BMW 7 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 7 Series: Integrated key

General information

The driver's door can be locked and unlocked without the vehicle key using the integrated key.

The integrated key also fits the glove compartment.

Safety information


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.


The door lock is permanently joined with the door. The door handle can be moved. When pulling the door handle with the integrated key inserted, paint or the integrated key can be damaged. There is a risk of damage to property.

Remove the integrated key before pulling the outside door handle.



Press the button, arrow 1, and pull out the integrated key, arrow 2.

Locking/unlocking via the door lock

  1. Pull and hold the door handle outward with one hand.

Locking/unlocking via the door lock

  1. Guide one finger of your other hand from the back under the cover and push the cover out.

Locking/unlocking via the door lock

  1. Use the thumb of the hand on the door handle to push the cover toward the rear of the vehicle.
  2. Remove the cover.
  3.  Unlock or lock the door lock using the integrated key.

Locking/unlocking via the door lock

The other doors must be unlocked or locked from the inside.

Alarm system

The activated alarm system is triggered when the door is opened, if the vehicle has been unlocked via the door lock.

The alarm system is not switched on if the vehicle is locked with the integrated key.

Buttons for the central locking system

General information

In the event of a severe accident, the vehicle is automatically unlocked. The hazard warning system and interior lights come on.


Buttons for the central locking system

Buttons for the central locking system.


Press the button with the front
doors closed.

  • The fuel filler flap remains unlocked.
  • The vehicle is not secured against theft when locking.


Press the button.


  • Press the button to unlock
    all the doors.

    Pull the door opener above the armrest.

  • Front doors: pull the door handle on the door to open the door. The other doors remain locked.
  • Back doors: pull twice on the door handle on the door to be opened; the first time unlocks the door, the second time opens it. The other doors remain locked.


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