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2023 BMW X5 PLUG-IN HYBRID Seats, mirrors and steering wheel Guidelines

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The seats, mirrors, and steering wheel of the 2023 BMW X5 Plug-in Hybrid show how well ergonomics and luxury work together in this car. The seats are shaped to perfection and offer both the ease of soft materials and the sophistication of electronic adjustments so that each person can get the best comfort possible. The memory function remembers the best position automatically, giving you a unique hug every time you go on a trip. In addition to giving you a wider view of the world, the outdoor mirrors have high-tech features like auto-dimming to cut down on glare at night and heating for those cold mornings. At the same time, the steering wheel, which is where the driver interacts most, is beautifully made and has easy-to-use controls that make it easy to control all of the car’s features. It shows how committed BMW is to making driving a luxury and convenient experience for the driver. It can be heated, and the settings can be changed.

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Sitting safely

An ideal seat position that meets the needs of the occupants can make a vital contribution to relaxed, fatigue-free driving.
In the event of an accident, the correct seat position plays an important role. Follow the information in the following chapters.

Additional information: 

  • Seats
  • Seat belts
  •  For Head restraints
  • Airbags

Seats

General information
The current seat position can be stored using the memory function.

Safety information

Warning
Seat setting while driving can lead to unexpected movements of the seat. Vehicle control could be lost. There is a risk of an accident. Only adjust the seat on the driver’s side when the vehicle is stationary.

Warning
With a backrest inclined too far to the rear, the protective effect of the seat belt can no longer be ensured. There is a risk of sliding under the seat belt in an accident. There is a risk of injury or danger to life. Adjust the seat prior to starting the trip. Adjust the backrest so that it is in the most upright position as possible and do not adjust again while driving.

Warning
There is a danger of jamming when moving the seats. There is a risk of injury or risk of damage to property. Make sure that the travel path of the seat is clear prior to any adjustment.

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  1. Backrest width
  2. Thigh support
  3. Forward/backward, height, seat tilt 4 Upper backrest
  4. Backrest tilt, head restraint
  5. Lumbar support

Longitudinal direction BMW-X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Seats-mirrors-and-steering-wheel-fig-2

Press switch forward or backward.

Height BMW-X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Seats-mirrors-and-steering-wheel-fig-3

Press switch up or down.

Seat tiltBMW-X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Seats-mirrors-and-steering-wheel-fig-4

Tilt switch up or down.

Backrest tilt BMW-X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Seats-mirrors-and-steering-wheel-fig-5

Tilt switch forward or backward.

Thigh support

Multifunctional seat BMW-X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Seats-mirrors-and-steering-wheel-fig-6

Push the switch in the front or back.

Sport seatBMW-X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Seats-mirrors-and-steering-wheel-fig-7

Pull the lever at the front of the seat and push the thigh support forward or back.

Adjusting the seat position automatically

General information
The seat setting for the driver’s seat is stored for the driver profile currently used. When a driver profile is selected, the saved position is set automatically.

Activating/deactivating the setting 

  1. CAR”
  2. Settings”
  3. Seat comfort”
  4. Select driver’s seat.
  5.  Select the desired setting.

Lumbar support

Principle
The curvature of the seat backrest can be ad-justed in a way that it supports the lumbar region of the spine. The lower back and the spine are supported for upright sitting position.

Adjusting BMW-X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Seats-mirrors-and-steering-wheel-fig-8

  • Press the front/rear section of the button:
    The curvature is increased/decreased.
  • Press the upper/lower section of the button:
    The curvature is shifted up/down.

Backrest width

Principle
Adjusting the backrest width may improve side support when cornering.

General information
The backrest width is changed by adjusting the side sections of the backrest.
To make it easier to enter and get out of the vehicle, the backrest width temporarily opens fully.

Adjusting BMW-X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Seats-mirrors-and-steering-wheel-fig-9.

  • Press the front section of the button:
    The backrest width decreases.
  • Press the rear section of the button:
    The backrest width increases.

Upper backrest

Principle
The upper backrest supports the back in the shoulder region. A correct setting leads to a relaxed seat position and reduces strain on the shoulder muscles.

General information
If the driver’s door is opened when the drive-ready state is switched off, the upper backrest moves into the basic setting.

AdjustingBMW-X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Seats-mirrors-and-steering-wheel-fig-10

  • Press the front section of the button: The upper backrest is inclined forward.
  • Press the rear section of the button: The upper backrest is inclined backward.

Front passenger seat functionality

Principle
The front passenger seat can be adjusted with the switches of the driver’s seat, for instance, to increase the legroom in the rear.
Depending on the equipment, the front passenger seat memory position can be saved.

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BMW-X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Seats-mirrors-and-steering-wheel-fig-38Front passenger seat functionality

Turning on

  1. Press the button. The LED lights up.
  2. Adjust the front passenger seat on the driver’s seat.
  3. If needed, store the memory position for the front passenger seat.

Turning off

BMW-X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Seats-mirrors-and-steering-wheel-fig-38Press the button. The LED goes out.
The function deactivates itself automatically after some time.

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Calibrating the front seats

General information
As soon as the electric seat setting no longer functions precisely, a Check Control message is displayed on the controlled display.
To restore the accuracy of the electric seat setting, the front seats must be calibrated.

Safety information 

Warning
There is a danger of jamming when moving the seats. There is a risk of injury or risk of damage to property. Make sure that the travel path of the seat is clear prior to any adjustment.

Calibrating the front seat 

  1. Press the longitudinal direction switch forward until the seat stops.
  2. Press the switch forward again until the seat stops.
  3. Readjust the seat to the desired position.

As soon as the message on the control display disappears, the calibration is complete. If the message remains active, repeat the calibration.
If the message is still shown after repeated calibration, have the system checked by an authorized service center or another qualified service center or a repair shop.

Seat belts

General information
The vehicle is fitted with five or seven-seat belts to ensure occupant safety. However, seat belts can only offer protection when adjusted correctly.
Always make sure that seat belts are worn by the occupants before driving off. The airbags supplement the seat belts as an additional safety device. The airbags do not replace seat belts. All belt fastening points are designed to achieve the best possible protective effect of the seat belts with proper use of the seat belts and correct seat settings. For notes on sitting safely

Safety information 

Warning
Use of a seat belt to buckle more than one person will potentially defeat the ability of the seat belt to serve its protective function. There is a risk of injury or danger to life. Do not strap in more than one person per single seat belt. Infants and children are not allowed on an occupant’s lap, but must be transported and secured in designated child restraint systems.

Warning
The protective effect of safety gear, including seat belts, can be limited or lost when seat belts are fastened incorrectly. An incorrectly fastened seat belt can cause additional injuries, for instance in the event of an accident, braking or evasive maneuvers. There is a risk of injury or danger to life. Make sure that all occupants are wearing seat belts correctly.

Warning
With a rear seat backrest that is not locked, the protective effect of the middle seat belt is not guaranteed. There is a risk of injury or danger to life. If you are using the middle seat belt, lock the wider rear seat backrest.

Warning
The protective effect of safety gear, including seat belts, may not be fully functional or fail in the following situations:

  • The seat belts or seat belt buckles are damaged, soiled, or changed in any other way.
  • Seat belt tensioners or rollup mechanisms were modified.

Seat belts can be imperceptibly damaged in the event of an accident. There is a risk of injury or danger to life. Do not modify seat belts, seat belt buckles, seat belt tensioners, roll-up mechanisms, or belt anchors and keep them clean. Have the seat belts checked after an accident at the authorized service center or another qualified service center or repair shop?

Correct use of seat belts

  • Wear the seat belt tight to your body over your lap and shoulders, without twisting it.
    Wear the seat belt deep on your hips over your lap. The seat belt must not press on your stomach.
  • Do not rub the seat belt against sharp edges, or guide it or jam it in across hard or fragile objects.
  • Avoid thick clothing.
  • Re-tighten the seat belt frequently upward around your upper body area.

Buckling the seat belt

  1. Guide the seat belt slowly over the shoulder and hip to put it on.
  2. Insert the buckle tongue into the seat belt buckle. The seat belt buckle must engage audibly. BMW-X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Seats-mirrors-and-steering-wheel-fig-13

To ease access to the seat belt buckle, an adjustable slider is available on the belt to help position the buckle when not in use.
When the seat belt is fastened, the driver’s and front passenger’s belt straps are automatically tightened once after driving away.

Unbuckling the seat belt

  1. Hold down the seat belt firmly.
  2. Press the red button in the seat belt buckle.
  3. Guide the seat belt back into its roll-up mechanism.

Seat belt reminder for driver’s seat and passenger’s seat

General information
The seat belt reminder is issued when the driver’s side seat belt is not buckled.
The seat belt reminder is also active when the front passenger seat belt is not buckled or objects are on the front passenger seat.
The seat belt reminder is also activated when a passenger unbuckles a seat belt during the trip.

Display in the instrument cluster
BMW-X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Seats-mirrors-and-steering-wheel-fig-14The indicator light lights up and a sign sounds. Make sure that the seat belts are positioned correctly. The seat belt reminder can also be activated if objects are placed on the front passenger seat.

Seat belt reminder for rear seats

General information
The seat belt reminder is automatically activated each time the engine starts.
The seat belt reminder is also activated when a passenger unbuckles a rear seat belt during the trip.

Display in the instrument cluster
The indicator light in the instrument cluster illuminates after the engine is started.
The displays may vary depending on the equipment version and country variant.

Icon Description

  • BMW-X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Seats-mirrors-and-steering-wheel-fig-15 BMW-X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Seats-mirrors-and-steering-wheel-fig-16Green: the seat belt is buckled on the corresponding rear seat.
  • BMW-X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Seats-mirrors-and-steering-wheel-fig-14 BMW-X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Seats-mirrors-and-steering-wheel-fig-17Red: the seat belt is not buckled on the corresponding rear seat.

Safety mode
In critical driving situations, for instance, during emergency braking, the front seat belts tighten automatically.
If the driving situation passes without an accident occurring, the belt tension relaxes.
If the belt tension does not loosen automatically, stop the vehicle and unbuckle the seat belt using the red button in the seat belt buckle. Fasten the seat belt before continuing to drive.

Front head restraints

General information
The current head restraint position can be stored using the memory function.

Safety information

Warning
Removal or incorrect adjustment of head restraints can cause injuries in the head and neck area. There is a risk of injury.

  • Before driving, install the removed head restraints on the occupied seats.
  • Adjust the head restraint so its center supports the back of the head at as close to eye level as possible.
  • Adjust the distance so that the head restraint is as close as possible to the back of the head. Adjust the distance via the backrest tilt as needed.

Warning
Body parts can be jammed when moving the head restraint. There is a risk of injury. Make sure that the area of movement is clear when moving the head restraint.

Warning
Objects on the head restraint reduce the protective effect in the head and neck area. There is a risk of injury.

  • Do not use seat or head restraint covers.
  • Do not hang objects, for instance, clothes hangers, directly on the head restraint.
  • Only use accessories that have been determined to be safe for attachment to a head restraint.
  • Do not use any accessories, for instance, pillows, while driving.

Active head restraint
In the event of a rear-end collision with a certain severity, the active head restraint automatically reduces the distance from the head.
Have the active head restraint checked and if necessary replaced in the case of damage or if it was exposed to an accident.

Adjusting the heightBMW-X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Seats-mirrors-and-steering-wheel-fig-18

Press switch up or down.

Adjusting distanceBMW-X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Seats-mirrors-and-steering-wheel-fig-19

  • Back: press the button and push the head restraint toward the rear.
  • Forward: pull the head restraint toward the front.

After setting the distance, make sure that the head restraint engages correctly.

Adjusting the side extensionsBMW-X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Seats-mirrors-and-steering-wheel-fig-20

Fold the side extensions on the head restraint forward for increased side support in the rest-ing position.

Removing
The head restraints cannot be removed.

Rear head restraints

Safety information

Warning
Removal or incorrect adjustment of head restraints can cause injuries in the head and neck area. There is a risk of injury.

  • Before driving, install the removed head restraints on the occupied seats.
  • Adjust the head restraint so its center supports the back of the head at as close to eye level as possible.
  • Adjust the distance so that the head restraint is as close as possible to the back of the head. Adjust the distance via the backrest tilt as needed.

Warning
Body parts can be jammed when moving the head restraint. There is a risk of injury. Make sure that the area of movement is clear when moving the head restraint.

Warning
Objects on the head restraint reduce the protective effect in the head and neck area. There is a risk of injury.

  • Do not use seat or head restraint covers.
  • Do not hang objects, for instance, clothes hangers, directly on the head restraint.
  • Only use accessories that have been determined to be safe for attachment to a head restraint.
  • Do not use any accessories, for instance, pillows, while driving.

Folding down the head restraints
To improve the view to the rear, the outside head restraints can be folded back. Only fold the head restraint back if no one will be sitting in the corresponding seat.BMW-X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Seats-mirrors-and-steering-wheel-fig-21

  • To the rear: press the button, arrow 1, and fold the head restraint backward.
  • Forward: fold the head restraint toward the front as far as it will go. Make sure that the head restraint engages correctly.

Adjusting the heightBMW-X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Seats-mirrors-and-steering-wheel-fig-22

  • To lower: press the button, arrow 1, and push the head restraint down.
  • To raise: push the head restraint up.

After setting the height, make sure that the head restraint engages correctly.

Removing
The head restraints cannot be removed.

Exterior mirrors

General information
The front passenger’s side exterior mirror is more curved than the driver’s side mirror.
The mirror set is stored for the driver profile currently in use. When a driver profile is selected, the saved position is called up automatically.
The current exterior mirror position can be stored using the memory function.

Safety information 

Warning
Objects reflected in the mirror are closer than they appear. The distance to the road users behind could be incorrectly estimated, for instance, while changing lanes. There is a risk of an accident. Estimate the distance to the traffic behind by looking over your shoulder.

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  1. Adjusting
  2. Selecting a mirror, Automatic Curb Monitor
  3. Folding in and out

Adjusting the exterior mirrors 

  • BMW-X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Seats-mirrors-and-steering-wheel-fig-24Press the button.
    The selected mirror moves along with the button movement.

Selecting a mirror 

  • BMW-X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Seats-mirrors-and-steering-wheel-fig-25To change over to the other mirror: Slide the switch.

Malfunction
In case of an electrical malfunction, adjust the mirror by pressing the edges of the mirror glass.

Folding in and out  

NOTICE
Depending on the vehicle’s width, the vehicle can be damaged in car washes. There is a risk of damage to property, among other potential damage. Before washing, fold in the mirrors by hand or with a button.

  • BMW-X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Seats-mirrors-and-steering-wheel-fig-26Press the button.

Folding is only possible up to a speed of approx. 15 mph/20 km/h.
Folding the mirrors in and out is helpful in the following situations:

  • In car washes.
  • On narrow roads.

Mirrors that were folded in are folded out automatically at a speed of approx. 25 mph/40 km/h.

Automatic heating
Both exterior mirrors are automatically heated as needed and when the drive-ready state is switched on.
Automatic dimming feature
The exterior mirror on the driver’s side is au-tomatically dimmed. Photocells in the interior mirror are used to control this.

Automatic Curb Monitor

Principle
If reverse gear is engaged, the mirror glass on the passenger’s side is tilted downward. This improves your view of the curb and other low-lying obstacles when parking, for instance.

Activating 

  1. BMW-X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Seats-mirrors-and-steering-wheel-fig-25slide the switch to the driver’s side mirror position.
  2. Engage selector lever position R.

When the trailer socket is in use or trailer towing is activated, the Automatic Curb Monitor is deactivated.

Deactivating
Slide the switch to the front passenger’s side exterior mirror position.

Interior mirror

General information
The interior mirror is dimmed automatically. Photocells are used for control:

  • In the mirror glass.
  • On the rear of the mirror.

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Functional requirements

  • Keep the photocells clean.
  •  Do not cover the area between the interior mirror and the windshield.

Steering wheel 

Safety information

Warning
Steering wheel adjustments while driving can lead to unexpected steering wheel movements. Vehicle control could be lost. There is a risk of an accident. Adjust the steering wheel while the vehicle is stationary only.

Electric steering wheel adjustment

General information
The steering wheel adjustment is stored for the driver profile currently in use. When a driver profile is selected, the position is called up au-tomatically when the drive readiness is turned on.
The current steering wheel position can be stored using the memory function.
To make it easier to enter and get out of the vehicle, the steering wheel moves temporarily into the upper position.

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Press the switch to adjust the forward/back position and height of the steering wheel to the seat position.

Steering wheel heating

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Button for steering wheel heating

Turning on/off

BMW-X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Seats-mirrors-and-steering-wheel-fig-30Press 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.

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Memory function

Principle
The following settings can be stored and, if necessary, retrieved using the memory function:

  • Seat position.
  • Exterior mirror position.
  • Steering wheel position.
  • Height of the Head-up Display.

General information
Two memory locations with different settings can be set for each driver profile.
The following settings are not stored:

  • Backrest width.
  • Lumbar support.

Safety information

Warning
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.

Warning
There is a danger of jamming when moving the seats. There is a risk of injury or risk of damage to property. Make sure that the travel path of the seat is clear prior to any adjustment.

Warning
There is a danger of jamming when moving the seats. There is a risk of injury or risk of damage to property. Make sure that the travel path of the seat is clear prior to any adjustment.BMW-X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Seats-mirrors-and-steering-wheel-fig-31

The memory buttons are located on the front door.

Storing

  1. Set the desired position.
  2. BMW-X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Seats-mirrors-and-steering-wheel-fig-32Press the button. The lettering on the button is illuminated.
  3. Press desired button 1 or 2 while the lettering is illuminated. 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 buttons is pressed again. The adjustment of the seat position on the driver’s side is interrupted after a short time while driving.

Massage function

Principle
Depending on the program, the massage function ensures relaxed muscles and better blood circulation and can avoid fatigue.

General information
Eight different massage programs can be selected:

  • Hip activation.
  • Upper-body activation.
  • Whole body activation.
  • Back massage.
  • Shoulder massage.
  • Lumbar massage.
  • Upper body training.
  • Whole-body exercise.

OverviewBMW-X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Seats-mirrors-and-steering-wheel-fig-33

BMW-X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Seats-mirrors-and-steering-wheel-fig-39Massage function

Turning on
BMW-X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Seats-mirrors-and-steering-wheel-fig-39Press the button once for each inten-sity level.
The maximum intensity level is reached when three LEDs are lit.

Turning off
BMW-X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Seats-mirrors-and-steering-wheel-fig-39Press and hold the button until the LEDs turn off.

Adjusting the massage program 

  1. CAR”
  2. Settings”
  3. Seat comfort”
  4. Select desired seat.
  5. Seat massage”
  6. Select the desired setting.

Seat and armrest heating

Principle
The system heats seats and armrests as needed.

General information
Seat heating can also be used without arm-rest heating. Deactivate the armrest heating as needed.

Overview

Front BMW-X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Seats-mirrors-and-steering-wheel-fig-34

BMW-X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Seats-mirrors-and-steering-wheel-fig-40Seat and armrest heating

BackBMW-X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Seats-mirrors-and-steering-wheel-fig-34

BMW-X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Seats-mirrors-and-steering-wheel-fig-40Seat heating

Turning on

  1. BMW-X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Seats-mirrors-and-steering-wheel-fig-40Press the button.
  2.  Select the temperature level:
  • Press the button once for each level.
  • Turn the Controller until the desired level is reached. Press the Controller.
  • Select the desired level on the touch-screen.
    Highest level reached when three red LEDs light up on the button or three red bars are shown on the Control Display.
    If the trip is continued within approx. 15 mi-nutes after an intermediate stop, the functions are turned on automatically with the tempera-ture that was last set.

Turning off

  • BMW-X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Seats-mirrors-and-steering-wheel-fig-40Press and hold the button until the LEDs turn off.

Seat heating distribution
The heating effect in the seat surface and the seat backrest can be distributed in different ways.

  1. CAR”
  2. Settings”
  3. Climate control”
  4. Select the desired menu item.
  5. Select desired seat.
  6. Press the Controller and turn it to set the seat heating distribution.

Switching armrest heating on/off

  1. CAR”
  2. Settings”
  3. Climate control”
  4. Seat and armrest heating”
  5. Select desired seat.
  6. Heat armrests with seat”

Active seat ventilation

Principle
Integrated fans in the seat and armrest areas provide a comfortable seat temperature.

Overview BMW-X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Seats-mirrors-and-steering-wheel-fig-36

BMW-X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Seats-mirrors-and-steering-wheel-fig-41Active seat ventilation

Switching on active seat ventilation

  1. BMW-X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Seats-mirrors-and-steering-wheel-fig-41Press the button.
  2. Select the ventilation level:
  • Press the button once for each level.
  • Turn the Controller until the desired level is reached. Press the Controller.
  • Select the desired level on the touch-screen.
    Highest level is reached when three blue LEDs light up on the button or three blue bars are shown on the Control Display.

Switching off active seat ventilation

BMW-X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Seats-mirrors-and-steering-wheel-fig-41Press and hold the button until the LEDs turn off.

Seat climate control

Principle
The seat climate control combines the functions of seat heating and active seat ventilation.

General information
The seat heating and active seat ventilation are operated with a common button on the air conditioning control panel.
When both systems are active, a push of the button reduces the intensity of both functions by one level each.
The last active function or function that is configured with higher intensity will be activated directly when the system is switched on again. When both functions with the same intensity configuration are deactivated, the system will automatically activate the seat heating.

OverviewBMW-X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Seats-mirrors-and-steering-wheel-fig-36

BMW-X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Seats-mirrors-and-steering-wheel-fig-41Seat climate control

Turning on

  1. BMW-X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Seats-mirrors-and-steering-wheel-fig-41Press the button.
  2. Select the desired setting via the touch-screen.
    One red and one blue LED each will illuminate.

Turning off

  • BMW-X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Seats-mirrors-and-steering-wheel-fig-41Press and hold the button until the LEDs turn off.

Climate control rules

Principle
Depending on the equipment, some heating and air conditioning functions can be automatically activated depending on the outside temperature.

General information
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 adjustment 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
  • Seat ventilation.

If the trip is continued within approx. 15 minutes after a stop, the functions are activated automatically with the levels that were last selected.

Functional requirement
Drive-ready state is switched on.

Activate/deactivate

  1. CAR”
  2. Settings”
  3. Climate control”
  4. If necessary, “Automate habits”
  5. Select the desired function.
  6. Activate the desired rule.
  7. Set the level.

FAQ

How do I adjust the driver’s seat electronically?

Use the seat adjustment controls, usually located on the side of the seat, to modify the seat’s position, height, and inclination.

Is there a memory function for the seats?

Yes, most high-end models offer memory functions to save and recall preferred seat settings.

Can the passenger’s seat be adjusted similarly to the driver’s seat?

Typically, yes. The front passenger seat often has similar electronic adjustments as the driver’s seat.

How do I heat or cool the seats?

If equipped with heated and ventilated seats, you can control the temperature through buttons on the center console or via the infotainment system.

Can I adjust the lumbar support on the seats?

Yes, many BMW X5 models offer lumbar support adjustments through the electronic seat controls.

How do I adjust the exterior mirrors?

Exterior mirror adjustments are usually found on the driver’s door panel, allowing for electronic control of both the driver’s and passenger’s side mirrors.

Do the exterior mirrors have a memory function?

In models equipped with memory settings for the driver’s seat, the exterior mirrors’ positions are often saved and recalled with the seat position.

How does the auto-dimming feature work on the mirrors?

Auto-dimming mirrors automatically darken to reduce glare from headlights in rearview and side mirrors. The feature works through sensors that detect bright lights.

Is there a way to heat the exterior mirrors?

Many models come equipped with heated mirrors, activated either automatically in cold conditions or through a button in the vehicle.

How do I adjust the steering wheel position?

Steering wheel adjustments are typically found on the side of the steering column, allowing for tilting and telescoping to find the ideal position.

Does the steering wheel have a memory function?

In models with seat memory functions, the steering wheel’s position is often included in the saved settings.

Are there controls on the steering wheel?

Yes, the X5’s steering wheel usually features controls for media, phone, cruise control, and other vehicle settings.

How do I use the steering wheel’s paddle shifters?

Paddle shifters, if equipped, allow manual gear changes. Typically, the right paddle upshifts and the left paddle downshifts.

Is there a heated steering wheel option?

Many BMW models, including the X5, offer a heated steering wheel option, activated through a button on the steering wheel or the center console.

How can I adjust the mirrors to eliminate blind spots?

Adjust the side mirrors outward so that the rear corners of your vehicle are barely visible to help reduce blind spots.

Useful Link

BMW X5 PLUG-IN HYBRID 2023 User Guide

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

2023 BMW X5 Specs, Price, Features, Mileage (Brochure)

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