Thread: Is this normal?
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      01-28-2013, 06:39 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by mdefalco25 View Post
So I have a 2008 M3 and while I was sitting in the car waiting on a friend to show up the DVD starting turning 10 minutes later while the car was off. Just trying to figure out if this is part of the shutdown process or if I have a DVD drive going out?

I also notice when I open my doors after car has been sitting all day that the DVD spins up again. Wasn’t sure if this was normal either. Any advice or sanity check is appreciated!


iDrive enters into simple mode (you'll see some options greyed out) while the key is off. Plug in the key and press the ignition - all options will come back.

The DVD spinning up is a result of CAN waking up (from opening the door handles).