2009 BMW 3 Series Owner's Manual

2009 BMW 3 Series owners manual
Year:
2009
Make:
BMW
Model:
3 Series
Rating:
(5)

Online manual

Size:
11.52 MB

Table of Contents

Contents
5
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
Reporting safety defects
8
At a glance
11
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
Operating principle
19
Status information
21
Switching the control display on/off
21
Programmable memory keys
22
Letters and numbers
23
Entering letters and numbers
23
Voice activation system
24
The concept
24
Saying commands
24
Notes
25
Controls
27
Opening and closing
28
Remote control
28
Personal Profile
28
Central locking system
29
Opening and closing: Using the remote control
29
Opening and closing: Using the door lock
31
Opening and closing: From inside
32
Luggage compartment lid/ tailgate
32
Alarm system*
35
Convenient access*
36
Windows
38
Sedan: glass roof*, electric
39
Sports Wagon: Panorama glass roof*
40
Adjustments
43
Sitting safely
43
Seats
44
Head restraints
45
Heated seats*
47
Seat and mirror memory*
47
Safety belts
48
Mirrors
49
Steering wheel
50
Transporting children safely
51
The right place for children
51
Installing child-restraint systems
51
LATCH child-restraint fixing system
52
On journeys
54
Driving
55
Ignition lock
55
Start/stop button
55
Starting the engine
55
Switching off the engine
56
Parking brake
56
Manual transmission
57
Automatic transmission with Steptronic*
57
Turn signals/ headlamp flasher
59
Wiper system
60
Washer fluid
61
Cruise control*
61
Active cruise control*
63
Everything under control
69
Odometer, outside temperature display, clock
69
Tachometer
69
Coolant temperature
70
Energy Control*
70
Engine oil temperature*
70
Fuel gauge
70
Computer
71
Settings and information
72
Units of measure
73
Service requirements
73
Clock
75
Date
76
Check Control
77
Speed limit
79
Settings on the Control Display
80
Technology for driving comfort and safety
82
Park Distance Control PDC*
82
Driving stability control systems
83
Drive-off assistant
85
Flat Tire Monitor FTM*
85
Tire Pressure Monitor TPM*
86
Active steering*
89
Brake force display
89
Airbags
90
Lamps
92
Parking lamps/low beams
92
Adaptive Head Light*
93
High beams/roadside parking lamps
94
Fog lamps
94
Instrument lighting
94
Interior lamps
95
Climate
96
Automatic climate control
97
Parked car ventilation
99
Practical interior accessories
101
Integrated universal remote control*
101
Digital compass*
103
Roller sun blinds*
104
Glove compartment
104
Center armrest
105
Storage compartments inside the vehicle
105
Cup holders
106
Ashtray, front
106
Ashtray, rear
107
Connecting electrical appliances
107
Sedan: Through-loading system*
108
Sports Wagon: Cargo bay
109
Storage compartments inside the cargo bay
110
Folding up the floor panel
111
Lashing eyes
111
Ski bag*
111
Driving tips
115
Things to remember when driving
116
Break-in period
116
Saving fuel
116
General driving notes
117
Cargo loading
119
Roof-mounted luggage rack*
121
Navigation
123
Navigation system
124
Updating the navigation data
124
Destination entry
125
Entering a destination manually
125
Address book
127
Last destinations
128
Special destinations
128
Entering the destination via the map
130
Entering a destination by voice commands*
131
Trip planner
132
Word-matching principle
133
Destination guidance
135
Starting destination guidance
135
Terminating destination guidance
135
Continuing destination guidance
135
Route criteria
135
Route
136
Destination guidance through voice instructions
136
Map display
137
Traffic bulletins*
138
What to do if …
141
Entertainment
143
On/off and tone
144
Controls
144
Switching on/off
144
Adjusting volume
144
Tone control
144
Radio
147
Selecting a station
147
Storing a station
147
Radio Data System RDS
148
High Definition Radio*
148
Presets
149
Satellite radio
150
Enabling or disabling channels
150
Selecting a channel
151
CD player and CD changer
152
CD/DVD playback
152
Audio playback
152
Random play sequence
153
Fast forward/reverse
154
Video playback*
154
CD magazine
156
Notes
157
Music collection
159
Storing music
159
Playing music
160
Managing music
161
AUX-IN port
163
Connecting
163
Starting audio playback
163
USB-audio interface/mobile phone audio interface
164
Connectable devices
164
Connecting
164
Starting audio playback
164
Track search
165
Random play sequence
165
Fast forward/reverse
165
Notes
165
Communications
169
Telephone
170
The concept
170
Using the telephone inside the vehicle
170
Suitable mobile phones
170
Operating options
170
Start-up
170
Operation via iDrive
173
Switching between mobile phone and hands-free system
176
Operation by voice commands*
177
Notes
179
Inserting/removing the snap- in adapter
179
Contacts
181
BMW Assist
183
Concierge service*
183
Activating BMW Assist*
184
BMW Search*
184
Internet*
185
Activating TeleService*
187
Customer Relations
187
Service Request*
187
Automatic Service Request*
187
BMW center*
188
Data transfer
188
Services status
188
Mobility
191
Refueling
192
Fuel filler door
192
Fuel specifications
193
BMW Advanced Diesel
194
Wheels and tires
197
Tire inflation pressures
197
Tire identification marks
209
Tire condition
210
Run-Flat Tires
211
New wheels and tires
211
Snow chains*
212
Under the hood
213
Hood
213
Important parts of the engine compartment
214
Engine oil
214
Coolant
217
Maintenance
218
BMW Maintenance System
218
Socket for On-Board Diagnosis OBD
219
Care
220
Care products
220
Exterior care
220
Interior care
222
Vehicle storage
223
Replacing components
224
Onboard tool kit
224
Wiper blades
224
Lamps and bulbs
225
Changing wheels
230
Vehicle battery
230
Fuses
231
Giving and receiving assistance
232
Emergency Request*
232
Roadside Assistance
232
First aid pouch*
233
Warning triangle*
233
Jump starting
233
Tow-starting, towing away
234
Reference
239
Technical data
240
Engine data
240
Dimensions
241
Weights
243
Capacities
244
Short commands for the voice activation system
245
Useful short commands
245
CD/Multimedia
245
Radio
246
Telephone
247
Navigation
248
BMW Assist
249
Vehicle information
250
Settings
250
Everything from A - Z
252
Index
252

FAQ about the 2009 BMW 3 Series Manual

What contains the 2009 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 2009 owner's manual:

  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Best practice for driving your BMW 3 Series
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations

Where to download the 2009 BMW 3 Series Owners Manual?

The BMW 3 Series owner manual for the 2009 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the BMW 3 Series year 2009 free?

Yes, the owner manual for the model year 2009 is free, but the repair manuals are usually not easy to get and may cost more.

The BMW 3 Series (2009) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2009 is available in English.

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