BMW 5 Series: Setting - Parking brake - Driving - Controls - BMW 5 Series Owners ManualsBMW 5 Series: Setting

The LED lights up. Pull the switch.

The LED lights up.

red. The The indicator lamp lights up in red. The parking brake is set.

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the vehicle as required Set the parking brake and further secure the vehicle as required
Set the parking brake firmly when parking; otherwise, the vehicle could roll. On steep upward and downward inclines, further secure the vehicle, for example, by turning the steering wheel in the direction of the curb. ◀

While driving

Use while driving serves as an emergency braking function:

Pull the switch and hold it. The vehicle brakes hard while the button is being pulled.

red, a signal The indicator lamp lights up in red, a signal sounds and the brake lamps light up.

Canadian Lower lamp: indicator lamp in Canadian models

If the vehicle is braked to a speed of approx.

2 mph/3 km/h, the parking brake remains set.

    The concept
    The parking brake is primarily intended to prevent the vehicle from rolling while parked; it brakes the rear wheels. ...

    Releasing
    With the ignition switched on: Manual transmission: Press the switch while the brake or clutch is pressed. Automatic transmission: Press the switch while the brake is pressed or transmission ...

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