BMW 3 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 3: Valet parking mode

Concept

In the valet parking mode, the Control Display is locked and operation via iDrive is no longer possible.

E.g., this mode can be used when the vehicle is handed over for valet parking.

General information

In the valet parking mode, it is not possible to change vehicle settings via iDrive. Personal settings cannot be changed and personal data cannot be displayed.

Additionally, the following actions are carried out:

  • The volume of the audio system is limited.
  • The integrated remote control is deactivated.
  • DSC cannot be switched off.
  • The trunk lid can be locked and disconnected from the central locking system.

Functional requirements

  • At least one driver profile has been created.
  • A driver profile or the guest profile is active.
  • At least one driver profile has an assigned ConnectedDrive account.

Accessing the menu for the valet parking mode

Via the switch-off screen

After switching off drive-ready state the switchoff screen will be displayed. Select the entry for the valet parking mode on the switch-off screen.

Via the display bar at the upper edge of the Control Display

1. Tip the Controller up.

2. "Valet parking mode".

Via the vehicle settings

Via iDrive:

1. "CAR".

2. "Settings".

3. "General settings".

4. "Valet parking mode".

Activating the valet parking mode

General information

Before activating the valet parking mode, a PIN must be set up to be able to deactivate the valet parking mode at a future time.

The procedure for entering the PIN varies depending on the active driver profile.

Driver profile with PIN

A PIN has been stored for the active driver profile.

It is not necessary to enter another PIN.

1. Select the desired setting:
"Lock tailgate as well"
The trunk lid will be locked and disconnected from the central locking system.

2. "Activate now"

Driver profile without PIN

A PIN must be assigned to the driver profile.

1. "PIN".

2. Enter PIN.

3. Select the desired setting:

  • "Lock tailgate as well" The trunk lid will be locked and disconnected from the central locking system.
  • "Activate linkage" This PIN will be stored for the active driver profile.

4. "Activate now"

Guest profile

The guest profile is the active driver profile.

A PIN must be entered.

1. "PIN".

2. Enter PIN.

3. Select the desired setting:

"Lock tailgate as well".

The trunk lid will be locked and disconnected from the central locking system.

4. "Activate now".

This PIN can be used once to deactivate the valet parking mode for the active guest profile.

Deactivating valet parking mode

General information

The lock screen of the valet parking mode is displayed on the Control Display.

The deactivation of the valet parking mode depends on which driver profile is selected on the lock screen.

Driver profile with PIN

Regardless of which driver activated the valet parking mode, a driver can deactivate the valet parking mode by entering his/her PIN.

1. Select driver profile.

2. Enter the assigned PIN for the driver profile.

If you forgot the PIN, the valet parking mode must be deactivated by entering the assigned ConnectedDrive access data.

Guest profile

In the guest profile, the valet parking mode can only be deactivated if the valet parking mode was activated in the guest profile.

1. Select guest profile.

2. Enter the PIN that was specified during activation.

If the PIN has been forgotten, the valet parking mode must be deactivated via a personal driver profile.

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