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      04-10-2012, 01:39 PM   #111
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Yeah I almost never use the fob button for trunk. I usually just go hands on. Sometimes I will use the button inside the cabin if I'm hopping out after driving and need to get in there but that button is in a pretty dumb place not easily accessible IMO.
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      04-10-2012, 02:06 PM   #112
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Then center arm rest is split and the driver's side slides forward.

I have CA so my windows roll down/sunroof open with the fob. Its closes up with the CA lock on the door handle.

I have an alarm, fancy that.
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      04-10-2012, 02:28 PM   #113
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Yeah I almost never use the fob button for trunk. I usually just go hands on. Sometimes I will use the button inside the cabin if I'm hopping out after driving and need to get in there but that button is in a pretty dumb place not easily accessible IMO.
Totally agree on this one.
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      04-10-2012, 02:36 PM   #115
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Check out that sweet Camry!
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      04-10-2012, 03:56 PM   #116
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Haha! Shoulda folded my mirror before that shot.
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      04-10-2012, 04:48 PM   #117
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Check out that sweet Camry!
What Camry?
All I see is 1 Large pizza w/ one topping for $4.99!!!

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      04-10-2012, 04:56 PM   #118
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What Camry?
All I see is 1 Large pizza w/ one topping for $4.99!!!

No shit!! That's great! Gotta be a lot of hefty people in that town..
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      04-10-2012, 06:04 PM   #119
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Maybe. If I hold mine long enough it turns from a e90 into a e93. The only problem is, if I hold the button too long after that it turns into Optimus Prime.
I think you have to drive under a trailer to accomplish this (as you know this would make quite a mess and I don't recommend it )

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The trunk button? I held it for like 5 seconds and no alarm.
Could be one of two things a) you don't have the alarm option or b) one of your fuses has blown. Best get the dealer to confirm it you do have the red bubble on the rear view mirror so you should have the alarm.
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      04-10-2012, 06:27 PM   #120
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Funny none of you found the tools yet or the space under the false bottom in the trunk? sure you did yes

I ask since no one above mentioned it so far ...

So adding to the list of the OP ....

14. Tools are (including your special wheel lock socket) in the RH tray once you open the trunk (some tools are missing). BTW good place to store your manual is above the tool tray ... then you all knew this yes Should you hear rattles from the trunk chances are your tools make the noise. I wrap mine in paper towels.

15. Under the false trunk bottom you find your BMW Mobility Kit (tire inflation kit). Its a good idea to take it out and familiarize yourself with the operation so that you can help yourself if the need ever arises.

Things you may not find in your M3 unless you take them along are;

Flashlight, Tire Pressure Gauge, Reflective Warning Triangle, First Ait Kit and a Blanket.

(I still have to get a litre of oil and at least one fuse of each type for long trips)

A sudden flat or low pressure warning miles away from nowhere my get you to the next town if you can add some air yourself. The blanket might keep you warm while you wait for Roadside Assistance, or to cover some one that just had an accident and is in shock shaking. The Triangle might save you from being rear ended if you have no power at all and are in the dark. The first aid kit may come in handy (one never knows does one).

Since I like to keep my car clean I also carry a car wash kit on long trips. I got one from a customer as a parting gift it is well equipped.

Anyway, those are a few things you will not find in your M3 unless you take them along on long road trips I thought I mention them anyway.

Cheers now and happy trails to one and all

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      04-10-2012, 06:37 PM   #121
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^^^ Excellent post.

...working on a "10 more things about my M3" thread, but you guys have all my ideas lol
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Could be one of two things a) you don't have the alarm option or b) one of your fuses has blown. Best get the dealer to confirm it you do have the red bubble on the rear view mirror so you should have the alarm.
Not sure what years darks M3 is but 08s are all prewired for the alarm, so they all have the red bulb on the underside of the mirror. Made it so I could install the alarm as a DIY.
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Not sure what years darks M3 is but 08s are all prewired for the alarm, so they all have the red bulb on the underside of the mirror. Made it so I could install the alarm as a DIY.
Good point, my Z4 30is from 2008 (white one with soft top in my garage) came with the red bulb, however no alarm. Dealer then installed it naturally I had to pay for it

So he may be prewired and not connected. I never had a 2008 M3, perhaps others can chime in to help out. I like the alarm to work on my cars if nothing else bud a deterrent.
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      04-10-2012, 07:35 PM   #124
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Good point, my Z4 30is from 2008 (white one with soft top in my garage) came with the red bulb, however no alarm. Dealer then installed it naturally I had to pay for it

So he may be prewired and not connected. I never had a 2008 M3, perhaps others can chime in to help out. I like the alarm to work on my cars if nothing else bud a deterrent.
Correct I drive a 2008. It probably doesn't have the alarm then. No biggie.
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Correct I drive a 2008. It probably doesn't have the alarm then. No biggie.
its a cheap and easy DIY. think i got mine from circle bmw outta jersey.
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      04-10-2012, 10:29 PM   #126
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Wasn't sure if this was mentioned yet: your manual can fit perfectly in the "drug smugglers'" compartment behind the cushion euphemistically called an "armrest" (in the rear seat of the coupe). I guess you could also fit a gun in there or bible....other useful items if your car breaks down. Your manual will stay nice and clean if stored here.
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      04-10-2012, 10:45 PM   #127
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Wasn't sure if this was mentioned yet: your manual can fit perfectly in the "drug smugglers'" compartment behind the cushion euphemistically called an "armrest" (in the rear seat of the coupe). I guess you could also fit a gun in there or bible....other useful items if your car breaks down. Your manual will stay nice and clean if stored here.
I have a big silly bag stuck in there
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14. Tools are (including your special wheel lock socket) in the RH tray
you got wheel locks?!?! i sure didn't
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Glock 27 with Pearce grip extension and spare mags fit there quite nicely

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Wasn't sure if this was mentioned yet: your manual can fit perfectly in the "drug smugglers'" compartment behind the cushion euphemistically called an "armrest" (in the rear seat of the coupe). I guess you could also fit a gun in there or bible....other useful items if your car breaks down. Your manual will stay nice and clean if stored here.
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The front door pockets are hinged .............
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