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      02-27-2012, 03:43 PM   #1
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E92 Cool little hidden feature ... in the Trunk

While poking around the new car today, I noticed two little indentations under the trunk-lid. I stopped and thought a second, then it hit me...these are handles to pull the trunk-lid down to close. What a cool little hidden feature (probably in the manual somewhere, which I still have to read completely through). I've been using either the metal portion under the license plate or grabbing the spoiler all this time (which leads to little finger marks on my trunk).

Just thought I'd pass this great/hidden feature along to others on the forum.

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      02-27-2012, 03:54 PM   #2
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      02-27-2012, 03:54 PM   #3
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LOL i believe this feature was discussed on here some time ago, but thanks for reminding us!
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      02-27-2012, 03:56 PM   #4
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      02-27-2012, 04:01 PM   #5
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Glad you were able to find them lol

Have you come across the little tab that holds up the mat while you get the tire sealant kit out? Also acts as a grocery bag holder

Other cool little thing that you may not know about is that the armrest on the center console can slide foward.
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Let us not forget about the little compartments on the doors that fold out as well
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I have found the door handles really useful when attepmting to open the doors...
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I found this as well, but probably after a year of ownership lol
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      02-27-2012, 04:22 PM   #9
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Is this your first BMW? My old 2001 e46 330xi had these as well!
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i never use those "handles" inside any car trunk, because for some reason i end up just about breaking my wrist every time...
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      02-27-2012, 04:45 PM   #11
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While poking around the new car today, I noticed two little indentations under the trunk-lid. I stopped and thought a second, then it hit me...these are handles to pull the trunk-lid down to close. What a cool little hidden feature (probably in the manual somewhere, which I still have to read completely through). I've been using either the metal portion under the license plate or grabbing the spoiler all this time (which leads to little finger marks on my trunk).

Just thought I'd pass this great/hidden feature along to others on the forum.

cheers,
Brian
I'm sure you found the tire inflation kit under the trunk floor by now (crosses fingers ) See picture 1 below.

There is another nice feature the fellows at BMW added to your car, when you lift the trunk bottom to expose the inflation kit / or extra storage area (see photo 2) in your trunk. The feature the fellows added is a clip on your trunk that holds up the floor while you organize things in the storage area (see if you can find it).
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Glad you were able to find them lol

Have you come across the little tab that holds up the mat while you get the tire sealant kit out? Also acts as a grocery bag holder

Other cool little thing that you may not know about is that the armrest on the center console can slide foward.
I see you already mentioned what I explained with the photos in post 11 Ah it's okay ... in German we say "Doppeld Gemoppelt hält besser" ... basically means translated "repeated again perhaps makes the coin drop" or similar whatever the situation might be
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I see you already mentioned what I explained with the photos in post 11 Ah it's okay ... in German we say "Doppeld Gemoppelt hält besser" ... basically means translated "repeated again perhaps makes the coin drop" or similar whatever the situation might be
My delivery specialist at The Welt called that the "Tire Mobility Kit."

I said: "In the USA, we call it 'Fix-a-Flat.'"

He looked at me and said, "It is called the 'Tire Mobility Kit.'"

I replied, "Okay, maybe in German language, but that still translates in English to 'Fix-a-Flat.'"

He blinked. I could sense that we were not going to agree on the terminology and dropped it.

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      02-27-2012, 05:44 PM   #14
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i was thinking there would be something crazy lol
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LOL! and it lets you escape if your trap too!
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      02-27-2012, 06:07 PM   #16
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I have found the door handles really useful when attepmting to open the doors...
That must be an M feature, don't think the 3 series come with those.
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Been doing this since day one...

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Anyone else think a regular old can of fix-a-flat would be easier than the "tire mobility kit"?
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LOL! and it lets you escape if your trap too!
Yes ... I've been told Mexican Midgets like to hitchhike in an ///M car then when they reach there destination they like to use the escape device
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Yes ... I've been told Mexican Midgets like to hitchhike in an ///M car then when they reach there destination they like to use the escape device
SMH... dirty jokes
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SMH... dirty jokes
No pun intended ... I did get the Midget expression from this Telemarketing phone call session ... it is hilarious (let the short commercial play then sit back and listen).

Click here to open the ling ... and enjoy a good laugh

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Glad you were able to find them lol

Have you come across the little tab that holds up the mat while you get the tire sealant kit out? Also acts as a grocery bag holder

Other cool little thing that you may not know about is that the armrest on the center console can slide foward.
Pain in the ass that tab for me.

Every time I put my hockey equipment in the trunk it gets grabbed by the clip.....
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My delivery specialist at The Welt called that the "Tire Mobility Kit."

I said: "In the USA, we call it 'Fix-a-Flat.'"

He looked at me and said, "It is called the 'Tire Mobility Kit.'"

I replied, "Okay, maybe in German language, but that still translates in English to 'Fix-a-Flat.'"

He blinked. I could sense that we were not going to agree on the terminology and dropped it.

LOL
He knew what you were talking about. He was actually laughing. You just have to understand the German sense of humor. Ja?
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