BMW 5 Series: Enabling - Rear entertainment - Entertainment - BMW 5 Series Owners ManualsBMW 5 Series: Enabling

Enabling operation in the rear

Only possible via the iDrive in the front.

1. "Settings"
2. "Allow rear control"
3. Select the desired priority.

Priority options

Priority options

The driver has priority

▷ The source selected via iDrive in the front is output on the vehicle loudspeakers and can be selected but not operated from the rear.

Other audio or video sources can be operated.
▷ Sound can only be output in the rear via headphones.
▷ The source that is to be displayed in the rear can be set via the iDrive in the front.

To set the source in the rear via the iDrive in the front:

1. "CD/Multimedia" or"Radio"
2. Open "Options".
3. "Select rear source"
4. Select the desired audio or video source.

Same priority

▷ All audio and video sources can be operated via the iDrive in the front and rear.
▷ Sound is output in the rear via headphones:

the source selected via the iDrive in the front is output on the vehicle loudspeakers.
▷ Sound is output via loudspeakers: the source selected last via the iDrive in the front or rear is output via the vehicle loudspeakers.

The rear has priority

▷ When the source selected in the rear is played on headphones, it can be selected but not operated via iDrive in the front. Other audio or video sources can be operated.
▷ Sound is output in the rear via headphones:

the source selected via the iDrive in the front is output on the vehicle loudspeakers.
▷ Sound is output via loudspeakers: the source selected in the rear is output on the vehicle loudspeakers. Audio or video sources cannot be selected via the iDrive in the front.

Switching off the rear DVD

▷ Rear entertainment is switched off.
▷ To switch rear entertainment back on: select a different priority via the iDrive in the front and switch on the system

    Controls
    Almost all functions can be operated in the same manner as they are in the front. Special features of operating the system in the rear are described here. Audio/video playback Audio Audio can ...

    Headphones, vehicle loudspeakers
    Connecting the headphones Normal headphones Connect via the jack 1/8"/3.5 mm, on the rear CD/DVD player. Infrared headphones Connection via the infrared interface on the lower edge of the s ...

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