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      02-13-2019, 08:46 PM   #1
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Active grill shutter

Has anyone actually seen the active grill shutter open? I have driven the car hard, but right when I get out it's already closed. I'm starting to doubt that it actually opens.
I suppose I could drive in front of my wife and see if it's open while driving, but have not gotten around to this yet.
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      02-13-2019, 08:52 PM   #2
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Has anyone actually seen the active grill shutter open? I have driven the car hard, but right when I get out it's already closed. I'm starting to doubt that it actually opens.
I suppose I could drive in front of my wife and see if it's open while driving, but have not gotten around to this yet.
You could always stick a GoPro on it and take a road trip.
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Yes. I took a video of mine closing when turning the car off. Too bad I can't post the video to this thread.
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      02-13-2019, 09:01 PM   #4
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Sure, I have seen mine open and close.
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I uploaded the video to YouTube showing the shutters closing after I had someone turn off the engine.

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Haha - I left my car running when I got to my garage and after getting out to move something out of the way, I saw the shutter was open. Like a dumbass, I stuck my fingers in and it (of course) started to close. Scared the crap out of me.
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      02-13-2019, 11:55 PM   #7
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I have a 50i and it's always open when I stop even when it was 25° outside. My X3 would almost never have the grill open unless I was riding around in Sport +
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every time i park and shut down the engine fans turn on and the shutters are open for about a minute then the fan goes off and the shutters close. Maybe i am driving it harder then most.
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every time i park and shut down the engine fans turn on and the shutters are open for about a minute then the fan goes off and the shutters close. Maybe i am driving it harder then most.
could also depend on humidity, ambient temperature, pressure etc
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