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      07-21-2011, 01:27 PM   #1
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Launch control

Ok so I realize I\'m gonna get a lot of crap for this question but how do you engage launch control, I have tried a lot of things and have had no luck. Any help is appreciated

Ps I do not have EDC
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      07-21-2011, 01:47 PM   #2
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up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, START!
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      07-21-2011, 01:53 PM   #3
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up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, START!
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      07-21-2011, 02:01 PM   #4
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up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, START!
Completely disagree, if you do up, up, down down you'll get the flag but it won't initiate the launch cascade however if you do the up, down, up down then it all works..I agree with the rest though (left right left right B A start)..and by the way adding the B before the A then start was a brilliant move

Now to answer the OP question:
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      07-21-2011, 02:03 PM   #5
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Completely disagree, if you do up, up, down down you'll get the flag but it won't initiate the launch cascade however if you do the up, down, up down then it all works..I agree with the rest though (left right left right B A start)..and by the way adding the B before the A then start was a brilliant move

Now to answer the OP question:
LIES!!!!! the only variation is SLECT, START if there's a passenger in the car.
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      07-21-2011, 02:08 PM   #6
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LIES!!!!! the only variation is SLECT, START if there's a passenger in the car.
You're waaaay off Sir...Well, not unless you have the 6MT..cause yes I agree You could go (up up down down) for 6MT launch control but there is no way it would work in DCT unless you follow my (up down up down)..
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      07-21-2011, 02:15 PM   #7
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You're waaaay off Sir...Well, not unless you have the 6MT..cause yes I agree You could go (up up down down) for 6MT launch control but there is no way it would work in DCT unless you follow my (up down up down)..
I thought BMW removed the launch control feature from the 2011.5 M3s because people couldn't figure out how to use the Search button.
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      07-21-2011, 02:25 PM   #8
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The responses have been helpful to say the least.
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I also remember another variant, which my brain will never let me forget sadly:

up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, b, a, a, b, select, start
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Or there's the manual. Just sayin.
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      07-21-2011, 02:31 PM   #11
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Step by step:

1. Turn DSC off.
2. Put it on S it'll usually go to S3
3. Move it from S3 to S6
4. Push the shift lever forward and keep it pushed.
5. FLOOR the gas while keeping the shifter forward (car won't move but RPM will)
6. If you need to lower the RPM use the cruise control arm.
7. Whenever you let the shift lever go, it launches. Keep it floored. If you take your foot off then you ARE responsible for shifting, if you keep it floored it shifts up automatically.
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      07-21-2011, 02:48 PM   #12
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...I have tried a lot of things and have had no luck. Any help is appreciated
Have you tried buying her a few drinks? That sometimes works. We know you're not gay, because of your username. So that can't be the issue.

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Ah, but do you have ED? Because that definitely could be the issue then.
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      07-21-2011, 02:53 PM   #13
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Step by step:

1. Turn DSC off.
2. Put it on S it'll usually go to S3
3. Move it from S3 to S6
3.5. Come to a full stop on a very flat road. Remove foot from brake and keep it off the brake.
4. Push the shift lever forward and keep it pushed.
5. FLOOR the gas while keeping the shifter forward (car won't move but RPM will)
6. If you need to lower the RPM use the cruise control arm.
7. Whenever you let the shift lever go, it launches. Keep it floored. If you take your foot off then you ARE responsible for shifting, if you keep it floored it shifts up automatically.
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      07-21-2011, 07:10 PM   #14
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      07-21-2011, 07:18 PM   #15
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Thanks guys figured it out With all the detailed descriptions.
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      07-21-2011, 07:18 PM   #16
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If you can't be bothered to search or look up the user manual then you're very, very lazy..
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      07-21-2011, 11:33 PM   #18
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You can't have your foot on the brake during the sequence or it'll never work.
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      07-22-2011, 10:07 AM   #19
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The response with the pic should be a sticky. No clearer than that.
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      07-22-2011, 08:13 PM   #20
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I tried this the other day and had mixed results. I tried about 5x and only got the flag to come on once. Looking at this thread I think it was the brake causing my trouble. Does the brake have to be off right from the beginning? About how long should it take for the flag to come on after pushing the lever forward? I swear once I held it for 30s and gave up when a car was approaching behind me (in retrospect it was likely that I had pressed the brake)

I can understand why there are many threads on this. I had read a couple threads and checked the owners manual right before I attempted this and it was still sketchy. There are so many steps that have to be done just right that it's very annoying and frustrating.

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I tried this the other day and had mixed results. I tried about 5x and only got the flag to come on once. Looking at this thread I think it was the brake causing my trouble. Does the brake have to be off right from the beginning? About how long should it take for the flag to come on after pushing the lever forward? I swear once I held it for 30s and gave up when a car was approaching behind me (in retrospect it was likely that I had pressed the brake)
keep the brake off. Also you need to have driven 6 miles.
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      07-22-2011, 09:49 PM   #22
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For added amusement try it in front of a tree
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Use the stick like u would a manual. If that doesn't work, put it in D mode and put both hands at 10 and 2. If that doesn't work, just sit on your right hand.
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