2010 BMW 3 Series Owner's Manual

2010 BMW 3 Series owners manual
Year:
2010
Make:
BMW
Model:
3 Series
Rating:
(10)

Online manual

Size:
8.69 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 off/on
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
Trunk lid/tailgate
32
Alarm system*
35
Comfort 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
52
The right place for children
52
Installing child restraint systems
52
LATCH child restraint fixing system
53
On journeys
55
Driving
56
Ignition lock
56
Start/stop button
56
Starting the engine
57
Switching off the engine
57
Parking brake
58
Manual transmission
58
Automatic transmission with Steptronic*
58
Turn signals/ headlamp flasher
60
Wiper system
61
Washer fluid
62
Cruise control*
63
Active cruise control*
64
Controls overview
71
Odometer, outside temperature display, clock
71
Tachometer
71
Coolant temperature
72
Energy Control*
72
Engine oil temperature*
72
Fuel gauge
72
Computer
73
Settings and information
74
Units of measure
75
Service requirements
75
Clock
77
Date
78
Check Control
79
Speed limit
81
Settings on the Control Display
81
Technology for driving comfort and safety
83
Park Distance Control PDC*
83
Driving stability control systems
84
Drive-off assistant
86
Flat Tire Monitor FTM*
86
Tire Pressure Monitor TPM*
88
Active steering*
90
Servotronic*
91
Brake Force Display
91
Airbags
92
Lamps
94
Parking lamps/low beams
94
Adaptive light control*
95
High beams/roadside parking lamps
96
High-beam assistant*
96
Fog lamps
97
Instrument lighting
97
Interior lamps
98
Climate
99
Automatic climate control
100
Parked car ventilation
102
Practical interior accessories
104
Integrated universal remote control*
104
Digital compass*
106
Roller sun blinds*
107
Glove compartment
107
Center armrest
108
Storage compartments inside the vehicle
108
Cupholders
109
Ashtray*
109
Connecting electrical appliances
110
Sedan: Through-loading system*
111
Sports Wagon: Cargo area
112
Storage compartments inside the cargo area
113
Folding up the floor panel
114
Lashing eyes
114
Ski bag*
114
Driving tips
117
Things to remember when driving
118
Break-in period
118
Saving fuel
118
General driving notes
119
Cargo loading
121
Roof-mounted luggage rack*
122
Navigation
125
Navigation system
126
Navigation data
126
Destination entry
127
Entering a destination manually
127
Address book
129
Last destinations
130
Special destinations
130
Entering the destination via the map
132
Entering a destination by voice commands*
133
Planning a trip
134
Word-matching principle
135
Destination guidance
136
Starting destination guidance
136
Terminating destination guidance
136
Continuing destination guidance
136
Route criteria
136
Route
137
Destination guidance through voice instructions
137
Map view
138
Traffic bulletins*
139
What to do if …
142
Entertainment
145
On/off and tone
146
Controls
146
Switching on/off
146
Adjusting volume
146
Tone control
146
Radio
149
Selecting a station
149
Storing stations
149
Radio Data System RDS*
150
HD Radio*
150
Presets
151
Satellite radio
152
General information
152
Navigation bar overview
152
Managing a subscription
152
Selecting a channel
153
Storing a channel
153
Changing the list view
153
Selecting a category
154
Timeshift
154
Storing favorites
154
Opening the favorites
155
Managing the favorites
155
Traffic Jump
155
Automatic update
156
Notes
156
CD/DVD player and CD changer
157
CD/DVD playback
157
Audio playback
157
Video playback*
159
CD changer*
161
Notes
162
Music collection
164
Storing music
164
Playing music
165
Managing music
167
External devices
169
AUX-IN port
169
USB audio interface*/ extended connectivity of the music player in the mobile phone*
169
Communications
175
Telephone
176
The concept
176
Using the telephone inside the vehicle
176
Suitable mobile phones
176
Operating options
176
Start-up
176
Operation via iDrive
179
Switching between mobile phone and hands-free system
183
Operation by voice commands*
183
Inserting/removing the snap- in adapter*
186
Contacts
188
BMW Assist
190
BMW Assist*
190
TeleService*
190
Concierge service*
191
Roadside Assistance
191
Activating BMW Assist*
192
BMW Search*
192
Customer Relations
193
Service Request*
193
Automatic Service Request*
194
Data transfer*
194
Service status*
194
Mobility
197
Refueling
198
Fuel filler flap
198
Fuel specifications
199
BMW Advanced Diesel
200
Wheels and tires
203
Tire inflation pressures
203
Tire identification marks
216
Tire condition
217
Run-flat tires
218
New wheels and tires
218
Snow chains*
219
Under the hood
220
Hood
220
Important parts of the engine compartment
221
Engine oil
221
Coolant
224
Maintenance
225
BMW Maintenance System
225
Socket for Onboard Diagnosis OBD
226
Care
227
Care products
227
Exterior care
227
Interior care
229
Vehicle storage
230
Replacing components
231
Onboard vehicle tool kit
231
Wiper blades
231
Lamps and bulbs
231
Changing wheels
237
Vehicle battery
237
Fuses
238
Giving and receiving assistance
239
Emergency Request*
239
Roadside Assistance
239
First aid pouch*
239
Warning triangle*
240
Jump-starting
240
Tow-starting, towing away
241
Reference
245
Technical data
246
Engine data
246
Dimensions
247
Weights
249
Capacities
250
Short commands for the voice activation system
251
Useful short commands
251
CD/Multimedia
251
Radio
252
Telephone
253
Navigation
253
BMW Assist
255
Vehicle information
255
Settings
255
Everything from A - Z
256
Index
256

FAQ about the 2010 BMW 3 Series Manual

What contains the 2010 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 2010 owner's manual:

  • Maintenance for your BMW 3 Series, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that BMW 3 Series owners can do
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices

Where to download the 2010 BMW 3 Series Owners Manual?

The BMW 3 Series owner manual for the 2010 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the BMW 3 Series year 2010 free?

Yes, the owner manual for the model year 2010 is free, but the repair manuals are usually not easy to get and may cost more.

The BMW 3 Series (2010) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2010 is available in English.

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