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Please Help!

11-21-2004, 12:41 AM
I recently got a 1999 528i with automatic transmission. Tonight, after I put the car in park and locked the car, the parking light inside the car, next to the stick (i am refering to the small lights that light up next to the stick when you put the car in drive, reverse, park, etc. Not the ones on the dash) did not go off and remained lit. What could be the problem? I appreciate your feedback.

11-21-2004, 12:46 AM
Was all of them lit up? or Just the Park one? If its Park that is lit up, I am pretty sure that is normal.

11-21-2004, 02:29 AM
Time it... It should stay on for 16 minutes. Then the car goes to sleep.

Do something like unlocking the trunk with the remote, and it should wake up. The light will stay on another 16 minutes.