7 Series, BMW, E65 E66 E67 E68 (2001-2008)

BMW iDrive 1st gen hidden menu

BMW iDrive 1st gen hidden menu gives you access to diagnostic tests of MOST bus and some of the multimedia settings.
1st gen. iDrive system was installed in BMW 7-Series cars (E65, E66, E67, E68). Be careful and don’t change any options unless you’re sure what your doing.


Please make sure that you have iDrive 1st generation system in your BMW car. This system is exclusive to BMW 7-Series (E65, E66, E67, E68). Other BMW cars use systems like M-ASK, CCC, CIC, CIC High.


Performing this procedure may cause permanent damage to your car.
Do this at your own risk!
We are not responsible for any loss or damage.

iDrive 1st gen hidden menu

  1. Turn the ignition on and wait for the iDrive system to start.
  2. Press and hold control knob for 10 seconds.
  3. Turn the knob 3 clicks right (clockwise).
  4. Turn the knob 3 clicks left (counter-clockwise).
  5. Turn the knob 1 click right.
  6. Turn the knob 1 click left.
  7. Turn the knob 1 click right.
  8. Press the control knob.
  9. Hidden menu should appear on the screen.

Use control knob to navigate through the menu.
Be careful and don’t make any changes unless you’re 100% sure about effects.

3 thoughts on “BMW iDrive 1st gen hidden menu

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  • Hi
    i have BMW X1 , 2014 , in Egypt … it is assemble in Egypt as BMW has an assembly factory for this model . it seems they do not use VIN system , because i cannot find the VIN written on the nameplate of the car
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