BMW X5 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW X5: Tailgate - Vehicle key

Tailgate

General information

To avoid locking the vehicle key in the vehicle, do not place the vehicle key in the cargo area.

The following settings are available for the operation of the tailgate with the vehicle key:

Selector lever position P must be engaged to open the tailgate with the vehicle key.

When the trailer power socket is occupied, the tailgate cannot be opened with the vehicle key.

Safety information

Warning

Body parts can be jammed when operating the tailgate. There is a risk of injury. Make sure that the area of movement of the tailgate is clear during opening and closing.

Warning

The tailgate pivots out when it opens. There is a risk of injury or risk of damage to property.

Make sure that the area of movement of the tailgate is clear during opening and closing.

NOTICE

Sharp-edged or pointed objects can hit the windows and heat conductors while driving.

There is a risk of damage to property, among other potential damage. Cover the edges and ensure that pointed objects do not hit the windows.

Opening

Press and hold the button on the vehicle key for approx. 1 second.

Switching pathway lighting on

Press and hold the button on the vehicle key for approx. 1 second.

It is possible to adjust the duration of the pathway lighting feature.

Additional information: Pathway lighting.

Replacing the battery

NOTICE

Improper batteries in the vehicle key can damage the vehicle key. There is a risk of damage to property, among other potential damage. Always replace the discharged battery with a battery with the same voltage, the same size and the same specification.

1. Remove the integrated key from the vehicle key.

2. Place the integrated key underneath the battery compartment cover, arrow 1, and lift the cover with a lever movement of the integrated key, arrow 2.

Opening and closing

3. Push battery in arrow direction using a pointed object and lift it out.

Opening and closing

4. Insert a type CR 2032 3V battery with the positive side facing up.

5. Press the cover closed.

6. Push the integrated key into the vehicle key until the integrated key engages.

Have old batteries disposed of by a dealer's service center or another qualified service center or repair shop or take them to a collection point.

Additional vehicle keys

Additional vehicle keys are available from a service center or another qualified service center or repair shop.

Loss of vehicle keys

A lost vehicle key can be disabled and replaced by a dealer's service center or another qualified service center or repair shop.

If the lost vehicle key has an assigned driver profile, the connection to this vehicle key must be deleted. A new vehicle key can then be assigned to the driver profile.

Malfunction

General information

A Check Control message is displayed.

Vehicle key detection by the vehicle may malfunction under the following circumstances:

In the case of interference, the vehicle can also be unlocked and locked from the outside with the integrated key.

Additional information: Integrated key.

Switching the drive-ready state on via emergency detection of the vehicle key

Opening and closing

It is not possible to switch on the drive-ready state if the vehicle key has not been detected.

Proceed as follows in this case:

1. Hold the rear of the vehicle key against the marked area on the steering column. Pay attention to the display in the instrument cluster.

2. If the vehicle key is detected: Turn on drive-ready state within 10 seconds.

If the vehicle key is not recognized, slightly change the position of the vehicle key and repeat the procedure.

Frequently Asked Questions

What precautions can be taken to be able to open a vehicle with an accidentally locked in vehicle key?

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