BMW 3 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 3: Power windows

Safety information

Warning When operating the windows, body parts and objects can be jammed. There is a risk of injury or risk of damage to property. Make sure that the area of movement of the windows is clear during opening and closing.

Overview

Opening and closing

Power windows

Safety switch

Functional requirements

The windows can be operated under the following conditions.

  • Standby state is switched on.
  • Drive-ready state is switched on.
  • The vehicle key is in the car's interior.

Opening

  • Press the switch to the resistance point.

    The window opens while the switch is being held.

  • Press the switch beyond the resistance point.

    The window opens automatically. Pressing the switch again stops the motion.

Convenient opening with the vehicle key.

Closing

  • Pull the switch to the resistance point.

    The window closes while the switch is being held.

  • Pull the switch beyond the resistance point.

    The window closes automatically if the door is closed. Pulling again stops the motion.

Convenient closing with the vehicle key.

Closing via Comfort Access.

Jam protection system

Concept

The jam protection prevents objects or body parts becoming jammed between the door frame and window while a window is being closed.

General information

If resistance or a blockage is detected while a window is being closed, the closing action is interrupted.

The window opens slightly.

Safety information

Warning Accessories on the windows such as antennas can impact jam protection. There is a risk of injury.

Do not install accessories in the area of movement of the windows.

Closing without the jam protection system

In case of danger from the outside or if ice might prevent normal closing, proceed as follows:

1. Pull the switch past the resistance point and hold it there.

The window closes with limited jam protection.

If the closing force exceeds a specific threshold, closing is interrupted.

2. Pull the switch past the resistance point again within approx. 4 seconds and hold it there.

The window closes without jam protection.

Safety switch

Concept

The safety switch can be used to prevent children, for instance from opening and closing the rear windows using the switches in the rear.

If an accident of a certain severity occurs, the safety function is switched off automatically.

Switching on/off

Press the button.

The LED lights up if the safety function is switched on.

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