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Old 10-10-2012, 10:17 AM   #1
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New car, a little help?

Hi

New to the forum, I just picked up my first BMW last night and have been enjoying driving it today, the car didn't come with the handbook so I was just having a little problem working out the cruise control.

The car is an 03 plate 320ci

I was sitting on a dual carriage way at 70 and I worked out that the I/O button switched the CC on, but the speed was reduced to around 60, I sped it up with the plus arrow, but I cant see anywhere on the dash that tells you the speed its set to, the button above the I/O button (looks like a speedo) doesn't seem to do anything when pressed or held down.

Am I being really dumb is or something up?

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Old 10-10-2012, 10:22 AM   #2
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you're right i dont think that button does anything. just plus minus like any other car to increase/reduce speed and just use your speedo to find out how fast you are going. very very nice car. looks great
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:23 AM   #3
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thats quite annoying... having it decrease your speed before you can put it back up to 70 again!

I just noticed most people here are based in the US, Im from the UK so apologise if my speeds and stuff dont quite match!
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There's nothing on the dash to show what speed it is set to. Most cars don't have anything to show that.
You can (and should) download an owner's manual from the web in pdf format.

Press the IO button once to enable cruise control (if the light is off).
Press the up or down button to set it to current speed. Also use these buttons to adjust set speed.
Press the top button to resume to the last set speed after using the brake or cancel.
Press the IO button once while cruise is engaged to cancel it until resume is pressed.
Press the IO button once more to disable the cruise.
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no problem and welcome. i was curious what "03 plate" means and also what is "dual carriage way" :-)
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you're right i dont think that button does anything. just plus minus like any other car to increase/reduce speed and just use your speedo to find out how fast you are going. very very nice car. looks great
It's the resume button. After you slow down using the brakes, press this button and it takes you back to the speed you were set at before.
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thats quite annoying... having it decrease your speed before you can put it back up to 70 again!

I just noticed most people here are based in the US, Im from the UK so apologise if my speeds and stuff dont quite match!
Mine sets at whatever speed you are at. No slow down first.
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Many thanks Joegr, ill look online now...

03 plate sorry is a 2003 car, with a 2003 licence plate, and a dual carriage way is like a motorway or highway, just a bit smaller!
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Many thanks Joegr, ill look online now...

03 plate sorry is a 2003 car, with a 2003 licence plate, and a dual carriage way is like a motorway or highway, just a bit smaller!
one day i hope to drive england's motor ways.
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one day i hope to drive england's motor ways.
You wouldn't want to!

To much traffic and to many surprise speed cameras!
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You wouldn't want to!

To much traffic and to many surprise speed cameras!
haha when i watch shows like wheeler dealers, it makes me want to visit.
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