BMW 3 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 3: Interior lights

General information

Depending on the equipment version, interior lights, footwell lights, entry lights, ambient lighting, and speaker lighting are automatically controlled.

Overview

Buttons in the vehicle

Lights

Interior lights

Reading lights

Switching the interior lights on/off

Press the button.

To switch off permanently: press the button and hold for approx. 3 seconds.

The interior lights in the rear of the vehicle can be switched on and off independently. The button is located in the rear roofliner.

Switching the reading lights on/off

Press the button.

Depending on the vehicle equipment, the reading lights are located next to the interior lights in the front and rear.

Ambient light

General information

Depending on the equipment version, lighting can be adjusted for some lights in the car's interior.

Switching on/off

The ambient light is switched on when the vehicle is unlocked, and switched off when the vehicle is locked.

If the ambient light was deactivated via iDrive, it will not be switched on when the vehicle is unlocked.

Via iDrive:

1. "CAR".

2. "Settings".

3. "Interior lighting".

4. "Ambient lighting".

The selected setting is stored for the driver profile currently used.

Selecting the color scheme

Via iDrive:

1. "CAR".

2. "Settings".

3. "Interior lighting".

4. "Color".

5. Select the desired setting.

Setting the brightness

Via iDrive:

1. "CAR".

2. "Settings".

3. "Interior lighting".

4. "Brightness".

5. Select the desired setting.

Dynamic light

Individual actions, for example incoming calls or opened doors, are indicated by light effects.

Via iDrive:

1. "CAR".

2. "Settings".

3. "Interior lighting".

4. "Dynamic light".

5. Select the desired setting.

Dimmed while driving

Some lights of the interior lighting are dimmed when the vehicle is driven in the dark.

Via iDrive:

1. "CAR".

2. "Settings".

3. "Interior lighting".

4. "Dimmed for night driving".

The selected setting is stored for the driver profile currently used.

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