BMW 7 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 7 Series: Displays, control elements

In the vicinity of the steering wheel

In the vicinity of the steering wheel

  1. Light switch element
  2. Turn signal indicator, high beams
  3. Instrument cluster
  4. Wipers
  5. Start/Stop button

Indicator/warning lights

Instrument cluster

The indicator/warning lights can light up in a variety of combinations and colors.

Several of the lights are checked for proper functioning and light up temporarily when the engine is started or standby state is switched on.

Driver's door

Driver's door

  1. Seats, comfort features
  2. Safety switch
  3. Power windows
  4. Exterior mirrors
  5. Central locking system
  6. Opening/closing trunk lid

Switch console

Switch console

  1. Selector lever
  2. Controller
  3. Parking brake, Automatic Hold
  4. Parking assistance systems
  5. Driving Dynamics Control



The iDrive combines the functions of many switches. These functions can be operated via the Controller.

Buttons on the Controller

Button /Function

Opens the main menu.

Opens the Media/Radio menu.

Opens the Communication menu.

Opens navigation map.

Opens destination input menu for

Opens the previous display.

Opens the Options menu.

Voice activation

Activating the voice activation system

  1. Press the button on the
    steering wheel.
  2. Wait for the signal.
  3. Say the command.

This symbol indicates that the
voice activation system is active.

No other commands may be available. In this case, operate the function via iDrive.

Terminating the voice activation system

Press the button on the steering
wheel or ›Cancel‹.

This symbol indicates that the
voice activation system is deactivated.


     Set-up and use

     Seats, mirrors, and steering wheel

    Electrically adjustable seats Thigh support Forward/backward, height, seat tilt Upper backrest Backrest width  Lumbar support Backrest tilt, head restraint Adjusting the head restraint


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