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      11-13-2019, 11:53 AM   #23
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I live in Buffalo, NY and my biggest BMW complaint for 10 years has been the lack of a remote start option. I am going to be in the market for a new car in a few months but having a remote starter that doesn't activate all of the hot options in the car is counter productive to having a remote starter. May affect my decision.
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      11-14-2019, 09:55 PM   #24
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While we're griping about first world heat problems, BMW absolutely did decontent a couple of things on the G20 that I've noticed now that it's getting cold. At least compared to my G01 and previous F25.

1) heated steering wheel no longer has an automatic option. Was nice to set that to engage automatically at a desired temp like the seats.

2) no longer has the ability to adjust bottom vs. back temperatures on the seats. I miss that feature. It was nice to be able to turn down the butt temp and keep the back toasty, or whatever.
The F30 3 series never had these options.
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      11-17-2019, 01:22 AM   #25
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Are you sure they didn't just automatically come on once you got in and pressed the start button to confirm/exit remote start mode? Mine does that, if the outside temp is under the 'seat warming' temp set in iDrive. But nothing I do will make the seats pre-warm during remote start. Even if they were turned on when the car was last turned off.

This is really lame. Kind of negates remotely warming your car up in the winter if the seats are still ice cold when you get in. I'm sure it's some BS safety regulation, but hope it's something that can be changed via coding at some point.
I've only had the chance to use remote control once since the temp dropped below 50. I remembered I was getting ready to get off work, and was curious to try "pre-warming up" my car. When I got in my car, I felt my seat was warmed, and I thought to myself, Oh cool my car can do that! Lol
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      11-19-2019, 12:20 PM   #26
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When I got in my car, I felt my seat was warmed, and I thought to myself, Oh cool my car can do that! Lol
I'm pretty sure it can't...unless you have a different software build than the rest of us. Next time you use remote start, look at the seat warming indicator before you put your foot on the brake and press the start button. It's likely going to be off, and then turn itself on once you press start (assuming it's below 50 outside, or whatever your threshold temp is set to in iDrive).

On my US-delivered 330i running version 7.2019.40, heated seats are definitely not part of the remote start routine. If yours is truly working before you get in the car and exit remote start, what version of software are you running?

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      11-19-2019, 12:26 PM   #27
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Are you saying that a work around may be to secure the driver seatbelt before exiting the vehicle? Will that activate the heated seat on remote start up?
No, tried it. Does nothing.

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      11-19-2019, 06:04 PM   #28
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This really sucks, kills the purpose of having remote start when your seat and steering wheel is ice cold. I just wish the climate rules would have applied to remote start as well.
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      11-20-2019, 09:40 AM   #29
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Asked the service adviser who asked the bmw genius about it and they said it's NOT designed to come on.

Why can't they at least have it turned on to the lowest setting?
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      11-22-2019, 03:49 PM   #30
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When you start your car with Remote Start how long does it stay on for?

My car seems to shut off after a period of time like 5 minutes or something.

Is there a time setting?
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When you start your car with Remote Start how long does it stay on for?

My car seems to shut off after a period of time like 5 minutes or something.

Is there a time setting?
I think itís supposed to be 15 minutes.
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      11-25-2019, 03:54 AM   #32
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I call this "first world problems".
That's what I expect when I come to a luxury car forum though. I'd be more surprised if someone posted that their 3 series was rammed by an angry rhinoceros, or something like that.

Also, if one is paying 1st world prices, they're entitled to complain about 1st world "problems".
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      11-26-2019, 04:36 PM   #33
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That's what I expect when I come to a luxury car forum though. I'd be more surprised if someone posted that their 3 series was rammed by an angry rhinoceros, or something like that.

Also, if one is paying 1st world prices, they're entitled to complain about 1st world "problems".
Well of course! I complain about first world problems all the damn time!
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      12-02-2019, 04:24 PM   #34
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I have climate rules set to warm up the seats but it waits until I actually get in the car and push the start button to kick in.
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My 330e G20 automatically does heat up the seats and the steering wheel when using the remote climate which is cool because my F30 didn't
How do you do that?
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      12-03-2019, 07:45 AM   #36
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I have climate rules set to warm up the seats but it waits until I actually get in the car and push the start button to kick in.
But can't they make it so it turns on the seat and steering wheel when the car is remotely started? If they think it's going to get too hot, then why not default it to the lowest setting?
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      12-06-2019, 04:40 AM   #37
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I have climate rules set to warm up the seats but it waits until I actually get in the car and push the start button to kick in.
Same here
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