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      06-07-2011, 03:40 PM   #1
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A tip for calling to check production status

Maybe everybody already knew this, and if you did, please disregard this post :P

When you're calling to check your production status (800-831-1117), the voice prompts can be really annoying, and the system is pretty bad at figuring out what you said. Fortunately you can still use those old-fashioned buttons on your phone
  1. Call 800-831-1117
  2. Press 2 for "Vehicle Production Status"
  3. Enter your production number or partial VIN
  4. Then:
    • Press 1 if you entered a production number
    • Press 2 if you entered a partial VIN
Great success! And no more "I'm sorry, I didn't understand that" from the uppity lady on the phone
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      06-07-2011, 07:12 PM   #2
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Oh! And for the truly insane:

I just learned that the iPhone can put pauses in phone numbers. I'm sure other phones can do this too. It has to be a contact for this to work.

So go add a new contact called "BMW Status", and set its number to:

800-831-1117,,2,,<your production number>,,1

(or "...<your VIN>,,2"). You can get the commas in there by tapping the "+*#" button and then tapping "pause".

Now you can check your status with minimal effort. You can even hold the "Home" button to get to Voice Control and say "Call BMW Status".

Not that I've set this up or anything...
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      03-19-2013, 11:41 AM   #3
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Great info! For future reference, I had to add a couple extra pauses on my Android, so it's:

8008311117,,,,2,,,,<your production number>,,1
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