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#945127 - 10/09/15 12:35 AM Re: Things you might not know about your Wethead [Re: realshelby]  
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This applies to the GS wethead and probably to the RT also: the EXT TEMP reading changes in increments of 0.9 deg. F - not half degrees or whole degrees or even tenths of degrees. Why 0.9? Because the temp sensor is reporting half degrees C which equals 0.9 deg. F.

It annoyed me a little that the temp display would show 70.7-71.6-72.5-73.4 for example. After a little struggle my dealer figured out how to reprogram that display to show half degree increments, so now it's 71.0-72.0-73.0-73.0.. Perhaps I should have left it alone.


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#945144 - 10/09/15 10:19 AM Re: Things you might not know about your Wethead [Re: Sailorlite]  

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Originally Posted By: Sailorlite
This applies to the GS wethead and probably to the RT also: the EXT TEMP reading changes in increments of 0.9 deg. F - not half degrees or whole degrees or even tenths of degrees. Why 0.9? Because the temp sensor is reporting half degrees C which equals 0.9 deg. F.

It annoyed me a little that the temp display would show 70.7-71.6-72.5-73.4 for example. After a little struggle my dealer figured out how to reprogram that display to show half degree increments, so now it's 71.0-72.0-73.0-73.0.. Perhaps I should have left it alone.


Or perhaps you should have switched to Celsius degrees... I think the dealer computer can do that. wink

#945152 - 10/09/15 11:51 AM Re: Things you might not know about your Wethead [Re: gordiet]  
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Originally Posted By: gordiet
I have a 2015 and there is no d-tent on the instrument cluster. It will not stay where I want it. Gt


Push on the top and then on the bottom of the instrument cluster. If it rocks back and forth easily, it is adjustable. Just takes a bit of a shove in the direction you want it to stay to lock in the detent. I would be surprised if the 2015 was changed.

#945155 - 10/09/15 12:08 PM Re: Things you might not know about your Wethead [Re: Sailorlite]  
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Originally Posted By: Sailorlite
This applies to the GS wethead and probably to the RT also: the EXT TEMP reading changes in increments of 0.9 deg. F - not half degrees or whole degrees or even tenths of degrees. Why 0.9? Because the temp sensor is reporting half degrees C which equals 0.9 deg. F.


Morning Sailorlite


The temperature SENSOR itself has no way of reporting whole or partial degrees (it just imports resistance change). The partial degree thing is done internal to the computer.


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#945160 - 10/09/15 02:33 PM Re: Things you might not know about your Wethead [Re: realshelby]  
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If you plug in a USB thumb drive loaded up with tunes you can randomize their order by pressing and holding the Mode button down.

The downside is that randomizing seems to ignore directories. Constant bouncing between Rock and Smooth Jazz wasn't working for me. I guess separate thumb drives may be in order...I have plenty of those laying about. Randomizing within a directory would be better.

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#945167 - 10/09/15 03:42 PM Re: Things you might not know about your Wethead [Re: narcosis]  
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#945175 - 10/09/15 06:03 PM Re: Things you might not know about your Wethead [Re: narcosis]  
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If you use a I pod you can go to category then Radom from there. The random will work inside of any mode. For example artist, all songs, type of music.

#945206 - 10/09/15 09:48 PM Re: Things you might not know about your Wethead [Re: rodantking]  
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Originally Posted By: rodantking
If you use a I pod you can go to category then Radom from there. The random will work inside of any mode. For example artist, all songs, type of music.


Thanks for this post rodantking...I stand corrected. I tried one more time on the way home from work today and it worked perfectly. I think the mistake I made before was not going into the directory and selecting a tune before turning on randomize.

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#945231 - 10/10/15 07:54 AM Re: Things you might not know about your Wethead [Re: Kitsap]  

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Originally Posted By: Kitsap
It's a babe magnet. Well, my daughter thinks it's cool.


Then BMW must have really made improvements to it.
When a (female) friend of mine saw my freshly bought Hexhead in 2009 she said "You bought a BMW: it means you are old!". rofl

#945245 - 10/10/15 01:31 PM Re: Things you might not know about your Wethead [Re: narcosis]  
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Originally Posted By: narcosis
If you plug in a USB thumb drive loaded up with tunes you can randomize their order by pressing and holding the Mode button down.

The downside is that randomizing seems to ignore directories. Constant bouncing between Rock and Smooth Jazz wasn't working for me. I guess separate thumb drives may be in order...I have plenty of those laying about. Randomizing within a directory would be better.

Ken

Ahhhhh......the real solution to your problem is to properly "tag" your MP3 files. The wethead's audio system does not take any notices of file directories, as you have found out, but if your MP3s had the ID3 section properly tagged (album name, artist name, track title, track number, genre, etc.) then the radio's player will sort them out for you. You will then be able to select play from any of those variables, and once the selection have been made you can use the randomized play and the selection will be retained within that group.

You will need a 3rd party software to do the tagging, and there are several freeware around (at least for Windows OS). The one that I use is called MP3TAG: http://www.mp3tag.de/en/download.html. I think that there might be a Mac version as well.


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