BMW 5 Series: Center armrest - Storage compartments - Controls - BMW 5 Series Owners ManualsBMW 5 Series: Center armrest

Front

A storage compartment is located in the center armrest between the front seats.

Opening

Press the button.

Press the button.

Locking the storage compartment

The storage compartment in the armrest can be

The storage compartment in the armrest can be locked with an integrated key to separately secure the trunk lid,  for example.

After the storage compartment is locked, the remote control can be handed out without the integrated key, for instance at a hotel.

This prevents access to the storage compartment and to the cargo area.

Connection for an external audio device

This can be used to connect an external audio

This can be used to connect an external audio device, such as an MP3 player.

▷ AUX-IN port
▷ USB audio interface, refer to page 213

Rear

The center armrest contains a storage compartment.

Folding down

Pull on the opener and fold the armrest forward.

Pull on the opener and fold the armrest forward.

Opening

Pull on the handle and fold open the cover.

Pull on the handle and fold open the cover.

    Glove compartment
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    Cupholders
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    Band selection
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