BMW 3 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 3: Overview

General information

The navigation system can determine the precise position of the vehicle with the aid of satellites, and can reliably guide you to every entered destination.

Navigation data is stored in the vehicle and can be updated from a USB storage device.

Certain services of the navigation system are only available to the fullest extent after consenting to the data protection clause. The services can be configured individually.

Calling up the navigation system

Via iDrive

1. Press the button on the Controller.

2. "NAV".

With buttons on the controller

The buttons on the controller allow for fast access to the navigation system.

Open destination input menu.

Open map view.

Open information window with active destination guidance.

Safety information


Operating the integrated information systems and communication devices while driving can distract from traffic. It is possible to lose control of the vehicle. There is a risk of accident. Only use the systems or devices when the traffic situation allows. As warranted, stop and use the systems and devices while the vehicle is stationary.


There can be deviations between the current traffic situation and details of the navigation instructions, for instance changed streets or road construction. There is a risk of accident. The respectively valid traffic rules take precedence.


     Split screen

    Concept Additional information for the navigation can be displayed in the right part of the split screen. Switching on/off 1. Press the button on the Controller. 2. Move the Controller to the right.

     Navigation data

    General information Navigation data is stored in the vehicle and can be updated from a USB storage device. Current navigation data is available from a dealer's service center or another qualified ser

     Destination input


     Additional functions

    General information Depending on the mobile phone and the installed apps, the following contents of the mobile phone are transmitted to the vehicle: Contacts. Short messages. Data transfer can take several minutes. Certain functions may need to be enabled by the mobile phone provider or service

     Replacing the battery

    1. Remove the integrated key from the vehicle key. 2. Place the integrated key underneath the battery compartment cover, arrow 1, and lift the cover with a lever movement of the integrated key, arrow 2. 3. Push battery in the direction of the arrow using a pointed object and lift it out. 4. Inser

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