BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > M3 (E90 / E92 / E93) > General M3 Forum (E90 + E92 + E93)
 
Steve Thomas BMW
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-10-2009, 04:29 AM   #1
kal112
Private
2
Rep
77
Posts

Drives: M3 coup
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: kuwait

iTrader: (1)

steering button

u guys know the star button under the M button on the steering, i saw a different button but i can't see it clearly on the pic i can tell it's not the star button, is there another button that replaces the star button ?!!
Appreciate 0
      02-10-2009, 06:01 AM   #2
Green///Hell
Colonel
Green///Hell's Avatar
United_States
67
Rep
2,781
Posts

Drives: F82 M4, F15 X5, E92 M3, 1199S
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Sydney/Chicago

iTrader: (5)

That button can be programmed to whatever you want, but if you are referring to having looked at a picture without M mode the I-Drive button is moved up to where the M button would go and another star button is placed under it giving you two multi option buttons instead of just one. But the M mode is better anyway
Appreciate 0
      02-10-2009, 12:55 PM   #3
gadget
Major
gadget's Avatar
United_States
47
Rep
1,162
Posts

Drives: 09 e92///M SSII DCT
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: US

iTrader: (0)

I have an 09 and it doesn't have the programmable star button instead it has a button that scrolls through the various audio sources (CD, SAT, iPhone, Radio etc. )

I wish I could program the button...
Appreciate 0
      02-10-2009, 01:11 PM   #4
mkoesel
Moderator
United_States
1292
Rep
15,674
Posts

Drives: 2015 SO/CSAT F80 M3
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Canton, MI

iTrader: (1)

Was it a picture of a non-ZTP (and non-IDrive) car? If so it is the air reciculation button.

If you post the pic and we'll tell you which of the three possibilities now listed here applies.
__________________
A gen-u-ine BMW eff-eight-zero with them tandem clutches in the transmission and that dad gum sun roof on the top-a da cawr.
Appreciate 0
      02-10-2009, 01:15 PM   #5
SlammedR8
Major General
SlammedR8's Avatar
Canada
203
Rep
5,377
Posts

Drives: 2016 BMW X5d + 2016 RR TD6
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by gadget View Post
I have an 09 and it doesn't have the programmable star button instead it has a button that scrolls through the various audio sources (CD, SAT, iPhone, Radio etc. )

I wish I could program the button...
really?
09s dont have a programmable button? thats odd!

I programmed the button to switch between the various audio sources anyways, but its nice to have the option of being able to choose one of many different things for this button!
__________________
2016 BMW X5d - Black Sapphire on Terra
2016 Range Rover HSE TD6-White on Ivory

2010 Audi R8 V10 Coupe 6MT-White on Red - gone but not forgotten
Appreciate 0
      02-10-2009, 01:27 PM   #6
MrAdams
do a wheelie!!!
MrAdams's Avatar
Mexico
59
Rep
929
Posts

Drives: E46 M3 - '72 2002 - '65 Impala
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Los Angeles

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
the star button is NOS!
__________________
~Adam
Appreciate 0
      02-11-2009, 04:41 AM   #7
kal112
Private
2
Rep
77
Posts

Drives: M3 coup
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: kuwait

iTrader: (1)

i think it's what gadget said coz it's 09 that i saw
Appreciate 0
      02-11-2009, 05:16 AM   #8
Big Windy
Major General
Big Windy's Avatar
United_States
84
Rep
5,116
Posts

Drives: audi s4
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: seatac, wa

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by slammedm3 View Post
really?
09s dont have a programmable button? thats odd!

I programmed the button to switch between the various audio sources anyways, but its nice to have the option of being able to choose one of many different things for this button!
not programmable like it used to be for 09...maybe they overlooked this in the new idrive (doubtful)? anyway, it just switches between audio sources.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      02-11-2009, 11:59 AM   #9
FStop7
I like cars
FStop7's Avatar
Vatican City State
141
Rep
5,055
Posts

Drives: M6
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Newbury Park, CA

iTrader: (3)

that sucks about the 09s, i love the programmable button. I have it set up to pause/mute the stereo.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      02-11-2009, 12:46 PM   #10
gr8000
Major
gr8000's Avatar
Greece
35
Rep
1,172
Posts

Drives: E92 M3 - DCT
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Athens, Greece

iTrader: (0)

Send a message via AIM to gr8000
Quote:
Originally Posted by FStop7 View Post
that sucks about the 09s, i love the programmable button. I have it set up to pause/mute the stereo.
Same here

Having the flexibility to program the button to stereo mute on/off, audio sources, air recirculation on/of etc is better than having just one choice I guess...
Appreciate 0
      02-11-2009, 01:10 PM   #11
daltonnnn
U.S. Navy Officer
daltonnnn's Avatar
United_States
6
Rep
448
Posts

Drives: 2012 X5 Diesel
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Coronado, CA

iTrader: (1)

Send a message via AIM to daltonnnn
I used to use that button to cycle through the audio options, but my newest setting, which is much better is pulling up my phone contact list.

The phone button just dials the last person called.
__________________
2012 X5d - Alpine White | Almost fully loaded | Color matched everything | Clear Bra | 4" Magnaflow race muffler exhaust system | JBD @ 80% | 20x10 Avant Garde M510s
2009 Honda CBR 1000RR - White
2008 M3 E92 - Retired - Alpine White | 6MT | Vorsteiner rear diffuser
*** Go Navy! *** ***Go SF 49ers!!!*** *** Go SF Giants!!!*****
Appreciate 0
      02-11-2009, 01:45 PM   #12
Big Windy
Major General
Big Windy's Avatar
United_States
84
Rep
5,116
Posts

Drives: audi s4
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: seatac, wa

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by FStop7 View Post
that sucks about the 09s, i love the programmable button. I have it set up to pause/mute the stereo.
i guess they figured that we have 6 progammable buttons, so we don't need that one on the wheel. althought it would have been nice to have 7!
__________________
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:37 AM.




m3post
m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST