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Old 08-01-2006, 03:21 PM   #16
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you ask and you shall recieve my friend.



Digital Climate Control Hidden Functions (96+ e36)

To Access the Display Function:
Press the "AUTO" and "REAR DEFROST" buttons simultaneously.
12 displays are available.

Toggle through them by pressing the fan rocker (+ or -) switch.

Test Function
1 Interior Temp Sensor
2 Exterior Temp Sensor
3 Left Heater Core Sensor
4 Right Heater Core Sensor
5 Evaporator Temp Sensor
6 Engine Speed Input
7 Road Speed Input
8 "Y" Factor Value
9 Fresh Air Flap Position (%)
10 AUC Sensor Voltage
11 Battery Voltage
12 Software Version

To Exit the Display Function:
Press the "RECIRC" and "AUTO" buttons simultaneously, or turn off the Ignition.

Note:
1. Decimal Points are not shown, Hence 75.5% is displayed as 755.
2. All Temperature displays are in °C (Centigrade).
3. Negative values are indicated with minus sign
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Old 08-01-2006, 03:25 PM   #17
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Alright.... now how about explaining what each test DOES/PURPOSE!?!
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Old 08-01-2006, 03:36 PM   #18
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you ask too many questions, go try them out and experiment. passengers will be impressed by the flashing numbers... and you can tell them it means anything and they'll believe you. "this number is the oxygen percentage in the air we're breathing.. it's measured in neutrons." ... "and this number is the car's age in car year's opposed to human years.".

But if you insist...
1-5 is the measurements in Celcius of various temperature sensors.
6 will show the engine's actual RPM.
7 will show the car's actual speed in km/h.
8 I don't know what a Y factor is, but I went to the liberty of searching google, and apparently it tells you this.
9 is that little flap that broke on your old car. There are flaps on side of the engine compartment that bring in fresh air, or recirculate the air in the car. This tells you what position the flap is in. (helps you diagnose if it's stuck too.)
10 is the AUC sensor. This sensor controls the fresh air circulation system in the car.
11 is the battery's voltage, measured in... volts.
12 is the version of the climate control software that is currently on it.
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Old 08-01-2006, 04:18 PM   #19
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Is there a secret function for programming the date/time on the basic OBC (8 button?) My wreck didn't come with the owner's manual to tell me that.....
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Old 08-01-2006, 04:28 PM   #20
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Is there a secret function for programming the date/time on the basic OBC (8 button?) My wreck didn't come with the owner's manual to tell me that.....
Here you go: http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=68928

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Old 08-01-2006, 05:13 PM   #21
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that CC secret stuff is great. I knew about the obc and cluster tests, but wasn't aware of the hidden features on the digital climate control. It must be true, Justin did design the E36........ Thanks alot. Dave
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Old 08-01-2006, 07:34 PM   #22
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I just went out and tried the climate control trick and i cannot for the life of me, get it to work. Any idea what i'm doing wrong? I tried starting with the car off, then the car running but the CC off, etc... and still nothing!!!! I hate having an option I didn't know about, let alone not being able to get it to work.... Then again, maybe I'm just a little slow......
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Old 08-01-2006, 07:36 PM   #23
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what kinda car?
I've heard of people with M3's saying they couldn't get it to work while people with 328's have had no problems...
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Old 08-01-2006, 08:11 PM   #24
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Old 08-01-2006, 10:10 PM   #25
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put your key in the ignition press and hold the trip reset switch while holding that turn the key to acc and watch the magic
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urgh I tried the window roll down trick and can't get it to work!!! Maybe its because I do not have the original keys.
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Old 08-02-2006, 12:03 AM   #27
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justin can u tell me what functions my car has or where I can find out ? its a 92 325i sedan dont know what packages the car has but i dont think it even has sports package.

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Old 08-02-2006, 12:29 AM   #28
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Ya, i just got home for the night, and i thought i'd try out the CC trick on my ride home.... NO LUCK.... whats the deal Justin, i thought you built these damn cars!

Do you have to hold the 2 buttons together for a cetain while? Is it longer than 3 MINS, cause thats how long i held them for!
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Old 08-02-2006, 08:58 AM   #29
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not sure how secret this is , but you can isolate the boot lock
from the rest of the car lock system...so when you unlock the car the boot stays locked unless you use the key

not positive on how to do - saw the guy do it on my car but made him change it back as i didnt like it
something along the lines of locking the boot and tuning the key a certian way then removing and locking/unlocking the car ...something like that

confirm?

just dont shut the keys in the boot unless you got a tiny-tiny friend who an fit through the ski hole..hahaha
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Old 08-02-2006, 10:48 AM   #30
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Did anyone successfuly get this working ?

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you ask and you shall recieve my friend.



Digital Climate Control Hidden Functions (96+ e36)

To Access the Display Function:
Press the "AUTO" and "REAR DEFROST" buttons simultaneously.
12 displays are available.

Toggle through them by pressing the fan rocker (+ or -) switch.

Test Function
1 Interior Temp Sensor
2 Exterior Temp Sensor
3 Left Heater Core Sensor
4 Right Heater Core Sensor
5 Evaporator Temp Sensor
6 Engine Speed Input
7 Road Speed Input
8 "Y" Factor Value
9 Fresh Air Flap Position (%)
10 AUC Sensor Voltage
11 Battery Voltage
12 Software Version

To Exit the Display Function:
Press the "RECIRC" and "AUTO" buttons simultaneously, or turn off the Ignition.

Note:
1. Decimal Points are not shown, Hence 75.5% is displayed as 755.
2. All Temperature displays are in C (Centigrade).
3. Negative values are indicated with minus sign
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