Possible. I heard that some European regulation changed this sometime in 2011 so that is probably why my 2013's tails are only on when the headlight are.
Current - 2013 N55 535xi Msport SAT
Retired - 2009 N54 335i Msport 6MT
Retired - 2000 M52TU 323i ASA Supercharged 5MT
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