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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 10-07-2013, 04:14 PM
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deactivate adaptive headlight bmw e46

I read the book of instructions to activate the Adaptive headlight, my question is: How can I disable or deactivate this feature? The reason is that I have a problem when turning the wheel to the left the right light turns off, when I turn it to the right then turn on. something crazy right? Someone explain to me what happens here please.. so I want to disable this feature.
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Old 10-07-2013, 04:57 PM
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Instead of turning the headlights on by turning the dial to the left in the "A" position, just turn it two clicks to the right. That is non-adaptive mode.
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Old 10-07-2013, 06:32 PM
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But I would like to leave it in position "A" because I like that feature that turn the lights under the bridge or in the night without touching any button
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:15 PM
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Are we really looking to save the effort of twisting the switch to the "on" position?
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Old 10-07-2013, 10:13 PM
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But I would like to leave it in position "A" because I like that feature that turn the lights under the bridge or in the night without touching any button
Stop being lazy....use the switch !
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Old 10-08-2013, 04:50 AM
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But I would like to leave it in position "A" because I like that feature that turn the lights under the bridge or in the night without touching any button
It's convenient, but all of that repeated automatic on-off switching isn't good for the xenon headlight components.

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Old 10-08-2013, 05:41 AM
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Few things I don't use in my car - the auto passenger side mirror when in Reverse and the Auto headlights. I don't want the mirror to break and I don't want to prematurely burn out the xenon lights. It really doesn't take much effort to use the switch.
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Old 10-08-2013, 07:28 AM
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Stop being lazy....use the switch !
I have the same argument against automatic transmissions. Stop being lazy!
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Old 10-08-2013, 11:41 AM
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I have the same argument against automatic transmissions. Stop being lazy!
I see what you did there!! lol
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