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      09-16-2016, 01:41 PM   #1
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Auto hold

Is it possible to retofit or code the auto hold function on the x1?
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      09-16-2016, 05:25 PM   #2
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There is a semi auto hold function...of sorts. If you're stopped in traffic, apply the park brake, lift your foot from the brake and the car will hold. Traffic starts moving, so press the accelerator and the park brake automatically releases. Works well enough for me in these situations I need it.
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There is a semi auto hold function...of sorts. If you're stopped in traffic, apply the park brake, lift your foot from the brake and the car will hold. Traffic starts moving, so press the accelerator and the park brake automatically releases. Works well enough for me in these situations I need it.
I'm sorry but what you've written there is just plain nonsense - you have to manually engage the park park - that's not auto hold. What you have described is the auto-release function that every car with an electronic park brake has.

In answer to the original question - no I don't think you can. I asked about this when I was looking at the X1 and realised (in our Australian market and apparently yours as well) it didn't have an auto-hold function. While most of the work is just coding, you still need the button to engage auto-hold (which is blanked off in X1s in our market) which works with the coding.

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      09-17-2016, 01:59 AM   #4
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Geez, calm down Tony....I did say "semi-auto hold", which does everything auto hold does AFTER you've engaged the park brake. And no, there's no coding alternative in any market, so far as I'm aware. Which is as good an answer to the question as anything else. OK?
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No X1 anywhere have Auto Hold., so it cannot be coded or retrofitted.
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It's really frustrating that they left this feature off the X1! Just can't see the logic in not having it present.

I do the same as ttimbo although it's nowhere near as smooth as auto hold and you have to have your foot firmly on the brake or it triggers the stop start when you release your foot from the brake
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I have BMW i8 ,it doesn't have it either . However, it works when you are on the hill and apply the brake for 2 seconds then you let your foot off the brake pedal without having to press the electronic P button ,the car holds . Slightly touch the gas pedal , the car moves.I find it a bit weird given the fact that it only works only when you're on the incline
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I have BMW i8 ,it doesn't have it either . However, it works when you are on the hill and apply the brake for 2 seconds then you let your foot off the brake pedal without having to press the electronic P button ,the car holds . Slightly touch the gas pedal , the car moves.I find it a bit weird given the fact that it only works only when you're on the incline
Thats hill assist. Most BMW's have that. Auto Hold is a bit different
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It's really frustrating that they left this feature off the X1! Just can't see the logic in not having it present.
It was never incorporated into the Mini F56 systems the X1 systems are based on
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Geez, calm down Tony....I did say "semi-auto hold", which does everything auto hold does AFTER you've engaged the park brake. And no, there's no coding alternative in any market, so far as I'm aware. Which is as good an answer to the question as anything else. OK?
And your answer is still nonsense - clearly you don't know what auto-hold is.

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It's really frustrating that they left this feature off the X1! Just can't see the logic in not having it present.

I do the same as ttimbo although it's nowhere near as smooth as auto hold and you have to have your foot firmly on the brake or it triggers the stop start when you release your foot from the brake
That's the aspect of auto-hold we really appreciate - the way it interacts with the engine stop/start system. With auto-hold engaged you can take your foot off the brake and the engine remains stopped. Much more relaxed city and town driving. After 5 years of it in our F25 X3 we are very reluctant to go without in our next car.

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That's the aspect of auto-hold we really appreciate - the way it interacts with the engine stop/start system. With auto-hold engaged you can take your foot off the brake and the engine remains stopped. Much more relaxed city and town driving. After 5 years of it in our F25 X3 we are very reluctant to go without in our next car.

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I know I was astounded it wasn't present when I test drove the X1, I have it on my F10 and on my previous E70 too. I appreciate it's a Mini platform but surely it can't be difficult for BMW to add it as it's just a button and some programming.

However it wasn't a deal breaker as for us the X1 was a much better vehicle than the alternatives we were looking at... I've got used to using the electronic brake when I drive the car, it's not ideal but workable
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After 5 years of it in our F25 X3 we are very reluctant to go without in our next car.

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BMW's way of getting you to rather buy another X3 or higher.

Higher models always have better equipment and fittings.
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I opened the electronic parking break switch and the switch to turn on the auto hold is there on the circuit board behind the e-brake, it even has the led light. It activates auto hold without the need for any coding, But no actual actuator button is there. The enclosure does not have a place for a button for activation of auto hold. I drilled a hole so I can activate the auto hold switch with a thin metal rod, but that is not the cleanest way to do this, buying switches on eBay to see if any of them can be retrofitted. I'll post photos tomorrow
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I opened the electronic parking break switch and the switch to turn on the auto hold is there on the circuit board behind the e-brake, it even has the led light. It activates auto hold without the need for any coding, But no actual actuator button is there. The enclosure does not have a place for a button for activation of auto hold. I drilled a hole so I can activate the auto hold switch with a thin metal rod, but that is not the cleanest way to do this, buying switches on eBay to see if any of them can be retrofitted. I'll post photos tomorrow
Wow. That's interesting! Keep us posted on this. Thanks.
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I opened the electronic parking break switch and the switch to turn on the auto hold is there on the circuit board behind the e-brake, it even has the led light. It activates auto hold without the need for any coding, But no actual actuator button is there. The enclosure does not have a place for a button for activation of auto hold. I drilled a hole so I can activate the auto hold switch with a thin metal rod, but that is not the cleanest way to do this, buying switches on eBay to see if any of them can be retrofitted. I'll post photos tomorrow
Is it possible that an X3 park brake switch could be fitted in place of X1 switch?

http://www.bavarianmw.com/guide-3174.html
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