How to Use the Remote Start in a BMW 3 Series

Whether it’s a frosty morning or a sweltering afternoon, remote start has you covered. In this article, we delve into the details of this feature, letting you rev up your BMW 3 Series engine and comfort from afar.

Note: The BMW 3 Series has a remote start feature in model years 2015+.

2015 – 2023 Models

  1. Ensure that your BMW 3 Series is locked.
  2. Press and hold the circular arrow button on your key fob for a few seconds until the car’s lights flash.

BMW ConnectedDrive

  1. Download the BMW Connected App from your device’s app store.
  2. Open the app and log in to your ConnectedDrive account using your credentials.
  3. If your vehicle isn’t already added to the app, you’ll need to add it.
  4. Navigate to the “Remote Services” section.
  5. Tap on this option to initiate the remote start sequence. You might need to confirm your action to ensure safety and security.
  6. Wait for a confirmation message within the app or an indication that the remote start has been successful.
  7. Monitor your vehicle’s status through the app. You can view the interior temperature, fuel level, and other essential details.
  8. If you decide to stop the remote engine start before you physically access the vehicle, you can do so through the BMW Connected App. Look for an option to turn off the engine remotely.

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