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Old 11-06-2009, 08:40 PM
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Unhappy Help! Trying to activate 3 time signal flash mode

If anybody knows how to activate the turn signal to flash three times at a single touch please let us know. Thanks.

While were in the subject of activating, Also we would like to activate the headlights to come on when i unlock the car, so at night as i'm walking up to the car it will be bright, not just the indoor lights.

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Old 11-06-2009, 08:53 PM
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You will need to take it to the dealer and be prepared to $$pay$$, most dealers charge an hour labor (around $125.00) to do that. I don't think your second choice is an option on our cars though. I know the oposite is possible when you leave the car, pull the turn stalk towrds you and the headlighs will remain on for some time.
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Old 11-07-2009, 09:24 AM
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The 3x turn signal is activated at the dealer for vehicles 2005 and on. The "welcome lights" feature is available only on 2008 and on X3s.
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Old 11-07-2009, 10:32 AM
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If anybody knows how to activate the turn signal to flash three times at a single touch please let us know. Thanks.

While were in the subject of activating, Also we would like to activate the headlights to come on when i unlock the car, so at night as i'm walking up to the car it will be bright, not just the indoor lights.

Thanks again.

G.
I had the touch signal option, along with daytime running lights option, activated recently on my '08 (at about 11K miles). The vehicle was in for something else, and I took that occasion to have the dealer activate both options. I think they charged me $50 total for the activation(s). The other work was warranty.
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Old 11-08-2009, 01:38 AM
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great, thanks for the info..
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Old 11-08-2009, 07:09 AM
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The "welcome lights" feature is available only on 2008 and on X3s.
I have it on my 2005...
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Old 11-08-2009, 08:42 AM
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I have it on my 2005...
That's weird - I don't on my 2007! I do have the feature for when I leave the X3 by pulling the stalk towards me.

I was able to have my dealer activate my features for free. I bought a CPO and after having it for a little while got the checklist and told them which ones I wanted on. They did it for no fee. Just talk to them!
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Your parking lights come on when you unlock the vehicle?
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Old 11-08-2009, 06:39 PM
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Your parking lights come on when you unlock the vehicle?
My 2007 only has the interior lights come on.
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Your parking lights come on when you unlock the vehicle?
No, they just blink twice when locking and once when unlocking (or vice-versa).
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No, they just blink twice when locking and once when unlocking (or vice-versa).
Yeah, I meant that the newer BMWs have the "welcome lights" where the parking lights and taillights illuminate when you hit unlock.
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Old 11-09-2009, 07:29 AM
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Yeah, I meant that the newer BMWs have the "welcome lights" where the parking lights and taillights illuminate when you hit unlock.
I drove a loaner with that nice feature!
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Old 11-09-2009, 07:53 AM
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Yeah, I meant that the newer BMWs have the "welcome lights" where the parking lights and taillights illuminate when you hit unlock.
Yeah, and I love the light under the door handles and the rear "ambience lighting"
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Old 11-09-2009, 09:46 AM
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Yeah, and I love the light under the door handles and the rear "ambience lighting"
And those halo rings (angel eyes) in the dark when you have just unlocked the car... I guess my signature pic says enough.
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