BMW 3 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 3: Control elements

Buttons and functions

Press: switches sound output on/off.

Turn: adjusts the volume.

Change the entertainment source.

Press once: changes the station/track.

Press and hold: fast forward/ rewind the track.

Programmable memory buttons.

Changing the waveband/ satellite radio.

Depending on the equipment: eject a CD/ DVD.

Depending on the equipment: Apps menu.

Sound output

Safety information


A high sound output volume can damage your hearing. There is a risk of injury. Do not adjust the volume too high.

Volume and sound output

  • Turn the button to adjust the volume.
  • Press the button to switch off the sound output. Pressing the button again restores the previous volume setting.

Audio recording playback is stopped during muting.


     Entertainment sources

    General information Possible entertainment sources: Radio Depending on the equipment: audio CD Depending on the equipment: video DVD Music hard disk USB audio USB video Bluetooth audio Screen


     General information

    The settings are stored in the currently used driver profile. Treble, bass, balance, and fader 1. "CAR". 2. "Settings". 3. "General settings". 4. "Sound settings". 5. Select the desired setting:


     Areas to be avoided

    Concept Areas that should be driven around can be specified as areas to be avoided. General information Stored areas to be avoided can be activated and deactivated. Defining an area to be avoided 1. Select the area to be bypassed on the map. 2. Press the button on the Controller. 3. Press the Co

     DSC Dynamic Stability Control

    Concept Within the physical limits, the system helps to keep the vehicle on a steady course by reducing engine speed and by braking the individual wheels. General information DSC detects the following unstable driving conditions, for instance: Fishtailing, which can lead to oversteering. Loss of

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