BMW 3 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 3: Interior mirror, manually dimmable

Seats, mirrors, and steering wheel

To reduce the blinding effect of the interior mirror, flip the lever forward.

Interior mirror, automatic dimming feature

General information

The interior mirror is dimmed automatically.

Photocells are used for control:

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


Seats, mirrors, and steering wheel

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 accident. Adjustng the steering

     Memory function

    Concept 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. General information Tw

     Seat heating

    Overview Front Seat heating Rear Seat heating Switching on Press the button once for each temperature level. The maximum temperature is reached when three LEDs are lit. When ECO PRO is activated


     Removing the round high-voltage connector

    The following figures show the approach for releasing the round high-voltage connector, as used for example on the high-voltage cable from the Electrical Machine Electronics to the convenience charging electronics. Depending on the installation location, different connectors may be used. They ar

     In the vicinity of the steering wheel

    Safety switch Power windows Exterior mirror operation Central locking system Unlocking Locking Seating comfort features Memory function Lights Front fog lights Light switch Lights off Daytime running lights Parking lights Automatic headlight control Adaptive light functions

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