BMWs have some of the most advanced features in the world, here are a few tips on how to work the technology and drive with it every day.
Adaptive LED lights
First introduced on the BMW 7 Series in 2012, this technology is now also available with Xenon headlights on the all new BMW 3 Series.
BMW Brake Dust
BMW brakes offer superior stopping power. However, brake dust can accumulate on the wheels over time.
BMW Key FOB operation
This video reviews the key fob functions on the newly redesigned X5 key fob. It also offers instruction on how to remove the mechanical key.
Working your Wipers
This video illustrates how to activate the wiper function, set different wiper speeds, activate the rain sensor and turn on the wiper jets.
BMW Service Indicator
iDrive allows you to track your next BMW service date and understand what kind of service is required. Learn more in this video.
BMW Climate Controls
This video illustrates how to activate the different settings of the Parked Car Ventilation feature
With the BMW Connected app, you can integrate Facebook, Twitter, or web radio seamlessly into your iDrive display. Watch this video to learn more.
Connecting your iPhone and your BMW
In this video, learn how to pair your iPhone via Bluetooth with your new BMW.
Connecting your Android and your BMW
In this video, learn how to pair your Android Phone via Bluetooth with your new BMW.
How to program your BMW key
BMW Cartridge Key (BMWs with no keyhole in the dash)
Simply take the new BMW key fob and hold it against the marked spot on the right side of the steering column. Hold in the start button until it starts the car. The start button needs to be pressed in the whole time; it could take between 5-20 seconds for the car to start.
BMW Cartridge Key (BMWs with a keyhole in the dash)
Simply take the new BMW key fob and insert it into the keyhole in the dash. Hold in the start button until it starts the car. The start button needs to be pressed in the whole time; it could take between 5-20 seconds for the car to start.
Remote Key Re-Initialize
If a key fails to operate remotely, it will have to be re-initialized (all keys in sequence at the same time)
1. Get in and "close all doors"
2. Turn ignition on & off quickly (no more than 5 seconds) to start the process. Next action must take place within 30 seconds
3. First key - hold down button #2 (unlock) while striking button #1 (lock) three times. Release button #2. Confirmed by door lock operation.
4. Repeat for second key within 30 seconds of first.
5. After last key then cycle the ignition on/off to finalize the process (not necessary to start the engine.
Both keys should now have new "randomly selected" security "code words" - assigned by the car's system. Those codes will be continuously incremented within the new sequence each time you hit a button. It is when they get out of sequence with the car that they loose the capability to be recognized and you then have to do this again. That occurs when you take longer than 1 minute changing the battery, or if you hit buttons more often the 1000 times when it is out of range of the car.
BMW Garage Door Opener Instructions
You can program your BMW to act as your garage door opener. Learn how to program this feature yourself