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      05-15-2015, 04:54 AM   #1
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2015 X3: compass in Mirror?

On my 328, I put a paper clip in the little hole on the bottom of the rear view mirror to activate the compass. When I do this in my new x3, nothing happens... Please help. Thanks.
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      05-16-2015, 03:09 PM   #2
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I hope somebody answers this question. I have always wondered why BMW did not install a directional compass in the rearview mirror for the X3's? I have also always wondered if something could be done like you have suggested I've never heard of trying that.
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      05-17-2015, 06:13 AM   #3
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agreed, my daughters 07 Hyundai has a compass in the mirror. I guess with nav how necessary is it.
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      05-17-2015, 09:13 AM   #4
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So is there no compass in the mirror on the x3 or am I just not turning it on correctly?
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      05-17-2015, 11:44 AM   #5
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Mine has a compass built into the trip computer in the dash .. Don't see the need or point for one in the mirror
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So is there no compass in the mirror on the x3 or am I just not turning it on correctly?
I don't think it exists in the mirror, on a pro nav car you get one on the instrument binnacle(or in the I drive in the xdrive screen)
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      05-17-2015, 03:09 PM   #7
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I don't think it exists in the mirror, on a pro nav car you get one on the instrument binnacle(or in the I drive in the xdrive screen)
The Xdrive screen is on all the LCI models I think ( no nav, business and pro )
And that has a compass on it
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