2008 BMW 3 Series Owner's Manual

2008 BMW 3 Series owners manual
Year:
2008
Make:
BMW
Model:
3 Series
Rating:
(7)

Online manual

Size:
8.88 MB

Table of Contents

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
8
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
Programmable memory keys
23
Voice command system
25
The concept
25
Saying commands
25
Notes
27
Opening and closing
30
Keys/remote controls
30
Personal Profile
30
Central locking system
31
Opening and closing: Using the remote control
31
Opening and closing: Using the door lock
33
Opening and closing: From inside
34
Luggage compartment lid/ tailgate
35
Alarm system*
37
Convenient access*
38
Windows
40
Sedan: glass roof*, electric
41
Sports Wagon: Panorama glass roof*
42
Adjustments
45
Sitting safely
45
Seats
46
Head restraints
47
Heated seats*
49
Seat and mirror memory*
49
Safety belts
50
Mirrors
51
Steering wheel
52
Transporting children safely
54
The right place for children
54
Installing child-restraint systems
54
LATCH child-restraint fixing system
55
On journeys
57
Driving
58
Ignition lock
58
Start/stop button
58
Starting the engine
59
Switching off the engine
59
Parking brake
59
Manual transmission
60
Automatic transmission with Steptronic*
60
Turn signals/ headlamp flasher
62
Wiper system
63
Washer fluid
64
Cruise control*
65
Active cruise control*
66
Everything under control
73
Odometer, outside temperature display, clock
73
Tachometer
73
Coolant temperature
74
Energy Control*
74
Engine oil temperature*
74
Fuel gauge
74
Computer
75
Settings and information
77
Units of measure
78
Service requirements
78
Clock
81
Date
82
Check Control
83
Speed limit
85
Stopwatch
85
Altering settings
86
Technology for driving comfort and safety
87
PDC Park Distance Control*
87
Driving stability control systems
88
Drive-off assistant
90
Flat Tire Monitor FTM*
91
Tire Pressure Monitor TPM*
92
Active steering*
95
Brake Force Display
95
Airbags
96
Lamps
98
Parking lamps/low beams
98
Adaptive Head Light*
100
High beams/roadside parking lamps
100
Fog lamps*
100
Instrument lighting
101
Interior lamps
101
Climate
102
Automatic climate control
103
Parked car ventilation
106
Practical interior accessories
108
Integrated universal remote control*
108
Digital compass*
110
Roller sun blinds*
111
Glove compartment
111
Center armrest
112
Storage compartments inside the vehicle
112
Cup holders
113
Ashtray, front
113
Ashtray, rear
114
Connecting electrical appliances
114
Sedan: Through-loading system*
115
Sports Wagon: Cargo bay
116
Storage compartments inside the cargo bay
117
Folding up the floor panel
118
Lashing eyes
119
Ski bag*
119
Things to remember when driving
122
Break-in period
122
Saving fuel
122
General driving notes
123
Cargo loading
125
Roof-mounted luggage rack*
126
Starting the navigation system
130
Navigation DVD
130
Display in the assistance window
130
Destination entry
132
Opening navigation
132
Entering a destination manually
132
Entering a destination by voice commands*
136
Map-guided destination selection
137
Selecting destination using information
138
Destination list
139
Address book
140
Route selection
143
Word-matching principle
144
Destination guidance
145
Starting destination guidance
145
Terminating/continuing destination guidance
145
Route display
146
Destination guidance through voice instructions
148
Changing a route
149
Traffic information*
149
Displaying current position
153
What to do if …
154
On/off and settings
158
Controls
158
Switching on/off
158
Adjusting volume
159
Tone control
159
Radio
162
Listening to the radio
162
Storing stations
164
RDS Radio Data System
165
High Definition Radio*
165
Satellite radio
168
Enabling or disabling channels
168
Selecting and storing a channel
169
CD player and CD changer
171
Listening to CDs
171
Selecting a track
172
Sampling tracks, Scan
173
Repeating tracks
174
Random play sequence
174
Fast forward/reverse
175
CD magazine
175
Notes
176
AUX-In port
177
Connecting
177
Starting audio playback
177
USB-audio interface
178
Connecting
178
Starting audio playback
178
Selecting a track
179
Repeating tracks
180
Random play sequence
180
Fast forward/reverse
180
Notes
180
Telephoning
184
The concept
184
Using the telephone inside the vehicle
184
Suitable mobile phones
184
Care instructions
184
Operating options
184
Start-up
185
Operation via iDrive
189
Switching between mobile phone and hands-free system
194
Operation by voice commands*
195
Notes
197
Inserting/removing snap-in adapter
197
BMW Assist
199
Requirements
199
Offered services
199
Using services
200
Adapting BMW Assist
203
Displaying vehicle data
205
Refueling
208
Fuel filler door
208
Fuel specifications
209
Wheels and tires
210
Tire inflation pressures
210
Tire identification marks
219
Tire condition
220
Run-Flat Tires
221
New wheels and tires
221
Snow chains*
222
Under the hood
223
Hood
223
Important parts of the engine compartment
224
Engine oil
224
Coolant
226
Maintenance
228
BMW Maintenance System
228
Socket for On-Board Diagnosis OBD
229
Care
229
Replacing components
230
Onboard tool kit
230
Wiper blades
230
Lamps and bulbs
231
Changing wheels
235
Vehicle battery
235
Fuses
236
Giving and receiving assistance
237
Emergency Request*
237
Roadside Assistance
237
First aid pouch*
238
Warning triangle*
238
Jump starting
238
Tow-starting, towing away
239
Technical data
244
Engine data
244
Dimensions
245
Weights
247
Capacities
248
Short commands for the voice command system
249
Everything from A - Z
254
Index
254

FAQ about the 2008 BMW 3 Series Manual

What contains the 2008 3 Series manual?

The BMW 3 Series owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by BMW to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the BMW 3 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 3 Series 2008 owner's manual:

  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that BMW 3 Series owners can do

Where to download the 2008 BMW 3 Series Owners Manual?

The BMW 3 Series owner manual for the 2008 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the BMW 3 Series year 2008 free?

Yes, the owner manual for the model year 2008 is free, but the repair manuals are usually not easy to get and may cost more.

The BMW 3 Series (2008) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2008 is available in English.

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