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7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008)
Discussion of BMW's 4th generation E65/E66 7 Series flagship. The E65 generated much controversy, due to its radical styling and iDrive user difficulties. Nonetheless, the E65 broke records to become the best-selling 7-series iteration ever, especially after its 2005 facelift.

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Old 02-15-2014, 09:09 PM
modethirteen modethirteen is offline
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Lamp Module Malfunction?

On my way on a 700 mile trip and my lights malfunctioned. I turn off the car and the halo lights and back brake lights stay on. I tried turning the lamp knob to all four settings and it did not have any effect. The lights remain on. I cant get car checked until Wednesday and hope someone on this great forum can give me some help. The advice I got from the dealer until my appointment was to temporarily disconnect the battery to avoid having the battery drained over night. Can someone offer some possible advice? Thanks!
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Old 02-15-2014, 11:38 PM
dvanlare dvanlare is online now
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When LM fails there I think there is a failsafe to turn on these lights and allow you to get to safety. Do they stay on even if you lock the car? There is a switch above the battery that puts the car in storage mode -- maybe that will allow the car to go to sleep and turn off the lights. If none of that works you may be forced to disconnect the battery.
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Old 02-16-2014, 12:07 AM
robin24k robin24k is online now
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Is it just one side, or both? There's a directional parking light feature, which can be activated/deactivated by pushing the turn signal stalk after turning the engine off.
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Old 02-16-2014, 05:56 AM
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That is possible. It its only 1 side depress and hold the signal on same side for a few seco ds and it should shut off
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