BMW 7 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 7 Series: BMW display key

General information

The BMW display key is supplied with an additional mechanical key. If the display key is used, the mechanical key should be carried with you, for instance in the wallet. The mechanical key is used like the integrated key.

The display key supports all functions of the standard vehicle key.

In addition, the following functions are also available:

  • Display status of doors and windows.
  • Display status of the anti-theft warning system.
  • Display service information.
  • Call up range with available fuel.
  • With parked-car heating: operate parked-car heating.

    Without parked-car heating: operate parkedcar ventilation.

  • Stationary climate control through Remote Engine Start
  • Remote Control Parking.

Additional information: Integrated key

Safety information


People or animals in the vehicle can lock the doors from the inside and lock themselves in. In this case, the vehicle cannot be opened from the outside. There is a risk of injury. Take the vehicle key with you so that the vehicle can be opened from the outside.


For some country versions, unlocking from the inside is only possible with special knowledge.

Persons who spend a lengthy time in the vehicle while being exposed to extreme temperatures are at risk of injury or death. Do not lock the vehicle from the outside when there are people in it.


Unattended children or animals in the vehicle can cause the vehicle to move and endanger themselves and traffic, for instance due to the following actions:

  • Pressing the Start/Stop button.
  • Releasing the parking brake.
  • Opening and closing the doors or windows.
  • Engaging selector lever position N.
  • Using vehicle equipment.

There is a risk of accidents or injuries. Do not leave children or animals unattended in the vehicle.

Take the vehicle key with you when exiting and lock the vehicle.



  1. Opening the trunk lid
  2. Unlocking
  3. Press and hold or press three times in quick succession: panic mode Press briefly: pathway lighting
  4. Locking
  5. Park button
  6. Display
  7. Back
  8. Switch the display on/off
  9. Micro-USB charging socket

Reception range

The number of available display key functions depends on the distance from the vehicle.

  • When you are in close proximity to the vehicle, all functions of the display key are available.
  • The status information can be called up in the extended reception range.

    With parked-car heating: the parked-car heating can be operated.

Without parked-car heating: the parked-car ventilation can be operated.

  • Outside of the reception range of the vehicle, you can display the last transmitted status information from the vehicle.

The symbol is shown on the
display if one of the buttons is pressed outside of the reception range.


     BMW display key- Display

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     BMW display key- Display key battery

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     BMW display key- Malfunction

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    Vehicle features and options This chapter describes all standard, country-specific and optional features offered with the series. It also describes features and functions that are not necessarily available in your vehicle, e.g., due to the selected options or country versions. This also applies to

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