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      02-21-2013, 08:08 AM   #46
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Originally Posted by tranquility View Post
Thanks, I tried changing batteries to no avail (unless the batteries are cheap...bought them at a dollar store). Will try w/ the other key fob.

Btw, silly question: how do I know when my car's battery needs replacing? It doesn't have a 'status window' I had in my old car so I have no idea. Any warning signs before the car's battery dies?
You will know when the dash gives a warning that your battery is low, even the car was only stationary for one night. It can still start if you are not too unlucky so do not worry too much.
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Little known facts about BMW: 1) The N54 is still in production and used in the current Z4 35i and 35is. 2) In a Z4 you can get sport+ steering combined with normal suspension etc by selecting DSC=off. (Update: DSC=off also offers sports steering in the M135i) 3) All Z4s with 19" wheels are still only offered with the worst performing OEM tires ever sold with a DCT equipped BMW (Potenza RE 050 RFT).