How do I turn on the heated seats in a BMW X3?

I just upgraded to a new BMW X3. I have some pretty bad arthritis, and the winter tends to get it acting up, so I’m excited about the heated seats. However, I’m not exactly sure how to get them turned on. How do I turn on my BMW X3’s heated seats?

Answer
Congrats on upgrading to a car like a BMW! They can seem complicated, but I’m happy to say that turning on the heated seats in a BMW X3 only takes a few simple steps. Here’s what to do:
  1. Find the increase and decrease buttons. These should be fairly easy to find from the driver’s seat.
  2. Press and hold them simultaneously. Wait for a light to start flashing; this will indicate that the heating has turned on.
  3. Use the buttons to determine the temperature. Press the left button to lower the temperature and the right button to raise it.
  4. Press both buttons again. Once you have found the perfect temperature for you, press both buttons again to set the temperature.
And that’s all there is to it!
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Enjoy your heated seats this winter!
Ben Guess
Answered on Jan 05, 2022
Ben has a BA in Journalism + Design from The New School, as well as three years’ experience in content writing and data journalism. They are deeply interested in how the car industry intersects with issues of inequity in the world, as well as in making auto insurance more accessible through writing. When they’re away from the keyboard, they enjoy baking, embroidering, and playing Dungeons and Dragons with friends. They are based in Boston, Massachusetts.
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