BMW X5 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW X5: Pathway lighting

Principle

For the illumination of the vehicle's surroundings after exiting the vehicle, the exterior lighting can be switched on for a defined period of time.

Switching pathway lighting on

After switching off the drive-ready state, briefly push the turn signal lever forward.

Setting the duration

1. "CAR".

2. "Settings".

3. "Exterior lighting".

4. "Pathway lighting".

5. Select the desired setting.

6. "OK".

Daytime driving lights

General information

The daytime driving lights light up when drive-ready state is switched on.

Activate/deactivate daytime driving lights

In some countries, daytime driving lights are mandatory, so it may not be possible to deactivate the daytime driving lights in front.

1. "CAR".

2. "Settings".

3. "Exterior lighting".

4. Depending on country specifications: "Daytime driving lights" or "Daytime driving lights, rear"

Adaptive light functions

Principle

Adaptive light functions enable dynamic illumination of the road.

General information

The adaptive light functions may consist of one system or multiple systems, depending on the equipment version:

Activating

Press the button on the light switch element.

The LED in the button lights up.

The adaptive light functions are active when the drive-ready state is switched on.

Adaptive Light Control

General information

Depending on the steering angle and other parameters, the light from the headlight follows the course of the road.

To avoid blinding oncoming traffic, the Adaptive Light Control does not swivel to the opposite lane when the vehicle is at a standstill.

Cornering light

Principle

In tight curves, for instance on mountainous roads or when turning, an additional, cornering light is switched on that lights up the inside of the curve when the vehicle is moving below a certain speed.

General information

The cornering light is automatically switched on depending on the steering angle or, where applicable, the use of turn signals.

When driving in reverse, the cornering lights may be automatically switched on regardless of the steering angle.

Adaptive headlight range control

The adaptive headlight range control feature balances out acceleration and braking processes as well as the vehicle load conditions in order to avoid blinding oncoming traffic.

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