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      10-30-2012, 01:49 PM   #1
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locking/unlock from inside car

ok i give up why isnt ther a button that locks unlocks car from the inside? I know I can do it thru idrive or thru the key fob but I have never driven a car that didnt have a button to unlock/lock it.
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      10-30-2012, 01:56 PM   #2
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The Central Locking System Button is located in the center of the dash between the the two air vents see p.34 on the owners manual.
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I have never driven a car that didnt have a button on each door panel to unlock/lock it.
There, I fixed it. The only thing that annoys me more is the double press to turn the car off (which has been discussed at great length previously).
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You can unlock each door with a pull of the interior door handle. One pull unlocks the door, a second pull opens it. Easy.
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      10-30-2012, 02:43 PM   #5
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when in doubt read the book thanks, egg on face
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      10-30-2012, 03:45 PM   #6
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when in doubt read the book thanks, egg on face
No question is a silly question. I had the same issue when first time drove home from the dealer.
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No question is a silly question. I had the same issue when first time drove home from the dealer.
Agreed. These boards are invaluable for getting questions answered and issues resolved. Of course, sharing the occasional cool photo or adventure is great, too!
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when in doubt read the book thanks, egg on face
No problem at all. It took me a week to figure out that I can just lightly touch the preset buttons on the stereo and see what they are currently set to. And I read the manual three times!
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No problem at all. It took me a week to figure out that I can just lightly touch the preset buttons on the stereo and see what they are currently set to. And I read the manual three times!
I had to learn it quickly as my wife was waiting for me to open non-driver side door and was laughing at me struggling to figure out the way.
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New here ... and already learning.
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I'm still learning too and I've had my wheels since May.

I still haven't found any use for the preset buttons...

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No problem at all. It took me a week to figure out that I can just lightly touch the preset buttons on the stereo and see what they are currently set to. And I read the manual three times!
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      10-31-2012, 10:29 AM   #12
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presets well radio obviously but i put in my main phone contacts. hit the button it dials home simple.
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      10-31-2012, 11:49 AM   #13
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presets well radio obviously but i put in my main phone contacts. hit the button it dials home simple.
You can also use the presets to return to specific areas in Settings, like Trip Computer or Onboard Info. Incredibly more useful that way, since fewer people use the built-in FM/AM radio nowadays.

I only recently discovered that the car charger would work even with the vehicle powered off. It seems like there's always something new to find.
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I still haven't found any use for the preset buttons...
If you have sat nav, you could set one of them to "home" although for security reasons, you should avoid using the exact location - there's another thread about this. I also use one for calling the wife, radio presets etc
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Set home to be the local post office - I can find my way from there!
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I've set the Real Time Traffic Information RTTI om a preset so that I can flip between RTTI & normal maps/directions.
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thats a great idea
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