BMW 5 Series: Exterior mirrors - Mirrors - Adjusting - Controls - BMW 5 Series Owners ManualsBMW 5 Series: Exterior mirrors

At a glance

1 Adjusting

1 Adjusting
2 Left/right, Automatic Curb Monitor
3 Fold in and out

General information

The mirror on the passenger side is more curved than the driver's side mirror

Objects reflected in the mirror are closer Estimating distances correctly
Objects reflected in the mirror are closer than they appear. Do not estimate the distance to the traffic behind you based on what you see in the mirror, as this will increase your risk of an accident.◀

Depending on how the vehicle is equipped, the mirror setting is stored for the remote control in use. When the vehicle is unlocked via the remote control, the position is automatically retrieved if the setting for this function is active.

Selecting a mirror

mirror: To change over to the other mirror:
Slide the mirror changeover switch.

Adjusting electrically

direction The setting corresponds to the direction in which the button is pressed.

Storing positions

Seat, mirror, and steering wheel memory

Adjusting manually

If an electrical malfunction occurs, for example, press the edges of the mirror glass

Automatic Curb Monitor

When the reverse gear is engaged, the mirror glass tilts downward slightly on the front passenger side. This improves your view of the curb and other low-lying obstacles when parking, for example.

Activating

1. switch Slide the mirror changeover switch to the driver's side mirror position.
2. Engage transmission position R.

Deactivating

Slide the mirror changeover switch to the passenger's side mirror position.

Fold in and out

Possible up to approx. 15 mph/20 km/h. Press the button.

Possible up to approx. 15 mph/20 km/h.

For example, this is advantageous ▷ In car washes.
▷ In narrow streets.
▷ For folding back mirrors that were folded away manually.

Mirrors that were folded in are folded out automatically at a speed of approx. 25 mph/40 km/h.

Before entering an automatic car wash, Fold in the mirror in a car wash
Before entering an automatic car wash, fold in the exterior mirrors by hand or with the button; otherwise, they could be damaged, depending on the width of the vehicle.◀

Automatic heating

Both exterior mirrors are automatically heated whenever the engine is running.

Automatic dimming feature

Both exterior mirrors are automatically dimmed.

Photocells are used for control in the Interior rear view mirror

    Mirrors
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    Interior rearview mirror
    Reducing the blinding effect Reducing the blinding effect From behind when driving at night: turn the knob. ...

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