BMW 5 Series Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 5 Series: Control elements

Overview

  1. Control Display, with touchscreen depending on the equipment version
  2. Controller with buttons and, depending on the equipment version, with touchpad

Control Display

General information

To clean the Control Display, follow the care instructions.

In the case of very high temperatures on the Control Display, for instance due to intense solar radiation, the brightness may be reduced down to complete deactivation. Once the temperature is reduced, for instance through shade or air conditioning, the normal functions are restored.

Safety information

NOTICE

Objects in the area in the front of the Control Display can shift and damage the Control Display.

There is a risk of damage to property. Do not place objects in the area in front of the Control Display.

Switching on/off automatically

The Control Display is switched on automatically after unlocking.

In certain situations, the Control Display is switched off automatically, for instance if no operation is performed on the vehicle for several minutes.

Switching on/off manually

The Control Display can also be switched off manually.

1. Press the button.

2. "Turn off control display" Press the Controller or any button on the Controller to switch it back on again.

Controller with navigation system

General information

The buttons can be used to open the menus directly.

The Controller can be used to select menu items and enter the settings.

Some iDrive functions can be operated using the touchpad on the Controller.

Operation

  • Turn to switch between menu items, for example.

  • Press to select a menu item, for example.

  • Tilt in four directions to switch between displays, for example.

Buttons on the Controller

Buttons on the Controller

menu. Press once: calls up the main menu.

Press twice: displays all menu items of the main menu.

Opens the Media/Radio menu. Opens the Communication menu.

Opens destination input menu for Opens the Media/Radio menu.

navigation. Opens destination input menu for navigation.

  Press once: opens the Opens navigation map.

previous display.  Press once: opens the previous display.

Press and hold: open the menus used last.

Controller without navigation Opens the Options menu.

Controller without navigation system

General information

The buttons can be used to open the menus directly.

The Controller can be used to select menu items and enter the settings.

Operation

  • Turn to switch between menu items, for example.

  • Press to select a menu item, for example.

  • Tilt in two directions to switch between displays, for example.

Buttons on the Controller

Buttons on the Controller

menu. Press once: calls up the main menu.

Press twice: displays all menu items of the main menu.

Opens the Media/Radio menu. Opens the Communication menu.

Press once: opens the previous Opens the Media/Radio menu.

display. Press once: opens the previous display.

Press and hold: open the menus used last.

Operating via the Opens the Options menu.

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