BMW X5 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW X5: Ambient air package

Principle

The Ambient Air Package can be used to clean and scent the interior air with high-quality fragrances.

General information

Two different fragrances can be selected in the vehicle. A variety of other fragrances is possible by replacing the fragrance cartridges.

The following criteria can influence the perception of scents in the vehicle interior:

BMW recommends the use of genuine BMW fragrance cartridges.

The genuine BMW fragrance cartridges are not suitable for refilling. When a cartridge is empty, replace it with a new fragrance cartridge.

Safety information

Warning

Refilled genuine BMW fragrance cartridges can cause the emission of harmful substances, malfunctions, and damage to the system. There is a risk of injury or risk of damage to property. Do not refill genuine fragrance cartridges. When a cartridge is empty, replace it with a new fragrance cartridge.

Opening the Climate menu

Press the button on the upper side.

The Climate comfort menu is displayed.

Individual settings can be entered for some of the climate control functions.

Ionizer

Principle

The ionizer cleans the car's interior air of suspended particles and improves the air quality.

Switching the ionizer on/off

1. "CAR".

2. "Settings".

3. "Climate control".

4. "Air quality".

5. "Ionization".

Fragrancing

General information

Fragrancing is done at intervals in order to avoid a habituation effect.

Two fragrance cartridges in the vehicle allow switching between the fragrances.

The fragrance cartridges are located in the glove compartment.

To ensure a pleasant fragrance inside of the vehicle when starting the trip, fragrancing can occur prior to the trip. The system is automatically switched on with the pre-ventilation if fragrancing was switched on at the completion of the last trip.

Functional requirements

Selecting the fragrance

The car's interior is fragranced depending on the selected fragrance.

Two different fragrances can be selected in the vehicle.

1. "CAR".

2. "Settings".

3. "Climate control".

4. "Fragrance".

5. Select the desired fragrance.

Switching fragrancing on/off, adjusting intensity

1. "CAR".

2. "Settings".

3. "Climate control".

4. "Fragrance".

5. "Level".

6. Select the desired setting.

Highest intensity at Level 3.

Display

The illustrations on the Control Display show the actual filling level of the fragrance cartridges.

1. "CAR".

2. "Settings".

3. "Climate control".

4. "Fragrance".

When an empty fragrance cartridge is indicated, the cartridge still contains a fluid carrying the fragrance.

However, it is not sufficient for fragrancing.

When the fragrance cartridges are empty, a Check Control message is displayed once.

Inserting fragrance cartridges

The fragrance cartridges are located in the glove compartment.

1. Open the glove compartment.

Front passenger side glove compartment.

2. Press on the bottom of the cartridge holder.

The cartridge holder slides down.

Climate control

3. Remove the cover of the new fragrance cartridge.

Hold the cover on the top to slide it from the fragrance cartridge.

Climate control

4. Insert the removed cover on the rear of the fragrance cartridge.

Climate control

5. Position fragrance cartridge such that the chip faces away from the cartridge holder.

Climate control

6. Insert the fragrance cartridge without pressure into the cartridge holder. The cartridge snaps lightly into place.

Climate control

7. Push the cartridge holder up, until it engages.

Make sure that no objects press against the cartridge holder from below, otherwise the function of the ambient air package could be impacted.

8. Close the glove compartment.

Removing the fragrance cartridge

The fragrance cartridges are located in the glove compartment.

1. Open the glove compartment.

Front passenger side glove compartment.

2. Press on the bottom of the cartridge holder.

The cartridge holder slides down.

Climate control

3. Pull desired fragrance cartridge from the holder.

Fragrance cartridge, arrow 1: first fragrance indicated on the Control Display.

Fragrance cartridge, arrow 2: second fragrance indicated on the Control Display.

Climate control

4. Pull desired fragrance cartridge from the holder.

Climate control

Recycling

Empty fragrance cartridges can be taken to a dealer's service center or another qualified service center or repair shop for recycling.

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