BMW 5 Series: Tachometer - Displays - Controls - BMW 5 Series Owners ManualsBMW 5 Series: Tachometer

the red warning field. In this Always avoid engine speeds in the red warning field. In this range, the fuel supply is interrupted to protect the engine.

    Fuel gauge
    The vehicle inclination may cause the display to vary. Notes on refueling ...

    Engine oil temperature
    ▷ Cold engine: the pointer is at the low temperature end. Drive at moderate engine and vehicle speeds. ▷ Normal operating temperature: the pointer is in the middle or in the left ...

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    Problems with the rear window defroster
    The rear window defroster has deactivated itself prematurely or cannot be activated. •► Switch off any consumers that are not required, e.g. reading lamps or interior lighting. When th ...

    Conserving electrical current
    Keep the following in mind to help minimize battery drain: When the engine is not running, avoid using ignition mode II. Many electrical systems (the audio system, the optional navigation syste ...

    Manual Compass Calibration
    If the compass appears erratic or inaccurate, and the variance has been properly set, you may wish to manually recalibrate the compass. To manually calibrate the compass: 1. Start the engine. L ...