2002 BMW 330i Owners Manual

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Congratulations, and thank you for choosing a BMW.
Thorough familiarity with your vehicle will provide you with enhanced control and
security when you drive it. Therefore we have one request:
Please take the time to read this Owner's Manual and familiarize yourself with the
information that we have compiled for you before starting off in your new BMW. The
manual contains important data and instructions intended to assist you in obtaining
maximum satisfaction from your BMW's unique array of advanced technical
features. It also contains information on vehicle maintenance designed to enhance
operating safety while simultaneously helping you to maintain your BMW's value
throughout an extended service life. For additional information refer to the supple-
mental manuals.
This Owner‘s Manual should be considered a permanent part of this vehicle. It
should stay with the vehicle when sold to provide the next owner with important
operating, safety and maintenance information.
This manual is supplemented by a Service and Warranty Information Booklet
(US models) or a Warranty and Service Guide Booklet (Canadian models).
We recommend that you read this publication thoroughly.
Your BMW is covered by the following warranties:
– New Vehicle Limited Warranty
– Limited Rust Perforation Warranty
– Federal Emissions System Defect Warranty
– Federal Emissions Performance Warranty
– California Emission Control System Limited Warranty
Detailed descriptions of these warranties are provided in the Service and Warranty
Information Booklet (US models) or in the Warranty and Service Guide Booklet
(Canadian models).
We wish you an enjoyable driving experience.
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Cockpit 14
Opening and closing:
Instrument cluster 15
Keys 28
Ignition lock 56
Indicator and warning lamps 17
Central locking system 28
Starting the engine 56
Multifunction steering wheel
Opening and closing – via the
Switching off the engine 57
(MFL) 21
remote control 29
Parking brake 58
Hazard warning triangle 22
Opening and closing – via the
Manual transmission 58
Refueling 22
door lock 31
Automatic transmission with
Fuel specifications 23
Opening and closing – from the
Steptronic 59
Tire inflation pressures 24
inside 32
Indicator/Headlamp flasher 61
Luggage compartment lid 33
Washer/Wiper system/Rain
Controls and features
Luggage compartment 35
sensor 62
Alarm system 36
Cruise control 64
Electric power windows 37
Everything under control:
Sliding/tilt sunroof 39
Odometer 66
Tachometer 66
Correct sitting posture 41
Energy control 66
Seats 41
Fuel gauge 67
Manual seat adjustment 42
Temperature gauge 67
Power seat adjustment 43
Service Interval Display 67
Lumbar support 43
Check Control 68
Head restraints 44
Clock 68
Safety belts 45
Computer 69
Seat and mirror memory 46
Technology for safety and
Seat heating 47
driving convenience:
Steering wheel 47
© 2001 Bayerische Motoren Werke
Park Distance Control (PDC) 71
Mirrors 48
Automatic Stability Control plus
Munich, Germany
Reprinting, including excerpts, only with the
Passenger safety systems:
Traction (ASC+T) 72
written consent of BMW AG, Munich.
Airbags 49
Dynamic Stability Control
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Transporting children safely 52
(DSC) 73
US English VIII/01
Printed in Germany
Vehicle Memory, Key
Printed on environmentally friendly paper
Memory 55
(bleached without chlorine, suitable for recycling).
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Hill Descent Control (HDC) 77
Special operating instructions:
In the engine compartment:
Tire Pressure Monitor (RDC) 78
Break-in procedures 104
Hood 112
Flat Tire Monitor 80
Driving notes 105
Engine compartment
Antilock Brake System
essentials 113
(ABS) 105
Washer fluids 114
Parking lamps/Low beams 82
Brake system 106
Engine oil 115
Instrument lighting 83
Coolant 117
High beams/Standing lamps 83
Wheels and tires:
Brake fluid 118
Fog lamps 83
Tire inflation pressures 107
Interior lamps 84
Tire condition 107
Controls and features
Tire replacement 108
The BMW Maintenance
Controlling the climate for
Operation, maintenance
Wheel and tire
System 119
pleasant driving:
combinations 110
Air conditioning 85
Laws and regulations:
Winter tires 111
Automatic climate control 88
Technical modifications 120
Roller sun blind 91
California Proposition
65 Warning 120
Interior conveniences:
OBD interface socket 121
Premium sound system 91
Glove compartment 92
Storage compartments 92
Cellular phone 94
Ashtray, front 95
Ashtray, rear 95
Loading and transporting:
Through-loading system 96
Ski bag 97
Cargo loading 99
Roof-mounted luggage rack 100
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Replacement procedures:
Engine data 140
Everything from A to Z 146
Onboard tool kit 124
Dimensions 141
Windshield wiper blades 124
Weights 142
Lamps and bulbs 124
Capacities 143
Changing a wheel 129
Battery 133
Fuses 133
Technical data
Assistance, giving and
Jump-starting 134
Towing the vehicle 135
Owner service procedures
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Notes on the Owner's Manual
Symbols used
Identifies systems or components,
We have made every effort to ensure
Indicates precautions that must
which can either be activated or
that you are able to find what you need
be followed precisely in order to
adapted to suit an individual driver's
in this Owner's Manual as quickly as
avoid the possibility of personal injury
requirements ("Vehicle Memory", "Key
possible. The fastest way to find
and serious damage to the vehicle.
Memory"), refer to page 55.<
specific topics is by using the detailed
Remember that activation and adjust-
index at the end. If you wish to gain
Contains information that will
ments on some of these systems can
only an initial overview of your vehicle,
assist you in gaining the optimum
only be performed at your BMW
you will find this in the first chapter.
benefit from your vehicle and enables
The detailed table of contents is
you to care more effectively for your
intended to stimulate your interest and
encourage you to read the remainder of
the manual.
Refers to measures that can
Should you wish to sell your BMW at
be taken to help protect the
some time in the future, please
remember to hand over this Owner's
Manual to the new owner; it is part of
< Marks the end of a specific item of
the vehicle.
If you have any additional questions,
Indicates special equipment, country-
your BMW center will be glad to advise specific equipment and optional extras.
Your individual vehicle
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Your individual vehicle
Status at time of printing
On purchasing your BMW, you have
BMW pursues a policy of continuous,
decided in favor of a model with individ- ongoing development conceived to
ualized equipment and features. This
ensure that our vehicles continue to
Owner's Manual describes all models
embody the highest quality and safety
and equipment that BMW offers within
standards combined with advanced,
the same group.
state-of-the-art technology. For this
We hope you will understand that
reason, it is possible that the features
equipment and features are included
described in this Owner's Manual could
that you might not have chosen for your differ from those on your vehicle. Nor
vehicle. You can easily identify any
can errors and omissions be entirely
differences with the aid of the asterisk * ruled out. You are therefore asked to
used to identify all optional equipment
appreciate that no legal claims can be
and accessories.
recognized on the basis of the data,
illustrations or descriptions in this
If your BMW features equipment which
Owner's Manual.
is not described in this Owner's Manual
(car radio or telephone, for instance),
Supplementary Owner's Manuals are
enclosed. We ask you to read these
manuals as well.
Status at time of printing
For your own safety
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For your own safety
Important safety information!
Installation and operation of non-BMW
Use unleaded gasoline only. Fuels
approved accessories such as alarms,
containing up to and including
For your own safety, use genuine parts
radios, amplifiers, radar detectors,
10 % ethanol or other oxygenates with
and accessories approved by BMW.
wheels, suspension components, brake
up to 2.8 % oxygen by weight (i.e.
dust shields, telephones (including oper-
When you purchase accessories tested
15 % MTBE or 3 % methanol plus an
ation of any portable cellular phone from
and approved by BMW and Original
equivalent amount of co-solvent) will
within the vehicle without using an exter-
BMW Parts, you simultaneously acquire
not void the applicable warranties
nally mounted antenna) or transceiver
the assurance that they have been thor-
covering defects in materials or work-
equipment (such as CB, walkie-talkie,
oughly tested by BMW to ensure
manship. Field experience has indi-
ham radio or similar) may cause exten-
optimum performance when installed
cated significant differences in fuel
sive damage to the vehicle, compromise
on your vehicle.
quality (volatility, composition, addi-
its safety, interfere with the vehicle's
BMW warrants these parts to be free
tives, for example) among gasolines
electrical system or affect the validity of
from defects in material and workman-
offered for sale in the United States and
the BMW Limited Warranty. See your
Canada. The use of poor-quality fuels
BMW center for additional information.
may result in driveability, starting and
BMW will not accept any liability for
Do not use key or remote control to lock
stalling problems, especially under
damage resulting from installation of
doors or luggage compartment with
certain environmental conditions, such
parts and accessories not approved by anyone inside the vehicle. Refer to
as high ambient temperature and high
page 34 for more details.<
BMW cannot test every product on the
Should you encounter driveability prob-
market to determine whether it can be
Maintenance, replacement, or
lems which you suspect could be
used on a BMW safely and without risk
repair of the emission control
related to the fuel you are using, we
to either the vehicle, its operation, or its devices and systems may be performed
recommend that you respond by
by any automotive repair establishment
switching to a recognized high-quality
or individual using any certified auto-
Original BMW Parts, BMW Accessories
motive part.<
and other products approved by BMW,
Failure to comply with these recom-
together with professional advice on
mendations may result in unscheduled
Symbol on vehicle parts
using these items, are available from all
BMW centers.
Indicates that you should consult
Obey all applicable safety rules when
the relevant section of this
handling gasoline.<
Owner's Manual for information on a
particular part or assembly.
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Document Outline
  • Foreword
  • Contents
  • Notes
  • Symbols
  • Your individual vehicle
  • Status at time of printing
  • For your own safety
  • Overview
    • Cockpit
    • Instrument cluster
    • Indicator and warning lamps
    • Multifunction steering wheel (MFL)*
    • Hazard warning triangle*
    • Refueling
    • Fuel specifications
    • Tire inflation pressures
  • Controls and features
    • Keys
    • Central locking system
    • Opening and closing ? via the remote control
    • Opening and closing ? via the door lock
    • Opening and closing ? from the inside
    • Luggage compartment lid
    • Luggage compartment
    • Alarm system*
    • Electric power windows
    • Sliding/tilt sunroof*
    • Correct sitting posture
    • Seats
    • Manual seat adjustment
    • Power seat adjustment*
    • Lumbar support*
    • Head restraints
    • Safety belts
    • Seat and mirror memory*
    • Seat heating*
    • Steering wheel
    • Mirrors
    • Airbags
    • Transporting children safely
    • Vehicle Memory, Key Memory
    • Ignition lock
    • Starting the engine
    • Switching off the engine
    • Parking brake
    • Manual transmission
    • Automatic transmission with Steptronic*
    • Indicator/Headlamp flasher
    • Washer/Wiper system
    • Cruise control*
    • Odometer
    • Tachometer
    • Energy control
    • Fuel gauge
    • Temperature gauge
    • Service Interval Display
    • Check Control
    • Clock
    • Computer*
    • Park Distance Control (PDC)*
    • Automatic Stability Control plus Traction (ASC+T)
    • DSC* ? BMW 320i, 325i, 330i
    • DSC ? BMW 325xi, 330xi
    • Hill Descent Control (HDC)* ? BMW 325xi, 330xi
    • Tire Pressure Monitor (RDC)*
    • Flat Tire Monitor*
    • Parking lamps/Low beams
    • Instrument lighting
    • High beams/Standing lamps
    • Fog lamps
    • Interior lamps
    • Air conditioning
    • Automatic climate control*
    • Roller sun blind*
    • Premium sound system*
    • Glove compartment
    • Storage compartments
    • Cellular phone*
    • Ashtray, front*
    • Ashtray, rear*
    • Through-loading system*
    • Ski bag*
    • Cargo loading
    • Roof-mounted luggage rack*
  • Operation, maintenance
    • Break-in procedures
    • Driving notes
    • Antilock Brake System
    • Brake system
    • Tire inflation pressures
    • Tire condition
    • Tire replacement
    • Wheel and tire combinations
    • Winter tires
    • Hood
    • Engine compartment essentials
    • Washer fluids
    • Engine oil
    • Coolant
    • Brake fluid
    • The BMW Maintenance System
    • Technical modifications
    • California Proposition 65 Warning
    • OBD interface socket
  • Owner service procedures
    • Onboard tool kit
    • Windshield wiper blades
    • Lamps and bulbs
    • Changing a wheel
    • Battery
    • Fuses
    • Jump-starting
    • Towing the vehicle
  • Data
    • Engine data
    • Dimensions
    • Weights
    • Capacities
  • Index
    • A-Z
  • Refueling