BMW X5 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW X5: Installing the upgrade

General information

Prerequisites for the installation

If applicable, follow the notes for further prerequisites on the control display.

If the prerequisites are not met, such as a sufficient vehicle battery charge state, the upgrade will not be offered for installation.

Pay attention to an offer for installation, for instance after extended driving.

Preparing the vehicle

Starting installation

The upgrade can be installed when all prerequisites have been met.

1. "CAR".

2. "Settings".

3. "General settings".

4. "Remote Software Upgrade".

5. "Start upgrade now".

Follow the instructions on the Control Display.

Functional limitations

During the upgrade, the majority of functions is temporarily unavailable, for instance:

The driver's door can be locked and unlocked from the outside using the integrated key.

After successful upgrade

The vehicle can be used again immediately.

Booked services, such as RTTI or Remote Services, will be reactivated automatically during the next trip.

After an extended stationary period, charge the vehicle battery with an extended drive.


In the event of a malfunction, follow the instructions on the control display or in the BMW app.

If the malfunction cannot be remedied, contact a dealer's service center or another qualified service center or repair shop.

Validity of the Owner's Manual

Production of the vehicle

At the time of production at the plant, the printed Owner's Manual is the most current resource.

After a software update in the vehicle

After a vehicle software update, such as via Remote Software Upgrade, the Integrated Owner's Manual for the vehicle will contain the latest information.


 General settings


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