BMW 3 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 3: Overview

Buttons in the vehicle

Climate control functions


  Recirculated-air mode.

Maximum cooling.

AUTO program.

Air flow, manual.

Switching off.

Air distribution, manual.

Defrost and defog the windshield.

Rear window defroster.

Seat heating

Climate control operation.

Opening the Climate menu.

For the following settings, for instance: upper body temperature adjustment, parked-car ventilation, air conditioning.

Some of the functions can also be used via voice, e.g., temperature.

Opening the Climate menu

Press the button.

The Climate menu is displayed.

For example, the following climate control functions can be accessed via the Climate menu:

  • Heating/ventilation.
  • Air quality.
  • Seats/surfaces.
  • Parked-car ventilation/heating
  • Air conditioning.

Individual settings can be entered for some of the climate functions, e.g., switching on/off, intensity.

Switching on/off

Switching on

Press any button except for the following:

  • Menu.
  • Rear window defroster.
  • Lower air flow button side.
  • Seat heating.

Switching off

Press and hold the lower button until the control switches off.



    Concept The automatic climate control achieves the set temperature as quickly as possible, if needed, by using the maximum cooling or heating capacity, and then keeps it constant. Adjusting Press the

     AUTO program

    Concept The AUTO program cools, ventilates or heats the car's interior automatically. The air distribution and temperature are controlled automatically depending on the temperature in the car's inter

     Recirculated-air mode

    Concept You may react to unpleasant odors or pollutants in the immediate environment by temporarily suspending the supply of outside air. The system then recirculates the air flow within the vehicle.



    Concept The air flow directions can be individually adjusted. Adjusting the ventilation General information The air flow directions can be adjusted for direct or indirect ventilation. Open the vents and position them to ensure effective climate control. Direct ventilation The air flow is directed t


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