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BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Automatic recirculated-air control User Manual

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BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Automatic recirculated-air control User Manual

Automatic recirculated-air control

Principle
The automatic recirculated-air control recognizes pollutants in the outside air. The outside air sup‐ply is shut off and the interior air is recirculated.

General information

If the system is activated, a sensor detects pollutants in the outside air and controls the shut-off automatically. If the system is deactivated, outside air continuously flows into the car’s interior. With constant air recirculation mode, the air quality in the car’s interior deteriorates and window fogging increases. If there is window condensation, switch off recirculated-air mode or defog the windows.

Switching automatic recirculated-air control on off

  1.  “CAR”
  2. “Settings”
  3. “Climate control”
  4.  “Air quality”
  5. “Automatic”

Air recirculation mode

Principle
You may react to unpleasant odors or pollutants in the immediate environment by temporarily suspending the supply of outside air. The system then recirculates the interior air.
When recirculated-air mode is switched off, fresh air is directed into the vehicle’s interior.

Switch air recirculation on off

Using the button:

BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Maximum cooling User Manual 03Press the button.

The LED of the button is illuminated when the air-recirculation mode is switched on.

Via iDrive:

  1.  “CAR”
  2. “Settings”
  3.  “Climate control”
  4. “Air quality”
  5. Select the desired setting:
  6. “Air recirculation”
  7.  “Fresh air”

To prevent window fogging, recirculated-air mode switches off automatically after a certain amount of time, depending on the environmental conditions.
With constant air recirculation mode, the air quality in the car’s interior deteriorates, and window fogging increases.
If there is window condensation, switch off recirculated air mode or defog the windows.

Air flow, manual

Principle

The airflow for climate control can be adjusted manually.

General information

To adjust the airflow manually switch off the AUTO program first.

Adjusting the airflow manually

BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Maximum cooling User Manual 04Press the lower or upper side of the button: to decrease or increase airflow.

The selected airflow is shown on the climate control display. The airflow may be reduced automatically to save battery power.

Manual air distribution

Principle
The air distribution for climate control can be adjusted manually.

Adjusting the air distribution manually

BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Maximum cooling User Manual 05Press the button repeatedly. Select the desired setting:

  1. Windows, upper body region, and floor area.
  2. Upper body region and floor area.
  3. Floor area.
  4. Windows and floor area.
  5. Windows.
  6. Windows and upper body region.
  7. Upper body region.

The selected air distribution is shown on the climate control display.

SYNC program

Principle
The Sync program can be used to apply the settings on the driver’s side to the passenger’s side.

Switching the SYNC program on and off

  1. “CAR”
  2. “Settings”
  3. “Climate control”
  4.  “Synchronize”

The following settings of the driver’s side can be transferred to the front-passenger side:

  • Temperature.
  • Air flow.
  • Air distribution.
  • AUTO program.

The program is switched off automatically if the settings on the front passenger side are changed.

Defrost function

Principle
Ice and condensation are quickly removed from the windshield and the front side windows.

Switching the Defrost function on and off

BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Maximum cooling User Manual 01Press the button.

The LED of the button is illuminated when the system is switched on. The airflow can be adjusted manually with the system switched on. If there is window condensation, switch on the AUTO program or the air conditioning to utilize the condensation sensor. Make sure that air can flow to the windshield.

Rear window defroster

Principle
Ice and condensation are removed from the rear window quickly.

Functional requirement

The function is operational when the drive-ready state is switched on.

Switching the rear window defroster on and off

BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Maximum cooling User Manual 07Press the button. The LED is illuminated with the rear window defroster switch on. The rear window defroster switches off automatically after a certain period of time.

Microfilter activated-charcoal

filter
The microfilter removes dust and pollen from the incoming air. The activated-charcoal filter also removes gaseous pollutants from the outside air that enters the vehicle. Have this combined filter changed during vehicle maintenance?

Ventilation

Principle
The air flow directions can be adjusted individually for direct or indirect ventilation.

Setting the ventilation

General information
Open the air vents and position them to ensure effective climate control.

Direct ventilation

The airflow is directed toward the passengers. The airflow heats or cools noticeably, depending on the adjusted temperature.

Indirect ventilation

The airflow is not directed toward the passengers. The vehicle interior is warmed or cooled in‐directly, depending on the set temperature.

Front ventilationAutomatic recirculated-air control user manual 01

  • Lever for changing the airflow direction, arrow
  • Thumbwheel for variable opening and closing of the air vents, arrow 2.

Ventilation in the rear, centerAutomatic recirculated-air control user manual 02

  • Lever for changing the airflow direction, arrow
  • Thumbwheel for variable opening and closing of the air vents, arrow 2.

Reference Links

View Full User Guide: BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 User Manual

Download Manuals: https://www.bmwusa.com/owners-manuals.html

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