Feb 18 2005, 10:10 PM
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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FYI: Page 22 of the "Owner'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've got the same sound system and you didn't get a manual for it you might want to ask your dealer for one. It has a few 'hidden' features that aren'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'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'm assuming its a limitation of the decks internal memory.

Anyone have anything specific on this?

Thanks.
 
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