BMW X5 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW X5: Key Card

Principle

The Key Card allows the vehicle to be unlocked and locked, as well as started.

General information

The Key Card is available with Comfort Access.

Depending on the national-market version, the Key Card may not be available.

A digital key that has already been paired with the vehicle is installed on the Key Card. The digital key must be activated via iDrive.

Before leaving the vehicle, deactivate the Key Card or take the Key Card with you because the active Key Card can be used to start the vehicle.

Always take the vehicle key with you to a service appointment.

Safety information

Warning

People or animals in the vehicle can lock the doors from the inside and lock themselves in. In this case, the vehicle cannot be opened from the outside. There is a risk of injury. Take the vehicle key with you so that the vehicle can be opened from the outside.

Warning

For some country versions, unlocking from the inside is only possible with special knowledge.

Persons who spend a lengthy time in the vehicle while being exposed to extreme temperatures are at risk of injury or death. Do not lock the vehicle from the outside when there are people in it.

Warning

Unattended children or animals in the vehicle can cause the vehicle to move and endanger themselves and traffic, for instance due to the following actions:

There is a risk of accidents or injuries. Do not leave children or animals unattended in the vehicle.

Take the vehicle key with you when exiting and lock the vehicle.

Connection to the vehicle

The communication between the vehicle and the Key Card uses near field communication, NFC.

Activating/deactivating Key Card in the vehicle

General information

The Key Card must be located in the smartphone tray and a vehicle key must be located in the vehicle to activate the Key Card.

A vehicle key must be located in the vehicle to deactivate the Key Card.

When BMW Digital Key is activated for the vehicle, a digital key can be used instead of the vehicle key.

A deactivated Key Card remains in the list of paired digital keys.

Activate Key Card

Tray with thermoelectric cup holder:

Opening and closing

Tray without thermoelectric cup holder:

Opening and closing

1. Open the cover of the smartphone tray.

2. Place Key Card centered into the smartphone tray.

3. Follow the instructions on the Control Display to activate the Key Card.

Deactivate Key Card

1. "CAR".

2. "Settings".

3. "Doors/ vehicle access".

4. "Digital Key".

5. Select Key Card.

6. "Key active".

A deactivated Key Card remains in the list of paired digital keys.

Unlocking and locking the vehicle

Opening and closing

Hold activated Key Card directly and centered on the external door handle of the driver's door.

If the Key Card is not detected, slightly change the position of the Key Card and repeat the procedure.

Starting the engine

Tray with thermoelectric cup holder:

Opening and closing

Tray without thermoelectric cup holder:

Opening and closing

1. Open the cover of the smartphone tray.

2. Place activated Key Card centered into the smartphone tray.

3. Press the Start/Stop button to start the engine.

With wireless charging tray: After starting the engine, take the Key Card out of the tray to make tray available for charging compatible smartphones.

Malfunction

The detection of the Key Card by the vehicle may be disrupted by objects between the sensors and the Key Card, for instance a wallet.

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