BMW X5 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW X5: Interior lighting

General information

Depending on the equipment version, interior lights, footwell lights, entry lights, ambient lighting, and speaker lighting are automatically controlled.

Overview

Buttons in the vehicle

Lights

Interior lights

Reading lights

Turning interior lights on/off

Press the button.

To switch off permanently: press the button and hold for approx. 3 seconds.

The interior lights in the rear of the vehicle can be switched on and off independently. The button is located in the rear headliner.

Turning reading lights on/off

Press the button.

Depending on the vehicle equipment, the reading lights are located next to the interior lights in the front and rear.

Ambient light

General information

Depending on the equipment version, lighting can be adjusted for some lights in the car's interior.

Activating/deactivating ambient light

1. "CAR".

2. "Settings".

3. "Interior lighting".

4. "Ambient lighting".

Turning ambient light on/off

The ambient light is switched on when the vehicle is unlocked, and switched off when the vehicle is locked.

If the ambient light was deactivated via iDrive, it will not be switched on when the vehicle is unlocked.

Selecting the color

1. "CAR".

2. "Settings".

3. "Interior lighting".

4. "Color".

5. Select the desired setting.

Setting the brightness

1. "CAR".

2. "Settings".

3. "Interior lighting".

4. "Brightness".

5. Select the desired setting.

Dynamic light

Individual actions, for example incoming calls or opened doors, are indicated by light effects.

1. "CAR".

2. "Settings".

3. "Interior lighting".

4. "Dynamic light".

5. Select the desired setting.

Dimmed while driving

Some lights of the interior lighting are dimmed when the vehicle is driven in the dark.

1. "CAR".

2. "Settings".

3. "Interior lighting".

4. "Dimmed for night driving".

Panoramic glass sunroof, lighting

If the panoramic glass sunroof is opened or the sun protection is closed, the lighting is switched off.

Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System

Principle

Some speakers in the vehicle are illuminated.

Brightness can be individually set.

General information

If the speakers are muted, speaker lighting will be switched off.

Activating/deactivating speaker lighting

1. "CAR".

2. "Settings".

3. "Interior lighting".

4. "Bowers & Wilkins".

Turning speaker lighting on/off

The speaker lighting is switched on when the vehicle is unlocked, and switched off when the vehicle is locked.

Setting the brightness

1. "CAR".

2. "Settings".

3. "Interior lighting".

4. "Bowers & Wilkins".

5. "Brightness".

6. Select the desired setting.

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