BMW 5 Series: Programming - Integrated universal remote 
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▷ LED, arrow 1.

▷ LED, arrow 1.
▷ Memory buttons, arrow 2.

Fixed-code hand-held transmitters

1. Switch on the ignition.
2. Initial setup:
Press the two outer memory buttons 1 and 3 for approx. 20 seconds until the LED, arrow 1 flashes.
All programs of the three memory buttons, arrow 2, are cleared.
3. Hold the hand-held transmitter a distance of approx. 1 to 3 in/2.5 to 8 cm from the memory buttons.
The required distance depends on the manual transmitter.
4. Simultaneously press the transmit button of the hand-held transmitter and the memory button of the integrated universal remote control.
The LED flashes slowly.
5. Release both buttons when the LED flashes rapidly.
If the LED does not flash rapidly after approx.

60 seconds, change the distance and repeat the step.
Canada: if the LED is not flashing rapidly after approx. 60 seconds, change the distance and repeat the step, or, if the programming was interrupted by the hand-held transmitter, hold down the memory button and press and release the button on the hand-held transmitter again for 2 seconds.
6. To program other hand-held transmitters, repeat steps 3 to 5.
The device can be operated using the memory button with the engine running or the ignition switched on.

Malfunction

If the device cannot be used after repeated attempts at programming, please check whether the hand-held transmitter is equipped with an alternating code system.

To do so:

▷ Read the instructions of the hand-held transmitter.
▷ Hold down the memory button of the integrated universal remote control longer.

If the LED of the integrated universal remote control flashes rapidly for a brief period and then lights up continuously, the hand-held transmitter is equipped with an alternating code system.

In this case, program the memory buttons as described under Alternating-code hand-held transmitters.

Alternating-code hand-held transmitters

Please obtain information on synchronizing the device in the operating manual of the device being set up.

Programming will be easier with the aid of a second person.

1. Park the vehicle within range of the remotecontrolled device.
2. Program the integrated universal remote control as described above under Fixedcode hand-held transmitters.
3. Locate the button on the receiver of the device to be set, e.g., on the drive.
4. Press the button on the receiver of the device to be set. You have approx. 30 seconds for the next step.
5. Hold down the programmed memory button of the integrated universal remote for approx.

3 seconds. Repeat this work step, if necessary, up to three times.

The device can be operated using the memory button with the engine running or the ignition switched on.

    Compatibility
    If this symbol is printed on the packaging or in the instructions of the hand-held transmitter, the remote-controlled device is generally compatible with the integrated universal remote con ...

    Reassigning individual programs
    1. Switch on the ignition. 2. Hold the hand-held transmitter a distance of approx. 1 to 3 in/2.5 to 8 cm from the memory buttons. The required distance depends on the manual transmitter. 3. H ...

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