BMW 5 Series: Switching between letters and 
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Depending on the menu, you can switch between entering letters and numbers:

Switching between upper and lower

    General information
    1. Turn the controller: select letters or numbers. 2. Select additional letters or numbers if needed. 3. "OK": confirm the entry. ...

    Switching between upper and lower case letters
    Depending on the menu, you can switch between entering upper and lower case letters: ...

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    Date
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    N (Neutral)
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