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Old 11-12-2012, 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by kssod View Post
In settings this is turned on. According to the manual when the car is shut off the headlights will remain on for a given time. My headlights shut off as soon as the door is opened, the interior remain on and slowly dim.
This seems odd, in that in most of my cars the headlights would stay on to light the way for a a bit then go off.
Per manual the lights are set to auto.

Is this correct operation?
Actually, the "welcome" lamps are those that turn on when you unlock the car as you are approaching. "Welcome", meaning, you are coming to the car. They are the angel eyes, and yes, they only come on if the headlights are in the Auto position, or the headlights on position (the headlights will also turn off in this position when you turn off the car).

You might be talking about "pathway" lighting, when the lights stay on after you shut the car off. Some cars leave them on automatically when you shut down. On your BMW, you pull the high-beam lever toward you after you turn off the car to activate the pathway lighting function. You can set how long the pathway lights stay on with one of the menu options.
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