BMW 5 Series Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 5 Series: Mirrors

Exterior mirrors

General information

The mirror on the front passenger side is more curved than the driver's side mirror.

The mirror setting is stored for the driver profile currently in use. When the vehicle is unlocked via the vehicle key, the position is automatically retrieved if the function is activated for this purpose.

The current exterior mirror position can be stored using the memory function.

Safety information

Warning

Objects reflected in the mirror are closer than they appear. The distance to the traffic behind could be incorrectly estimated, for instance while changing lanes. There is a risk of accident.

Estimate the distance to the traffic behind by looking over your shoulder.

Overview

  1. Adjusting
  2. Selecting a mirror, Automatic Curb Monitor
  3. Folding in and out

Adjusting electrically

Press the button.

The selected mirror moves along with the button movement.

Selecting a mirror

mirror:To change over to the other mirror: Slide the switch.

Malfunction

In case of an electrical malfunction, adjust the mirror by pressing the edges of the mirror glass.

Folding in and out

NOTICE

Depending on the vehicle width, the vehicle can be damaged in vehicle washes. There is a risk of damage to property. Before washing, fold in the mirrors by hand or with the button.

Press the button.

Folding is only possible up to a speed of approx. 15 mph/20 km/h.

Folding the mirrors in and out is helpful in the following situations:

  • In vehicle washes.
  • On narrow roads.

Mirrors that were folded in are folded out automatically at a speed of approx. 25 mph/40 km/h.

Automatic heating

Both exterior mirrors are automatically heated as needed and when the drive-ready state is switched on.

Automatic dimming feature

The exterior mirror on the driver's side is automatically dimmed. Photocells in the car's interior mirror are used to control this.

Automatic Curb Monitor, exterior mirror

Concept

If reverse gear is engaged, the mirror glass on the front passenger side is tilted downward. This improves your view of the curb and other formatting issue - low-lying obstacles when parking, for instance.

Activating

1. driver's side slide the switch to the driver's side mirror position.

2. Engage selector lever position R.

Deactivating

Slide the switch to the passenger's side mirror position.

Interior mirror

General information

The interior mirror is dimmed automatically.

Photocells are used for control:

  • In the mirror glass.
  • On the back of the mirror.

Overview

Functional requirements

Functional requirements

  • Keep the photocells clean.
  • Do not cover the area between the interior mirror and the windshield.

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