2006 BMW 5 Series Owner's Manual

2006 BMW 5 Series owners manual
Year:
2006
Make:
BMW
Model:
5 Series
Rating:
(3)

Online manual

Size:
7.57 MB

Table of Contents

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3
Notes
6
Using this Owner's Manual
6
Symbols used
6
The individual vehicle
7
Editorial notice
7
For your own safety
7
Service and warranty
9
Reporting safety defects
9
Cockpit
12
Around the steering wheel: controls and displays
12
Instrument cluster
14
Indicator and warning lamps
15
Around the center console: controls and displays
16
iDrive
18
Controls
18
Menu overview
19
Operating principle
19
Status information
22
Assistance window*
22
Switching Control Display off/on
23
Voice command system
24
The concept
24
Voice commands
24
Notes
26
Opening and closing
30
Keys/remote control
30
Personal Profile
31
Central locking system
31
Opening and closing: from outside
32
Opening and closing: from inside
34
Doors
35
Luggage compartment lid/ tailgate
35
Alarm system
39
Comfort access*
40
Windows
42
Glass sunroof*, electric
43
Sports Wagon: Panorama glass sunroof
45
Adjustments
47
Sitting safely
47
Seats
48
Seat, mirror and steering wheel memory*
49
Head restraints
50
Safety belts
51
Heated seats*
52
Active seat ventilation*
53
Active seat*
53
Mirrors
53
Steering wheel
54
Transporting children safely
56
The right place for children
56
Installing child restraint systems
56
On trips
59
Driving
60
Ignition lock
60
Start/Stop button
60
Starting engine
61
Switching off engine
62
Handbrake
62
Manual transmission
62
SMG Sequential Manual Transmission*
63
Automatic transmission with Steptronic*
65
Turn signals/ headlamp flasher
66
Wiper system
67
Washer fluid
68
Cruise control*
68
Active cruise control*
69
Everything under control
76
Odometer, outside temperature display, clock
76
Tachometer
76
Coolant temperature
76
Energy Control
77
Fuel gauge
77
Computer
77
Service requirements
79
Check Control
81
Speed limit
83
Stopwatch
83
Settings on Control Display
84
Technology for comfort, convenience and safety
87
PDC Park Distance Control*
87
Driving stability control systems
88
Dynamic Drive*
91
Sports Wagon: Self-leveling suspension
91
Flat Tire Monitor FTM
91
TPM Tire Pressure Monitor*
93
Active steering*
95
Brake force display
96
Airbags
96
Head-Up Display*
98
BMW Night Vision*
100
Lamps
103
Parking lamps/low beams
103
Adaptive Head Light*
104
High beams/ roadside parking lamps
104
High-beam assistant*
105
Fog lamps*
106
Instrument lighting
106
Interior lamps
106
Climate
107
Automatic climate control
107
Parked car ventilation*
111
Practical interior accessories
113
Integrated universal remote control*
113
Sun blinds*
114
Glove compartment
115
Front center armrest
115
Storage compartments
116
Cup holders
116
Ashtray, front
117
Cigarette lighter, front
117
Ashtray, rear
117
Cigarette lighter, rear
117
Connecting electrical devices
117
Center armrest, rear
118
Sedan: Through-loading system*
118
Sports Wagon: cargo area
119
Ski bag*
122
Things to remember when driving
126
Break-in period
126
General driving notes
126
Cargo loading
128
Roof-mounted luggage rack*
130
Starting navigation system
134
Navigation DVD
134
Display in assistance window
134
Destination entry
135
Operating navigation system
135
Entering a destination manually
135
Entering destination via voice*
138
Map-guided destination selection
139
Selecting destination using information
140
Destination list
141
Address book
142
Selecting route
144
Word matching principle
145
Destination guidance
146
Starting destination guidance
146
Terminating/continuing destination guidance
146
Route display
147
Destination guidance through voice instructions
149
Bypassing route sections
150
Displaying current position
150
What to do if …
151
On/off and tone
154
Controls
154
Switching on/off
155
Adjusting volume
155
Tone control
155
Radio
158
Listening to radio
158
Storing stations
160
Automatically sorting stations*
161
Weather news flashes*
161
High Definition Radio*
162
Satellite radio*
163
CD player and CD changer
167
Listening to CDs
167
Selecting a track
168
Sampling tracks, scan
169
Repeating a track
170
Random play sequence
170
Fast forward/reverse
171
CD magazine
171
Notes
172
External audio device
173
Connecting
173
Starting audio playback
173
Telephoning
176
The concept
176
Using a phone in your vehicle
176
Suitable mobile phones
176
Care instructions
176
Operating options
176
Commissioning
177
Operation via iDrive
180
Changing between mobile phone and hands-free system
184
Operation by voice*
185
Notes
187
Mounting/removing snap-in adapter
188
TeleService, BMW Assist
189
TeleService
189
BMW Assist
189
Requirements
189
Services offered
190
Adapting TeleService or BMW Assist
192
Displaying vehicle data
193
Refueling
196
Fuel filler door
196
Fuel specifications
197
Wheels and tires
198
Tire inflation pressure
198
Tire identification marks
201
Tire condition
203
Run-flat tires*
203
New wheels and tires
203
Snow chains*
205
Under the hood
206
Hood
206
Engine compartment
207
Engine oil
207
Coolant
209
Brake system
209
Maintenance
211
BMW maintenance system
211
Socket for OBD Onboard Diagnostics interface
212
Care
212
Replacing components
213
Onboard toolkit
213
Wiper blade replacement
213
Lamps and bulbs
214
Changing wheels
217
Vehicle battery
219
Fuses
220
Giving and receiving assistance
221
Emergency call
221
Warning triangle*
221
First-aid kit*
222
Roadside Assistance*
222
Jump starting
222
Tow-starting and towing
223
Technical data
228
Engine data
228
Dimensions
229
Weights
231
Capacities
232
Short commands of voice command system
233
Everything from A to Z
238
Index
238

FAQ about the 2006 BMW 5 Series Manual

What contains the 2006 5 Series manual?

The BMW 5 Series owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by BMW to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the BMW 5 Series. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a BMW 5 Series 2006 owner's manual:

  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that BMW 5 Series owners can do
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support

Where to download the 2006 BMW 5 Series Owners Manual?

The BMW 5 Series owner manual for the 2006 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the BMW 5 Series year 2006 free?

Yes, the owner manual for the model year 2006 is free, but the repair manuals are usually not easy to get and may cost more.

The BMW 5 Series (2006) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2006 is available in English.

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