BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Seats Mirrors and Steering Wheel User Manual
Interior Mirror, Automatic Dimming Feature
The interior mirror is dimmed automatically. Photocells are used for control:
- In the mirror glass.
- On the rear of the mirror.
- Keep the photocells clean.
- Do not cover the area between the interior mirror and the windshield.
Steering wheel adjustments while driving can lead to unexpected steering wheel movements. Vehicle control could be lost. There is a risk of accident. Adjust the steering wheel while the vehicle is stationary only.
Manual steering wheel adjustment
- Fold the lever down.
- Move the steering wheel to the preferred height and angle to suit your seat position.
- Fold the lever back up.
Steering wheel heating
Button for steering wheel heating
Press the button.
A Check Control message is displayed.
If the trip is resumed within approx. 15 minutes after an intermediate stop, the steering wheel heating turns on automatically if the function was turned on at the completion of the last trip.
The following settings can be stored and, if necessary, retrieved using the memory function:
- Seat position.
- Exterior mirror position.
- Height of the Head-up Display.
Two memory locations with different settings can be set for each driver profile.
The following settings are not stored:
- Backrest width.
- Lumbar support.
Using the memory function while driving can lead to unexpected seat or steering wheel movements. Vehicle control could be lost. There is a risk of accident. Only retrieve the memory function when the vehicle is stationary.
There is a risk of jamming when moving the seats. There is a risk of injury or risk of damage to property. Make sure that the area of movement of the seat is clear prior to any adjustment.
The memory buttons are located on the driver’s door.
- Set the desired position.
- Press the button. The writing on the button lights up.
- Press desired button 1 or 2 while the LED is lit. A signal sounds.
Calling up settings
Press the desired button 1 or 2. The stored position is called up.
The procedure stops when a switch for setting the seat is pressed or one of the memory but‐tons is pressed again.
The adjustment of the seat position on the driver’s side is interrupted after a short time while driving.
Press the button once for each temperature level.
The maximum temperature is reached when three LEDs are lit.
If the trip is continued within approx. 15 minutes after a stop, seat heating is switched on automatically with the temperature selected last.
When ECO PRO is activated, the heating output is reduced.
ECO PRO, refer to page 308.
Press and hold the button, until the LEDs turn off.
Climate Control Rules
Depending on the equipment, some heating and cooling functions can be automatically activated depending on the outside temperature.
The outside temperature at which the functions are to be automatically activated can be set via iDrive.
Activation is performed if the outside temperature exceeds or falls below the set temperature in the first few minutes after the drive-ready state has been switched on. A new alignment is carried out after the settings have been changed.
Depending on the equipment package, the following functions can be automatically activated:
- Seat heating.
- Steering wheel heating
If the trip is continued within approx. 15 minutes after a stop, the functions are activated automatically with the levels that were last selected.
Drive-ready state is switched on.
- “Climate control”
- If necessary, “Automate habits”
- Select the desired function.
- Activate the desired rule.
- Set the level.
Transporting children safely
Vehicle features and options
This chapter describes all standard, country-specific and optional features offered with the series. It also describes features and functions that are not necessarily available in your vehicle, e.g., due to the selected options or country versions. This also applies to safety-related functions and systems. When using these functions and systems, the applicable laws and regulations must be observed.
The right place for children
Unattended children or animals in the vehicle can cause the vehicle to move and endanger themselves and traffic, for instance due to the following actions:
- Pressing the Start/Stop button.
- Releasing the parking brake.
- Opening and closing the doors or windows.
- Engaging selector lever position N.
- Using vehicle equipment.
There is a risk of accidents or injuries. Do not leave children or animals unattended in the vehicle. Take the vehicle key with you when exiting and lock the vehicle.
A heated vehicle may result in death to per‐sons, especially children, or animals. There is a risk of injury or danger to life. Do not leave per‐sons, especially children, or animals unattended in the vehicle.
Exposure to intense sunlight can cause child restraint systems and their components to become very hot. Persons may sustain burn injuries when touching the hot components. There is a risk of injury. Do not expose the child restraint system to direct sunlight or cover where necessary. If necessary, let the child restraint system cool down before transporting a child. Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle.
Transport children in the rear seat
Accident research shows that the safest place for children is in the rear seat.
Children younger than 13 years of age or shorter than 5 ft/150 cm should be transported in the rear seat in suitable child restraint systems de‐signed for the age, weight and size of the child. Children 13 years of age or older must wear a safety belt as soon as a suitable child restraint system can no longer be used due to their age, weight, or size.
The safety belt cannot be fastened correctly on children shorter than 5 ft, 150 cm without suitable additional child restraint systems. The protective effect of safety gear, including safety belts, can be limited or lost when safety belts are fastened incorrectly. An incorrectly fastened safety belt can cause additional injuries, for in‐stance in the event of an accident, braking or evasive maneuvers. There is a risk of injury or danger to life. Secure children shorter than 5 ft, 150 cm using suitable child restraint systems.
Children on the front passenger seat
Before using a child restraint system on the front passenger seat, ensure that the front, knee, and side airbags on the front passenger side are deactivated.
For automatic deactivation of front passenger airbags, refer to page 182.
Active front passenger airbags can injure a child in a child restraint system when the airbags are activated. There is a risk of injury. Make sure that the front passenger airbags are deactivated and that the PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF indicator light lights up.
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