BMW 3 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 3: 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.

Operation

Press the button.

The LED is illuminated when recirculated- air mode is switched on. The supply of outside air is shut off.

When recirculated-air mode is switched off, fresh air is directed into the vehicle's interior.

Via iDrive:

1. "CAR".

2. "Settings".

3. "Climate control".

4. "Air quality".

5. Select the desired setting:

  • "Fresh air"
  • "Air recirculation"
  • "Auto-recirculate"

To prevent window fogging, recirculated-air mode switches off automatically after a certain amount of time, depending on the environmental conditions.

With constant recirculated-air mode, the air quality in the car's interior deteriorates and window fogging increases.

If there is window condensation, switch off recirculated- air mode or defog the windows.

Adjusting the air flow manually

Concept

The air flow for climate control can be adjusted manually.

General information

To adjust the air flow manually switch off AUTO program first.

Operation

Press the lower or upper side of the button: decrease or increase air flow.

The selected air flow is shown on the climate control display.

The air flow may be reduced automatically to save battery power.

Adjusting the air distribution manually

Concept

The air distribution for climate control can be adjusted manually.

Operation

Press the button repeatedly to select a program:

  • Windows, upper body region, and floor area.
  • Upper body region and floor area.
  • Floor area.
  • Windows and floor area.
  • Windows.
  • Windows and upper body.
  • Upper body region.

The selected air distribution is shown on the climate control display.

SYNC program

Concept

The following settings of the driver's side can be transferred to the front-passenger side:

  • Temperature.
  • Air flow.
  • Air distribution.
  • AUTO program.

Switching on/off

Via iDrive:

1. "CAR".

2. "Settings".

3. "Climate control".

4. "Synchronize".

The program is switched off automatically if the settings on the front passenger side are changed.

Defrosting windshield and remove condensation

Concept

Ice and condensation are quickly removed from the windshield and the front side windows.

Switching on/off

Press the button.

The LED is illuminated with the system switched on.

The air flow can be adjusted manually with the system switched on.

If there is window condensation, press the button or switch on the air conditioning to utilize the condensation sensor. Make sure that air can flow to the windshield.

Rear window defroster

Press the button. The LED lights up.

The function is available with the engine running.

The rear window defroster switches off automatically after a certain period of time.

Microfilter/activated-charcoal filter

The microfilter removes dust and pollen from the incoming air.

The activated-charcoal filter also removes gaseous pollutants from the outside air that enters the vehicle.

Have this combined filter changed during vehicle maintenance.

    READ NEXT:

     Ventilation

    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

     Rear automatic climate control

    Overview Buttons in the vehicle Climate control functions Temperature. AUTO program. Air distribution, manual. Seat heating. Switching off. Switching on/off Via iDrive 1. "CAR". 2. "Settings".

     Parked-car ventilation

    Concept The car's interior can be cooled or heated before driving off with the parked-car ventilation. Depending on set temperature and ambient temperature, the car's interior is ventilated or possibl

    SEE MORE:

     Breaking-in period

    General information Moving parts need to begin working together smoothly. The following instructions will help you to achieve a long vehicle life and good efficiency. During break-in, do not use the Launch Control. Safety information Warning Due to new parts and components, safety and driver assi

     Unlocking

    General information The behavior of the vehicle during unlocking via the Comfort Access depends on the following settings: If the unlocking of the vehicle is confirmed with a light signal or a sound signal. If the welcome light is switched on when the vehicle is being unlocked. If the exterior

    © 2019-2024 Copyright www.bmw3g20.com