2021 BMW M3 Owners Manual - Instrument lighting

Instrument lighting

Operating requirements

The brightness can only be adjusted when the side lights or the low-beam headlights are switched on.

Setting the brightness

The brightness can be adjusted using the knurled wheel.

Interior lighting

Depending on the equipment, the interior light, the footwell lights, door entry lighting, ambient lighting and loudspeaker lighting are controlled automatically.


Buttons in the vehicle

Interior lights

Reading lights

Switching the interior light on/off

Press the button.

To switch off permanently: press the button and hold for approx. 3 seconds.The interior light in the rear can be switched on and off independently. The button is located on the headliner in the rear.

Switching the reading lights on/off

Press the button.

Depending on the equipment version, there are reading lights located at the front and in the rear beside the interior light.

Left-hand/right-hand traffic


When driving in countries where vehicles drive on the opposite side of the road to your vehicle's country of registration, you will need to prevent your headlights from dazzling oncoming vehicles.

Converting the headlights

  1. "CAR"
  2. "Settings"
  3. "Exterior lighting"
  4. "Right/left-hand traffic"
  5. Select the desired setting.

System limits

High-beam assistance may only function to a limited extent. The availability of the adaptive light functions might be restricted.

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