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      09-29-2012, 01:17 PM   #1
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Again, have no idea what this is?

Friends, I have put on 500 miles on the M3 since I took delivery exactly two weeks ago. I finally had some free time so I was messing around with all of the settings and features. I came across this function on the dash and was hoping that you can tell me what this is. I have looked through the manual and found nothing. Thanks
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      09-29-2012, 01:48 PM   #2
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dashboard lighting brightness?
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      09-29-2012, 02:04 PM   #3
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dashboard lighting brightness?
I don't think so. It gives me an option either have it on or off. No dimming option.
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      09-29-2012, 02:09 PM   #4
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Is your car DCT? Might be for shift lights on/off.
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      09-29-2012, 02:24 PM   #5
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It is the Shift Light function. You need to set them ON or OFF via your M Key settings (based on your preference) because they'll default to that setting every time you turn the ignition off. The actual shift light brightness is controlled through the instrument panel lighting adjustment function. Page 57 of the manual for more info.
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      09-29-2012, 02:45 PM   #6
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Didn't your M salesperson teach you anything?
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      09-29-2012, 05:38 PM   #7
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Didn't your M salesperson teach you anything?
He tried but I was too excited to drive the car off the lot! Mostly my fault for not listening. Lol
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      09-29-2012, 11:19 PM   #8
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Didn't your M salesperson teach you anything?
Mine didn't teach me much.....
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      09-30-2012, 07:34 AM   #9
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Shift lights on/off.
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Shift lights on/off.
Still breaking in the M so I haven't seen the shift light go off yet. Can't wait for it!
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Shift lights on/off.
Still breaking in the M so I haven't seen the shift light go off yet. Can't wait for it!
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Is your car DCT? Might be for shift lights on/off.
is there shift lights on the 6MT ?
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is there shift lights on the 6MT ?
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is there shift lights on the 6MT ?
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is that because they figure 6MT people really know how to drive ??

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      09-30-2012, 07:58 AM   #15
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is that because they figure 6MT people really know how to drive ??

lol i kid i kid,
I test drove a 6mt '12 M3 earlier last year and it def had a shift lift. The saleswomen insisted that I take it up to redline and I had no objections.
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I test drove a 6mt '12 M3 earlier last year and it def had a shift lift. The saleswomen insisted that I take it up to redline and I had no objections.
You are mistaken. 6mt does not have shift lights.
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I test drove a 6mt '12 M3 earlier last year and it def had a shift lift. The saleswomen insisted that I take it up to redline and I had no objections.
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I test drove a 6mt '12 M3 earlier last year and it def had a shift lift. The saleswomen insisted that I take it up to redline and I had no objections.
You are mistaken. 6mt does not have shift lights.
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