: Auto-headlight question

Eric B
05-11-2007, 08:25 AM
I just purchased a 2004 545i, and am noticing some inconsistency with the auto-headlights. When I start the car in the morning the headlights turn on (as they should), but then as I pull out and start my commute they stay on the whole way into work. If I make a stop on the way for coffee, when I return to the car and restart it, they donít come back on.

Just wondering if this is normal. I would expect them to come on when I start the car, then shut off as I pull out and start driving. Instead, they stay on until I shut the car down.


05-11-2007, 08:53 AM
I had this same problem with a previous BMW while it was under warranty. I mentioned it to the shop foreman while the car was in for maintenance, and he did some magic (voodoo) to fix it. The problem never recurred.