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    • Owner's Manual for Vehicle Contents A-Z Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 325Ci 330Ci Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Congratulations, and thank you for choosing a BMW. Thorough familiarity with your vehicle will provide you with enhanced control and security when you drive it. Therefore we have one request: Please take the time to read this Owner's Manual and familiarize yourself with the information that we have compiled for you before starting off in your new BMW. The manual contains important data and instructions intended to assist you in obtaining maximum satisfaction from your BMW's unique array of advanced technical fea- tures. It also contains information on vehicle maintenance designed to enhance operating safety while simultaneously helping you to maintain your BMW's value throughout an extended service life. For additional information refer to the supple- mental manuals. This Owner's Manual should be considered a permanent part of this vehicle. It should stay with the vehicle when sold to provide the next owner with important operating, safety and maintenance information. We wish you an enjoyable driving experience. BMW AG Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 4 Notes About this Owner's Manual Additional sources of information Symbols used We have made every effort to ensure If you have any additional questions, Indicates precautions that must that you are able to find what you need your BMW center will be glad to advise be followed precisely in order to in this Owner's Manual as quickly as you. avoid the possibility of personal injury possible. The fastest way to find spe- You can find more information about and serious damage to the vehicle. cific topics is by using the detailed BMW, for example on its technology, Contains information that will index at the end. If you wish to gain an on the Internet at www.bmw.com. assist you in gaining the optimum initial overview of your vehicle, you will benefit from your vehicle and enable find this in the first chapter. you to care more effectively for your Should you wish to sell your BMW at vehicle. some time in the future, please remem- Refers to measures that can be ber to hand over this Owner's Manual taken to help protect the environ- to the new owner; it is an important part ment. of the vehicle. Marks the end of a specific item of information. Indicates special equipment, coun- try-specific equipment and optional extras when available. Vehicle Memory, Key Memory, refer to page 70. Identifies func- tions that can be specifically adapted for a particular key or vehicle. These adjustments can be performed either by © 2003 Bayerische Motoren Werke yourself or by your BMW center. Aktiengesellschaft Munich, Germany Reprinting, including excerpts, only with the written consent of BMW AG, Munich. Order No. 01 41 0 157 599 US English VIII/03 Printed in Germany Printed on environmentally friendly paper, bleached without chlorine, suitable for recycling. Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Notes 5 Your individual vehicle Status at time of printing For your own safety On purchasing your BMW, you have BMW pursues a policy of continuous, decided in favor of a model with individ- ongoing development conceived to Fuels ualized equipment and features. This ensure that our vehicles continue to Use unleaded gasoline only. Fuels Owner's Manual describes all models embody the highest quality and safety containing up to and including and equipment that BMW offers within standards combined with advanced, 10% ethanol or other oxygenates with the same group. state-of-the-art technology. For this up to 2.8% oxygen by weight – that is, We hope you will understand that reason, the features described in this 15% MTBE or 3% methanol plus an equipment and features are included Owner's Manual could differ from those equivalent amount of co-solvent – will that you might not have chosen for your in your vehicle. Nor can errors and not void the applicable warranties vehicle. You can easily identify any dif- omissions be entirely ruled out. You are respecting defects in materials or work- ferences with the aid of the asterisk therefore asked to appreciate that no manship. Field experience has indi- used to identify all optional equipment claims can be recognized on the basis cated significant differences in fuel and accessories. of the data, illustrations or descriptions quality – volatility, composition, addi- in this Owner's Manual. tives, etc. among gasolines offered for If your BMW features equipment which sale in the United States and Canada. is not described in this Owner's Man- The use of poor-quality fuels may result ual, such as a car radio or telephone, in driveability, starting and stalling supplementary Owner's Manuals are problems, especially under certain enclosed. We ask you to read these environmental conditions, such as high manuals as well. ambient temperature and high altitude. Should you encounter driveability prob- lems which you suspect could be related to the fuel you are using, we recommend that you respond by switching to a recognized high-quality brand. Failure to comply with these recom- mendations may result in unscheduled maintenance. Obey all applicable safety rules when handling gasoline.< Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 6 Notes Maintenance and repair Parts and accessories wheels, suspension components, brake Advanced technology, e.g. the Important safety information! dust shields, telephones – including use of modern materials and high- For your own safety, use genuine operation of any portable cellular phone performance electronics, requires spe- parts and accessories approved by from within the vehicle without using an cially adapted maintenance and repair BMW. externally mounted antenna – or trans- methods. Therefore, only have corre- When you purchase accessories tested ceiver equipment, such as a CB, sponding work on your BMW carried and approved by BMW and Original walkie-talkie, ham radio or similar out by a BMW center or a workshop BMW Parts, you simultaneously acquire accessories, may cause extensive dam- that works according to BMW repair the assurance that they have been thor- age to the vehicle, compromise its procedures with correspondingly oughly tested by BMW to ensure opti- safety, interfere with the vehicle's elec- trained personnel. If work is carried out mum performance when installed on trical system or affect the validity of the improperly there is a danger of conse- your vehicle. BMW Limited Warranty. Contact your quential damage and the related safety BMW warrants these parts to be free BMW center for additional information. risks.< from defects in material and workman- Do not use key or remote control to ship. lock doors or luggage compartment BMW will not accept any liability for with anyone inside the vehicle. Refer to damage resulting from installation of the Owner's Manual for more details.< parts and accessories not approved by BMW. Maintenance, replacement, or BMW cannot test every product on the repair of the emission control market to determine whether it can be devices and systems may be performed used on a BMW safely and without risk by any automotive repair establishment to either the vehicle, its operation, or its or individual using any certified auto- occupants. motive part.< Original BMW Parts, BMW Accessories and other products approved by BMW, Symbol on vehicle parts together with professional advice on Indicates that you should consult using these items, are available from all the relevant section of this BMW centers. Owner's Manual for information on a Installation and operation of non-BMW particular part or assembly. approved accessories such as alarms, radios, amplifiers, radar detectors, Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Notes 7 Service and warranty Reporting safety defects This manual is supplemented by a Ser- The following only applies to vehicles vice and Warranty Information Booklet owned and operated in the US. for US models or a Warranty and Ser- If you believe that your vehicle has a vice Guide Booklet for Canadian mod- defect which could cause a crash or els. could cause injury or death, you should We recommend that you read this pub- immediately inform the National High- lication thoroughly. way Traffic Safety Administration Your BMW is covered by the following NHTSA in addition to notifying BMW of warranties: North America, LLC, P.O. Box 1227, Westwood, New Jersey 07675-1227, > New Vehicle Limited Warranty telephone toll-free 1-800-831-1117. > Rust Perforation Limited Warranty If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it > Federal Emissions System Defect may open an investigation, and if it Warranty finds that a safety defect exists in a > Federal Emissions Performance War- group of vehicles, it may order a recall ranty and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in indi- > California Emission Control System vidual problems between you, your Limited Warranty. dealer, or BMW of North America, LLC. Detailed information about these war- To contact NHTSA, you may either call ranties is listed in the Service and War- the Auto Safety Hotline toll-free at ranty Information Booklet for US mod- 1-800-424-9393 or 366-0123 in the els or in the Warranty and Service Washington, D.C. area, or write to: Guide Booklet for Canadian models. NHTSA, U.S. Department of Transpor- tation, Washington, D.C. 20590. You can also obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from the Hotline. Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Contents About this Owner's Manual 4 Cockpit 14 Opening and closing: Controls and features Overview Notes Additional sources of Instrument cluster 16 Keys 30 information 4 Indicator and warning lamps 18 Central locking system 30 Symbols used 4 Buttons in steering wheel* 22 Opening and closing – via the Your individual vehicle 5 Hazard warning triangle* 23 remote control 31 Status at time of printing 5 First-aid kit* 23 Opening and closing – via the For your own safety 5 Refueling 24 door lock 33 Symbol on vehicle parts 6 Fuel specifications 25 Opening and closing – from the Service and warranty 7 Tire inflation pressure 25 inside 34 Reporting safety defects 7 Luggage compartment lid 35 Luggage compartment 37 Alarm system* 38 Electric power windows 40 Manual convertible top 41 Fully-automatic convertible top* 46 Wind deflector* 50 To adjust: Safe seating position 52 Seats 53 Adjusting electric power seats 53 Lumbar support* 54 Head restraints 54 Entering the rear 55 Safety belts 56 Seat and mirror memory* 57 Seat heating* 58 Steering wheel 59 Mirrors 59 Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Contents 9 Controls and features Passenger safety systems: Everything under control: Interior conveniences: Airbags 61 Odometer 86 Glove compartment 111 Transporting children safely 64 Tachometer 86 Integrated universal remote Rollover protection system 68 Energy control 86 control* 112 Vehicle Memory, Key Fuel gauge 87 Storage compartments 114 Memory 70 Engine coolant temperature Cellular phone* 115 gauge 87 Ashtray, front* 115 Driving: Service interval display 88 Ashtray, rear* 116 Ignition lock 71 Check Control 88 Starting the engine 71 Loading and transporting: Clock 89 Switching off the engine 73 Ski bag* 117 Computer 90 Parking brake 73 Cargo loading 118 Manual transmission 74 Technology for safety and Roof-mounted luggage rack for Sequential manual gearbox driving convenience: the hardtop* 121 SMG* 75 Park Distance Control (PDC)* 92 Automatic transmission with Dynamic Stability Control Steptronic* 79 (DSC) 93 Turn signal indicator/Headlamp Flat Tire Monitor* 94 flasher 82 Brake force display 96 Washer/wiper system/Rain Lamps: sensor* 83 Parking lamps/Low beams 97 Cruise control* 84 Adaptive headlights* 98 Instrument lighting 98 High beams/Standing lamps 99 Fog lamps 99 Interior lamps 100 Controlling the climate for pleasant driving: Air conditioning 102 Automatic climate control* 106 Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Contents Special operating instructions: Replacement procedures: Engine data 166 Owner service procedures Operation, maintenance Technical data Break-in procedures 124 Onboard tool kit 148 Dimensions 167 General driving notes 125 Windshield wiper blades 148 Weights 168 Antilock Brake System Lamps and bulbs 149 Capacities 169 (ABS) 125 Changing a wheel 153 Brake system 126 Run Flat tires* 156 Hardtop* 127 Battery 157 Fuses 157 Wheels and tires: Tire inflation pressure 129 Giving and receiving Tire condition 129 assistance: Tire replacement 130 Receiving assistance 158 Wheel and tire Jump-starting 159 combinations 132 Towing the vehicle 160 Winter tires 132 In the engine compartment: Hood 134 Engine compartment essentials 136 Washer fluid 138 Engine oil 138 Coolant 140 Brake fluid 141 Maintenance: The BMW Maintenance System 142 Laws and regulations: California Proposition 65 warning 143 OBD interface socket 143 Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Contents 11 Index Everything from A to Z 172 Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 12 Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 13 Overview Overview Controls and features Controls Operation, maintenance Maintenance Owner service procedures Repairs Technical data Data Index Index Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 14 Cockpit Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Cockpit 15 1 Parking lamps/Low beams 97 2 > Turn signal indicators 82 Overview > Standing lamps 99 > High beams 99 > Headlamp flasher 82 > Computer 90 3 Washer/wiper system/Rain sensor 83 Controls 4 Hazard warning flashers 5 Central locking system 30 6 > Initiating an emergency call 158 Maintenance > Mobile Service 158 7 Rear window defroster 104, 109 8 Horn: the entire surface 9 Adjusting the steering wheel 59 10 Fog lamps 99 Repairs Data Index Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 16 Instrument cluster Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Instrument cluster 17 1 Fuel gauge 87 2 Indicator lamp for turn signals 20 Overview 3 Speedometer 4 Indicator and warning lamps 18 to 21 5 Tachometer and Energy Control 86 6 Engine coolant temperature Controls gauge 87 7 Indicator and warning lamps 18 to 21 Maintenance 8 Control button for > Clock 89 > Units of measure for exterior tem- perature display 90 9 Selector lever and program display for automatic transmission/sequen- tial manual gearbox SMG 19, 75, Repairs 81 10 Display for > Trip odometer/Odometer 86 > Clock 89 > Service interval 88 > Computer 90 Data 11 Check Control 88 12 Trip odometer, reset to zero 86 13 Indicator and warning lamps 18 to 21 Index Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 18 Indicator and warning lamps Technology that monitors itself Engine oil pressure ● Red: an important reminder Indicator and warning lamps that are Stop the vehicle immediately Brake warning lamp identified by ● are tested for proper and switch off the engine. Comes on when the parking functioning whenever the ignition key is Check the engine oil level; top off as brake is engaged – an additional turned. They each light up once for dif- required. If the oil level is correct: acoustic signal sounds when you start ferent periods of time. please contact the nearest BMW cen- off. ter. For additional information: refer to If a fault should occur in one of these systems, the corresponding lamp does page 73 Do not continue driving, as the not go out after the engine is started, or engine could sustain serious dam- Brake warning lamp for Cana- it lights up while the vehicle is moving. age from inadequate lubrication.< dian models. You will see how to react in the follow- Lock backrest/Fasten safety ing section. Flat Tire Monitor ● belts ● In addition, an acoustic signal is Comes on together with an Red: stop immediately sounded: there is a flat tire. acoustic signal until the safety belts are Battery charge current ● Reduce speed and carefully come to a fastened. Flashes if the backrest is not The battery is no longer being stop. Avoid sudden braking and steer- locked. charged. Indicates a defective ing maneuvers. For additional information on locking alternator drive belt or a problem with For additional information: refer to the seat backrests, refer to page 55 the alternator's charge circuit. Please page 94 For additional information on safety contact the nearest BMW center. Brake warning lamp ● belts: refer to page 56 If the lamp comes on when the Airbags ● If the drive belt is defective, stop parking brake is not engaged: Please have the system and switch off the engine immedi- check the brake fluid level. Before driv- inspected at your BMW center. ately to prevent overheating and seri- ing further, be sure to comply with the For additional information: refer to ous engine damage. If the drive belt is instructions on pages 126 and 141. page 61 defective, increased steering effort is Brake warning lamp for Cana- also required.< dian models. Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Indicator and warning lamps 19 Red and yellow: continue driving Orange: consult the nearest BMW Brake pads ● cautiously center Have the brake pads checked. Overview For additional information: refer The brake warning lamp comes Automatic transmission/sequen- to page 126 on together with the yellow indi- tial manual gearbox cator lamps for ABS ● and The respective transmission has Flat Tire Monitor ● DSC: responded to a malfunction by reverting The Flat Tire Monitor is malfunc- The entire ABS, CBC and DSC to operation in its emergency default tioning or out of order. Have the control system has failed. Con- program. Please consult the nearest system checked by your BMW center. Controls tinue driving cautiously and BMW center. For additional information, refer to defensively. Avoid full brake For additional information: refer to page 94 applications. Please have the system page 77, 79 Dynamic Stability Control checked by your BMW center as soon (DSC) ● Maintenance as possible. Yellow: check as soon as possible Indicator lamp flashes: Additional information beginning on Engine oil level The system is actively regulating drive page 93 If the lamp comes on during torque and braking force. CBC, ABS and DSC and DBC normal vehicle operation: the The indicator lamp stays lit: indicator and warning lamps for engine oil level has fallen to the abso- DSC has been switched off with the Canadian models. lute minimum; refill as soon as possible. button; DTC is operational. Do not drive more than approx. Please contact a BMW center in case of Repairs 30 miles/50 km before refilling. a malfunction. For additional information: refer to Additional information beginning on page 138 page 93 Engine oil level Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) Comes on after the engine has and brake warning lamp ● been switched off: add engine The indicator lamps remain on: Data oil at the earliest opportunity, such as DSC/DTC have been switched the next time you stop to refuel. off with the button or are faulty. For additional information: refer to Please consult the nearest BMW page 138 center. Additional information beginning on Index page 93 Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 20 Indicator and warning lamps DSC indicator and brake warn- Although the vehicle remains opera- Rollover protection system ● ing lamps for Canadian models. tional, you should have the systems The rollover protection system checked by your BMW center at the has been deactivated due to a earliest possible opportunity. malfunction. Please have the system For additional information: refer to inspected by your BMW center at the Dynamic Brake Control (DBC) ● page 143 earliest opportunity. Malfunction in DBC system. Service Engine Soon indicator For additional information: refer to Conventional braking efficiency lamp for Canadian models. page 68 is available and unrestricted. Have the system repaired at your BMW Green: for your information Engine electronics ● center as soon as possible. There is a fault in the electronic Turn signal indicator For additional information: refer to engine-management system. Flashes when the turn signal is page 125 You can continue to drive with reduced operated. engine output or engine speed. Please Rapid flashing indicates a system mal- Dynamic Brake Control (DBC) have the system inspected at your function. warning lamp for Canadian BMW center. For additional information: refer to models. page 82 Add coolant Add washer fluid The coolant level is too low. Add Cruise control The washer fluid is too low. Top coolant at the earliest opportu- Lights up when the cruise con- off the fluid at the earliest nity. trol is activated: ready for oper- opportunity. For additional information: refer to ation via the buttons in the steering For additional information: refer to page 140 wheel. page 138 For additional information: refer to CHECK GAS CAP* ● page 84 SERVICE ENGINE SOON ● This indicator lamp comes on If the indicator lamp comes on when the gas cap is loose or Front fog lamps either continuously or intermit- missing. Lights up whenever you switch tently, this indicates a fault in the emis- Close the gas cap tightly: refer to on the fog lamps. sions-related electronic systems. page 24 For additional information: refer to page 99 Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Indicator and warning lamps 21 Blue: for your information High beams Overview Comes on when the high beams are on or the headlamp flasher is actuated. For additional information: refer to pages 82, 99 Controls Maintenance Repairs Data Index Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 22 Buttons in steering wheel* These buttons let you operate the fol- > CD lowing functions quickly and without Press briefly: jump to next track being distracted from traffic conditions: Extended pressure: search function > Selected radio functions in track > The cruise control > Cassette > Selected telephone functions. Press briefly: jump to next track or stop fast forward The controls are active only when Extended pressure: fast forward the corresponding systems and > Phone accessories are switched on.< Scan personal phone book. Press briefly: Rewind/reverse: same functions as for- ward. Receive a phone call, initiate dialing, terminate a call. Volume. Switch between phone, radio, cassette and CD. Cruise control: select a stored setting. Forward: > Radio Cruise control: store and accelerate + Press briefly: next station in station or decelerate and store –. memory Extended pressure: station search Cruise control: activate/interrupt/deac- tivate. Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Hazard warning triangle* First-aid kit* 23 Overview Controls Maintenance The hazard warning triangle is stored in The first-aid kit is located under the the luggage compartment lid inside the passenger seat. container for the onboard tools. To open: pull the handle and fold the To open the container, loosen the wing cover down. nut. To close: fold the cover up and press it until the tab engages. Always observe all legal regula- Repairs tions requiring a warning triangle Some of the articles in the first-aid to be carried in the vehicle.< kit have a limited period of use before expiration. For this reason, check the expiration dates of each of the items regularly and replace any whose expiration dates have passed. Data You can purchase replacements in any drugstore or pharmacy. in any drug- store or pharmacy. Always observe all legal regulations requiring a first-aid kit to be carried in Index the vehicle.< Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 24 Refueling Always observe all safety precau- tions posted at the service station when handling fuel. Never carry spare fuel containers in your vehicle. Whether empty or full, these containers can leak, cause an explosion, or lead to fire in the event of a collision.< Fuel filler door Simple and environmentally Always switch off the engine friendly before refueling, as it is not possi- Open the gas cap carefully to pre- ble to add fuel with the engine running, vent fuel from spraying out. Fuel and attempts may also trigger the spray may cause injury.< SERVICE ENGINE SOON lamp.< Keep the gas cap in the bracket Press on the rear edge of the fuel filler attached to the fuel filler door. door to open and close it. When refueling, insert the filler nozzle Pull the knob with the fuel pump sym- completely into the filler pipe. Lifting the bol, located on the right side wall of the nozzle during refueling luggage compartment. > results in premature pump shutoff > and will reduce the effectiveness of the vapor recovery system on the pump. The fuel tank is full when the filler noz- zle shuts off the first time. Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Refueling Fuel specifications Tire inflation pressure 25 Close the gas cap carefully after The engine uses lead-free gasoline refueling until a click is heard. only. Overview While closing, be sure not to squeeze Required fuel: the strap which is fastened to the cap. > Premium Unleaded Gasoline, A loose or missing cap will activate the min. 91 AKI. CHECK GAS CAP* lamp.< AKI = Anti Knock Index Fuel tank capacity Never use leaded fuel, as it would Controls > Approx. 16.6 gal./63 liters, of which cause permanent and irreversible > approx. 2.1 gal./8 liters are reserve damage to the oxygen sensor and the capacity. catalytic converter.< Maintenance Do not drive to the last drop of Checking tire pressures fuel. This can prevent the engine Tire pressures in psi/kilopascal are from operating properly and result in shown on the driver's door post and are damage.< visible when the door is open. Only check the tire inflation pressures of cold tires. This means after driving a Repairs maximum of 1.25 miles/2 km or after the vehicle has been parked for at least 2 hours. Warm tires have higher infla- tion pressures. In the following tire inflation pressure table, all pressures are specified in the standard units of pressure, psi and kilo- Data pascal, and apply to cold tires, i.e. tires at ambient temperature. Index Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 26 Tire inflation pressure Vehicles with Flat Tire Monitor: Your vehicle is equipped with tires that After correcting the inflation pressures, not only meet US standards, but also reinitialize the system. Refer to European standards. We recommend page 94. the exclusive use of BMW approved tires. Check the tire pressures on a reg- ular basis – at least twice a month – and before every extended journey. If this is not done, incorrect tire pressures can cause driving instability and tire damage, ultimately resulting in acci- dents. Remember to check the inflation pres- sure in the space-saver or standard spare tire. Inflate the spare tire to the highest infla- tion pressure specified for your vehi- cle.< Comply with tire approval specifications The inflation pressures in the table apply to BMW approved tire sizes and tire manufacturers. Your BMW center can provide you with more information about these. Other pressures may be required for tires made by other manu- facturers. Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Tire inflation pressure 27 BMW Tires All pressure specifications in the table are indicated Overview in psi/kilopascal with cold tires – cold = ambient temperature 325Ci 205/55 R 16 91 H M+S 29/200 33/230 36/250 44/300 205/55 R 16 91 H Controls 225/50 R 16 92 W 225/45 R 17 91 W 225/45 ZR 17 29/200 – 36/250 – 245/40 ZR 17 – 33/230 – 44/300 Maintenance 205/50 R 17 93 V M+S extra load 32/220 36/250 39/270 46/320 205/50 R 17 93 W extra load 205/55 R 16 91 Q M+S 225/50 R 16 92 Q M+S 205/50 R 17 93 Q M+S extra load 225/45 R 17 91 Q M+S Repairs 330Ci 225/45 R 17 91 W 32/220 36/250 39/270 46/320 225/45 ZR 17 32/220 – 39/270 – 245/40 ZR 17 – 36/250 – 46/320 225/40 ZR 18 32/220 – 39/270 – 255/35 ZR 18 – 36/250 – 46/320 205/50 R 17 93 V M+S extra load 32/220 36/250 39/270 46/320 Data 205/50 R 17 93 W extra load 205/50 R 17 93 Q M+S extra load 225/45 R 17 91 Q M+S All Space-saver spare tire 61/420 Index Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 28 Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 29 Overview Overview Controls and features Controls Operation, maintenance Maintenance Owner service procedures Repairs Technical data Data Index Index Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Opening and closing 30 Keys Central locking system In every master key with the The concept remote control feature there is an The central locking system engages extended-life battery that is charged and releases the following locks at the automatically in the ignition lock as you same time: drive. For this reason, if you have master keys > doors with the remote control feature that are > luggage compartment lid not being used otherwise, use those > fuel filler door keys at least once a year while driving > glove compartment. for an extended period to charge the The central locking system is ready for battery.< operation whenever the driver's door is closed. The key set 2 Spare key – for storage in a safe The central locking system can be place, such as in your wallet. This key operated 1 Master keys with remote control unit is not intended for constant use. The – these keys determine the functions > from outside via the door lock as well luggage compartment lid and the of the Key Memory. Refer to page 70. as via the remote control glove compartment cannot be locked You can mark the individual keys for > from inside by pressing a button. and unlocked with this key. This is subsequent identification by apply- useful for valet parking, for example The fuel filler door is not locked when ing the colored decals that you the central locking system is activated received when accepting delivery of from the inside, refer to page 34. your vehicle When the system is actuated from the outside, the anti-theft system is also activated. This prevents the doors from being unlocked via the lock buttons or the release handle. The alarm system is also activated or deactivated. The central locking system is automati- cally deactivated in the event of an accident. In addition, the hazard warn- ing flashers and interior lamps come on. Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Opening and closing – via the remote control 31 The concept Master keys with remote control The remote control also provides two Persons or animals inside the Overview additional functions beyond the central vehicle may be able to lock the locking feature: doors from the inside. For this reason, > To switch on interior lamps, refer to you should always take the vehicle keys page 32. with you so that the vehicle can be With this function you can also opened again from the outside at any time.< Controls search for the vehicle when parked in an underground garage, for instance > To open the luggage compartment If it is no longer possible to lock lid, refer to page 32. the vehicle via the remote control, the battery is discharged. Use this key Maintenance The luggage compartment lid will open slightly, regardless of whether itwhile driving for an extended period in 1 Unlock, convenience opening mode, was previously locked or unlocked. order to recharge the battery. and disarm alarm system To prevent unauthorized use of the 2 Lock and secure, arm alarm system, Whenever you unlock or lock the vehi- remote control, surrender only the activate interior lamps, disarm tilt cle, you simultaneously deactivate/acti- spare key when leaving the vehicle for alarm sensor and interior motion sen- vate the anti-theft system, disarm/arm valet parking, for example. sor the alarm system and switch the interior In the event of a system malfunction, Repairs lamps on/off. 3 Open the luggage compartment lid, please contact your BMW center. You Panic mode – trigger alarm can also obtain replacement keys You can have a signal set to con- there.< firm that the vehicle's locks have To release engaged securely.< Press the button once to unlock the Data driver's door. Press the button a second time to disengage all vehicle locks.< Index Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 32 Opening and closing – via the remote control Convenience opening mode* The luggage compartment lid will open If this should occur, you can still open Press and hold button. The electric slightly, regardless of whether it was and close the vehicle using the master power windows and the fully-automatic previously locked or unlocked. key in either the door or luggage com- convertible top open. partment lid locks. If the luggage compartment lid To lock and secure was locked, it will be locked again For US owners only after it is reclosed. The transmitter and receiver units com- Before and after a trip, be sure that the ply with part 15 of the FCC Federal luggage compartment lid has not been Communications Commission regula- Press the button. opened unintentionally.< tions. Operation is governed by the fol- To switch on the interior lamps lowing: Panic mode – trigger alarm FCC ID: > LX8EWS With the vehicle locked, press the but- Provided that the alarm system is > LX8FZVS ton. armed, you can respond to imminent > LX8FZVE. danger by holding down the button for Compliance statement: To deactivate the tilt alarm* and more than seconds. This device complies with part 15 of the interior motion sensors* To switch off the alarm: FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: > This device may not cause harmful Press the button a second time imme- Press the button. interference diately after locking. > This device must accept any interfer- For additional information, refer to External systems ence received, including interference page 39. that may cause undesired operation. The remote control system's operation may be affected by other units or To open the luggage equipment operating in the immediate Any unauthorized modifications to compartment lid vicinity of your vehicle. these devices could void the user's authority to operate the equip- ment.< Press the button. Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Opening and closing – via the door lock 33 Whenever closing the windows or sliding/tilt sunroof you should Overview always monitor their path and progress to ensure that no one is injured. Releas- ing the key stops the operation.< Manual operation In the event of electrical malfunction Controls Turn the key all the way to the left or right to unlock or lock the driver's door. Maintenance One turn of the key in the driver's door lock unlocks the driver's door, the fuel filler door and the glove compartment. Turning the key a second time unlocks the passenger-side door and the lug- gage compartment lid. Repairs You can have a signal set to con- firm that the vehicle's locks have engaged securely.< Convenience operation You can also operate the power win- dows and the fully-automatic convert- Data ible top via the door lock. > To open: with the door closed, hold the key in the Unlock position > To close: with the door closed, hold Index the key in the Lock position. Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 34 Opening and closing – from the inside If you desire, the central locking system can be activated automati- cally as soon as you begin to drive. This can be adjusted to be key-specific.< To unlock and open the doors 1. Press the button for the central lock- ing system 2. Pull the release handle above the armrest on the door you wish to open or pull the release handle for any door You can use this button to control the twice: to unlock and open the door. central locking system whenever the doors are closed. The doors and lug- gage compartment lid are unlocked or To lock locked only. The anti-theft system is not > Either use the central locking button activated. to lock both doors at once or > press down the individual door lock If only the driver's door was buttons. In this case, the fuel filler unlocked from the outside and door will stay unlocked. To prevent you press the button, then, with the the driver from being inadvertently driver's door still open, the passenger- locked out of the vehicle, the driver's side door, the luggage compartment door lock button will not engage as lid, the fuel filler door and the glove long as the door is open. compartment will unlock, too. If the driver's door is closed, it will be Persons or animals inside the locked.< vehicle may be able to lock the doors from the inside. You should always take the vehicle's keys with you so that you can open the vehicle again from the outside at any time.< Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Luggage compartment lid 35 Overview Controls Maintenance The lock To open from the outside To open from the inside* Only the master keys fit in the lock for Press the button in the handle recess: If the luggage compartment lid has not the luggage compartment lid, refer to the luggage compartment lid opens been locked separately, you can open it page 30. slightly. with this button in the footwell on the The luggage compartment is lit when driver's side when the vehicle is sta- To secure separately the luggage compartment lid is opened. tionary. Repairs Lock the glove compartment using the master key. Manual operation This locks the luggage compartment lid In the event of electrical malfunction and disconnects it from the central Turn the master key all the way to the locking system. This feature can be left – the luggage compartment lid will used to prevent unauthorized access to open slightly. the luggage compartment when you Data The luggage compartment is locked surrender the spare key only, refer to again as soon as you close the lid. page 30. This can be advantageous for valet parking, for example. Index Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 36 Luggage compartment lid Should it be absolutely necessary to operate the vehicle with the luggage compartment lid open, with closed con- vertible top: 1. Close all windows 2. Greatly increase the quantity of air coming from the air conditioning or automatic climate control system, refer to page 102 or 106. To close Emergency release The handle recesses in the interior trim This lever releases the luggage com- panel of the luggage compartment lid partment lid from inside the luggage make it easier to pull the lid down. compartment. To avoid injuries, be sure that the travel path of the luggage com- partment lid is clear when it is closed, following the same precautions as with all closing procedures.< Operate the vehicle only when the luggage compartment lid is closed. Otherwise, exhaust fumes could penetrate the interior of the vehi- cle. < Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Luggage compartment 37 Overview Controls Maintenance To fold up and secure the floor 3. Hook the handle into the rubber seal To enlarge the luggage panel of the drip rail. compartment 1. Pull up at the handle and fold the With the convertible top closed, you Carefully replace the hanger in its panel up can enlarge the luggage compartment. holder when lowering the floor 2. Press the button to release the To do this, flip the handle outward and panel back down.< hanger from the handle press it down and toward the front of the vehicle. The convertible top com- Repairs The fittings at the corners of the lug- partment panel is now raised and gage compartment provide you with a secured. convenient means of attaching luggage compartment nets* and flexible straps To fold down the convertible top for securing luggage. compartment panel Refer also to Cargo loading on The convertible top compartment lid Data page 118. must be folded down to open the con- vertible top. Swing out the handle and pull toward the back of the vehicle. Index Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 38 Luggage compartment Alarm system* Before lowering the convertible The concept You can have different acknowl- top, refer to page 41 or 46, always The vehicle alarm system responds: edgment signals set to confirm check to ensure that the luggage com- arming and disarming.< partment panel is folded down. Other- > When a door, the hood or the lug- wise damage could occur.< gage compartment lid is opened > To movements inside the vehicle – interior motion sensor You can open the luggage compart- > To variations in the vehicle's tilt angle ment lid when the system is armed by such as those occurring during pressing the remote control button, attempts to steal the wheels or tow refer to page 32. The lid is once again the vehicle – tilt alarm sensor secured when it is closed. > To interruption of battery voltage. Extended pressure on the button sets The system responds to unauthorized off the alarm – Panic mode, refer to vehicle entry and attempted theft by page 32. simultaneously activating the following: > The acoustic alarm sounds for 30 seconds > The hazard warning flashers are acti- vated for approx. five minutes > The high beams flash on and off in rhythm with the hazard warning flash- ers. To arm and disarm the alarm system When the vehicle is locked or unlocked via the driver's door lock or with the remote control, the alarm system is also simultaneously armed or disarmed. Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Alarm system* 39 armed: an attempted entry has been Interior motion sensor* detected in the period since the sys- Deactivate the interior motion sensor – Overview tem was armed. refer to Avoiding unintentional alarms – Following triggering of an alarm, the if persons or animals are to remain in indicator lamp will flash continuously. the vehicle. Avoiding unintentional alarms The system deactivates the tilt- alarm sensor and the interior Controls The tilt alarm sensor and interior motion sensor may be switched off at the same motion sensor if the convenience clos- time. You can do this to prevent a false ing of windows is interrupted in the first alarm from being triggered in garages 10 seconds and then restarted. The alarm must then be disarmed and reac- Maintenance with elevator ramps, for instance, or Indicator lamp displays when the vehicle is transported by train: tivated before it will resume opera- > The indicator lamp below the interior tion.< rearview mirror flashes continuously: The system is armed Lock the vehicle twice to arm the sys- > The indicator lamp flashes during tem. Press the button on the remote arming: the door(s), the hood or the control twice in succession or lock the luggage compartment lid are not vehicle twice with the key. Repairs completely closed. Even if you do not The indicator lamp lights up briefly and close the alerted area(s), the remain- then flashes continuously. The tilt alarm ing areas are secured, and the indi- sensor and the interior motion sensor cator lamp will flash continuously are deactivated as long as the system is after 10 seconds. However, the inte- armed. rior motion sensor is not activated Data > The indicator lamp goes out when the You can have the tilt alarm sensor system is disarmed: no manipulation and the interior motion sensor or attempted intrusions have been permanently deactivated.< detected in the period since the sys- tem was armed > The indicator lamp flashes for Index 10 seconds when the system is dis- Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 40 Electric power windows You can close the windows in the same manner by pulling the switch. The rear windows do not close automatically. To open and close windows To operate all the side windows When leaving the vehicle, always With the ignition key in position 1 or remove the ignition key from the higher lock and remember to close the doors > Press the switch until you feel resis- to prevent children from operating the tance: the windows retract as long as power windows and injuring them- you maintain pressure on the switch selves, etc.< > Press the switch briefly past the pres- sure point: the windows move auto- With the ignition key in position 1 or matically. Pressing the switch again higher stops the opening cycle. > Press the switch until you feel resis- You can close all windows in the same tance: the window retracts as long as manner by pulling the switch. The win- you maintain pressure on the switch dows cannot be closed automatically > Press the switch briefly past the pres- using this switch. sure point: the windows move auto- For convenience operation via the matically. Pressing the switch again remote control or the door lock, refer to stops the opening cycle. page 32 or 33. Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Electric power windows Manual convertible top 41 After the ignition has been The fabric top offers the perfect protec- switched off tion against weather and one person Overview can open and close it easily and simply. You can still use the electric power win- dows for up to 15 minutes, as long as To gain maximum satisfaction from your no one opens any of the doors. convertible, please observe the follow- ing: we strongly recommend that you Safety feature close the convertible top before leaving the vehicle parked. When closed, the Controls If the closing force of a front window top not only guards the passenger exceeds a certain value as the window compartment from unforeseeable dam- is being closed, the closing procedure age from the weather, but also affords a is immediately interrupted and the win- degree of protection against theft. Maintenance dow opens again slightly. However, even when the top is closed Despite this protective function, valuables should always be stored in you must still make sure that there the locked luggage compartment. are no obstacles within the closing Never attempt to mount any kind of roof range of the windows. Otherwise, it rack or luggage carrier on the convert- cannot be guaranteed that the closing ible top. procedure will be interrupted in certain Repairs cases, e.g. when very thin objects are Closing the electric power win- in the closing range. dows: to help ensure that the win- This protective function is deactivated dows seal securely, you should either when the switch is pulled past the close the rear windows first or close all resistance point and held there.< four windows at the same time.< Data After power loss After the battery has been discon- nected, the protective function must be reinitialized. Please refer the problem to your BMW center. Index Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 42 Manual convertible top To open the convertible top Never attempt to open or close the convertible top unless the vehicle is completely stationary. To pre- vent vehicle damage the top compart- ment lid's lock will not disengage unless the luggage compartment lid is closed.< 1. Flip the locking handle out – refer to 3. To unlock, press the button with the illustration – and turn it as far as the ignition key in position 1 or higher. end stop will allow The top compartment lid's lock dis- 2. Raise the convertible top a little bit, engages and the lid itself rises a release the tension small distance. The side windows will lower slightly If the indicator lamp lights up when the button is pressed, the lid cannot be unlocked because the top compartment panel is raised, refer to page 37. Lower the top compartment panel and close the tailgate.< Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Manual convertible top 43 7. Raise the front of the top and pull it back for storage Overview Now finish pushing the convertible top all the way down into the con- vertible top compartment. This makes it easier to close the convertible top com- partment lid, especially at lower tem- Controls peratures.< Maintenance 4. Position the rear convertible top 5. Reach into the recess created when frame vertically and grip it firmly the convertible top compartment lid is lifted and pull it all the way by You can make it easier to raise the hand – see arrow 1 rear convertible top frame by 6. Lay the rear convertible top frame in pressing the area indicated by the the convertible top compartment – arrow.< see arrow 2 Repairs Let go of the rear convertible top frame before laying the convert- ible top down, otherwise, the side trim panel could be damaged.< Data Index Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 44 Manual convertible top As soon as the convertible top com- partment lid closes the central locking system will release the lock to allow renewed access to the luggage com- partment. Never store the convertible top in its compartment for more than one day while it is wet to avoid perma- nent damage from moisture.< 8. Press down slightly on the convert- To close the convertible top ible top compartment lid from above 1. Turn the ignition key to position 1 – see arrow. The closing process will 2. Press the button to unlock it. The then be carried out automatically convertible top will be unlocked and 9. Either close the slightly lowered side the side windows will lower slightly windows or put them at the desired 3. Open the convertible top compart- height. ment lid all the way 4. Lift the convertible top out by the lat- Operate the convertible top com- eral guide section – see arrow 1, and partment lid from above only in the front convertible top frame – see order to avoid any pinching. arrow 2, swinging it forward until you An interlock device helps avoid damage encounter perceptible resistance – to the vehicle by preventing the lug- until it stops gage compartment lid from opening unless the convertible top compartment To avoid damaging the side trim, lid is completely closed.< always fold the convertible top forward before folding the rear frame brace up into its vertical position.< Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Manual convertible top 45 5. Either close the slightly lowered side At higher speeds, the ensuing windows or put them at the desired vacuum in the passenger com- Overview height partment can cause the convertible top 6. Press down slightly on the convert- to begin fluttering. Increase the air sup- ible top compartment lid from above. ply via the ventilation controls so that a The top then closes automatically, vacuum does not occur in the vehicle.< refer to page 41 Controls Operate the convertible top com- partment lid from above only in order to avoid any pinching.< Maintenance As soon as the convertible top Position for cleaning compartment lid closes the central locking system will release the lock to To be able to access the convertible allow renewed access to the luggage top compartment, lean the rear frame of compartment.< the convertible top against the cover of the convertible top compartment. 7. Holding on to the locking handle, pull First, use the button for activating Repairs the front part of the convertible top frame up onto the windshield frame, the convertible top to unlock the and lock the convertible top by turn- locks of the convertible top compart- ing the handle until you hear the con- ment. Refer to page 42.< vertible top engage and lock. For additional information on vehi- The system automatically presses the cle care, refer to the Caring for top's rear frame against the convertible Data your vehicle brochure.< top compartment lid, pretensioning it to ensure that it seals tightly. Index Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 46 Fully-automatic convertible top* The fully-automatic convertible top Do not lay objects on the convert- When closing the electric power combines the benefits of effective pro- ible top, as they could fall off windows while underway, always tection against the elements with sim- when it moves, causing vehicle damage remember to either start by closing the ple and convenient operation. or personal injury.< rear windows or to close all of them at To gain maximum satisfaction from your once. Failure to adhere to this convertible, please observe the follow- Driving when the opening or clos- sequence can prevent the windows ing: ing process has not been com- from sealing tightly at high speeds.< pleted can cause vehicle damage or > We strongly recommend that you personal injury. At higher speeds, the ensuing close the convertible top before leav- Always keep your hands and fingers vacuum in the passenger com- ing the vehicle parked. When closed, well away from the top's mechanism partment can cause the convertible top the top not only guards the passen- while it is opening and closing. Ensure to begin fluttering. Increase the air sup- ger compartment from unforesee- that children remain at a safe distance ply via the ventilation controls so that a able damage from the weather, but from the top's travel range while it is in vacuum does not occur in the vehicle.< also affords a degree of protection motion.< against theft. In addition, keep valu- ables only in the locked luggage Try to make sure that the vehicle compartment, even when the con- is completely stationary before vertible top is closed using the fully-automatic convertible > Never mount a roof-mounted luggage top. Otherwise the opening or closing rack on the convertible top procedure could be interrupted. > To avoid damaging the convertible If you set the convertible top in motion top, do not activate it at temperatures while the vehicle is stationary and then below 147/ –106. have to start suddenly – for instance, at a traffic light – you can still complete Never store the convertible top in the procedure by driving as slowly as its compartment for more than possible and again holding the corre- one day while it is wet to avoid perma- sponding button pressed.< nent damage from moisture.< Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Fully-automatic convertible top* 47 2. Ensure that the convertible top com- After having been stored for an partment panel in the luggage com- extended period of time in the Overview partment is folded down, see convertible top compartment, e.g. dur- page 37; otherwise, it will not be ing the winter months because the possible to open the convertible tophardtop was being used, you may have 3. Ensure that the luggage compart- to support the convertible top by hand ment lid is closed when closing it for the first time. 4. Maintain pressure on the corre- If the convertible top should halt just Controls sponding button for the convertible before the closing phase is completed, top operation. press against the front section of the convertible top frame from the outside to help the closing process along. Con- Maintenance Opening and closing The luggage compartment lid can- tinue pressing the switch while doing not be opened while the convert- so until the top starts up again on its 1 To close ible top is in motion.< own.< 2 To open While the convertible top is in Indicator lamps To avoid placing unnecessary motion, the rear window will move > The red indicator lamp is lit whenever loads on the battery, you should toward the passenger compartment. To the convertible top mechanism is in Repairs avoid operating the top when the avoid possible pinching, the area motion. It goes out as soon as the engine is switched off. around the closing convertible top opening or closing operation has Before closing the top, always ensure should be clear.< been completed that the windshield frame is clear of any > If the red indicator lamp flashes after obstructions that could prevent the top the control button is released, the from closing correctly.< convertible top has not yet been opened or closed completely. You Data With the ignition key in position 1 or can resume operation in the desired higher, and with the vehicle stationary direction by pressing the button 1. Read and comply with the preceding again safety precautions > If the yellow indicator lamp lights up continuously with the button pressed, Index the convertible top compartment Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 48 Fully-automatic convertible top* panel has been raised and the top If the opening or closing operation is cannot be moved. interrupted by releasing the buttons, The side windows move down slightly the convertible top remains in the whenever the button for operating the respective position for 15 minutes convertible top is pressed. before it slowly moves into a stable position. The operation can be contin- They will go back up if you keep holding ued by pressing the buttons. the button down for more than 2 seconds after the opening or closing Do not repeatedly interrupt and process has been completed and the resume the closing procedure, as indicator lamp has gone out. otherwise the fully-automatic convert- ible top mechanism could be dam- Interruption aged.< Manual closing in the event of an The convertible top stops moving electrical malfunction immediately when the button is In certain cases, the luggage compart- released. You can resume operation in ment lid cannot be opened if the open- 1 Emergency operation the desired direction by pressing the ing or closing operation has been inter- 2 Allen wrench button again rupted. 3 Recess Do not close the side windows Operate the convertible top manu- Only operate the convertible top using the power window switches ally in emergency situations only manually when closing it. Never if the convertible top has not been to avoid causing damage due to incor- open it manually since the convertible closed completely. Otherwise, the side rect operation.< top compartment lid cannot be locked, windows may not seal properly with the and would open while you are driving.< rubber seals of the convertible top.< Convenience operation via remote control and driver's door Manual closing is best carried out lock by two persons from outside with Refer to pages 32 and 33. the driver's door open and the driver's seat folded forward. No one is to be in the rear seat while you are doing this.< Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Fully-automatic convertible top* 49 1. Remove the insert between the rear seats. Take the trim off of the guide Overview rod and flip it forward 2. Press down hard on the emergency lock 1 – see previous illustration. After a brief pause, the mechanism for the convertible top compartment lid will be released Controls If the mechanism for the convert- ible top compartment lid does not unlock, then insert the Allen wrench 2 Maintenance into the recess 3 and turn clockwise to 4. Grasp the convertible top by the lat- 5. Use a screwdriver to lift out the cover release it.< eral guide section – see arrow 1 – panel that is in the center of the front and the front convertible top frame – convertible top frame 3. If the luggage compartment lid is see arrow 2. Lift out the top and 6. Insert the Allen wrench 2 – refer to closed, open the convertible top swing it forward until you encounter page 48 – into the recess – see arrow compartment lid up as far as the stop a perceptible resistance – until it 7. Pull down on the front convertible will allow stops. Position the rear convertible top frame as far as possible. Com- Repairs top frame vertically and close the plete the closing process by continu- convertible top compartment lid. ing to turn the wrench in a clockwise Fold down the rear convertible top direction. Turn until the front convert- frame ible top frame has locked onto the windshield frame. The system auto- To avoid damaging the side trim, matically presses the top's rear always fold the convertible top frame against the convertible top Data forward before folding the rear frame compartment lid, pretensioning it to brace up into its vertical position.< ensure that it seals tightly. Always make sure the closing pro- cedure is completed to prevent Index vehicle damage or personal injury.< Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 50 Fully-automatic convertible top* Wind deflector* Please consult your BMW center With the convertible top open, the wind to have the defect corrected.< deflector keeps air movement in the passenger compartment to a minimum, thus providing you with a pleasant drive, even at higher speeds. The wind deflector comes in a protective sleeve, and because of its slim dimensions, can be easily stored in the luggage com- partment. Installation 1. Remove wind deflector from the pro- Position for cleaning tective sleeve To be able to access the convertible top compartment, lean the rear frame of the convertible top against the cover of the convertible top compartment. First, use the button for activating the convertible top to unlock the locks of the convertible top compart- ment. Refer to page 47.< For additional information on vehi- cle care, refer to the Caring for your vehicle brochure.< Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Wind deflector* 51 Operate the convertible top com- partment lid from above only in Overview order to avoid any pinching. With the wind deflector in place: to avoid damaging the wind deflector never push the front seats all the way back.< Controls Removal Follow the same procedure as when installing, just reverse the steps. Maintenance 2. Flip out both sides and lock into 3. Hold the wind deflector so that the place. It is essential for the two com- smaller half points toward the front ponents marked in the illustration to and guide the mounting pin for the mesh at this point side piece into the proper opening 4. Pull back on the mounting pin for the other side piece by using a slide, so that the mounting pin can be guided Repairs into the opening provided 5. Unlock the convertible top compart- ment lid via the convertible top con- trol button, refer to page 47, and open the convertible top compart- ment lid 6. Flip the back half of the wind deflec- Data tor backward, so that the mounts are lying on the vehicle 7. Close the convertible top compart- ment lid via the convertible top con- trol button. The wind deflector is now Index attached so that it is theft-proof. Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • To adjust 52 Safe seating position For driving that is relaxed and less likely For airbag locations and additional Never allow more than one person to cause fatigue, you should select a information on airbags, refer to to wear a single safety belt. Never sitting position that reflects your per- page 61. allow infants or small children to ride in sonal requirements. In combination a passenger's lap. Avoid twisting the with the safety belts and airbags, the Sitting safely with safety belts belt while routing it firmly across the correct seating position also plays an Your vehicle is equipped with four hips and shoulder, wear it as snugly important role in enhancing occupant seats, each of which is provided with a against your body as possible. Do not safety in the event of an accident. To safety belt. allow the belt to rest against hard or ensure that the vehicle's safety systems fragile objects. Do not route the belt provide you with optimal protection, we across your neck, or run it across sharp request that you direct your careful edges. Be sure that the belt does not attention to the following section. become caught or jammed. Avoid For supplementary information on wearing bulky clothing and pull on the transporting children, refer to page 64. lap belt periodically to retension it over your shoulders. In the event of a frontal Sitting safely with airbags impact, a loose lap belt could slide over your hips, leading to abdominal injury. Always maintain an adequate dis- In addition, the safety belt's restraint tance between yourself and the effectiveness is reduced if it is worn airbags. Always hold the steering wheel loosely. Expectant mothers should by the rim to keep any chance of injury always wear their safety belts, taking to hands or arms to an absolute mini- care to position the lap belt against the mum should the airbag be deployed. lower hips, where it will not exert pres- Never allow any objects, individuals or sure against the abdominal area.< animals to obstruct the areas between passengers and airbags. Never use the For information on using the safety front airbag's cover as a storage tray or belts, refer to page 56. support for objects of any kind. Never allow front passengers to rest their feet or legs on the airbag cover.< Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Seats Adjusting electric power seats 53 When adjusting your seat, always observe the following precautions Overview Never try to adjust your seat while operating the vehicle. The seat could respond with unexpected move- ment, and the ensuing loss of vehicle control could lead to an accident. Never ride with the backrest reclined to an Controls extreme angle. This is especially impor- tant for the front passenger to remem- ber. If you do so, there is a risk that you will slide under the safety belt in an Maintenance accident, thus reducing the protection Seat adjustment Please refer to the adjustment provided by the safety belt. 1 Tilt angle instructions on page 53 to reduce With the wind deflector in place: the risk of personal injury.< 2 Backward/forward adjustment Do not push the front seats all the way back, otherwise the wind deflector will 3 Height With the BMW sports seat* you can be damaged.< 4 Backrest angle also adjust the thigh support. To do so, pull the lever and adjust the position of Repairs Seat adjustment the cushion for thigh support as desired. > Power seat adjustment, refer to page 53 > Head restraint, refer to page 54 > Entering the rear, refer to page 55. Data Index Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 54 Lumbar support* Head restraints To adjust Front head restraints Tilt angle: position the head restraints You can adjust the backrest's contour 1 Height manually in the preferred position. for additional support in the curvature of your spine's lumbar region. Head restraints reduce the risk of The upper hips and spinal column spinal injury in the event of an receive supplementary support to help accident. you maintain a relaxed, upright posture. Adjust the head restraint so that its center is approximately at the height of > Press front/rear of switch: your ears. increase/decrease curvature When moving the head restraints up or > Press the upper/lower end of the down, avoid placing hands and fingers switch: increase the upper/lower cur- between the head restraint and the vature. upper edge of the backrest to avoid the possibility of injury.< Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Head restraints Entering the rear 55 Do not remove the rear head restraints, as this would damage Overview them.< For further information, please consult your BMW center. Do not use the rear head Controls restraints as storage shelves. Always keep the travel path for the roll- over protection system free and clear. Never place protective covers or similar Maintenance Rear head restraints items on the head restraints. See also The seat-integrated safety belt system the labels on the head restraints.< allows for easy access to the rear. To avoid possible violation of traf- fic laws, never retract the head 1. Lift lever 1 up and tilt the backrest restraints unless the rear seats are forward empty. Always ensure that the head 2. Press and hold button 2 in driving restraints are raised before transporting direction until the seat moves to the passengers in the rear seat.< desired position Repairs 3. After entering the rear, fold back and To completely lower the rear head lock the backrest restraints: 4. Press button 2 opposite the direction 1. Press the button and hold it down of travel and hold. The seat moves 2. Push the head restraint down from back into its previous position. If the above. button 2 is released beforehand, the Data seat stops in the respective position. Raising the rear head restraints Raise the head restraints until you hear them click into place. Index Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 56 Entering the rear Safety belts You can lock a backrest that has To release been tilted forward. This makes 1. Press the red button in the belt sense when, for instance, someone is buckle climbing into the rear on an incline. To 2. Hold the belt do this, press against the backrest until 3. Guide the belt back into its reel. you hear it click into place. To move it back into place, you do not need to first Safety belt height unlock it by moving the lever 1.< The front belt system automatically Lock both backrests while driving, adapts to your body size when the otherwise there is a danger of an height of the head restraint is adjusted. unexpected movement causing an Refer to page 54. accident.< Always wear your safety belt If the safety belt system has been The indicator lamp in the instru- Always fasten your safety belt before subjected to the stresses involved ment cluster flashes when the starting off. As supplemental restraint in an accident or otherwise damaged: backrest is not locked, refer to devices, the airbags are designed to have the entire safety belt mechanism page 18. enhance the effectiveness of the safety replaced by your BMW center, includ- belts, and not to replace them. ing the safety belt tensioner. In addi- tion, have your BMW center inspect the Always detach the rear safety safety belt anchors. If a child-restraint belts from their retainers before system was in the vehicle during an wearing.< accident, consult the manufacturer's instructions regarding replacement.< To avoid undesired movement at high speeds, always store the rear safety belts in their retainers when they are not in use.< To close Make sure you hear the lock engage in the belt buckle. Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Seat and mirror memory* 57 To select a stored setting Before activating the programmed Do not select a memory position adjustment feature, ensure that Overview while the vehicle is moving. If you the footwell behind the driver's seat is do so, there is a risk of accident from empty and unobstructed. If you fail to unexpected seat movement.< do so, persons, animals or objects could be injured or damaged if the seat Ignition key in position 1: should move backward.< > Briefly press memory button 1, 2 or 3, Controls as desired. Movement stops immediately when one of the seat-adjustment or mem- Maintenance ory buttons is activated during the You can store and recall three different adjustment process. driver's seat and exterior mirror posi- The driver's door is closed and the igni- tions. tion key is either removed or in position 0 or 2: The lumbar support settings are not stored in the memory.< > Maintain pressure on the desired memory button – 1, 2 or 3 – until the Repairs To store adjustment process is completed. 1. Ignition key position 1 or 2 If you press the MEMORY button acci- 2. Select the desired seat and exterior dentally: press the button again; the mirror positions indicator lamp goes out. 3. Press the MEMORY button: the indica- tor lamp in the button lights up You can have this feature pro- grammed so that when you use Data 4. Press memory button 1, 2 or 3, as desired: the indicator lamp goes out. the remote control from your personal- ized key to unlock your door, your seat and the exterior mirrors will move into your own preferred positions.< Index Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 58 Seat and mirror memory* Seat heating* Passenger-side exterior mirror tilt The seat cushion and backrest can be function heated with the ignition key in position 2. Automatic curb monitor* You can select different heating modes 1. Move mirror selector switch 1 to the by repeatedly pressing the buttons. driver's mirror position 2. When shifting into Reverse, or plac- You can also switch the higher heating ing the selector lever in position R, modes off directly: the passenger-side mirror tilts down- Press the button and hold it slightly ward. This allows the driver to see longer. the area directly adjacent to the vehi- cle during parking – curbs, etc. How far the passenger mirror tilts can be set individually for each ignition key.< You can deactivate this automatic fea- ture by setting the mirror selection switch to the passenger side position. Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Steering wheel Mirrors 59 The mirror on the passenger's side is convex. When estimating Overview the distance between yourself and other traffic, bear in mind that the objects reflected in the mirror are closer than they appear. This means that esti- mates of the distance to following traffic should not be regarded as precise.< Controls Electric defrosting Both mirrors are automatically heated when you turn the ignition key to posi- Maintenance To adjust To adjust exterior mirrors tion 2. Never attempt to adjust the steer- 1 Switch for 4-way adjustment ing wheel while driving the vehicle 2 Selection switch for changing – it could respond with unexpected between mirrors movement, posing a potential accident hazard.< To adjust manually Repairs 1. Push the locking lever downward The mirrors can also be adjusted manu- 2. Adjust steering column reach and ally: height for your selected seating posi- Press the edge of the lens. tion For storing mirror settings, refer to Seat 3. Pull the lever back up. and mirror memory on page 57. Data Index Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 60 Mirrors rear of the mirror. Refrain from attach- ing stickers or other objects to the windshield in the area immediately behind the rearview mirror. Interior rearview mirror Interior rearview mirror with To reduce glare from vehicles behind automatic dimming feature* you when you are driving at night, tilt This mirror automatically responds to the mirror by turning the button. ambient light and headlamp glare from Vehicles without alarm system: following vehicles by dimming through an infinitely variable range and auto- Tilt the small lever forward. matically reverts to its clear, undimmed setting whenever you shift into Reverse or move the selector lever into position R. To ensure that the mirror continues to operate efficiently, ensure that the pho- tocells remain clear and unobstructed. One photocell is integrated in the mir- ror's lens – see arrow – while the other is located at an offset position on the Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Passenger safety systems Airbags 61 The side airbags in the rear pas- Do not apply adhesive materials to senger area* of your vehicle may the cover panels of the airbags, Overview already have been deactivated by a cover them or modify them in any other BMW center. You may have them acti- way. Do not remove the airbag restraint vated if you desire to do so. Please system. In the event of a malfunction, contact your BMW center for additional deactivation or triggered activation – as information.< a response to an accident – of the air- bag restraint system, consult your BMW Controls The airbags do not deploy in center for inspection, repair or disas- response to minor collisions, rear sembly. Do not modify or tamper with impacts and certain kinds of vehicle either the wiring or the individual com- rollover.< ponents in the airbag system. These Maintenance 1 Front airbags on the driver and pas- include the upholstered covers on the senger sides steering wheel, instrument panel, side trim panels of the doors and front roof 2 Side airbags on the driver and pas- pillars and on the sides of the headliner. senger sides – front and rear* Also, do not attempt to remove the steering wheel. Unprofessional Protective effect attempts to service the system could Repairs The front airbags supplement the three- lead to failure in an emergency or point safety belts by providing addi- undesired airbag activation, either of tional protection in the event of a which could result in personal injury. Do severe frontal collision in which the pro- not touch the individual components tection afforded by the belts alone may immediately after the system has been no longer be sufficient. The side airbags activated, as this could result in per- provide protection in the event of a col- sonal injury.< Data lision from the side. They help support the respective seat occupant's upper body. For information on the correct sitting posture, refer to page 52. Index Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 62 Airbags At all times, occupants should sit deactivated, please contact your BMW upright and be properly restrained center.< – infants and small children in appropri- ate child-restraint systems; larger chil- Even when all these guidelines are fol- dren and adults using the safety belts. lowed, there is still a small residual risk Never let an occupant's head rest near of injuries to the face, hands and arms or on a side airbag because the inflating occurring from airbag deployment in airbag could cause a serious or fatal isolated instances. injury. Please note that the word Airbag In sensitive individuals, the ignition and imprinted on the door trim panel indi- inflation noise may induce a mild hear- cates the airbag's location. ing loss that is temporary in most Accident research shows that the saf- cases. est place for children in an automobile This is the right way a child should sit in Corresponding airbag warning labels is in the rear seat. However, a child sit- a child restraint when rear side airbags are located on both sun visors. ting in the rear seat and not properly are provided. restrained could place his or her head on or near the airbag, if so equipped. For example, a child — even though belted in — may fall asleep with his or her head against the side airbag. It may be difficult for a driver to ensure that children in the rear seat will remain properly positioned at all times and not place their heads on or near the side airbag. Therefore, we recommend that the rear-seat side airbags, if installed in the vehicle, be deactivated if children will travel in the rear seat. The rear seat side airbags may already have been deactivated by a BMW cen- ter. If you are uncertain of their status, or wish to have the airbags activated or Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Airbags 63 If there is a system malfunction, there is a risk that the airbags will Overview not be triggered within their normal response range, even if the level of impact would normally have triggered them. Have your BMW center inspect the airbag system immediately.< Controls Maintenance This is the right way a larger child should sit wearing the seat belt when rear side airbags are provided. Indicator lamp The indicator lamp indicates the operational status of the airbag Repairs system when the ignition key is in position 1 or higher. System operational: > The indicator lamp comes on briefly when you turn the ignition key to position 1 or higher. Data System malfunction: > Indicator lamp does not come on or > indicator lamp lights up continuously. Index Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 64 Transporting children safely To avoid undesired movement at high speeds, always store the rear safety belts in their retainers when they are not in use.< Commercially available child-restraint systems are designed to be secured with a lap belt or with the lap belt por- tion of a combination lap/shoulder belt. Improperly or inadequately installed restraint systems can increase the risk of injury to children. Always read and follow the instructions that come with Child-restraint system with Depending on the location selected for the system. seating in the rear passenger area, tether strap attach the tether strap to the corre- Correct location for installing If you use a child-restraint system with sponding anchorage point to secure the a tether strap, two additional tether In your BMW, all seats equipped with a child-restraint system, as shown in the anchorage points have been provided. three-point safety belt – except for the illustration. driver's seat – are suitable for installing 1. Open the convertible top compart- universal child-restraint systems of all ment lid, refer to page 41 or 46 age classes and which have been 2. Lift the headrest and pass the tether approved for the age group in question. strap between the headrest and the seat back. It is recommended that you return the head restraint back to its lowest possible position 3. Adjust the tether strap according to the child-restraint manufacturer's instructions 4. Close the convertible top compart- ment panel. Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Transporting children safely 65 It is recommended to cover the child- Before installing any child- tem that has first been properly restraint attaching clip with a soft mate- restraint device or child seat, installed with a safety belt. Overview rial to prevent damage to the stored please read the following: Never install a rearward-facing child- soft top. Never install a rearward-facing child- restraint system in the front passenger restraint system in the front passenger seat. Should a hard top be installed, the seat of this vehicle. We strongly urge you to carefully read fitting of child harness tether Your vehicle is equipped with an airbag and comply with the instructions for strap/s – if child seat is required – is supplemental restraint system for the installation and use provided by the Controls necessary before installation of the front passenger. Because the backrest child restraint's manufacturer when- hard top.< on any rearward-facing child-restraint ever you use such a device. system – of the kind designed for Do not attempt to modify child-restraint infants under 1 year and 20 lbs/9 kg – systems. If you do this, the protection Maintenance would be within the airbag's deploy- provided by these systems could be ment range, you should never mount impaired. such a device in the front passenger Be sure that all occupants – of all ages – seat, since the impact of the airbag remain properly and securely restrained against the child restraint's backrest at all times.< could lead to serious or fatal injuries. If it is necessary for a child – not an All rear seating positions in your vehicle Repairs infant – to ride in the front seat, certain meet the recommendations of precautions should be taken. First, SAE J1819, an industry-recommended move the passenger seat as far away practice for securing child-restraint sys- from the dashboard as possible. This tems in motor vehicles. important precaution is intended to maximize the distance between the air- bag and the child. Older children Data should be tightly secured with the safety belt after they have outgrown a booster seat that is appropriate for their age, height, and weight. Younger chil- dren should be secured in an appropri- Index ate forward-facing child-restraint sys- Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 66 Transporting children safely The belt cannot be extracted further. Always observe the installation instruc- tions provided by the manufacturer of the child-restraint system. To unlock the safety belt Release the safety belt, remove the child seat and retract the safety belt to its end position on the belt retractor. Securing child-restraint system LATCH child-restraint mounting All of the rear belt retractors and the system front passenger's safety belt can be LATCH: Lower Anchors and Tethers for locked for mounting and securing child- CHildren restraint systems. The left and right rear seats are both A label with the appropriate instructions equipped with a LATCH child-restraint is located in the immediate vicinity of mounting system. the buckle of each safety belt. To lock the safety belt Extract the entire length of the belt from the inertia reel mechanism. Allow the reel to retract the belt somewhat and engage the buckle, then tighten the belt against the child-restraint system. The retraction mechanism is now locked. Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Transporting children safely 67 Overview Controls Maintenance Canadian models only: Your BMW center can provide you with The LATCH anchorage points are iden- a special installation aid* that helps pre- tified by buttons. vent damage to the upholstery. The anchorage points for the LATCH Press the installation aid firmly in the child-restraint system are located crack between the seat and the back- behind the upholstery at the positions rest upholstery until both funnels click onto the LATCH system bars in the Repairs indicated by the arrows. seat. Carefully slide the brackets through the gaps in the upholstery at the indicated The illustration is an example showing locations. the anchorages for a LATCH child seat system on the right rear seat. Always follow all manufacturer's instructions and observe all safety Data precautions when installing the LATCH child-restraint mounting system. To avoid undesired movement at high speeds, always store the rear safety belts in their retainers when they are Index not in use.< Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 68 Rollover protection system In the event of an accident or some other critical driving situation – extreme tilting in the longitudinal or transverse axis, loss of contact with the ground – the rollover protection system will be automatically activated. The protective bars located in the rear head restraints extend within fractions of a second. In addition to the integrated rollover bar in the windshield frame, the rollover protection system affords all the vehicle occupants necessary headroom. 1. Using a screwdriver from the 2. Push the lever toward the front of the Always keep the travel path for the onboard tool kit, remove the cover vehicle and keep it in this position rollover protection system free panel; to do this, position the screw- and clear. Under no circumstances driver under the notch should you cover the head restraints. In the event of less serious accidents, the safety belt will protect you and, depending on the severity of the acci- dent, so will the safety belt tensioner and the multi-stage airbag restraint sys- tem as well.< If, after being automatically triggered, its protective function is not needed, then the rollover protection system can be lowered back into place. No special tool is needed for this. Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Rollover protection system 69 Do not move the convertible top under any circumstances if the Overview rollover protection system has extended. Do not use the rear head restraints as storage shelves. Absolutely no modifications are to be made to any of the rollover protection Controls system's individual components or any of its wiring. Only your BMW center is to carry out any work on the rollover protection sys- Maintenance 3. Keep pressing down on the protec- tem. tive bar – see arrow 1 – from on top Work done on the system that is carried until you hear it click into place out improperly could lead to failure in 4. Put the cover panel back in place an emergency or accidental activation. and press down firmly Regarding having the system checked 5. Push the back panel of the head to ensure long-term operation: be scru- restraint closed – see arrow 2. pulous in adhering to the Service inter- Repairs val display for maintenance intervals. Do the same for the second protective Every 2 years at the latest, the rollover bar. If you are not familiar with any of protection system must be inspected at the procedures, consult your BMW a BMW center.< center. Have the rollover protection system checked out by your BMW center after Data it has been inadvertently triggered. Index Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 70 Vehicle Memory, Key Memory How the system functions > Activates/deactivates the 'Follow me No doubt you have reflected at one home' function, refer to page 97 time or another on how great it would > Activates/deactivates daytime driv- be if you could permanently configure ing lamps, refer to page 97 your vehicle's various features and > Sets the units of measure for display- adjustments to mirror your own individ- ing time, outside temperature, dis- ual preferences. In engineering your tance traveled and fuel consumption vehicle, BMW has provided for a num- in the instrument cluster ber of options for personal adjustment > When you shift into Reverse, an that can be programmed into your vehi- acoustic signal indicates that PDC cle at your BMW center. has been activated, refer to page 92 > Switches on rear window defroster The available configuration data fall into automatically, refer to two categories, according to whether Distinguishing between keys pages 104, 109 their primary orientation is the vehicle – Color-coded decals have been pro- > Activates/deactivates various alarm Vehicle Memory – or the individual – vided to help you distinguish individual system functions, refer to page 39 Key Memory. Provided that each per- keys with different settings. > After giving an ice warning, the son has a separate remote-control key, onboard computer display returns to you can have your BMW center enter What the system can do the previous setting, refer to page 90. basic adjustment data for up to four Your BMW center can provide you with Examples for Key Memory: individuals in the system. details on the capabilities of the Vehicle The system then relies on a bilateral > Unlocks driver's door first, then the Memory and Key Memory systems. data exchange to identify the individual vehicle's remaining locks, refer to user and executes the selected settings page 33 You will see this symbol through- whenever the remote control unit is > Locks the vehicle automatically after out the Owner's Manual. It is to used to disengage the door locks. you start off, refer to page 34 remind you at appropriate places of the > Automatically adjusts the driver's settings that are available to you.< seat to the personal programmed settings when the vehicle is Examples for Vehicle Memory: unlocked, refer to page 57 > Various signals as acknowledgment > Automatic tilting of the passenger- when locking or unlocking your vehi- side mirror, refer to Automatic curb cle, refer to pages 31, 33 monitor, page 58. Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Driving Ignition lock Starting the engine 71 Vehicles with automatic transmis- Do not allow the engine to warm sion: up by leaving it running while the Overview Do not move the selector lever from vehicle remains stationary. Instead, position P until the engine is running, drive off immediately at a moderate ignition key position 2. engine speed.< Your vehicle is equipped with an inter- lock. Therefore, the ignition key cannot Do not allow the engine to run in be turned to position 0 or removed until enclosed spaces. Otherwise, Controls the selector lever is in position P.< breathing the exhaust fumes can lead to unconsciousness and death. The Vehicles with manual transmis- exhaust gases contain carbon monox- sion: ide, an odorless and colorless, but Maintenance Ignition key positions Step on the clutch when starting the highly toxic gas. Do not leave the vehi- vehicle. A lockout prevents the engine cle unattended with the engine running. 0 Steering locked from starting if the clutch is not An unattended vehicle with a running 1 Steering unlocked depressed.< engine represents a safety hazard. 2 Ignition on When driving, standing at idle or park- Steering unlocked ing the vehicle, take care to avoid con- 3 Start engine You will find that it is often easier to turn tact between the hot exhaust system Repairs the ignition key from position 0 to posi- and flammable materials – grass, hay, Steering locked leaves, etc. Such contact could lead to tion 1 when you move the steering The key can only be inserted and a fire, resulting in serious personal wheel slightly to help disengage the removed in this position. injury and property damage.< lock. After removing the key, turn the steer- Individual electrical accessories are Start the engine. Do not press the ing wheel slightly to the left or right until ready for operation. accelerator pedal. you hear the lock engage. Data If the key is not removed, an acoustic Do not actuate the starter for too signal sounds when the driver door is short a time, but do not actuate it opened. for more than approx. 20 seconds. Release the ignition key immediately Index when the engine starts.< Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 72 Starting the engine If the engine does not start on the first To prevent the battery from discharg- 3. Start the engine. attempt – if it is very hot or cold, for ing, always deactivate electrical instance: devices that are not in use. Switch the If the engine does not start, reen- > Press the accelerator pedal halfway ignition off when the vehicle is not gage the gear last selected, refer down while engaging the starter. being driven. to the gear indicator in the display, and move the selector lever into neutral Cold starts at extremely low tempera- Manual transmission position N again. tures below approx. +5 7/–156 and at 1. Engage the parking brake The gearbox is automatically taken out altitudes over 3,300 ft/1,000 m: 2. Gearshift lever in idling position of gear if the driver's door is opened > On the first start attempt, it may be while the engine is running and the 3. Start the engine. necessary to engage the starter for a driver does not actuate the pedals, the longer period – but no longer than shift paddles or the selector lever. This 20 seconds Automatic transmission is accompanied by a warning tone and > Press the accelerator pedal halfway 1. Depress footbrake the flashing gear indicator. The gear down while engaging the starter. 2. Place the selector lever in position P display N appears in the instrument or N cluster.< Extended starting attempts, char- 3. Start the engine. acterized by excessively frequent Before exiting the vehicle with the or long periods with the starter To prevent the vehicle from start- engine running, move the selector engaged can damage the catalytic con- ing off on its own, always move lever into position N and apply the park- verter.< the selector lever to position P and ing brake. engage the parking brake before leav- Do not leave the vehicle unattended Engine idle speed is controlled by the ing your vehicle with the engine run- with the engine running. An unattended engine computer system. Increased ning. vehicle with a running engine repre- speeds at start-up are normal and Do not leave the vehicle unattended sents a safety hazard.< should decrease as the engine warms with the engine running. An unattended up. If engine speed does not decrease, vehicle with a running engine repre- service is required. sents a safety hazard.< Sequential manual gearbox SMG 1. Depress footbrake 2. Move selector lever into position N Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Switching off the engine Parking brake 73 You should never remove the igni- If you turn the ignition key to position 1 tion key when the vehicle is in or 0 with the selector lever in neutral Overview motion, as the steering lock could position N, a warning tone and the engage. flashing gear indicator in the display When you leave the vehicle, always remind you that no gear is engaged to remove the ignition key and engage the secure the vehicle against rolling. steering lock. The warning stops after approx. Always engage the parking brake when 9 seconds. Controls parking on slopes and inclined sur- faces. Engaging a gear may not provide adequate resistance to rolling.< Maintenance Vehicles with manual The parking brake is primarily designed transmission to prevent the vehicle from rolling while Turn the ignition key to position 1 or 0. parked. It operates on the rear wheels. Automatic transmission To engage Move the selector lever into position P, The detent engages automatically and and turn the ignition key to position 1 or the indicator lamp in the instrument Repairs 0. cluster comes on when the ignition key is in position 2, refer to page 18. SMG gearbox If you turn the ignition key to position 1 To release or 0 with the selector lever in position Pull up slightly on the lever, press the R, or in sequential mode, a gear auto- button and lower the lever. Data matically remains engaged. Index Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 74 Parking brake Manual transmission If exceptional circumstances Do not hold the vehicle in place on make it necessary to engage the slopes by slipping or 'riding' the parking brake while the vehicle is in clutch. Use the parking brake instead. motion, do not pull it with excessive Riding the clutch leads to severe and pressure. Keep your thumb pressed premature clutch wear.< against the release button while care- fully pulling the lever up. Excessive pressure can lead to over- braking and loss of traction – fishtailing – at the rear axle. The brake lamps do not come on when the parking brake is engaged. Vehicles with manual or SMG gearbox: 6-speed transmission* Engage the parking brake when parking on downhill roads, since engaging a When changing gear in the 5th/6th gear gear may not provide adequate resis- plane, be sure to press the gearshift tance to rolling, not even in first or lever to the right to prevent inadvert- reverse gear. ently shifting to a gear of the 3rd/4th Vehicles with automatic transmission: gear plane. place the selector lever in P.< Reverse To avoid corrosion and one-sided Select only when the vehicle is station- braking, apply the parking brake ary. Press the gearshift lever to the left from time to time when coasting to a to overcome the slight resistance. standstill – at a traffic signal, for exam- When you select reverse the backup ple – provided that it is safe to do so.< lamps will light up automatically when the ignition key is in position 2. Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Sequential manual gearbox SMG* 75 The concept The gearbox is automatically The sequential manual gearbox SMG is placed in neutral gear if the Overview an automated manual gearbox with driver's door is opened while the engine which clutching and shifting is assumed is running and the driver does not actu- by an electro-hydraulic system. ate the pedals, the shift paddles or the selector lever. The SMG is operated via the selector This is accompanied by an acoustic lever in the center console and two shift signal and the flashing gear indicator. Controls paddles on the steering wheel. The gear display N appears in the It offers the following functions: instrument cluster. > Sequential mode: manual mode A driving position can only be engaged > Drive mode: automatic operation when the driver's door is closed. Maintenance > Ability to choose between two differ- Selector lever positions When the vehicle is unlocked, a buzzer ent driving programs: Standard, in the area of the transmission indicates The current selector lever position is that the system is ready for operation.< Sport indicated by a light-emitting diode in > Operating safety through protection the center console. Shiftlock against misshifting > Automatic upshifts and downshifts in R: Reverse When the car is at a standstill, a safety the drive mode N: Neutral function requires you to depress the Repairs > Automatic downshifts at minimum Position for forward driving with one- brake pedal if you want to move the engine rpm touch functions: selector lever from the neutral > Kickdown function in the drive mode. position N to a driving position. > Acceleration assistant, refer to Sequential mode page 78. +: manual upshifts Driving precautions —: manual downshifts Use enough acceleration to pull Data D: drive mode. away speedily when moving off on The SMG is ready for operation in igni- an uphill gradient. Never try to prevent tion key position 2. the car from rolling back on an uphill gradient by depressing the accelerator pedal; always apply the handbrake. Index Otherwise you could overheat the SMG gearbox.< Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 76 Sequential manual gearbox SMG* R Reverse To switch back to sequential mode: tap Select only when the vehicle is station- the selector lever again to the right ary. toward D or change the current gear via the shift paddles or the selector lever. N Neutral Kickdown Always engage before starting the engine, refer to Starting the engine on You can achieve maximum acceleration page 72. using kickdown. Depress the accelerator pedal past the Sequential mode increased resistance point at the full- throttle position. Each time the engine is started, the sequential mode is activated as soon as Shifting gears you move the selector lever into the for- With the selector lever: ward driving position while the brake is depressed. > To upshift, tap the selector lever toward + The gears are shifted via the shift pad- > To downshift, tap the lever toward —. dles or the selector lever. With the shift paddles on the steering It is also possible to drive off in second wheel: gear, e.g. on snow-covered roads. > To upshift, pull one of the shift pad- D Drive mode dles > To downshift, push the paddle. In the drive mode all forward gears are shifted automatically. You accelerate from higher gears, e.g. during passing, by manually downshift- To switch from sequential to drive ing. mode: tap the selector lever to the right toward D. In the following situations, the SMG in the sequential mode assists you: For rapid acceleration, e.g. during passing, depress the accelerator pedal > Upshifts and downshifts are only exe- completely: kickdown. cuted at appopriate combinations of engine rpm and vehicle speed. For Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Sequential manual gearbox SMG* 77 instance, downshifts that would For information on jump-starting and result in excessive engine speed can- towing the vehicle, refer to page 159. Overview not be executed. > When you brake the car to a stop, the Warning tone transmission automatically shifts An acoustic signal sounds if the SMG down to first gear gearbox overheats; if possible you > As speed diminishes the transmission should either stop or increase your pull- will shift down automatically, without away speed so that the system can Controls any action on your part, just before cool down. the vehicle slows to below each gear's minimum speed. Maintenance Available displays RN123456 D1 D2 D3 D4 D5 D6 The currently engaged gear, the selected mode, and any malfunctions are displayed in the instrument cluster. Repairs Indicator lamp If the indicator lamp comes on, there is a malfunction in the transmission system. All selector lever positions can still be Data engaged, but in the forward driving positions only certain gears are actually available when the vehicle is driven. Avoid extreme loads and proceed to the nearest BMW center. Index Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 78 Sequential manual gearbox SMG* 1. Activate the Sport program 2. Press and hold the DSC button, refer to page 93, for more than three sec- onds 3. Quickly press the accelerator pedal down fully: kickdown. The optimum rpm for driving off will be adjusted. To maintain vehicle stability, always drive with the DSC acti- vated whenever possible.< Sport program You can choose between two driving programs: smoothly dynamic or Sport. With the sport program, gearshifts are faster in sequential mode and the shift points are adapted in drive mode. To activate the Sport program: press the SPORT button. The LED in the but- ton lights up. Acceleration assistant The acceleration assistant permits opti- mum racing-style acceleration on roads with good grip. Do not use the acceleration assis- tant frequently as this could other- wise cause premature wear of the com- ponents.< Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Automatic transmission with Steptronic* 79 You can drive as with a normal auto- Hold the footbrake down until matic transmission. In addition, you can starting off. Otherwise the vehicle Overview also shift manually. will 'creep' when a drive position is When you move the selector lever from engaged. To prevent the vehicle from the D position to the left into the M/S starting off on its own, always move the range, the performance-oriented shift selector lever to position P and engage programs of the automatic transmission the parking brake before leaving your are engaged. Steptronic enters the vehicle with the engine running. Controls manual selection mode and executes Do not leave the vehicle unattended the desired shift whenever you tap the with the engine running. An unattended selector lever in the direction indicated vehicle with a running engine repre- by + or –. Whenever you want to use sents a safety hazard.< Maintenance automatic again, just move the selector Range selection lever toward the right to position D. P Park A catch prevents inadvertent movement Under normal operating conditions, fuel of the selector lever to positions R and Select only when the vehicle is station- consumption is lowest when driving in P. To deactivate the catch, press the ary. Transmission locks to prevent rear position D. button on the front of the selector lever wheels from turning. knob, see arrow. Selector lever positions R Reverse Repairs P R N D M/S + – While the vehicle is stationary and Select only when the vehicle is station- before shifting out of Park or Neu- ary. Starting the engine tral, depress the footbrake in order to disengage the selector lever's lock N Neutral The engine can only be started in selec- mechanism – Shiftlock.< tor lever positions P – for Park – or N – Select only when stopping for an for Neutral. extended period. Data D Drive – automatic shift program This position is designed for driving under all normal operating conditions. All forward gears are available. Index Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 80 Automatic transmission with Steptronic* Kickdown The transmission will only execute In the kickdown mode, you achieve upshifts and downshifts that will result maximum acceleration and top speed in an appropriate combination of vehi- in position D. cle speed and engine rpm. For instance, downshifts that would result Depress the accelerator pedal past the in excessive engine speed are not exe- increased resistance point at the full- cuted. The desired, then the actual throttle position. gear, briefly appear in the instrument cluster. To accelerate quickly in the man- ual mode for maneuvers such as M/S manual operation and Sport passing another vehicle, shift down manually or employ the kickdown program mode.< Move the selector lever from D to M/S to activate the Sport program; SD Shifting from M/S to the selector lever appears in the display panel. The M/S positions P, R and N is possible only by mode is recommended for perfor- going through D. mance-oriented driving. Once in the M/S mode, you can tap the selector lever to switch the automatic transmission from the Sport program to its manual selection mode. This mode allows you to execute upshifts manually by tapping the lever toward +, while downshifts are selected by tapping in the – direction. The dis- plays M1 through M5 appear in the dis- play panel to indicate your current gear selection. Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Automatic transmission with Steptronic* 81 If the indicator lamp does not go out, you can place the selector lever in all Overview positions. However, the vehicle will now only operate in 3rd and 4th gear. If this happens, avoid extreme engine loads and consult the nearest autho- rized BMW center. Controls Never work in the engine com- partment when a drive gear – for- ward or reverse – is engaged. If you do this, the vehicle could move.< Maintenance Available displays For towing or jump-starting, refer to the P R N D SD M1 M2 M3 M4 M5 information beginning on page 159. Electronic transmission control module If the indicator lamp comes on, Repairs there is a malfunction in the transmission system. Bring the vehicle to a stop. Move the transmission selector lever to P. Set the parking brake and turn the engine off – ignition key to position 0. Data Wait a few seconds, then start the engine. If the indicator lamp goes out after a few seconds, normal transmission per- formance has been restored. You may Index continue to drive as usual. Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 82 Turn signal indicator/Headlamp flasher 1 High beams – blue indicator lamp 2 Headlamp flasher – blue indicator lamp 3 Turn signal indicator – green indicator lamps accompanied by a periodic clicking sound from the relay To signal briefly Press the lever up to but not beyond the detent. It then returns to the center position when released. If the flashing of the turn signal indicators and the clicking from the relay are both faster than normal, one of the turn signal indicators has failed.< Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Washer/wiper system/Rain sensor* 83 Rain sensor* Fast wiper speed The rain sensor is located on the wind- When the vehicle is stationary, the wip- Overview shield directly behind the rearview mir- ers operate at normal speed – not on ror. vehicles with rain sensor. To activate the rain sensor: > With the ignition key in position 1 or higher, move the lever to position Controls 1. The wipers will make at least one sweep across the windshield. You can leave the lever in position 1 at all times. With the ignition key in Maintenance position 1 or higher, all you then need 0 Wipers retracted to do to activate the rain sensor is 1 Intermittent mode or rain sensor > briefly turn the rotary dial 5, or 2 Normal wipe > clean windshield 1, refer to page 84. 3 Fast wipe To adjust the sensitivity of the rain sen- 4 Brief wipe sor: turn rotary dial 5. 5 Rotary dial for control of the wipe To switch off the rain sensor: Repairs interval or the sensitivity of the rain Return lever to position 0. sensor Turn the rain sensor off in auto- Intermittent mode matic car washes. Failure to do so Not on vehicles with rain sensor. could result in damage caused by undesired wiper activation.< You can select any of four sweep inter- Data vals with rotary dial 5. Normal wiper speed In addition, the wipe interval varies When the vehicle is stationary, the wip- automatically depending on road ers switch automatically to intermittent speed. wipe – not on vehicles with rain sensor. Index Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 84 Washer/wiper system/Rain sensor* Cruise control* When the vehicle's lighting system is You can store and automatically main- switched on, the headlamps will also be tain any desired vehicle speed above cleaned at reasonable intervals. approx. 20 mph / 30 km/h. The cruise control is available whenever Windshield washer nozzles the engine is running and the system The windshield washer nozzles are has been activated. heated automatically* when the ignition key is in position 2. To activate the system In ignition key position 2: Press the button in the steering wheel. 0 Wipers retracted The indicator lamp in the instrument 1 Clean windshield and headlamps cluster comes on, refer to page 20. You can now use the cruise control. Cleaning windshield and headlamps* Do not use cruise control on twist- Do not use the washers if there is ing roads, when high traffic den- any danger that the fluid will sity prevents driving at a constant freeze on the windshield, as your vision speed, or when the road surface is slick could be obscured. Always use a wind- – snow, rain, ice – or loose – rocks or shield washer antifreeze in cold gravel, sand.< weather. Refer to page 138. Do not use the washers when the reser- To deactivate the system voir is empty. This could cause damage to the washer pump.< Press the button as often as needed The system sprays washer fluid against until the indicator lamp in the instru- the windshield and activates the wipers ment cluster goes out. for a brief period. Cruise control is also deactivated when the ignition key is in position 0. Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Cruise control* 85 The speed stored in memory is deleted. To decelerate > If you exceed or fall below the pro- grammed speed for an extended Overview To store and maintain speed or to period – by depressing the accelera- accelerate Press button – briefly: tor, for example. If you are already driving with activated To recall the stored setting cruise control, the speed is decreased Press button + briefly: by approx. 0.6 mph / 1 km/h every time you tap the button. Controls The system maintains and stores the current vehicle speed. Every time you Press the button: Press and hold button –: tap the button, the speed increases by The vehicle accelerates to and main- With the cruise control active, the sys- approx. 0.6 mph / 1 km/h. tains the last speed stored. tem automatically reduces the throttle Maintenance Press and hold button +: opening to slow the vehicle. When you The vehicle accelerates without pres- release the button, the system main- sure on the accelerator pedal. When tains and stores the current speed. you release the button, the system maintains and stores the current speed. To interrupt the cruise control If on a downhill gradient the Repairs engine braking effect is not suffi- When the system is activated, press the cient, the controlled speed can be button. The indicator lamp stays on. exceeded. Speed can drop on uphill You can use the cruise control again grades if the engine output is insuffi- whenever you want by calling up the cient.< speed that was stored last. In addition, cruise control is interrupted Data automatically: > When the brakes are applied > When you apply pressure to the clutch pedal, or when you move the automatic transmission selector lever Index from D to N Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Everything under control 86 Odometer Tachometer Energy control 1 Odometer Do not operate the engine with the nee- Indicates the current fuel consumption 2 Trip odometer dle in the red overspeed zone of the in mpg – in liters/100 km on Canadian gauge. models. This allows you to see whether Odometer To protect the engine, the fuel supply is your current driving style is conducive interrupted when you approach this to fuel economy with minimum exhaust You can activate the displays shown in emissions. the illustration with the ignition key in sector. position 0 by pressing the left button in When the vehicle is stationary, the dis- the instrument cluster. play goes to Maximum – zero on Cana- dian models. Trip odometer To reset the trip odometer to zero, press the left button with the ignition key in position 1 or higher. Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Fuel gauge Engine coolant temperature gauge 87 To check coolant level, refer to page 140. Overview Controls Maintenance Once the indicator lamp stays on con- Blue tinuously, there are still approx. 2.1 gal- The engine is still cold. Drive at moder- lons/8 liters of fuel in the fuel tank. ate engine and vehicle speeds. Fuel tank capacity approx. 16.6 gallons/63 liters. Between the blue and red zones Certain operating conditions, such as Normal operating range. The needle Repairs those encountered in mountainous may rise as far as the edge of the red areas, may cause the needle to fluctu- sector during normal operation. ate slightly. Red Fill the fuel tank before it is com- When you switch on the ignition, the pletely empty. Driving to the last warning lamp comes on briefly as an drop of fuel can prevent the engine operation check. Data from operating properly and result in damage.< If the lamp comes on during normal vehicle operation: the engine has over- When you switch on the ignition, the heated. Shut off the engine immediately indicator lamp lights up briefly as an and allow it to cool down. Index operation check. Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 88 Service interval display Check Control A flashing message and a "–" in front of the number mean that the service inter- val has already been exceeded by the distance shown on the display. Please contact your BMW center for an appointment. Remaining distance to next Display service When the ignition key is in position 2, The displays shown in the illustration the following information and/or condi- appear for a few seconds when the tions are indicated using symbols until ignition key is in position 1 or higher or the conditions have been corrected. after the engine is started. 1 Check the low and high beams as The next service due appears with the well as the parking lamps message OIL SERVICE or 2 Door open INSPECTION, together with the dis- 3 Luggage compartment lid open tance remaining in miles – in kilometers in Canada – before the next scheduled 4 Check tail or brake lamps service. When you open the driver's door after The computer bases its calculations of having turned the ignition key to posi- the remaining distance on the preced- tion 0, you will hear an acoustic signal ing driving style. for a few seconds to remind you that the lamps have not been switched off. Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Clock 89 If you wish to have a permanent time Every time you press the button, the display, you can make this setting in the clock display alternates between the Overview radio display, refer to the Owner's Man- 12-hour and 24-hour mode. ual for Radio. In ignition key position 0: the time is You can set the clock and the time dis- displayed for a few seconds after you play in the car radio as follows. press the left button, refer to Odometer on page 86. Controls Maintenance Setting Before the clock can be set, the time must be showing in the instrument cluster display.< With the ignition key in position 1 or higher Repairs To set ahead: turn the right button to the right. To set back: turn the right button to the left. The adjustment speed will increase the Data longer you continue to hold the right button. To change the display mode: press the right button briefly. Index Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 90 Computer After giving an ice warning, the display returns to the previous setting.< The ice warning does not alter the fact that surface ice can form at temperatures above 37.5 7/+36, on bridges or shaded road surfaces, for instance.< Mode selection Outside temperature With the ignition key in position 1 or You can change the units of measure, higher, you can call up information from 6/7, for the outside temperature dis- the computer using the button in the play by pressing the right-hand reset turn signal lever. The information is dis- button in the instrument cluster while played in the instrument cluster. Each the temperature display is active. The time you press the button briefly toward units of measure, 6/7, in the temper- the steering column, a new function is ature display of the automatic climate called up in the display. control change automatically, refer to The displays appear in the following page 106. order: Ice warning Time of day, outside temperature, aver- age fuel consumption, cruising range, If the outside temperature drops to average vehicle speed. about 37.57/+36, then the computer will automatically switch to a display of When the ignition key is turned to posi- the outside temperature. In addition, a tion 1 or higher, the last active setting is signal sounds as a warning and the dis- displayed. play flashes for a brief period. Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Computer 91 It is important that you refuel when the cruising range falls below Overview approx. 35 miles / 50 kilometers. Other- wise, the engine cannot be guaranteed to operate properly and damage may result.< Average speed Controls If you continue to press and hold the button on the turn signal lever, the aver- age speed being displayed is recalcu- lated from that point in time. Maintenance Average fuel consumption Any time spent when the vehicle is sta- If you continue to press and hold the tionary and the engine is switched off is button on the turn signal lever, the aver- ignored for the calculation. age fuel consumption being displayed is recalculated from that point in time. If you wish, you can have the aver- Repairs age fuel consumption displayed in a different unit of measure.< Range The computer bases its calculations for the cruising range on the operating Data conditions in the preceding period and on the remaining fuel in the tank. Index Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Technology for safety and driving convenience 92 Park Distance Control (PDC)* The concept PDC is deactivated when you shift back PDC does not replace the driver's PDC assists you when you back into a out of Reverse. personal responsibility for evaluat- parking space. Acoustic signals alert ing the distance between the vehicle you to the momentary distance to an You can have a signal set to con- and any objects. Always remember that object behind your vehicle. The system firm that the PDC has been acti- the sensors can neither detect nor pro- features four ultrasonic sensors vated. The signal then sounds when vide warnings of obstacles located mounted in your rear bumper. The mon- you shift into Reverse or move the within their blind angles. This applies itoring range for the two corner sensors selector lever into the R position.< especially in those cases where the extends outward roughly 2 ft/60 cm, system approaches the physical limits while two centrally located sensors Acoustic signals of ultrasonic measurement, as occurs detect objects at distances of up to The distance to the nearest object is with tow bars and trailer couplings, and approx. 5 ft/1.50 m. indicated by a tone sounding at various in the vicinity of thin or wedge-shaped intervals. As the distance between vehi- objects. Moreover, low objects that PDC is a parking aid that can cle and object decreases, the intervals have already been detected – such as a identify objects if they are between the tones become shorter. A curb edge – can disappear out of the approached slowly, as is generally the continuous tone indicates the pres- detection range of the sensors before a case when parking. Avoid driving ence of an object less than 1 ft/30 cm continuous tone sounds. towards objects rapidly; due to underly- away. Loud sources of sound from outside or ing physical principles, the system may The warning signal is canceled after inside the vehicle could drown out the otherwise alert you too late for you to PDC signal tone.< approx. three seconds if the distance to take evasive steps.< the object remains constant during this Keep the sensors clean and free time – if you are moving parallel to of ice or snow in order to ensure The system starts to operate automati- a wall, for instance. cally approx. one second after you shift that they will continue to operate effec- System malfunctions will be indicated tively. into Reverse or move the selector lever by a continuous high-pitched tone Do not apply high pressure spray to the into the R position with the ignition key when the system is activated the first sensors for a prolonged period of time. in position 2. time. Please have the problem fixed by Always maintain a distance of more your BMW center. than 4 in/10 cm.< Let this short period elapse before driving backwards.< Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) 93 The concept The vehicle will remain completely DSC maintains vehicle stability, even in operational, however, without DSC. In Overview critical driving situations. the event of a fault, please consult your BMW center. DSC is operational every time you start the engine. Indicator and warning lamps for Canadian models. DSC contains the Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) and Cornering Brake Controls Control (CBC) functions. Indicator lamps The indicator lamp in the instru- Maintenance ment cluster goes out shortly Deactivating the DSC/activating after you switch on the ignition, the DTC refer to page 19. Press the DSC button briefly; the indi- > The indicator lamp flashes: DSC is cator lamp comes on and stays on. actively controlling drive torque and DSC is deactivated; DTC is operational. braking intervention > The indicator lamp stays lit: DSC has In the following rare situations, it may Repairs been switched off with the button; prove useful to activate the DTC for a DTC and DBC are operational. DTC brief period: control intervention is not indicated. > When rocking the vehicle or starting The indicator lamp and the off in deep snow or on loose surfaces brake warning lamp continu- > When driving with snow chains ously light up in yellow: > When driving on snow-covered Data grades, in deep snow, or on a snow- The DSC, DTC and DBC have covered surface that has been been switched off manually or packed down from being driven on. there is a system malfunction. Index Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 94 Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) Flat Tire Monitor* Under these special circumstances The laws of physics cannot be The concept traction is increased by deactivating the repealed even with DSC. An As you drive, the Flat Tire Monitor control systems that enhance traction appropriate driving style always keeps track of pressure levels in all four under normal conditions. remains the responsibility of the driver. tires. The system alerts you whenever We therefore urge you to avoid using the inflation pressure of a tire falls sig- Deactivating the DSC and the the additional safety margin of the sys- nificantly below the pressure of another DTC tem as an excuse for taking risks. tire. Whenever the DTC is activated, the Hold the DSC button down for at least The system actually detects pressure DSC is switched off and performs minor 3 seconds. The indicator lamp and the loss by monitoring differences in the stabilizing intervention. yellow brake warning lamp light up and relative speeds of the four wheels. It Do not make any modifications to the remain on continuously. interprets variations outside specified DSC system. Allow only authorized The systems for enhancing stability and technicians to perform service proce- limits as severe pressure loss, and then traction are deactivated, and there is no dures on the DSC.< responds by generating a warning. active braking intervention or torque control. Functional requirements In order for the Flat Tire Monitor to learn To maintain vehicle stability, the correct tire inflation pressure, always drive with the DSC acti- please do the following: vated whenever possible.< 1. Check the tire inflation pressures in all tires Reactivating the DSC 2. Compare them with the tire inflation Press the button again; the indicator pressure table on page 25 and cor- lamp or the indicator lamps will go out. rect them, if necessary DTC is deactivated. 3. Initialize the system. Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Flat Tire Monitor* 95 System limitations When driving with snow chains or The Flat Tire Monitor cannot pro- a space-saver spare tire, do not Overview vide you with advance warning of initialize the system.< sudden and severe tire damage caused by external factors and does not detect Flat tire the balanced and very gradual pressure The indicator lamp in the instru- loss that takes place in all four tires ment cluster lights up red. This over an extended period of time.< visual alert is accompanied by Controls an acoustic warning signal. On the other hand, the following situa- 1. Carefully reduce speed and come to tions can lead to a delayed detection of a stop. Avoid sudden braking and pressure loss and even to the system Maintenance steering maneuvers not functioning: Initializing the system 2. Determine which wheel is damaged > Driving on snow-covered or slippery Each time you correct the pres- roads sure in a tire, or change a wheel or If this cannot be determined, con- > Performance-oriented driving: slip at tire, reinitialize the system immediately tact your BMW center.< the drive wheels, high levels of lateral afterwards. This requires a bit of driv- acceleration ing.< 3. Replace the damaged wheel, refer to > When driving with snow chains, false Changing a wheel on page 153. Repairs warnings and undetected pressure 1. Before driving off, start the engine After replacing the damaged tire, initial- losses may occur but do not start driving ize the system. > When driving with a space-saver 2. Press the button as long as you need Vehicles with Run Flat tires: spare tire, the Flat Tire Monitor can- to until the yellow indicator lamp in not function. the instrument cluster lights up for a 1. Carefully reduce your speed to under few seconds 50 mph / 80 km/h. Avoid sudden braking and steering maneuvers. Do Data 3. Drive off. not exceed a speed of 50 mph / It takes a few minutes before the Flat 80 km/h Tire Monitor can detect a flat tire and issue a warning. Index Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 96 Flat Tire Monitor* Brake force display Because the sides of Run Flat The brake force display indicates to the tires are reinforced, a drop in infla- driver of the vehicle behind you how tion pressure usually cannot be hard you are braking your vehicle. detected from the outside, refer to Run The display has two levels: Flat tires, page 156.< > Normal braking: the brake lamps among the rear lamps and the center 2. To continue driving, follow the brake lamp light up instructions under Driving with a > Hard braking or use of ABS: the tail damaged tire on page 157. lamps light up with the same bright- ness as the brake lamps and thereby System malfunction intensify the visual effect of the brake The indicator lamp in the instru- lamps. ment cluster lights up yellow. The Flat Tire Monitor is malfunc- tioning or out of order. Please refer the problem to your BMW center. Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Lamps Parking lamps/Low beams 97 Follow me home lamps ambient light – in tunnels, at dusk, etc. – When you activate the headlamp and in the event of rain and snow. If the Overview flasher after parking the vehicle with the low-beam headlamps are on, the LED lamps turned off, the low-beam head- next to the symbol lights up. lamps will come on for a short time. The vehicle's external lights You can also have this function remain on constantly when you deactivated.< switch on the front fog lamps after the Controls headlamps have come on automati- cally.< LIGHTS ON warning When you open the driver's door after Automatic headlamp control can- Maintenance having turned the ignition key to posi- not serve as a substitute for the Parking lamps tion 0, you will hear an acoustic signal driver's judgement in determining when The front, rear and side vehicle for a few seconds to remind you that the vehicle lights should be switched lighting is switched on. You can the lamps have not been switched off. on. For example, the sensors are not use the parking lamps to signal able to detect fog. To avoid safety risks, the position of the vehicle when it is Daytime driving lamps* you should respond to these kinds of parked. For lighting on one side for low-visibility situations by switching the If you desire, the light switch can be left parking as an additional feature, refer to Repairs in the second position: when the igni- headlamps on manually.< page 99. tion is switched off, the external lighting is also switched off. You can have the sensitivity of Low beams your vehicle's automatic head- When the ignition is switched off You can have the activation set- lamp control adjusted.< while the low beams are on, the tings for the daytime driving lamps headlamps go out and only the programmed on your vehicle.< Data parking lamps remain on. Automatic headlamp control* When the switch is set to this position the system automati- cally activates and cancels the Index low beams in response to changes in Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 98 Adaptive headlights* Instrument lighting The concept Adaptive headlights is a variable head- lamp control system for dynamically illuminating the road. Depending on the steering angle and other factors the light from the headlamps follows the course of the road. Activating Adaptive headlights With the ignition key in position 2, turn the light switch to the automatic headlamp control position, refer to page 97. Turn the rotary dial with the parking/ low beam lamps on to adjust the illumi- Adaptive headlights is not active nation intensity. while reversing, and only in one direction while at a standstill.< System malfunction The LED above the symbol for the auto- matic headlamp control flashes, refer to page 97. Please have the system inspected at your BMW center. Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • High beams/Standing lamps Fog lamps 99 Overview Controls Maintenance 1 High beams – blue indicator lamp Front fog lamps 2 Headlamp flasher – blue indicator The green indicator lamp in the lamp instrument cluster lights up to 3 Standing lamps indicate that the front fog lamps are on. Standing lamps, left or right If the automatic headlamp control Repairs As an additional feature, you can illumi- is on, the low beams will come on nate your vehicle on either side for automatically whenever you activate parking: the front fog lamps.< With the ignition key in position 0, engage the lever in the appropriate turn-signal position. Data Index Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 100 Interior lamps Light-emitting diodes Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) installed behind translucent lenses serve as the light sources for many of the controls and displays in your vehicle. These light-emitting diodes are related to con- ventional lasers, and legislation defines them as light-emitting diodes, Class 1. Do not remove the protective lens and avoid staring directly at the unfiltered beam for several hours, as The interior lamps operate automati- Rear reading lamps* inflammation of the retina could cally. Rear reading lamps are also provided result.< for rear seat passengers when the To switch the interior lamps on hardtop is installed, refer to page 127. and off manually Switch on and off with the button adja- Press button 1 briefly: cent to each lamp. If you want the interior lamps to remain In order to prevent battery dis- off all the time, press and hold the but- charge, all of the lamps in the ton for approx. 3 seconds. vehicle are automatically switched off Press the button briefly to revert to nor- approx. 15 minutes after you turn the mal operation. ignition key to position 0.< Front reading lamps* Switch on and off with the button 2 adjacent to each lamp. Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 101 Overview Controls Maintenance Repairs Data Index Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Controlling the climate for pleasant driving 102 Air conditioning Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Air conditioning 103 1 Air onto the windshield and the side windows Overview 2 Air for the upper body area 105 3 Air to the footwell 4 Air supply/Blower 104 5 Temperature 104 6 Air distribution 104 Controls 7 Rear window defroster 104 8 Air conditioning 104 9 Outside air/Recirculated-air Maintenance mode 104 Repairs Data Index Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 104 Air conditioning Air supply/Blower Rear window defroster Outside air/Recirculated-air mode You can select blower speeds When the rear window defroster You can respond to unpleasant from 1 to 4. The heating and is activated, the indicator lamp external odors by temporarily ventilation become more and comes on. The rear window defroster blocking the supply of outside air. The more effective as the air sup- switches off automatically. system then recirculates the air cur- ply settings are increased. In position 0, rently within the vehicle. the blower and the heater are switched You can have your vehicle pro- off. The outside air supply is blocked in grammed in such a way that the If the windows should fog over in position 0. rear window defroster switches on the recirculated-air mode, switch automatically. This occurs within 5 min- this mode off and increase the air sup- Temperature utes after starting the engine when out- ply as required.< In order to increase the tem- side temperatures are below approx. perature of the passenger 397/+46.< compartment, turn to the right toward the red zone. The tem- Air conditioning perature of the incoming air is kept con- The air is cooled and dehumidi- stant. fied and – depending on the temperature setting – rewarmed. Air distribution Depending on the weather, the wind- You can direct air to flow onto shield may fog over briefly when the the windows , toward your engine is started. Air conditioning helps upper body or into the prevent the windows from fogging up. footwell . All intermediate settings are possible. In the setting , Condensation forms during opera- there is a low flow of air onto the win- tion of the air conditioning system, dows to keep them free of condensa- which then exits under the vehicle. It is tion. thus not unusual for a small puddle to form under the car while the system is running.< Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Air conditioning 105 Microfilter The built-in microfilter removes dust Overview and pollen from the incoming air. Your BMW center will replace it during rou- tine maintenance. A substantial reduc- tion in airflow indicates that the filter needs to be replaced before scheduled maintenance. Controls Maintenance Draft-free ventilation To defrost windows and remove You can adjust the blower controls for condensation the upper body area to obtain the opti- 1. Set the blower speed control for the mum airflow rates and directions for airflow rate to position 4 your personal requirements: 2. Turn the rotary temperature control 1 Rotary dials for infinitely variable completely to the right, toward the red zone Repairs opening and closing of the vent out- lets 3. Turn to the rotary control for air dis- tribution to position 2 Levers for airflow direction 4. Switch on the rear window defroster 3 Rotary dial 3 allows you to control the to defrost the rear window. temperature of the airflow from these outlets as desired Data Index Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 106 Automatic climate control* Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Automatic climate control* 107 1 Air onto the windshield and the side windows Overview 2 Air for the upper body area 109 3 Air to the footwell 4 Air inlet for interior temperature sensor – please keep clear and unobstructed Controls 5 Outside air/Automatic recirculated- air control (AUC)/Recirculated air 109 6 Automatic air distribution and Maintenance supply 108 7 Individual air distribution 108 8 Temperature 108 9 Display for temperature 108 and air supply 108 10 Air supply/Blower 108 Repairs 11 To defrost windows and remove condensation 108 12 Air conditioning 108 13 Rear window defroster 109 Data Index Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 108 Automatic climate control* Tips for pleasant driving the windows , toward the upper When the lowest blower speed is set Use the automatic mode – switch on body , and into the footwell . You and you press the lower button, all of with AUTO button 6. Select the desired can reactivate the automatic air distri- the displays are canceled: the blower, interior temperature. bution mode by selecting the AUTO heating and air conditioning are button. switched off. The outside air supply is Detailed setting options are described blocked. You can reactivate the system for you in the following section. Temperature by pressing any button for the auto- The interior temperature that matic climate control. You can make the settings of your vehicle in such a manner that, appears in the display panel is a general figure intended for refer- To defrost windows and remove when you unlock the vehicle with the ence purposes. We recommend 72 7/ condensation remote control of your personal key, your own personalized setting for the +226 as a comfortable setting, even if This program quickly removes automatic climate control is initiated.< the air conditioning is on. When you ice and condensation from the start the vehicle, the system ensures windshield and the side windows. Automatic air distribution and that the selected temperature is achieved as quickly as possible. It then Air conditioning supply maintains this temperature, regardless The AUTO program adjusts the The air is cooled and dehumidi- of the season. air distribution and the air sup- fied and – depending on the To select the units of measure 6/7 of temperature setting – rewarmed. ply for you and in addition adapts the the display, refer to page 90. temperature to external influences – Depending on the weather, the wind- summer, winter – to meet preferences shield may fog over briefly when the you can specify. Air supply/Blower engine is started. Air conditioning helps By pressing the upper or lower prevent the windows from fogging up. Individual air distribution button, you can vary the air sup- ply. This deactivates the auto- Condensation forms during opera- You can cancel the AUTO pro- matic control of the air supply, AUTO tion of the air conditioning system, gram by selecting specific dis- disappears from the display panel. Nev- which then exits under the vehicle. It is tribution patterns to suit your ertheless, the automatic air distribution thus not unusual for a small puddle to own individual requirements. remains unchanged. You can reactivate form under the car while the system is While the AUTO program is then deacti- the automatic air distribution mode by running.< vated, the automatic airflow control selecting the AUTO button. remains in operation. Air flows onto Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Automatic climate control* 109 Outside air/Automatic If the windows should fog over in recirculated-air control (AUC)/ the recirculated-air mode, switch Overview Recirculated air this mode off and increase the air sup- ply as required.< You can respond to unpleasant external odors or pollutants by Rear window defroster temporarily stopping the flow of outside air. The system then recirculates the air With the convertible top closed currently within the vehicle. or with the hardtop* mounted, Controls press the button. The indicator lamp Press the button repeatedly to select comes on. The rear window defroster one of three different operating modes. switches off automatically. > Indicator lamps off: outside airflow is Maintenance on You can have your vehicle pro- Draft-free ventilation > Left indicator lamp on – automatic grammed in such a way that the You can adjust the blower controls for mode: the system recognizes pollut- rear window defroster switches on the upper body area to obtain the opti- ants in the outside air and blocks the automatically. This occurs within 5 min- mum airflow rates and directions for flow of air when necessary. The sys- utes after starting the engine when out- your personal requirements: tem then recirculates the air currently side temperatures are below approx. within the vehicle. Depending on the 397/+46.< 1 Rotary dials for infinitely variable Repairs air quality, the automatic system then opening and closing of the vent out- switches back and forth between lets outside air supply and recirculation of 2 Levers for airflow direction the air within the vehicle 3 Use the rotary dial to control the tem- > Right indicator lamp on: the flow of perature of the airflow: outside air into the vehicle is perma- > Rotate toward blue – colder nently blocked. The system then > Turn toward red – warmer Data recirculates the air currently within the vehicle. Index Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 110 Automatic climate control* Microfilter/activated-charcoal filter The built-in microfilter removes dust and pollen from the incoming air. The activated-charcoal filter provides addi- tional protection by filtering gaseous pollutants from the outside air. Your BMW center replaces this combined fil- ter as a standard part of your scheduled maintenance. A substantial reduction in airflow indicates that the filter needs to be replaced before scheduled mainte- nance. Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Interior conveniences Glove compartment 111 If – for example for valet parking – you turn over only your spare key, Overview refer to page 30, then access to the glove compartment and luggage com- partment is not possible.< Rechargeable flashlight The flashlight is located on the left- Controls hand side of the glove compartment. It features integral overload-protection, so it can be left in its holder continu- Maintenance ously. To open Pull the handle. The lamp in the glove To avoid completely discharging compartment comes on. and possibly damaging the flash- light, always ensure that it is switched To close off before inserting it in the socket.< Fold the cover back up. Repairs To prevent injury in the event of an accident, close the glove com- partment immediately after use.< To lock Lock with one of the master keys. A Data master key will also be required to unlock the glove compartment. Index Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 112 Integrated universal remote control* The concept Checking compatibility The integrated universal remote control If this symbol is depicted on the takes the place of up to three different packaging or in the operating handheld transmitters belonging to var- instructions of the original con- ious radio remote control devices, such trol device, it is safe to assume that the as door openers and home alarm sys- remote-controlled system is compatible tems. The integrated universal remote with the integrated universal remote control recognizes and learns the signal control. sent by each original control device. The signal of an original control device If you have additional questions, can be programmed into one of the please consult your BMW center three memory buttons 1. Afterwards, or call 1-800-355-3515. the programmed memory button 1 can You can also visit these websites: 1 Memory buttons be used to operate the corresponding www.bmwusa.com or 2 Indicator lamp device. The signal transmission is indi- www.homelink.com. cated by the indicator lamp 2. HomeLink is a registered trademark Programming a fixed-code owned by Johnson Controls, Inc.< Before selling the vehicle, clear the control device memory buttons 1, refer to page 114. Fixed-code control device 1. Turn the ignition key to position 2 While programming is in progress 2. Initial operation: press and hold and before operating any pro- down both outer buttons 1 for grammed system by remote control approx. 20 seconds until the indica- using the integrated universal remote tor lamp 2 flashes. The three memory control, make sure that the area of buttons 1 are cleared movement of the system in question is clear of people, animals and inanimate obstructions, in order to avoid possible injury or damage. Also comply with the safety precautions issued for the origi- nal control device.< Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Integrated universal remote control* 113 3. Hold the original control device If the system cannot be operated on synchronization. Comply with the approx. 2 to 8 in / 5 to 20 cm away after repeated attempts at pro- following additional instructions when Overview from memory buttons 1. gramming, check whether the original you program an alternating-code con- control device is equipped with an trol device: The required distance between alternating-code system. You can either the control device and the mem- check the operating instructions of the You will find programming easier if ory buttons 1 may vary, depending on original control device for this informa- you have the assistance of the system of the original control device tion, or you can press and hold down another person.< Controls in question.< the programmed memory button 1 of the integrated universal remote control. 1. Park the vehicle within range of the 4. Simultaneously press the command If indicator lamp 2 of the integrated uni- radio remote controlled device button of the original control device versal remote control flashes rapidly for 2. Program the integrated universal Maintenance and the desired memory button 1 on a brief period and then remains on for remote control as described above in the integrated universal remote con- approx. 2 seconds, the original control the section on fixed-code program- trol. Indicator lamp 2 starts to flash device is equipped with an alternating- ming slowly. When indicator lamp 2 code system. In this case, you have to 3. Locate the button on the receiver of flashes rapidly, release both but- program the memory buttons 1 as the target device, for example on the tons. If the indicator lamp 2 does not described below for an alternating- drive flash rapidly after approx. code control device.< 4. Press the button on the receiver of Repairs 15 seconds, select a different dis- the target device. Once you have tance between the two devices Programming an alternating-code completed step 4, you have approx. 5. To program other original control control device 30 seconds to complete step 5 devices, repeat steps 3 and 4. 5. Press the programmed memory You will need to follow the operating The corresponding memory button 1 is button 1 of the integrated universal instructions of the system in question in now programmed with the signal of the remote control three times. order to program the integrated univer- original control device. sal remote control. Read through the The corresponding memory button 1 is Data The system can be operated from igni- operating instructions for information now programmed with the signal of the tion key position 2. original control device. Please contact your BMW center if you have any questions.< Index Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 114 Integrated universal remote control* Storage compartments Deleting memory buttons Press and hold down both outer buttons 1 of the integrated universal remote control for approx. 20 seconds until the indicator lamp 2 flashes: All threee memory buttons are cleared. It is not possible to delete individual memory buttons 1. Front center armrest To open: press the button and fold up. Additional compartments and nets* You will find additional storage com- partments in the front doors and in the center console. Storage nets are on the front seat backrests. Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Storage compartments Cellular phone* Ashtray, front* 115 Overview Controls Maintenance Beverage holders, coin box Hands-free system To empty A coin box and two beverage holders On vehicles that are wired for a tele- Press on the edge of the open cover. are provided in the center console. phone* or equipped with a communica- The ashtray moves up and can be tions package*, the cover for the removed. hands-free microphone is located in the headliner near the interior lamp. Cigarette lighter Repairs For further information on using your Hold or touch the hot cigarette cellular phone, refer to the separate lighter by the knob only. Holding Owner's Manual. or touching it in other areas could result in burns. The cigarette lighter remains opera- tional when the ignition key has been removed. For this reason, children Data should never be left in the vehicle unat- tended.< Press the lighter 1 in. You can remove the lighter from its socket for use as Index soon as it springs back out. Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 116 Ashtray, front* Ashtray, rear* Cigarette lighter socket Suitable for attaching power supplies for flashlights, car vacuum cleaners, etc., up to a rating of approx. 200 watts at 12 volts. Avoid damage to the socket caused by inserting plugs of different shapes or sizes. To empty Press on the edge of the open cover in the opening direction. The ashtray moves up and can be removed. Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Loading and transporting Ski bag* 117 The ski bag allows the safe and clean transport of up to 4 pairs of standard Overview skis or up to two snowboards. The length of the ski bag and the addi- tional space provided in the luggage compartment make it possible to carry skis up to 6 ft 10 in / 2.10 m long. Because of the tapered shape of the Controls bag, only two pairs of skis longer than 6 ft 10 in / 2.10 m can be carried. Maintenance Loading 4. Press the button in the luggage com- 1. Take the safety belts out of their partment holders 5. Use the magnetic holder to fasten 2. Press button downward and remove the cover panel to the back wall. the filler piece by pulling it forward To store the ski bag, perform the above 3. Extend the ski bag between the front steps in reverse sequence. seats. The zipper provides conve- Repairs nient access to stored items. It may Securing cargo be opened to allow the ski bag to dry Secure skis and any other objects stored in the bag by tightening the retaining strap at the buckle.< Be sure that your skis are clean Data before loading them into the bag. Avoid damage from sharp edges during loading.< Index Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 118 Ski bag* Cargo loading Avoid overloading the vehicle so that the permitted load on the tires is not exceeded. Overloading can lead to overheating and internal tire damage. The ultimate result can assume the form of a sudden air loss.< When reattaching the cover, guide Determining the maximum load both bars into the guide and press 1. Locate the following statement on the cover back into place. Secure the your vehicle‘s placard*: safety belts in their holders again.< The combined weight of occu- pants and cargo should never exceed XXX kg or YYY lbs., as this could otherwise result in damage to the vehicle or unstable driving conditions.< 2. Determine the combined weight of the driver and passengers that will be riding in your vehicle 3. Subtract the combined weight of the driver and passengers from XXX kilograms or YYY pounds Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Cargo loading 119 4. The resulting figure equals the avail- With the convertible top closed, able amount of cargo and luggage you can increase the space in the Overview load capacity. luggage compartment – refer to For example, if the XXX amount page 37 – by folding back the convert- equals 1,400 lbs. and there will be ible top compartment panel. five 150 lbs. passengers in your vehi- We recommend that you always fold cle, the amount of available cargo the convertible top compartment panel and luggage load capacity is down as soon as you have removed Controls 650 lbs.: your cargo from the luggage compart- 1,400 lbs. minus 750 lbs. = 650 lbs. ment. This way, you can be sure that 5. Determine the combined weight of you can always operate your convert- luggage and cargo being loaded on ible top at any time. Maintenance the vehicle. That weight may not Stowing cargo At the same time, when the top is safely exceed the available cargo raised you should fold the convertible and luggage load capacity calculated > Load heavy cargo as far forward as top compartment panel back up before in Step 4 possible – directly behind the lug- stowing large objects in the luggage 6. If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, gage compartment partition – and as compartment; this precaution will help load from your trailer will be trans- low as possible reduce the likelihood of damage to fered to your vehicle. Consult the > Cover sharp edges and corners. either the convertible top compartment Repairs manual for transporting a trailer to or your luggage.< determine how this may reduce the available cargo and luggage load capacity of your vehicle. Data Index Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 120 Cargo loading Always position and secure loads correctly. If you do not, the load can endanger the passengers during braking or evasive maneuvers. Do not exceed the approved gross vehicle weight or the approved axle loads, refer to page 168, otherwise the vehicle's operating safety is no longer assured and the vehicle will not be in compliance with the certification regu- lations. Do not stow heavy or hard objects in Securing cargo the passenger compartment without securing them. Otherwise they could be > For small, light items, use the rubber- thrown around during braking and eva- lined, non-skid side of the floor mat sive maneuvers and could endanger the or secure using the luggage compart- passengers.< ment net* or elastic straps > For large, heavy pieces, see your BMW center for load-securing devices*. Anchorages located in the luggage compartment can be used for fastening the load-securing devices. Read and comply with the information enclosed with the load-securing devices. Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Roof-mounted luggage rack for the hardtop* 121 You should therefore always remember not to exceed the approved roof load Overview capacity, the approved gross vehicle weight or the maximum axle loads when loading the rack. These weights are listed under Technical data on page 168. Make sure that the load is not too bulky, Controls and attempt to distribute it evenly. Always load the heaviest pieces first so that they are at the bottom. Make sure that no objects will be in the way when Maintenance A special roof-rack system is available the luggage compartment lid is opening as an optional extra for your BMW. or closing. Please observe the precautions Secure the roof-mounted luggage cor- included with the installation instruc- rectly and securely to prevent it from tions. shifting or being lost during driving. Drive smoothly and avoid sudden Anchorages acceleration or braking. Do not corner Repairs Access to the anchorages: at high speeds. To fold up the covers, please use the The roof-mounted luggage rack and the tool provided with the roof-rack system. roof load increase the aerodynamic resistance: increased fuel consumption Loading and driving notes and additional stress on the vehicle's Roof-mounted luggage racks raise the body are the result. Data center of gravity of the vehicle when they are loaded. For this reason, they exercise a major effect on the vehicle's handling and steering response. Index Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
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    • 123 Overview Overview Controls and features Controls Operation, maintenance Maintenance Owner service procedures Repairs Technical data Data Index Index Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Special operating instructions 124 Break-in procedures To ensure that your vehicle continues to Tires To break in the separate parking brake provide maximum economy throughout Owing to technical factors associated drums, apply the parking brake lightly an extended service life, we request with their manufacture, tires do not when coasting to a standstill – at a traf- that you devote careful attention to the achieve their full traction potential until fic signal, for instance; use caution to following instructions. an initial break-in period has elapsed. avoid posing a danger to other road We thus ask you to drive with extra care users. Engine and differential during the first 200 miles/300 km. You can prevent corrosion in the drums The first 1,250 miles/2,000 km: Always obey all official speed limits. by periodically repeating this proce- Constantly vary both vehicle and engine dure. speeds, remembering not to exceed When the vehicle is operated on 4,500 rpm or vehicle speeds of over wet or slushy roads, a wedge of The brake lamps do not come on 100 mph / 160 km/h: water may form between the tire and when the parking brake is set. the road surface. This phenomenon is Vacuum for the brake system servo unit Always obey all official speed limits. on your BMW is available only when the referred to as hydroplaning, and can Do not use full throttle, and avoid engine is running. When you move the lead to partial or complete loss of trac- pressing the accelerator beyond the vehicle with the engine off – when tow- tion, vehicle control and braking effec- kickdown point during these initial ing, for example – substantially higher tiveness. Reduce your speed on wet miles. levels of pedal force will be required to roads.< You can then proceed to increase brake the vehicle.< engine or vehicle speeds once the ini- Brake system tial 1,250 miles/2,000 km have elapsed. Clutch Approx. 300 miles/500 km must elapse Please remember to observe the same before the brake pads and rotors Approx. 300 miles/500 km must elapse break-in procedures if either the engine achieve the optimal pad-surface and before the clutch starts to operate at or the differential should have to be wear patterns required for trouble-free optimum efficiency. Remember to replaced later in the course of the vehi- operation and an extended service life engage the clutch carefully during this cle's service life. later on. initial period. Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • General driving notes Antilock Brake System (ABS) 125 Brakes: do not drive with your foot The concept exerted against the brake pedal until resting on the brake pedal. Even ABS keeps the wheels from locking the braking maneuver has been com- Overview light but consistent pedal pressure can during braking, thereby enhancing pleted. DBC is deactivated when you lead to high temperatures, brake wear active driving safety. release the brake pedal. and possibly even brake failure. Hydroplaning: when driving on wet or Braking with ABS Cornering Brake Control (CBC) slushy roads, reduce vehicle speed. If CBC is an advanced engineering devel- you do not, a wedge of water may form If you are in a situation that requires full opment of ABS. When braking during Controls between the tires and the road surface. braking, you will exploit the full benefits of ABS system if you apply maximum cornering with high lateral accelera- This phenomenon can lead to partial or tion, or when braking during a lane complete loss of contact between the pedal pressure – panic stop. change, vehicle stability is improved tires and road surface, as well as loss of Since the vehicle maintains steering and the steering response is enhanced. Maintenance vehicle control and braking ability. responsiveness, you can avoid possible Driving through water: do not drive obstacles with a minimum of steering through water on the road if it is deeper effort, despite the full brake application. than 1 ft/30 cm, and then only at walk- Pulsation at the brake pedal combined ing speed. Otherwise, the vehicle's with sounds from the hydraulic circuits engine, the electrical systems and the indicates to the driver that ABS is in its transmission may be damaged. active mode. Repairs Clothes hooks, with hardtop: when hanging clothing from the hooks, be Dynamic Brake Control (DBC) sure that they will not obstruct the driver's vision. Do not hang heavy DBC is included in the DSC, refer to objects on the hooks. If you do so, they page 93. The system responds to sud- could cause personal injury during den, high-intensity applications of force braking or evasive maneuvers.< to the brake pedal by automatically Data braking the vehicle with maximum boost to achieve the shortest possible braking distances during panic stops. This system also exploits the benefits of ABS. Do not reduce the pressure Index Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 126 Brake system Brake fluid level If the brake rotors are corroded, they Do not coast with the clutch If the brake fluid level is too low and will tend to respond to braking with a depressed or with the transmis- brake pedal travel has become longer, pulsating effect that even extended sion or selector lever in Neutral. Do not there may be a defect in one of the brake applications will fail to cure. coast with the engine shut off. The brake system's hydraulic circuits. When driving in heavy rain and on wet engine provides no braking effect when roads it is useful to apply light pressure the clutch is depressed and there is no Proceed to the nearest autho- to the brake pedal every few miles. power-assist for braking or steering rized BMW center. It may be nec- Monitor traffic conditions to ensure that when the engine is not running. essary to apply higher levels of pres- this maneuver does not pose a hazard Never allow floor mats, carpets or any sure to the pedal when stopping and to you or to other road users. The heat other objects to protrude into the area braking distances may also be longer. generated in this process helps dry the around the accelerator, clutch and Please remember to adapt your driving pads and rotors to ensure that your brake pedals and obstruct their move- style accordingly.< brake system will respond with undi- ment.< minished efficiency when you need it. Disc brakes Brake pads When descending steep hills and Limited vehicle use, extended periods extended grades, downshift to a gear For your own safety: use only with the vehicle parked or in storage, that will allow you to continue safely brake pads that BMW has and operating conditions in which brak- with only a minimal amount of braking. released for your particular vehicle ing is restricted to gentle, low-pressure By minimizing the loads placed on the model. BMW cannot evaluate non- applications will all increase the ten- brake system, this strategy helps approved brake pads to determine if dency for corrosion to form on the ensure that optimal brake system they are suitable for use, and therefore rotors; this is often accompanied by a response will remain available at all cannot ensure the operating safety of simultaneous accumulation of contami- times. Use care to avoid exceeding the the vehicle if they are installed.< nation on the brake pads. The pads approved engine-speed range, refer to must exert a certain minimal level of page 86. Portable phone in the vehicle pressure against the rotors for the disc BMW recommends using mobile com- brakes' inherent self-cleaning effect to munications devices, e.g. portable remain effective. phones, inside the vehicle with a suit- able outside antenna. Otherwise, it can- not be ruled out that the vehicle elec- tronics and portable phone may interfere with each other. Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Hardtop* 127 It is not necessary to remove the fabric top even in the winter, when the hard- Overview top is generally in constant use. But you can also remove it easily at any time. Before the fabric top is stored in the convertible top compartment, it must be absolutely dry in order to avoid water spots and mildew from forming. Controls The hardtop offers reading lamps and clothes hooks that can be used just by pressing. It is also possible to mount a luggage rack on the roof. Please con- Maintenance sult your BMW center. Storage Installation Storing the hardtop on the floor: 1. Lower the side windows com- When hanging clothing from the slide the styrofoam block that pletely and flip the sun blinds hooks, be sure that they will not came with the hardtop onto its center. down. If necessary, remove the obstruct the driver's vision. Do not hang The arrow on top of the styrofoam block antenna rod to avoid any damage heavy objects on the hooks. If you do has to be pointing upward when you 2. On vehicles with manual convert- so, they could cause personal injury are doing this.< ible top operation, first release the Repairs during braking or evasive maneuvers.< convertible top compartment lid, and, if necessary, open it some- Two people are required for installation what. On vehicles with fully-auto- or removal. Work with extreme caution matic convertible top operation, in order to avoid paint damage and open the convertible top compart- damage to the body or hardtop. ment lid slightly by pressing the Data To facilitate hardtop installation or button for the operation of the con- removal, you can obtain a specially vertible top designed hardtop lift* or hardtop rack* 3. Remove the trim pieces on both at your BMW center. sides by pulling them off toward the back and reclose the convert- Index ible top compartment lid Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 128 Hardtop* 7. Position the hardtop onto the sup- ports with the help of a second person. Be sure to put the mount- ings exactly into the proper brack- ets Lift the hardtop carefully. Be extremely careful not to shift the seals. Seals that have been shifted out of place or actually pulled out cause leaks.< 4. Open the two locking levers at the 5. Before installing, first flip the cover 8. In the back, close the red locking front. Press on the buttons to do panels that are located underneath levers by turning to the inside as far so. The levers will release slightly. the left and right interior lamps as the stop located behind the trim Open the levers as far as possible down. To do this, press on the will allow. Flip the cover panels slight bump on the cover panel. back into place There is a holder in the cover panel 9. To lock the hardtop in the front, to securely store the trim pieces keep pressing on the front locking that have been removed – see levers until you hear them engage arrow 1 10. Check the rubber weather-strip- 6. Open the red release levers as far ping between the windshield frame as the stop will allow – see arrow 2 and the hardtop on both the left and right sides. If it is folded or bent out of place, you should smooth it back into position by hand to ensure secure and reliable sealing. Removal Follow the same procedure as when installing, just reverse the steps. Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Wheels and tires Tire inflation pressure Tire condition 129 Information for your safety wall with TWI – Tread Wear Indicator. At The factory-approved tires are matched a tread depth of 1/16 in / 1.6 mm, the Overview to your vehicle and have been selected indicators signal that the legally permis- to provide optimum safety and driving sible wear limit has been reached. comfort when used properly. It is not merely the tire's service life, but also driving comfort and – above all else Controls – driving safety that depend on the con- dition of the tires and the maintenance of the specified tire inflation pressure. Maintenance Incorrect tire inflation pressure is a frequent cause of tire damage. Tire tread – tire damage Tire pressure also has a major effect on Inspect your tires frequently for tread your BMW's handling response. Be wear, signs of damage and for foreign sure to check the tire inflation pressure, objects lodged in the tread. Check the including the space-saver spare tire or tread depth. the spare tire, on a regular basis, at Tread depth should not be allowed to least twice a month and before every Repairs go below 1/8 in / 3 mm, even though extended journey, refer to page 25. If the legally specified minimum tread this is not done, incorrect tire pressures depth is 1/16 in / 1.6 mm. can cause driving instability and tire damage, ultimately resulting in acci- Below 1/8 in / 3 mm tread depth, there dents.< is a great risk of hydroplaning, even at relatively moderate speeds and with only small amounts of water on the Data road. Tread wear indicators in the tread-groove base – see arrow – are distributed around the wheel circumfer- ence and are labeled on the tire side- Index Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 130 Tire condition Tire replacement Do not drive on a deflated – flat – To maintain good handling and vehicle depart significantly from the norm due tire unless your vehicle is response, use only tires of a single to variations in driving habits, service equipped with Run Flat tires. A flat tire tread configuration from a single manu- practices and differences in road char- greatly impairs steering and braking facturer. acteristics and climate. response, and can lead to complete Comply with the specified tire inflation loss of control over the vehicle. Avoid pressures — and be sure to have the Traction overloading the vehicle so that the per- wheel and tire assembly balanced The traction grades, from highest to mitted load on the tires is not every time you change a tire or wheel. lowest, are AA, A, B and C. exceeded. Overloading can lead to overheating and internal tire damage. Those grades represent the tire's ability DOT quality grades to stop on wet pavement as measured The ultimate result can assume the form of a sudden air loss. Tread wear under controlled conditions on speci- Unusual vibrations encountered during Traction AA A B C fied government test surfaces of normal vehicle operation can indicate a asphalt and concrete. A tire marked C Temperature A B C flat tire or some other vehicle malfunc- may have poor traction performance. tion. This type of problem can be All passenger car tires must con- caused by contact with curbs, etc. This The traction grade assigned to form to Federal Safety Require- is also true for irregularities in the vehi- this tire is based on straight- ments in addition to these grades.< cle's handling characteristics, such as a ahead braking traction tests, and does pronounced tendency to pull to the left not include acceleration, cornering, Tread wear hydroplaning, or peak traction charac- or right. Should this occur, respond by immediately reducing your speed. Pro- The tread wear grade is a comparative teristics.< ceed carefully to the nearest BMW cen- rating based on the wear rate of the tire ter or professional tire center, or have when tested under controlled condi- Temperature the vehicle towed in to have it, its tions on a specified government test The temperature grades are A – the wheels or its tires inspected. course. highest – B and C, representing the Tire damage up to and including sud- For example, a tire graded 150 would tire's resistance to the generation of den and complete air loss can endan- wear one and one-half – 1 1/2 – times as heat and its ability to dissipate heat ger the lives of both the vehicle occu- well on the government course as a tire when tested under controlled condi- pants and other road users.< graded 100. The relative performance tions on a specified indoor laboratory of tires depends upon the actual condi- test wheel. tions of their use, however, and may Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Tire replacement 131 Sustained high temperature can cause BMW advises against using For more information on Run Flat tires, the material of the tire to degenerate retreaded tires, since driving refer to page 156. Overview and reduce tire life, and excessive tem- safety may be impaired. This is due to perature can lead to sudden tire failure. the possible variations in casing struc- The grade C corresponds to a level of tures and, in some cases, to their performance which all passenger car extreme age, which can lead to a tires must meet under the Federal decrease in their durability.< Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109. Controls Grades B and A represent higher levels Tire age of performance on the laboratory test The date on which the tire was manu- wheel than the minimum required by factured is indicated by the code on the law. sidewall: Maintenance The temperature grade for this tire DOT... 3603 indicates that the tire was is established for a tire that is manufactured in week 36 of the year properly inflated and not overloaded. 2003. Excessive speed, underinflation, or BMW recommends the replacement of excessive loading, either separately or all tires – including the spare tire* – in combination, can cause heat buildup when the tires are no more than 6 years Repairs and possible tire failure.< old, even if a tire life of 10 years is pos- sible. Uniform Tire Quality Grading Quality grades can be found where Run Flat tires* applicable on the tire sidewall between Before purchasing tires, check if your tread shoulder and maximum section BMW is equipped with Run Flat tires. width. For example: These are indicated by a circular sym- Data Tread wear 200 bol containing the letters RSC on the tire sidewall, refer to Changing a wheel. Traction AA In this case, use only Run Flat tires, Temperature A since no spare wheel is available in the event of a flat. Index Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 132 Wheel and tire combinations Winter tires The right choice Storage Choosing the right tire BMW recommends using only Always store tires in a cool, dry place. BMW recommends the use of winter wheels and tires that have been Store them away from light whenever tires for operation under winter road approved by BMW for your particular possible. Protect the tires against con- conditions. While all-season tires – with vehicle model, as otherwise body con- tact with oil, grease and fuel. M+S designation – provide better winter tact and serious accidents can result Do not exceed the maximum tire infla- traction than the corresponding sum- despite the use of the same nominal tion pressures specified on the tire mer tires, they generally do not achieve size, e.g. due to manufacturing toler- sidewall. the performance of winter tires. ances. BMW cannot evaluate all tires In the interest of safe tracking and and wheels on the market, and is thus steering response, install winter tires unable to guarantee that the vehicle will made by the same manufacturer and continue to perform safely if unap- with the same tread configuration on all proved tires and/or wheels are four wheels. mounted.< Never exceed the maximum For each tire size, BMW has assessed speed for which the winter tires the safe performance of specific tire are rated. brands and approved them for use. Unprofessional attempts by laymen to Consult any BMW center for details. service tires can lead to damage and Comply with any local/national regula- accidents. tions, for example by recording the tire Have this work performed by trained type in the vehicle documents. professionals only. Any BMW center has the required technical knowledge The correct wheel and tire combi- and the proper equipment and will be nation affects various systems happy to assist you.< that would otherwise be impaired, for example ABS, DSC and DBC. Run Flat tires For this reason, use only tires of the same manufacture and tread configura- Before purchasing winter tires, check if tion. In the event of a flat tire, for exam- your BMW is eqipped with Run Flat ple, remount the approved wheel and tires. These are indicated by a circular tire combination as soon as possible.< symbol containing the letters RSC on Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Winter tires 133 the tire sidewall, refer to Changing a You cannot mount snow chains with the wheel. In this case, use only Run Flat following tires: Overview winter tires, since no spare tire is pro- 225/50 R 16 vided in the event of a flat tire. 225/45 R 17 Tire condition, tire pressure 225/40 R 18 At tread depths below approx. 3/16 in / 245/40 R 17 4 mm, winter tires display a perceptible 255/35 R 18 Controls decrease in their ability to cope with winter driving conditions, and should be Do not initialize the Flat Tire Moni- replaced in the interest of safety. tor after mounting snow chains to the tires. Maintenance Comply with the specified tire inflation pressures — and be sure to have the When driving with snow chains, it may wheel and tire assembly balanced be useful to turn off the DSC for a short every time you change a tire or wheel. time, refer to page 94.< Snow chains* Only certain snow chains have been Repairs tested by BMW and determined and approved as roadworthy. Consult any BMW center for details. BMW recom- mends using only these approved fine- link snow chains. Use them in pairs on either summer or winter tires, but only on both rear wheels. Data Comply with all manufacturer's safety precautions when mounting the chains. Do not exceed a speed of 30 mph / 50 km/h when using snow chains. Index Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • In the engine compartment 134 Hood To release To open To close Pull the lever located under the left- Pull the release handle and open the Allow the hood to fall from a height of hand side of the instrument panel. hood. about 1 ft/30 cm so that it audibly engages. Do not attempt to service your vehicle if you do not have the To avoid injuries, be sure that the required technical background. Failure travel path of the hood is clear to work in an informed, professional when it is closed, following the same manner when servicing components safety precautions used in all closing and materials constitutes a safety haz- procedures. ard for vehicle occupants and other If you notice while driving that the hood road users. If you are not familiar with is not completely closed, stop immedi- the guidelines, BMW recommends that ately and close it securely.< you have the operations performed by your BMW center.< Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 135 Overview Controls Maintenance Repairs Data Index Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
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    • Engine compartment essentials 137 1 Brake fluid reservoir 141 2 Engine oil dipstick 138 Overview 3 Coolant expansion tank 140 4 Reservoir for the headlamp and wind- shield washer system 138 5 Engine oil filler neck 139 6 Auxiliary terminal for jump- Controls starting 159 Maintenance Repairs Data Index Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 138 Washer fluid Engine oil The oil volume between the two marks on the dipstick corresponds to approx. 1.1 US quarts/1 liter. Do not fill beyond the upper mark on the dipstick. Excess oil will damage the engine. Headlamp* and windshield Checking the oil level washer system 1. Park the vehicle on a level surface Approximate capacity is 2. Switch the engine off after it has 5.6 US quarts/5.3 liters. reached normal operating tempera- Fill with water and, if required, with a ture washer antifreeze additive according to 3. After approx. 5 minutes, pull the dip- manufacturer's recommendations. stick out and wipe it off with a clean lint-free cloth, paper towel, or similar We recommend that you mix the material washer fluid before adding it to 4. Carefully push the dipstick all the the reservoir.< way into the guide tube and pull it out again Antifreeze agents for the washer 5. The oil level should be between the fluid are highly flammable. For this two marks on the dipstick. reason, keep them away from sources As with fuel economy, oil consumption of flame and store them only in closed is directly influenced by your driving original containers, inaccessible to chil- style and vehicle operating conditions. dren. Comply with the instructions on the containers.< Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Engine oil 139 Continuous exposure to used oil Ask your BMW center for details has caused cancer in laboratory concerning the specific BMW Overview testing. For this reason, any skin areas High Performance Synthetic Oil or syn- that come into contact with oil should thetic oils that have been approved.< be thoroughly washed with soap and water. You can also call BMW of North Amer- Store oils, grease and similar materials ica toll-free at 1-800-831-1117 or visit so that they are inaccessible to chil- this website: www.bmwusa.com to Controls dren. Comply with warning labels and obtain this information. information on containers.< Viscosity ratings Comply with the applicable envi- Viscosity is the oilflow rating as estab- Maintenance Adding engine oil ronmental laws regulating the dis- lished in SAE classes. posal of used oil.< Only add engine oil when the oil level The selection of the correct SAE class has dropped to just above the lower Specified engine oils depends on the climatic conditions in mark on the dipstick. the area where you drive your BMW. The quality of the engine oil is BMW engines are designed to extremely important for the operation Approved oils are in SAE classes operate without oil additives; the and service life of an engine. Based on 5W-40 and 5W-30.< Repairs use of additives could lead to damage extensive testing, BMW has approved in some cases. This also applies to the only certain grades of engine oil. These kinds of oil may be used for driv- manual transmission, the automatic Use only approved BMW High Perfor- ing in all ambient temperatures. transmission, the differential, and the mance Synthetic Oil. power steering system.< If an approved BMW High Performance Synthetic Oil should be unavailable, you Data Recommendation: have the oil changed may use small amounts of other syn- at your BMW center. thetic oils for topping up between oil changes. Use only oils with the specifi- cation API SH or higher. Index Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 140 Coolant Do not add coolant to the cooling 3. If necessary, add coolant. If the cool- system when the engine is hot. If ant is low, slowly add coolant until you attempt to do so, escaping coolant the correct level is reached – do not can cause burns. overfill. Antifreeze and anti-corrosion agents are hazardous to health. You should always store them in their closed origi- nal containers and in a location which is out of reach of children. Antifreeze and anti-corrosion agents are inflammable. For this reason, do not spill them on hot engine parts. They could ignite and cause serious burns. Comply with the Checking the coolant level and instructions on the containers.< adding coolant Comply with the applicable envi- Check the coolant level when the ronmental laws regulating the dis- engine is cold, approx. 68 7/+206. posal of antifreeze with corrosion inhib- 1. Open the cap for the expansion tank itor.< by turning it slightly counterclock- wise to allow accumulated pressure to escape, then open 2. The coolant level is correct when the upper end of the red float rod – see arrow – is at least even with the upper edge of the filler neck, is at least even with the upper edge of the filler neck; see arrow. The end of the float may stick out by a maximum of 3/4 in / 2 cm – that is, up to the sec- ond mark on the float Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Brake fluid 141 Brake fluid is hygroscopic, that is, it absorbs moisture from the air Overview over time. In order to ensure the brake system's safety and reliability, have the brake fluid changed every two years by a BMW center. Refer also to page 88 and to the Service and Warranty Information Controls Booklet for US models or the Warranty and Service Guide Booklet for Cana- dian models. Brake fluid is toxic and damages the Maintenance Indicator lamp vehicle's paint. You should always store it in its closed original container and in The brake warning lamp comes a location which is out of reach of chil- on when the parking brake is dren. not engaged: the brake fluid Do not spill the brake fluid and do not level is too low, refer to page 18. fill the brake fluid reservoir beyond the Brake warning lamp for Cana- MAX mark. The brake fluid could ignite Repairs dian models. upon contact with hot engine parts and cause serious burns.< Adding brake fluid For adding brake fluid or for determin- Comply with the applicable envi- ing and correcting the cause of brake ronmental laws regulating fluid loss, consult your BMW center. the disposal of brake fluid.< Your BMW center is familiar with the Data specifications for factory-approved brake fluids – DOT 4. Brake fluid loss results in extended pedal travel. Refer to the information on page 126. Index Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Maintenance 142 The BMW Maintenance System From a maintenance point of view, As a precaution against corrosion, if 62,000 miles/100,000 km accumulated your vehicle is exposed to potential in short-distance urban driving are not damage from unimproved road sur- the equivalent of the same distance faces we suggest that you have the covered at moderate cruising speeds in body checked for damage from stone long-distance highway travel. chips and gravel at the same time. The BMW Maintenance System includes the Engine Oil Service and Have your BMW center perform Inspections I and II. maintenance and repair. Be sure that all maintenance work is This service strategy accurately reflects recorded in the Service and Warranty your own vehicle's specific needs by Information Booklet for US models, or defining maintenance intervals accord- The BMW Maintenance System has in the Warranty and Service Guide ing to individual operating conditions. been designed as a reliable means of Booklet for Canadian models. These Minimal use drivers – those who drive providing maximum driving and operat- entries confirm that your vehicle has significantly fewer than ing safety – and as cost-effectively for benefitted from regular maintenance, 6,200 miles/10,000 km annually – you as possible. and are also required for warranty should have the engine oil changed at claims.< Please keep in mind that regular main- least every 2 years since oil deterio- tenance is not only necessary for the rates over time, regardless of use. Care safety of your vehicle, but also plays a significant role in maintaining its resale Service and Warranty Information You can find everything you need to value. Booklet for US models/Warranty know on this topic by consulting the separate Caring for your vehicle bro- and Service Guide Booklet for Service interval display chure. Canadian models While conventional systems rely on For additional information on required milage alone to determine when service maintenance intervals and procedures, is due, the BMW Maintenance System please refer to the Service and War- reflects the actual conditions under ranty Information Booklet for US mod- which the vehicle is operated: some els, or the Warranty and Service Guide miles are more strenuous than others. Booklet for Canadian models. Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Laws and regulations California Proposition 65 warning OBD interface socket 143 California laws require us to state the following warning: Overview Engine exhaust and a wide variety of automobile components and parts, including components found in the interior furnishings in a vehicle, con- tain or emit chemicals known to the Controls State of California to cause cancer and birth defects and reproductive harm. In addition, certain fluids contained in vehicles and certain products of com- Maintenance ponent wear contain or emit chemicals The interface socket for onboard diag- known to the State of California to nostics is located on the left-hand side cause cancer and birth defects or other of the driver's side, behind a specially reproductive harm. marked cover located beneath the Battery posts, terminals and related instrument panel. The cover has the let- accessories contain lead and lead com- ters OBD on it. pounds. Wash your hands after hand- This interface makes it possible to Repairs ling. Used engine oil contains chemicals that access data on emissions-related com- have caused cancer in laboratory ani- ponents using special equipment. mals. Always protect your skin by An illuminated indicator informs washing thoroughly with soap and you of the need for service, not water.< that you need to stop the vehi- cle. However, the systems should be Data checked by your BMW center at the next opportunity. If the indicator blinks or flashes, this indicates a high level of engine misfire. Reduce speed and contact the nearest Index BMW center immediately. Severe Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 144 OBD interface socket engine misfiring for even a short period of time can seriously damage emission control system components, especially the catalytic converter. SERVICE ENGINE SOON warn- ing lamp for Canadian models. If the gas cap is not on tight enough, the OBD system can detect leaking vapor and the indicator will light up. If the gas cap is then tight- ened, the indicator will usually go out after a short period of time.< Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
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    • 147 Overview Overview Controls and features Controls Operation, maintenance Maintenance Owner service procedures Repairs Technical data Data Index Index Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Replacement procedures 148 Onboard tool kit Windshield wiper blades The onboard tool kit is located in the 1. Switch off the engine luggage compartment lid. 2. Fold the wiper arm completely out Loosen the wing nut to open. from the windshield 3. Position the wiper blade at an angle and pull the release spring – see arrow 4. Fold the wiper blade down and unhook it toward the windshield 5. Pull the wiper blade past the wiper arm toward the top 6. Insert a new wiper blade and apply pressure until you hear it engage. Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Lamps and bulbs 149 The lamps and bulbs make essential When cleaning the headlamps, contributions to the safety of your vehi- please follow the instructions in Overview cle. Therefore, proceed carefully when the Caring for your vehicle brochure.< handling bulbs. BMW recommends that you have such work performed by your BMW center if you are not familiar with the procedures. Controls Do not touch the glass portion of a new bulb with your bare hands since even small amounts of impurities burn in to the surface and reduce the Maintenance service life of the bulb. Use a clean Low beams cloth, paper napkin, or a similar mate- rial, or hold the bulb by its metallic H7 bulb, 55 watts base.< Engine compartment, left side: A replacement bulb set is available from The H7 bulb is pressurized. There- your BMW center. fore, wear safety glasses and pro- Repairs tective gloves. Failure to comply with Before working on the electrical this precaution could lead to injury if the system, switch off the electrical bulb is damaged.< accessory you are working on or dis- connect the cable from the negative 1. Remove the cover of the headlamp terminal of the battery. Failure to by pressing the tab and lifting the observe this precaution could result in cover off Data short circuits. 2. Pull off the plug To prevent injuries and damage, com- 3. Release the retaining wire ply with any instructions provided by 4. Remove and replace the bulb. the bulb manufacturer.< Index Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 150 Lamps and bulbs When cleaning the headlamps, please follow the instructions in the Caring for your vehicle brochure.< Xenon lamps* The service life of these bulbs is very long and the probability of a failure is very low, provided that they are not switched on and off an unusual number of times. If one of these bulbs should nevertheless fail, it is possible to con- tinue driving with great caution using High beams the fog lamps, provided local traffic Parking lamps H7 bulb, 55 watts laws do not prohibit this. 5 watt bulb Engine compartment, left side: Because of the extremely high Engine compartment, left side: voltages involved, any work on the 1. Turn the bulb holder to the left and The H7 bulb is pressurized. There- xenon lighting system, including bulb- remove fore, wear safety glasses and pro- changing, should be carried out by 2. Pull the bulb off and replace it. tective gloves. Failure to comply with technically qualified personnel only. this precaution could lead to injury if the Otherwise, there is a risk of fatal bulb is damaged.< injury.< 1. Turn the cover to the left and remove 2. Pull off the plug 3. Release the retaining wire 4. Remove and replace the bulb. Note the letters TOP when putting the cover in place.< Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Lamps and bulbs 151 Overview Controls Maintenance Front turn signal indicators Side turn signal indicators Rear lamps 21 watt bulb 1. Press the front edge of the lamp 1 Turn signal indicator 1. Turn the bulb holder with the plug to toward the back with the tip of your 2 Backup lamp the left and remove finger and remove 21 watt bulb 2. Pull the bulb off and replace it. 2. Pull off the plug and replace the 3 Tail lamp/brake lamp entire lamp. When replacing the bulb on the Repairs All bulbs in the fender are right, loosen and lift the reservoir The side turn signal indicator is designed using LED technology. for the headlamp and windshield designed using LED technology. If Please contact your BMW center in washer system if necessary.< faulty, the entire side turn signal indica- case of a malfunction.< tor must be replaced.< Data Index Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 152 Lamps and bulbs Bulbs in the luggage compartment lid: 2. Swing trim panel down – see arrow 1. Center high-mount brake lamp 1. Using a screwdriver, loosen the clip Unlock bulb holder – see arrow 2 – LED strip on the rear window. and remove 3. Applying light pressure, turn the bulb Please contact your BMW center in to the left. Remove and exchange the case of a malfunction. bulb 4. Press the bulb holder into place con- tinuing until you hear it engage 5. Reinstall the trim panel with the clip. Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Lamps and bulbs Changing a wheel 153 Safety precautions in the event of height and reduce its support capacity. a flat tire or wheel change: Do not lie under the vehicle or start the Overview Stop the vehicle as far as possible from engine when the vehicle is supported passing traffic. Park on a firm, flat, sur- by the jack. There is otherwise a risk of face. Switch on the hazard warning fatal injury.< flashers. Turn the steering wheel to the straight-ahead position and engage the Your BMW is equipped with a space- steering lock. Shift into 1st or Reverse, saver spare tire designed for temporary Controls or if you have an automatic transmis- use in maintaining the vehicle's mobility sion position the selector lever in Park, in an emergency. and engage the parking brake. All passengers should be outside the To remove the space-saver spare Maintenance License plate lamps vehicle and well away from your imme- tire, lift the floor panel in the lug- diate working area – behind a guardrail, gage compartment completely out, 5 watt bulb for example. refer to page 37.< 1. Place a screwdriver in the slot and If a warning triangle or portable hazard press toward the left to release the warning lamp is available, set it up on lens the roadside at an appropriate distance 2. Replace the bulb. from the rear of the vehicle. Comply Repairs with all safety guidelines and regula- tions. Change the wheel only on a level, firm surface which is not slippery. Avoid jacking the vehicle on a soft or slippery support surface – snow, ice, loose gravel, etc. – as either the vehicle or the Data jack could slip sideways. Position the jack on a firm support sur- face. Do not place wooden blocks or similar objects under the jack. They could pre- Index vent the jack from extending to its full Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 154 Changing a wheel wheel must be changed on a sur- face with a more severe slope, take additional precautions to secure the vehicle from rolling 3. Wheels with full wheel covers*: reach into the ventilation openings and pull the cover off 4. Loosen the lug bolts by rotating half a turn What you will need > Space-saver spare tire – next to jack In order to avoid rattling noises later, Loosen the wing nut by hand, remove note the position of the tools when you the storage shelf and take the wheel remove them and return them to their out original position when you are through > Lug wrench – in the onboard tool kit using them. on the underside of the luggage com- partment lid, refer to page 148. > Jack 1 Raise the floor panel in the luggage Procedure compartment, refer to page 37, and undo the jack. 1. Read and comply with the safety When you have completed work, fold precautions provided on the previ- the handle back and insert it in its ous page holder 2. Secure the vehicle to prevent it > Chock 2 from rolling: Located behind the jack on the wall Place the chock against the rear in the luggage compartment. Loosen surface of the front tire on the side the wingnut to remove it opposite the side being raised. If the vehicle is parked on a down- ward slope, place the chock securely in front of the tire. If the Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Changing a wheel 155 Overview Controls Maintenance 5. Position the jack at the jacking 8. Remove accumulations of mud and 13. Wheels with full wheel covers*: point closest to the flat tire with the dirt from the mounting surfaces of place the wheel cover with the jack base vertically below the jack- the wheel and hub. Clean the lug valve opening over the valve. Use ing point. The entire surface of the bolts both hands to press the cover head of the jack moves into the 9. Position the new wheel or the securely onto the rim square recess of the jacking point – space-saver spare tire on the hub 14. Check and correct the tire inflation refer to the detail in the next illus- and screw at least two lug bolts fin- pressure at the earliest opportunity. Repairs tration – when the jack is cranked ger-tight into opposite bolt holes Vehicles with Flat Tire Monitor: 6. Continue raising the vehicle up 10. Screw in the remaining lug bolts. After mounting the spare tire or until the wheel you are changing is Screw in all the bolts in a diagonal correcting the tire inflation pres- raised from the ground pattern sure, reinitialize the system, refer to 7. Unscrew the lug bolts and remove 11. Lower the jack and remove it from page 95. the wheel beneath the vehicle Protect valve stems and valves from dirt 12. Tighten the lug bolts securely in a Data using screw-on valve stem caps. Dirty diagonal pattern valve stems frequently lead to slow pressure loss. Do not place the full wheel cover on the space-saver spare tire, Index since this could damage the cover.< Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 156 Changing a wheel Run Flat tires* The vehicle jack is designed for teristics when approaching limit changing wheels only. Do not conditions. These handling characteris- attempt to raise another vehicle model tics will be even more pronounced if with it or to raise any other type of load. winter tires are mounted. To do so could cause accidents and personal injury. Only one space-saver spare tire To ensure continued safety, have the may be mounted at one time. tightness of the torque bolts checked Mount a wheel and tire of the original with a calibrated lug wrench – torque size at the earliest possible opportu- specification: 88.5 lb ft/120 Nm – at the nity.< earliest opportunity.< When storing a wheel in the spare tire Run Flat tires are labeled on the side- recess, take care to avoid bending the wall with a circular symbol containing threaded rod. the letters RSC. Run Flat tires consist of If light-alloy wheels other than original self-supporting tires and special rims. BMW light-alloy wheels have been The tire reinforcement ensures that mounted, it may be necessary to use driving remains possible to a restricted different lug bolts for those wheels. degree in the event of pressure drop or Replace the defective tire as soon as even if the tire is deflated. possible and have the new wheel/tire balanced. When mounting or replacing sum- mer tires with winter tires, or vice Driving with the space-saver versa, use Run Flat tires since no spare spare tire wheel is available in the event of a flat. In this event, BMW recommends con- Drive cautiously. Do not exceed a sulting your BMW center. Your BMW speed of 45 mph / 80 km/h. center has the information needed for Be aware that vehicle handling may be working with Run Flat tires and is altered. Anticipate, e.g., reduced track- equipped with the necessary special ing during braking, longer braking dis- tools.< tances and changed steering charac- Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Run Flat tires* Battery Fuses 157 Driving with a damaged tire Maintenance Depending on the cargo load, Run Flat The battery is maintenance-free, that is, Overview tires allow you to continue driving at a the original electrolyte will normally last maximum speed of 50 mph / 80 km/h. If for the service life of the battery under there is a total loss of tire inflation pres- moderate climatic conditions. sure, 0 psi/0 kPa, or obvious tire dam- age, you can determine the distance Please consult your BMW center you may continue driving based on the whenever you have any questions Controls following values: concerning the battery.< > With a light load: 1 to 2 persons without luggage: Charging the battery Maintenance approx. 150 miles/250 km When charging the battery in the vehi- > With a medium load: cle, leave the engine off at all times. You will find the fuses and information 2 persons, luggage compartment full; Connect the charge cables to the termi- on their respective allocation in the or 4 persons without luggage: nals in the engine compartment. For glove compartment behind a panel with approx. 100 miles/150 km terminal locations, refer to Jump-start- two snap clips. > With a full load: ing on page 159. 4 persons, luggage compartment full: Do not attempt to repair a blown approx. 30 miles/50 km. fuse or replace it with a fuse Disposal Repairs having a different color or amperage Return used batteries to a recy- rating. To do this could cause a fire in Drive cautiously. Do not exceed a cling point or your BMW center. the vehicle resulting from a circuit over- speed of 45 mph / 80 km/h. Be Maintain the battery in an upright posi- load.< aware that vehicle handling will be tion for transport and storage. Secure altered when there is a loss in inflation the battery against tilting during trans- pressure. Anticipate, e.g., reduced port.< Data tracking during braking, longer braking distances and changed steering char- acteristics. For safety reasons, BMW recommends not having damaged Run Flat tires repaired. In this case, consult your Index BMW center.< Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Giving and receiving assistance 158 Receiving assistance The BMW Group's Mobile Service If the indicator lamp is flashing but you offers you 24-hour assistance in the cannot hear the emergency call center, event of a breakdown, even on week- you may still be heard by the emer- ends and holidays. gency call center. The telephone numbers of the Mobile Service control center in your country For technical reasons, the emer- are listed in the BMW Dealer Directory. gency call function cannot be guaranteed in certain unfavorable con- If your vehicle has the necessary equip- ditions.< ment, you can contact the Mobile Ser- vice or issue an emergency call using If certain requirements are met, an buttons in the interior rearview mirror. emergency call is automatically initiated When an emergency call is initiated, a after a serious accident. The automatic Fold down the cover. telephone connection is established emergency call will not be hindered by with the general emergency call center. 1 Emergency call pressing the button. In vehicles with activated BMW Assist 2 Mobile Service function, a telephone connection is set Requirements for initiating an emer- Mobile Service* up to the BMW Assist emergency call gency call or contacting Mobile Service: To establish contact with the BMW center. If the current location of your > The car phone is registered with a Group's Mobile Service: vehicle can be determined, this location mobile network Press button 2 for at least 2 seconds. is transmitted to the BMW Assist emer- > The emergency call system is opera- gency call center. The indicator lamp above the buttons tional. lights up. As soon as a telephone con- nection has been set up with the Mobile Initiating an emergency call* Service, the indicator lamp flashes. Press button 1 for at least 2 seconds. Depending on the country you are in, The indicator lamp above the buttons your vehicle's current location will also lights up. As soon as a telephone con- be transmitted if your vehicle is nection has been set up to the main equipped with an activated BMW Assist emergency call center, the indicator function. lamp flashes. Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Jump-starting 159 When your battery is discharged you 2. Connect one terminal clamp of the can use two jumper cables to start your plus/+ jumper cable to the positive Overview vehicle with power from the battery in a terminal of the battery or to an auxil- second vehicle. You can also use the iary jump-starting terminal of the same method to help start another support vehicle vehicle. Only use jumper cables with 3. Connect the second terminal clamp fully insulated handles on the terminal of the plus/+ jumper cable to the clamps. positive terminal of the battery or to Controls an auxiliary jump-starting terminal of Do not touch high-voltage wiring the vehicle to be started and cables on a running engine. 4. Your BMW is equipped with a special Contact with components carrying high nut – see arrow 2 – to serve as the Maintenance voltage can be harmful or fatal. Care- Connecting the jumper cables ground or negatvie terminal. fully observe the following instructions Always adhere to this sequence Attach a terminal clamp of the to avoid personal injury and/or damage when connecting jumper cables; minus/– jumper cable to the negative to one or both vehicles.< failure to observe this procedure can terminal of the support vehicle's bat- lead to sparks at the battery terminals tery or to a suitable ground on its Preparations and pose an injury hazard.< engine or bodywork 1. Check whether the battery of the 5. Attach the second terminal clamp of Repairs support vehicle has 12 volts and The auxiliary jump-starting terminal the minus/– jumper cable to the neg- approximately the same capacity – located in your BMW's engine compart- ative terminal of the battery or to a measured in Ah. This information is ment acts as the positive battery termi- suitable ground on the engine or provided on the battery nal. Refer to the engine compartment bodywork of the vehicle to be 2. Stop the engine of the support vehi- overview on page, 136. The cover of started. cle this auxiliary terminal is marked with 3. Switch off all electrical components a +. Starting the engine Data in both vehicles. 1. Open the cover of the BMW auxiliary 1. Start the engine of the support vehi- jump-starting terminal. Do so by pull- cle and let it run for several minutes Make absolutely certain that there ing the tab – see arrow 1 at a slightly elevated engine idle is no contact between the body- speed work of the two vehicles, otherwise Index there is a short circuit hazard.< Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 160 Jump-starting Towing the vehicle 2. Start the engine of the other vehicle Always comply with all applicable as usual. towing laws and regulations.< If the first start attempt is not suc- cessful, wait a few minutes before another attempt in order to allow the discharged battery to recharge 3. Allow the engines to run for several minutes 4. Disconnect the jumper cables in reverse sequence. Depending on the cause of the fault, have the battery checked and recharged by your BMW center. Towing with a commercial tow truck Do not use spray starter fluids to > Use wheel lift or flat bed carrier start the engine.< > Do not tow with sling-type equip- ment. Never allow passengers to ride in a towed vehicle for any reason. Never attach tie-down hooks, chains, straps, or tow hooks to tie rods, control arms, or any other part of the vehicle suspension, as severe damage to these components will occur, possibly lead- ing to accidents.< Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Towing the vehicle 161 Towing the vehicle with the front axle raised Overview Vehicles with automatic transmission: 1. Towing speed: maximum 45 mph / 70 km/h 2. Towing distance: maximum 90 miles/150 km. Controls Vehicles with sequential manual gear- box SMG: While the ignition is on, move the selec- tor lever to position N, then turn off the Maintenance ignition. Access to tow sockets Rear: Front: Press out the cover panel with a screw- Towing eyelet Press out the cover panel with a screw- driver inserted in the recess at the top. The screw-in towing eyelet is stored in driver inserted in the recess at the top. the onboard tool kit; be sure that it Use only the towing eyelet sup- remains in the vehicle at all times. It can plied with the vehicle and screw it be attached at the front or rear of the in firmly until it stops. Use the towing Repairs vehicle. It should not be used to pull a eyelet for towing on paved roads only. If vehicle out of deep snow, mud, sand, you do not follow these instructions, the etc. towing eyelet could be torn out and Always observe all applicable towing vehicle damage could occur. laws and regulations. Never attach tie-down hooks, chains, straps, or tow hooks to tie rods, control Data arms, or any other part of the vehicle suspension, as severe damage to these components will occur, possibly lead- ing to accidents.< Index Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 162 Towing the vehicle Avoid staggered towing and be careful that the towing strap is taut before starting to drive the vehicle doing the towing.< Use only a nylon towing strap to tow the vehicle, since the inherent resil- ience of this material helps protect both vehicles from sudden jerking move- ments. The towed vehicle should always be the lighter of the two vehicles. If this is not the case, it will not be pos- sible to control vehicle handling.< Tow-starting For instructions on jump-starting, refer to page 159. Never attempt to use your vehicle to push another car, since damage to the energy-absorbing bumpers could result. Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 163 Overview Controls Maintenance Repairs Data Index Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
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    • 165 Overview Overview Controls and features Controls Operation, maintenance Maintenance Owner service procedures Repairs Technical data Data Index Index Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 166 Engine data 325Ci 330Ci Displacement cu in/cm 3 152.2/2,494 181.8/2,979 Number of cylinders 6 6 Maximum power output hp 184 225 at engine speed rpm 6,000 5,900 Maximum torque lb ft/Nm 175/237 214/290 at engine speed rpm 3,500 3,500 Compression ratio ε 10.5 10.2 Stroke in/mm 2.95/75 3.53/89.6 Bore in/mm 3.31/84 3.31/84 Fuel mixture preparation Digital electronic engine-management system (DME) Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Dimensions 167 Overview Controls Maintenance Repairs Data Index Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 168 Weights 325Ci 330Ci Curb weight with manual transmission/SMG lbs/kg 3,560/1,615 3,616/1,640 with automatic transmission lbs/kg 3,627/1,645 3,704/1,675 Approved gross vehicle weight with manual transmission/SMG lbs/kg 4,442/2,015 4,497/2,040 with automatic transmission lbs/kg 4,509/2,045 4,575/2,075 Approved front axle load lbs/kg 2,083/945 2,094/950 Approved rear axle load lbs/kg 2,546/1,155 2,579/1,170 Approved maximum roof load for the hardtop lbs/kg 165/75 165/75 Luggage compartment capacity cu ft/l 9.2/260 9.2/260 with the convertible top compartment raised cu ft/l 10.6/300 10.6/300 Approved axle loads and approved gross vehicle weight must never be exceeded. Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Capacities 169 Notes Fuel tank gal./liters approx. 16.6/63 Fuel specification, refer to Overview Reserve gal./liters approx. 2.1/8 page 25 Windshield/ Specifications, refer to Headlamp washer reservoir quarts/liters approx. 5.6/5.3 page 138 Engine oil and filter change quarts/liters approx. 6.9/6.5 BMW High Performance Synthetic Oil Controls Specifications, refer to page 138 Manual and automatic transmission and differential – Lifetime lubricant, no oil change required Maintenance Repairs Data Index Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
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    • 171 Overview Overview Controls and features Controls Operation, maintenance Maintenance Owner service procedures Repairs Technical data Data Index Index Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Everything from A to Z A Air supply Armrest 114 Automatic transmission with ABS Antilock Brake air conditioning 104 Artificial leather, refer to the Steptronic 79 System 125 automatic climate Caring for your vehicle indicator lamp 19, 81 indicator lamp 19 control 108 brochure interlock 71 Acceleration assistant 78 Air, drying, refer to Air con- Ashtray selector lever lock 79 Accessories, refer to For ditioning mode 104, 108 front 115 shiftlock 79 your own safety 5 Airbags 61 rear 116 Automatic windshield Accident, refer to Emer- deactivating 64 Assistant systems, refer to washer, refer to Rain sen- gency call 158 indicator lamp 18, 63 Dynamic Stability Control sor 83 Activated-charcoal filter 110 sitting safely 52 (DSC) 93 Average fuel Adaptive headlights 98 Airing out, refer to Ventila- AUC Automatic recircu- consumption 91 Adding brake fluid 141 tion 102, 106 lated-air control 109 Average speed 91 Additional sources of infor- AKI, refer to Fuel specifica- AUTO program, refer to Avoiding unintentional mation 4 tions 25 Automatic air alarms 39 Air conditioning 102 Alarm system 38 distribution 108 Axle loads, refer to Air conditioning mode 104 avoiding unintentional Automatic Weights 168 automatic climate alarms 39 air distribution 108 control 108 All-season tires, refer to air supply 108 B Air distribution Winter tires 132 cruise control 84 Backrest air conditioning 104 Antifreeze 140 headlamp control 97 unlock 55 automatic climate coolant 140 Automatic car wash, refer to Backrest, refer to Seat control 108 washer fluid 138 the Caring for your vehicle adjustment 53 Air distribution, Antilock Brake System brochure Backup lamps 74 individual 108 (ABS) 125 Automatic climate bulb replacement 151 Air outlets, refer to Ventila- indicator lamp 19 control 106 Bandages, refer to First-aid tion 102, 106 Anti-theft system 30 Automatic curb monitor 58 kit 23 Air pressure, refer to Tire Anti-theft warning system, Automatic dimming, interior Bar, towing 161 inflation pressure 25, 129 refer to Alarm system 38 rearview mirror 60 Air recirculation, refer to Approved axle loads, refer Automatic recirculated-air Recirculated-air mode to Weights 168 control (AUC) 109 104, 109 Approved gross weight, refer to Weights 168 Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Everything from A to Z 173 Battery 157 Brake lights Car battery 157 Center high-mount brake charge 157 brake force display 96 Car care, refer to the Caring lamp Overview disposal 157 Brake pads 126 for your vehicle brochure bulb replacement 152 indicator lamp 18 brake fluid level Car keys, refer to Keys 30 Central locking system 30 jump-starting 159 18, 126, 141 Car radio, refer to the button 34 remote control 30, 31 breaking in 124 Owner's Manual for Radio passenger Battery charge current 18 disc brakes 126 Car telephone compartment 34 Belts, refer to Safety indicator lamp 19 preparation 115 Changing a wheel 153 Controls belts 56 Brake rotors Car telephone, refer to the Charge indicator lamp 18 Beverage holders 115 brake system 126 separate Owner's Manual Check Control 88 Blower breaking in 124 Car vacuum cleaner, con- Check Gas Cap air conditioning 104 Brake wear warning necting 116 indicator lamp 19 Maintenance automatic climate indicator lamp 19 Car wash, refer to the Caring Child seats, refer to Child- control 108 Brakes for your vehicle brochure restraint systems 64 BMW High Performance ABS 125 Carpet care, refer to the Child-restraint mounting Synthetic Oils 139 brake fluid 141 Caring for your vehicle system (LATCH) 66 BMW Maintenance breaking in 124 brochure Child-restraint system 64 System 142 indicator/warning lamp Cassette operation, refer to Chock 154 BMW sports seat 53 18, 19 the Owner's Manual for Cigarette lighter 115 Repairs Bore, refer to Engine parking brake 73 Radio/Onboard Computer Cigarette lighter socket 116 data 166 Break-in procedures 124 CBC Cornering Brake Con- Cleaning chrome parts, refer Bottle holders, see Bever- Bulb replacement, refer to trol 125 to the Caring for your vehi- age holders 115 Lamps and bulbs 149 warning lamp 19 cle brochure Brake fluid 141 Bulb, replacing 149 CD changer, refer to the Cleaning light alloy wheels, indicator lamp 18, 141 Buttons in steering wheel 22 Owner's Manual for refer to the Caring for your level 141 Radio/Onboard Computer vehicle brochure Data Brake force display 96 C CD operation, refer to the Cleaning position, convert- Brake hydraulic system 126 California Proposition Owner's Manual for ible top 45, 50 Brake lamps 65 warning 143 Radio/Onboard Computer Cleaning the vehicle, refer to bulb replacement 151 Can holders, see Beverage Cellular phone 115 the Caring for your vehicle indicator lamp, defective holders 115 Center armrest brochure Index lamp 88 Capacities 169 front 114 Cleaning windshield 84 Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Everything from A to Z Clock 89 Connecting a vacuum Copyright 4 Defrost position, refer 12-/24-hour mode 89 cleaner, refer to Cigarette Cornering Brake Control to Defrosting windows setting, refer also to the lighter 116 (CBC) 125 105, 108 Owner's Manual for Consumption warning lamp 19 Defrosting and demisting Radio/Onboard Computer display 86 Correct tires 132 windows Closing Consumption, refer to Aver- Cruise control 84 air conditioning 105 from inside 34 age fuel consumption 91 indicator lamp 20 automatic climate from outside 31 Control elements, refer to Cup holders, see Beverage control 108 Clothes hooks 125 Cockpit 14 holders 115 Defrosting windows Clutch Convenience operation Curb weight, refer to 105, 108 breaking in 124 from outside 33 Weights 168 Defrosting windshield, refer Cockpit 14 windows 32 Current consumption, refer to Defrosting windows Code, refer to the Owner's Convertible top to Energy control 86 105, 108 Manual for Radio/Onboard cleaning position 45, 50 Curve lighting, refer to Demisting windows Computer closing in an Adaptive headlights 98 air conditioning 105 Coin box 115 emergency 48 Cylinders, refer to Engine automatic climate Cold start, refer to Starting electrical fault 48 data 166 control 108 the engine 71 indicator lamps 47 Determining the maximum Compact disc operation, remote control 31 D load 118 refer to the Owner's Man- Convertible top activation Dashboard, refer to Differential ual for Radio/Onboard fully automatic top 46 Cockpit 14 breaking in 124 Computer manual top 41 Data Digital clock 89 Compartments 114 Convertible top compart- capacities 169 Dimensions 167 Compression ratio, refer to ment panel 37 dimensions 167 Dipstick, engine oil 138 Engine data 166 Coolant 140 engine 166 Disc brakes 126 Computer 90 indicator lamp 19, 87 technical 166 Displacement, refer to Condensation, refer to Air level 140 weights 168 Engine data 166 conditioning mode temperature gauge 87 Daytime driving lamps 97 Display lighting, refer to 104, 108 Coolant water, refer to Cool- DBC Dynamic Brake Control Instrument lighting 98 Configuring settings, refer to ant 140 19, 125 Displays, refer to Instrument Vehicle Memory, Key Cooling, refer to Tempera- Deep water, refer to Water cluster 16 Memory 70 ture 104, 108 on roadways 125 Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Everything from A to Z 175 Disposal E Engine Environmentally-friendly oil 139 Easy entry, refer to Entering breaking in 124 driving, refer to Energy Overview vehicle battery 157 the rear 55 data 166 control 86 Distance warning, refer to Electric power windows 40 electronics 19 Equipment range, refer to Park Distance Control Electrical accessories, fail- indicator lamp 19 the Service and Warranty (PDC) 92 ure 157 speed 86, 166 Information Booklet for US Door key 30 Electrical malfunction starting 71 models / Warranty and Door lock 33 automatic transmission switching off 73 Service Guide Booklet for Controls Doors with Steptronic 81 Engine compartment 136 Canadian models emergency operation 33 door lock 33 Engine coolant 140 ESP Electronic Stability Pro- Draft-free ventilation driver's door 33 adding 140 gram, refer to Dynamic 105, 109 fuel filler door 24 Engine oil Stability Control (DSC) 93 Maintenance Driving light, refer to Parking luggage compartment adding 139 Exterior mirrors 59 lamps/Low beams 97 lid 35 additives, refer to Adding Eyelets, towing 161 Driving notes 125 Electronic Stability Program engine oil 139 Dry air, refer to Air condi- (ESP), refer to Dynamic capacity 169 F tioning mode 104, 108 Stability Control (DSC) 93 consumption 138 False alarm, refer to DSC Dynamic Stability Con- Emergency call 158 indicator/warning lamp 19 Avoiding unintentional trol 93 Emergency operation quality 139 alarms 39 Repairs indicator lamp 19, 93 closing the convertible specified oils 139 Fasten safety belts DTC Dynamic Traction Con- top 48 viscosity 139 warning lamp 18, 56 trol 93 doors 33 Engine oil level 19 Fault displays 88 indicator lamp 19, 93 driver's door 33 check 138 Filling the windshield washer Dynamic Brake Control fuel filler door 24 indicator/warning lamp 18 reservoir 169 (DBC) 19, 125 Emergency release Engine oil pressure First aid, refer to First-aid indicator lamp 19 luggage compartment lid indicator/warning lamp 18 kit 23 Data Dynamic Stability Control 35, 36 Engine oil types 139 First-aid kit 23 (DSC) 19, 93 Emissions, minimum, refer Engine output, refer to Flashlight 111 Dynamic Traction Control to Energy control 86 Engine data 166 Flashlight, refer to (DTC) 93 Energy control 86 Engine speed 86, 166 Rechargeable indicator lamp 19, 93 Entering the rear 55 flashlight 111 Index Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Everything from A to Z Flat tire 153 Fuel mixture preparation 166 General driving notes 125 Heated rear window Flat Tire Monitor 94 Fuel reserve indicator, refer Glove compartment 111 air conditioning 104 space-saver spare tire 153 to Fuel gauge 87 Grills, refer to Ventilation automatic climate Flat Tire Monitor 94 Fuel tank capacity 169 102, 106 control 109 indicator lamp 18, 19, 95 Fully-automatic convertible Gross weight, refer to Heated seats 58 Flat tire, refer to Tire condi- top 46 Weights 168 Heating tion 129 activation 46 exterior mirrors 59 Fluid reservoir for washer convenience operation H rear window 104, 109 systems 138 32, 33 Handbrake, refer to Parking seats 58 Fog lamps 99 opening, closing 47 brake 73 Heating and ventilation indicator lamp 20 remote control 32 Hardtop 127 102, 106 Follow me home lamps 97 Fuses 157 Hardtop preparation 127 Heavy loads, refer to Cargo Footbrake, refer to General Hardtop, refer to the sepa- loading 119 driving notes 125 G rate Owner's Manual 127 Height adjustment Front airbags 61 Garage door opener, refer to Hazard warning flashers 14 seats 53 Front fog lamps 99 Integrated universal Hazard warning triangle 23 steering wheel 59 Front seat adjustment 53 remote control 112 Head restraints 54 Height, refer to Fuel Gasoline consumption, refer Headlamp cleaning system Dimensions 167 display 87 to Average fuel consump- cleaning headlamps 84 High beams 82, 83, 99 quality 25 tion 91 washer fluid 138, 169 bulb replacement 150 volume 169 Gasoline, refer to Fuel spec- Headlamp control, auto- headlamp flasher 99 Fuel consumption ifications 25 matic 97 indicator lamp 21 display 91 Gear indicator 77, 81 Headlamp flasher 99 Holder for beverages 115 Fuel display, refer to Fuel Gear lever indicator lamp 21 Hood release 134 gauge 87 automatic transmission Headlamps Horn 14 Fuel economy, refer to with Steptronic 79 bulb replacement 149 Hub cap 154 Energy control 86 sequential manual gear- care, refer to the Caring Hydraulic brake assistant, Fuel filler door 24 box SMG 75 for your vehicle brochure refer to DBC 125 release following an elec- Gearbox Heated mirrors 59 Hydraulic system trical malfunction 24 manual transmission 74 brakes 126 Fuel level indicator, refer to Gearshift lever Hydroplaning 125 Fuel gauge 87 manual transmission 74 Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Everything from A to Z 177 I INSPECTION 88 Keys 30 Load, refer to Cargo Ice warning 90 Instrument cluster 16 with remote control 30 loading 118 Overview Ignition 71 Instrument lighting 98 Kickdown 76, 80 Loading Ignition key 30 Instrument panel 14 vehicle 118 positions 71 Integrated universal remote L Load-securing devices 120 Ignition lock 71 control 112 Lamp defect 149 Lock buttons on doors, refer Imprint 4 Interface socket for onboard Lamps and bulbs 149 to Locking 34 Indicator lamps 18 diagnostics (OBD) 143 Lashing down loads, refer to Lock, steering wheel 71 Controls Indicator/warning lamp Interior lamps 100 Cargo loading 118 Locking airbags 18 remote control 32 Lashing eyelets, refer to from inside 34 alarm system 39 Interior motion sensor 38 Securing cargo 120 from outside 31, 33 brakes 18, 19 switching off 32, 39 Lashing fittings, refer to Locking and unlocking Maintenance Check Gas Cap 19 Interior rearview mirror 60 Securing cargo 120 doors coolant 19, 87 automatic dimming LATCH child-restraint from inside 34 DSC 19 feature 60 mounting system 66 from outside 31, 33 Fasten safety belts 18 Interior temperature, adjust- Leather care, refer to the Low beams 97 Flat Tire Monitor ment 104, 108 Caring for your vehicle automatic 97 18, 19, 95 Interlock, refer to Steering brochure bulb replacement 149 fog lamps 20 wheel lock 71 LEDs light-emitting indicator lamp, defective Repairs reserve 87 Intermittent diodes 100 lamp 88 rollover protection mode, wipers 83 Length, refer to Lug bolts system 19 Interval Dimensions 167 key 154 Service Engine Soon 19 display, service 88 License plate lamp torque 154 Individual air distribution 108 bulb replacement 153 Individual settings, refer to J Light switch 97 Vehicle Memory, Key Jack 153 Light-emitting diodes Data Memory 70 Jacking points 154 (LEDs) 100 Inflation pressure monitor- Jump-starting 159 Lighter 115 ing, refer to Flat Tire Moni- LIGHTS ON warning 97 tor 94 K Lights, refer to Parking Inflation pressure, tires Key Memory 70 lamps/Low beams 97 Index 25, 129 Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Everything from A to Z Luggage compartment M Memory, refer to Vehicle Nozzles, refer to Ventilation capacity 168 Maintenance 88, 142 Memory, Key Memory 70 102, 106 emergency operation, Maintenance system 142 Microfilter Nylon rope, refer to Towing refer to Manual Making telephone calls, air conditioning 105 the vehicle 161 operation 35 refer to the telephone automatic climate enlarge volume 37 Owner's Manual control 110 O floor panel 37 Malfunction Microphone, refer to Cellular OBD interface socket 143 lid 35 convertible top 48 phone 115 Odometer 86 opening from outside 35 door lock 33 Mini disc operation, refer to Oil opening, remote fuel filler door 24 the Owner's Manual for additives, refer to Adding control 32 Malfunction displays 88 Radio/Onboard Computer engine oil 139 opening/closing, refer Manual convertible top 41 Mirrors 59 capacity 169 to Luggage compartment closing 44 heated 59 dipstick 138 lid 35 opening 42 memory, refer to Seat and quality 139 remote control 32 operation 41 mirror memory 57 specified engine oils 139 volume 168 Manual operation Mobile Service 158 viscosity 139 Luggage compartment lid 35 door lock 33 Modifications, technical, Oil change intervals, refer emergency operation 35 driver's door 33 refer to For your own to Service interval emergency release 36 fuel filler door 24 safety 5 display 142 indicator lamp 88 luggage compartment Multifunction steering Oil change intervals, refer to opening from inside the lid 35 wheel 22 the Service and Warranty vehicle 35 power convertible top 48 Multifunction switch Information Booklet for US opening from outside 35 Manual transmission 74 turn signal indicator/head- models/Warranty and Ser- remote control 32 Master keys 30 lamp flasher 82, 83 vice Guide Booklet for securing separately 35 MC operation, refer to the Canadian models unlocking manually 35 Owner's Manual for N Oil consumption 138 Luggage compartment light- Radio/Onboard Computer Navigation system, refer to Oil dipstick 138 ing 35 MD operation, refer to the the Owner's Manual for Oil filter change 169 Luggage rack, refer to Roof- Owner's Manual for Radio/Onboard Computer Oil level mounted luggage rack 121 Radio/Onboard Computer Neck restraints, refer to checking 138 Lumbar support 54 Memory, refer to Seat and Head restraints 54 indicator lamp 18 mirror memory 57 Nets 114 Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Everything from A to Z 179 Oil pressure Parking brake 73 R Reclining seat, refer to Seat indicator lamp 18 indicator lamp 18 Radio remote control key, adjustment 53 Overview OIL SERVICE 88 Parking lamps 97 refer to Master key with Refueling 24 Oil types 139 bulb replacement 150 remote control 30 fuel filler door 24 Old batteries, refer to Dis- Parking lamps/Low Radio, refer to the Owner's Releasing posal 157 beams 97 Manual for Radio hood 134 Onboard computer 90 Parts and accessories, refer Rain sensor 83 Remaining distance to ser- Onboard computer, refer to to Your individual vehicle 5 Raising the floor panel 37 vice 88 Controls the Owner's Manual for Passenger-side exterior mir- Range 91 Remaining distance, refer to Onboard Computer ror tilt function 58 Reading lamps Range 91 Onboard tool kit 148 PDC Park Distance front 100 Remote control 31 Opening and closing Control 92 rear 100 garage door opener 112 Maintenance from outside 31 Plastic, refer to the Caring Rear lamps luggage compartment from the inside 34 for your vehicle brochure bulb replacement 151 lid 32 via the door lock 33 Pollen, refer to indicator lamp, defective malfunction 32 via the remote control 31 Microfilter 105 lamp 88 Replacement key 31 Outlets, ventilation 102, 106 Pollen, refer to Microfil- Rear window defroster Replacing lamps, refer to Outside temperature dis- ter/activated-charcoal fil- air conditioning 104 Lamps and bulbs 149 play 90 ter 110 Rear window heating Replacing tires 130 Repairs changing unit of Power output, refer to automatic climate Reporting safety defects 7 measure 90 Engine data 166 control 109 Restraint systems Power seat 53 Rear-entry assist 55 for children 64 P Power socket, cigarette Rearview mirror 59 Restraint systems, refer to Paintwork care, refer to the lighter 116 Receiving assistance 158 Safety belts 56 Caring for your vehicle Pressure monitoring, tires Recirculated-air mode Reverse brochure Flat Tire Monitor 94 air conditioning 104 automatic transmission Data Panic mode, trigger Pressure, tires 25, 129 automatic climate with Steptronic 79 alarm 32 Protective function control 109 SMG gearbox 76 Park Distance Control electric power windows 41 Recirculating the air, refer to Reverse gear (PDC) 92 Recirculated-air mode manual transmission 74 Parking aid, refer to Park 104, 109 Index Distance Control (PDC) 92 Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Everything from A to Z Rollover protection Seat heating 58 Shifting gears Specified oils 139 system 68 Seat memory, refer to Seat automatic transmission Speed gauge, refer to indicator lamp 19 and mirror memory 57 with Steptronic 79 Speedometer 16 lowering 68 Seat positions, storing 57 sequential manual gear- Speedometer 16 Roof load capacity 168 Seats 53 box SMG 76 SPORT button 78 Roof-mounted luggage Securing cargo 120 Shiftlock 75 Sport program rack 121 Securing child-restraint sys- Shiftlock, refer to Range automatic transmission Rope, refer to Towing the tem 66 selection 79 with Steptronic 80 vehicle 161 Securing the vehicle Side airbags 61 Sports seat 53 Run Flat tires 131, 156 from inside 34 Side turn signal indicators Stability control, refer to from outside 31, 33 bulb replacement 151 Dynamic Stability Control S Selector lever Sitting safely (DSC) 93 Safe seating position 52 automatic transmission 79 with airbags 52 Standing lamps 99 Safety belt height adjust- sequential manual gear- with safety belts 52 Starting difficulties ment 56 box SMG 75 Size 167 jump-starting 159 Safety belts 56 Selector lever lock, refer to Ski bag 117 temperature 71 seat-integrated safety belt Shiftlock 75, 79 Slipstream deflector, refer to Starting help DSC 93 system 55 Selector lever positions Wind deflector 50 Starting the engine 71 sitting safely 52 automatic transmission 79 SMG sequential manual Starting, refer to Starting the warning lamp 18 sequential manual gear- gearbox 75 engine 71 Safety systems, refer to box SMG 75 indicator lamp 19 Status of the Owner's Man- Antilock Brake Sequential manual gearbox Smokers' package, refer to ual 5 System 125 SMG 75 Ashtray 115 Steering wheel lock 71 Dynamic Stability Control indicator lamp 19 Snow chains 133 Steering wheel, adjusting 59 (DSC) 93 Service and Warranty Infor- SOS, refer to Emergency Steptronic, refer to Manual Screwdriver, refer to mation Booklet 142 call 158 operation 80 Onboard tool kit 148 Service Engine Soon Space-saver spare tire Storage compartments 114 Seat adjustment 53 warning lamp 19 changing a wheel 153 Storage nets 114 BMW sports seat 53 Service interval display Spare key 30 Storing seat positions, power 53 88, 142 Spare tire 153 refer to Seat and mirror Seat belt tensioner, refer to Shift paddles 76 Spare wheel 156 memory 57 Safety belts 56 Special oils 139 Storing tires 132 Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Everything from A to Z 181 Stroke, refer to Engine Television, refer to the Tire pressure monitoring, Track width, refer to Dimen- data 166 Owner's Manual for refer to Flat Tire sions 167 Overview Surface ice, refer to Ice Onboard Computer Monitor 94 Transmission warning 90 Temperature Tire replacement 130, 153 automatic transmission Switches, refer to air conditioning 104 Tires with Steptronic 79 Cockpit 14 automatic climate age 131 sequential manual gear- Switching off control 108 breaking in 124 box SMG 75 engine 73 Temperature adjustment changing 153 Transmission lock, refer to P Controls vehicle 73 104, 108 damage 129 Park 79 Symbols 4 Temperature display flat 153 Transmission malfunction Synthetic oils 139 engine coolant 87 inflation pressure 25, 129 automatic transmission ice warning 90 replacing 130 with Steptronic 81 Maintenance T outside temperature 90 size, refer to Wheel and sequential manual gear- Tachometer 86 setting units 90 tire combinations 132 box SMG 77 Tail lamps Temperature layering storing 132 Transport securing devices, bulb replacement 151 105, 109 tread 129 refer to Securing Tail lamps, refer to Rear Tempomat, refer to Cruise tread wear indicator, cargo 120 lamps 151 control 84 refer to Tire tread – tire Transporting children Tank capacity, refer to Fuel Thigh support area, adjust- damage 129 safely 64 Repairs tank capacity 169 ing 53 winter tires 132 Trap protection Tank indicator, refer to Fuel Third brake lamp, refer to Tools, refer to Onboard tool electric power windows 41 gauge 87 Center high-mount brake kit 148 Tread depth, refer to Tire Technical data 166 lamp 152 Torque tread 129 Technical modifications 5 Three-point safety belt 56 engine 166 Tread depth, tires 129 Technical modifications, Tilt alarm sensor 32 lug bolts 154 Tread wear indicator in the refer to For your own remote control 32 Tow sockets for towing eye- tires, refer to Tire tread – Data safety 5 switching off 32, 39 let 161 tire damage 129 Telephone hookup 115 Tilting passenger-side exte- Towing bar 161 Trip distance recorder, refer Telephone, refer to the sep- rior mirror 58 Towing eyelet 161 to Trip odometer 86 arate Owner's Manual Time 89 Towing rope 161 Trip meter, refer to Trip Towing the vehicle 161 odometer 86 Index Trip odometer 86 Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • Everything from A to Z Trunk lid, refer to Luggage Unlocking Warning lamp 'Fasten safety Windows compartment lid 35 from inside 34 belts' 18 convenience operation Trunk lighting, refer to Lug- from outside 31, 33 Warning messages 88 32, 33 gage compartment light- Warranty and Service Guide power 40 ing 35 V Booklet 142 remote control 31, 32 Turn signal indicator 82, 83 Valve Warranty, refer also to sepa- Windshield washer bulb replacement 151 screw caps 154 rate booklet 7 nozzles 84 indicator lamp 20 Vehicle Washer fluid Windshield washer reservoir Turn signal indicator, side battery 157 adding 138, 169 volume, see bulb replacement 151 break-in procedures 124 Washer fluid reservoir 138 Capacities 169 Turning circle, refer to dimensions 167 volume 138 Winter tires 132 Dimensions 167 loading 118 Washer jets, refer to Wind- storing 132 TV function, refer to the starting 71 shield washer jets 84 Wiper blades, replacing 148 Owner's Manual for switching off 73 Washer/wiper system 84 Work in the engine compart- Onboard Computer washing, refer to the Car- washer fluid 138 ment 134 ing for your vehicle bro- Waste tray, refer to Wrench, refer to Onboard U chure 83 Ashtray 115 tool kit 148 Underbody protection, refer weight 168 Water on roadways, deep to the Caring for your vehi- Vehicle Memory 70 water 125 X cle brochure Vehicle weight 168 Weights 168 Xenon lamps Uniform Tire Quality Ventilation 102, 106 Wheel and tire bulb replacement 150 Grading 131 draft-free 105, 109 combinations 132 Units Voice Input System 22 Wheelbase, refer to Dimen- average fuel Voice recognition, refer to sions 167 consumption 91 separate Owner's Manual Wheels and tires 132 temperature 90 Volume Wheelslip control DSC 93 Universal garage door con- luggage compartment 168 Width, refer to trol, refer to Integrated Dimensions 167 universal remote W Wind deflector 50 control 112 Warning and indicator Window condensation Universal remote lamps 18 removing 105, 108 control 112 Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
    • 183 Overview Controls Maintenance Repairs Data Index Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
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    • Refueling To ensure that you always have conve- Fuel nient access to all essential information when you stop for fuel, we recommend Designation that you fill out the adjoining chart by entering the data that apply to your Please enter your preferred fuel here. vehicle. Consult the index for individual specifications. Engine oil Quality The oil volume between the two marks on the dipstick corresponds to approx. 1.1 US quarts/1 liter. Tire inflation pressure Summer tires Winter tires Front Rear Front Rear Up to 2 persons 4 persons plus luggage Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 157 599 - © 09/03 BMW AG
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