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      04-07-2019, 10:54 AM   #67
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For the last time:

1. Turn off engine
2. Get out of the car
3. Lock doors with remote
4. Go home.
My suggestion for a master cutoff switch was in jest. Actually, I have not had a big problem with this, just took a bit to figure it out. The lock method of course does work fine, and I always lock it when I am out and about. But at home in the garage I don't lock the car; I just hit the Start/Stop button, wait a second or two and open the door. Everything goes off except the items on a time delay relay like the interior lights and the fuse-tapped radar detector. They go off a bit later. --Bob
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      04-11-2019, 02:30 PM   #68
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Thank you so much!
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      04-13-2019, 06:18 PM   #69
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I agree this is crazy. I called BMW customer service today and said I can’t figure out how to turn off the car - I have a Masters degree in Computer Science!! I keep it in my garage and I don’t lock the car. After being on hold for a few minutes she told me to press the radio power button until it turns off (radio button also turns off the digital dash). Great!!

So tonight I tried it and the radio turned off but the angle lights stayed on...not just to light the path for a few minutes but stuck on. Last few mornings they stayed on overnight. Yes my lights are set to auto. I played with turning the lights off but did the same thing. It also keeps the ambient lighting on inside and random orange buttons. I don’t think it’s a feature.

I will try the seatbelt trick next but I don’t remember my 2004 530i doing this and my eClass I had for 7 years never had a problem turning off. In fact this is the only car I have ever owned or rented that won’t turn off. I also bought a 530e and it did the same thing. I returned the 530e because the battery only lasted 30 minutes in gas battery mode. It only lasts 15 minutes in battery mode.

2 years and 11 months and back to Mercedes.


If you click the option button next to the idrive wheel while the idrive is in the main menu, you'll see the option "Power Off Car". Works for me if I unbuckle belt before turning off the car...
I wanted the car to play pandora from a cell phone when I was washing the car in a manual car wash, with the car off and doors shut.

Here's what I found is the simplest method.

1. Pull in and tune the car off.
2. Then turn the radio back on.
3. Now keep the key fob in the car and crank pandora up.

The music will stay on even after the door shuts.
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      06-20-2019, 02:26 AM   #70
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OMG. Software update fixed the problem. Finally. Push stop button and get out. Car off. First time since I got the car that it worked like previous bmws. Was so frustrating. Service was weeks ago and I waited to test before posting.
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      06-21-2019, 03:34 PM   #71
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I have also found that it helps to remove my phone from the charging pad prior to opening the door. If I wait, and then reach for it with the door open, the entertainment system comes back on immediately, even after having turned off when I opened the door. Weird, but, I can deal with it. These first world problems............
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      06-22-2019, 08:31 AM   #72
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I have also found that it helps to remove my phone from the charging pad prior to opening the door. If I wait, and then reach for it with the door open, the entertainment system comes back on immediately, even after having turned off when I opened the door. Weird, but, I can deal with it. These first world problems............
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I have also found that it helps to remove my phone from the charging pad prior to opening the door. If I wait, and then reach for it with the door open, the entertainment system comes back on immediately, even after having turned off when I opened the door. Weird, but, I can deal with it. These first world problems............
I am so confused, there is an option in I-Drive to shut radio off when car is off OR shut radio when you lock the door.
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      06-22-2019, 01:19 PM   #73
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Just push the engine on/off button a second time BEFORE you open the driver's door... Everyrhing turns off.
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      06-22-2019, 04:58 PM   #74
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Just push the engine on/off button a second time BEFORE you open the driver's door... Everyrhing turns off.
Indeed, this is true. However, if your phone is still in the charging cradle after you open the door and everything turns off, if you lift it out of the cradle, everything turns back on......at least that is what happens in my M550i. Then you have to hold the off button to turn it back off. So, in addition to pushing the engine off button a second before you open the door, you also have to remove your phone from the charging cradle before opening the door. Just sayin'
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      06-24-2019, 08:25 AM   #75
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I just lock the car every time I get out. Everything turns off when I touch the lock "button" on the handle.

Added bonus, doing this seems to help the car switch profiles much more reliably (wife and I both drive it), as it can sense which key fob is on the driver's side to trigger the unlock.
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      07-30-2019, 04:56 PM   #76
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...........and then u open the door after exiting to pick up your forgotten cell phone, and it welcomes you right back! such a pain in the garage. Have to lock it because it seems to have a mind of it's own. 1st world problems
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      07-30-2019, 06:57 PM   #77
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I consider that an added bonus, because that means the light is on if I have to go back to look for something...
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      07-31-2019, 11:12 PM   #78
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I had an early US 530e and there was definitely a problem that was fixed with software update. The car would not always shut off as said by those with cars that shut down properly.

PS: why are people posting in this thread if their car works as expected? lol
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      08-01-2019, 08:46 AM   #79
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...........and then u open the door after exiting to pick up your forgotten cell phone, and it welcomes you right back! such a pain in the garage. Have to lock it because it seems to have a mind of it's own. 1st world problems
When this happens to me, or if the car comes back on when I'm getting something out of the front passenger seat, here's what I do:

1. Hit the "Option" button on the iDrive controller (bottom right).
2. Choose the "Turn off vehicle" option.
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