BMW 3 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 3: External devices

General information

External devices can also be connected to the vehicle as additional entertainment sources.

  • Connection of external audio and video devices or digital cameras via the HDMI in the rear. Operation takes place on the external device.
  • Connection of external devices via the USB audio interface in the rear. Operation is the same as in the front.
  • Pairing a smartphone with the vehicle, Screen Mirroring.

Due to the large number of different audio and video devices available on the market, it cannot be ensured that every audio and video device will be displayed correctly on the screen.

Starting playback

1. "MEDIA"

2. Select device.

  • "HDMI"
  • "USB"
  • Name of the USB storage device.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are radio stations or TV channels grayed out and cannot be selected?

  • Function is limited due to the selected priority.

    Change setting.

Why does the CD/DVD/Blu-ray not play back?

  • Playback does not begin automatically. Start CD/DVD/Blu-ray manually.

Why can the volume of the rear vehicle speakers not be adjusted?

  • Sound in the rear is output via the headphones.

    Change priority, if needed, and output sound via vehicle speakers.




     Telephone functions

    General information Mobile phones can be connected to the vehicle via Bluetooth, see Owner's Manual for the vehicle. At high temperatures, the charge function of the mobile phone can be limited where



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     Data entry and data transfer into the vehicle

    General information Depending on the vehicle equipment, comfort and individual settings can be stored in the vehicle and modified or reset at any time. For example, this includes: Settings for the seat and steering wheel positions. Suspension and climate control settings. If necessary, data can

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