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Transporting your 5 series

Old 05-10-2019, 03:37 PM
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Does anyone have experience with using an Auto Transport trailer with their 5 series?

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What might be the do's and don't of using one of these Transport trailers?


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Old 05-12-2019, 08:38 PM
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You drive your car onto the trailer until there's a couple hundred pounds of weight on the tongue. Strap down and go. If in doubt, the trailers have instructions written on them.
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To add, I know the cars also have transport mode which can be set using INPA. Not 100% sure what it does but it is there.
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Probably keeps the alarm from going off.
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If the BMW is on a rolling carrier (and you are pulling the trailer with a truck), how about leaving the car unlocked so the car alarm doesn't go off.
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Originally Posted by scottalexander View Post
If the BMW is on a rolling carrier (and you are pulling the trailer with a truck), how about leaving the car unlocked so the car alarm doesn't go off.
All you have to do is double-press and hold the lock button on the remote to disable the motion sensor. The little cyclops light will come on steady for a short time to indicate it is activated. That feature is in there so that you can have the car on a ferry, for example, and the alarm won't be triggered by the motion of the boat. It's described in the owner's manual.
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