BMW 5 Series: Headphones, vehicle 
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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 screen.

Fitting infrared headphones and information on which headphones are supported can be obtained from your service center.

When using infrared headphones, ensure that the connection between the headphones and the infrared interface is not disrupted:

▷ Do not place an obstacle between the interface and headphones.
▷ Do not cover the interface.
▷ Do not scratch the interface.

Fold up display screens for interference-free reception.

Unfavorable light conditions such as bright ambient light can impair reception.

Sound output on the headphones or vehicle loudspeakers

Operation is only possible in the rear.

1. "Options" Open.
2. "Headphones" or"Loudspeakers" With the following setting, sound output in the rear is not possible via the vehicle speakers:

"Driver control".

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