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      04-12-2012, 11:29 PM   #1
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couple of issues I have with the car

1. Still can't figure out how to make the backup camera display reverse view by default on engaging reverse. It only wants to show the top down view and I can't find any setting to change it to show the backup camera by default.

2. The headrest angle of the front seats is kinda weird. They lean forward and just aren't comfortable to use. I never want to rest my head on them cos they are at this weird angle and I can't seem to adjust them
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      04-13-2012, 03:46 AM   #2
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Do your headrests not have a button on the side? I have a UK 320d ED, standard seats, and when I press the big button on the side of the headrest it pops back. Then I just push it forward to the position I like.
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      04-13-2012, 12:27 PM   #3
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there is a button on the side to make them vertical.
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Ive never actually rested my head on a headrest, I thought they were more for rear end crashes to protect against neck injuries.

You guys actually rest your head on them huh?
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+1 Aren't they actually head restraints not rests?
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      04-13-2012, 01:56 PM   #6
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+1 Aren't they actually head restraints not rests?
Correct, they're restraints and should be used as such. Using them as actual headrests may result in a whiplash in case of an accident.
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Correct, they're restraints and should be used as such. Using them as actual headrests may result in a whiplash in case of an accident.
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To prevent whiplash there should be as little distance between your head and the rest/restraint as possible so your neck moves back as little as possible when hit from behind. So resting your head on it makes the distance 0.

The E90 Sport seats got a better whiplash rating in crash tests than the normal seats due to the headrests being closer to the drivers head.

Page 49 of the F30 manual says it should be as close as possible to your head.


On teh cars like the 7 Series with active head restraints, the crash system automatically pushes the head restraint forward so it is against or very close to the head to prevent injury.
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      04-13-2012, 02:54 PM   #8
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To prevent whiplash there should be as little distance between your head and the rest/restraint as possible so your neck moves back as little as possible when hit from behind. So resting your head on it makes the distance 0.
Sure, but most people, when they use the restraints as a headrest, they want to lean with the bottom part of their head onto the restraint, more at the neck part than the top part, and in case of an accident, the head is still swooped back, over the restraint so to say. The restraints are optimal if they touch the top part of the head, but in that case it is not as comfy any more for most people. That's a bit why I mentioned it.
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Sure, but most people, when they use the restraints as a headrest, they want to lean with the bottom part of their head onto the restraint, more at the neck part than the top part, and in case of an accident, the head is still swooped back, over the restraint so to say. The restraints are optimal if they touch the top part of the head, but in that case it is not as comfy any more for most people. That's a bit why I mentioned it.
People actually rest their head on the top of the restraint ?
In that case its useless and i agree with your statement.
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People actually rest their head on the top of the restraint ?
In that case its useless and i agree with your statement.
I wont say all people, but I've seen it happen a couple of times, they claimed it felt better for them.

Of course, if they do it the way it is supposed and find rest that way (meaning the top of the restraint is at the top of their head) then indeed your statement is correct =)
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hmm, I guess nice qualification on what its called, but the neck/headrest area is still not as comfortable to sit in as my previous Audi. Oh well. That doesn't irritate me as much as the backup camera not working when you change gear to reverse. That one is really irritating. Even the dealer couldn't figure it out after 30 minutes.
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Do your headrests not have a button on the side? I have a UK 320d ED, standard seats, and when I press the big button on the side of the headrest it pops back. Then I just push it forward to the position I like.
Does the ED refer to european delivery or is there something specific to the actual vehicle that ED is referring to?
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Correct, they're restraints and should be used as such. Using them as actual headrests may result in a whiplash in case of an accident.
But what if you're tired and want to take a little rest at a red light or on a long, straight stretch of road?

In Canada we call them seat pillows.
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In Canada we call them seat pillows.
We do? Anyway, I prefer the support of a headrest and I actually feel uncomfortable if it's missing.
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