BMW 7 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 7 Series: Active seat ventilation


Integrated fans in the seat and armrest areas provide a comfortable seat temperature.




Active seat ventilation



Active seat ventilation

Switching on

Press the button once for each
ventilation level.

The maximum temperature is reached when three LEDs are lit.

The ventilation switches back by one level after a short time.

Switching off

Press and hold the button until
the bar display on the climate control display goes out.

Climate control rules


A number of heating and cooling functions can be automatically activated depending on the external temperature.

General information

The external temperature at which the functions are to be automatically activated can be set via iDrive.

Activation is performed if the external temperature exceeds or falls below the set temperature in the first few minutes after drive-ready state has been switched on. A new alignment is carried out after the settings have been changed.

Depending on the equipment package, the following functions can be automatically activated:

  • Seat heating.
  • Heated steering wheel.
  • Seat ventilation.

If the trip is continued within approx. 15 minutes after a stop, the functions are activated automatically with the levels that were last selected.

Functional requirement

  • The safety belt of the driver's seat is buckled.
  • Drive-ready state is switched on.


Via iDrive:

  1. "CAR"
  2. "Settings"
  3. "Climate control"
  4. "Climate control rules"
  5. Select the desired functions.
  6. Activate the desired rule.
  7. Set the level.


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