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Old 06-20-2005, 08:09 AM
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Automatic headlight control sensitivity

Hi all, I've been driving my brand new E90 this week-end and quite often I noticed that the headlights were on while I was in town, in the middle of the afternoon, in open air
I called BMW this morning and they told me the sensitivity can be adjusted. It is accessible from the Idrive menu or can be done by a dealer if they plug the car.
I was wondering if anyone else came with the same kind of behaviour ?? The fact is it was very sunny this week-end and I think the headlights switched on in the shadow of a building or under (light) trees. But still... I find it a bit to much sensitive
Any report on this from other owners would be apreciated ! Especially those with I-drive who would have adjusted the sensitivity by themselves
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Old 06-20-2005, 08:21 AM
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I don't have iDrive. The headlight turn on even when I move my car from my house (not condo) garage on sunny day and when I go under the bridge on a sunny day as well. I can imagine it is on with the shadow of tall building in the city...
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Old 06-20-2005, 09:16 AM
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Yup, any shadow flicks on the auto headlamps. I hope it can really be adjusted.
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Old 06-21-2005, 10:55 AM
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Any report from an I-drive user on this ?
(please.... ?)
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Old 06-21-2005, 11:21 AM
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The Auto lights sensitivity can be set on the iDrive, ive set mine to the least sensitive setting and although its better the lights are still to sensitive.
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Old 06-21-2005, 11:44 AM
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Oh that's very interesting, thanks so much for sharing this info.
Could you tell how many levels of sensitivity there is between min and max , and do you remember what the default setting was ?
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Where on the I-Drive do you find the setting?
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Old 06-21-2005, 01:29 PM
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Any report from an I-drive user on this ?
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To switch the daylight sensors sensitivity: go to the start menu, press the iDrive controller, select Vehicle Settings and press the controller, select Lighting and press the controller, select Auto. Headlamps and press the controller, choose sensitive/normal/slower.

I have mine set to Normal, it works to my liking.

This is also detailed in the owners manual. Lamps detail begins on pg.85 (USA owners manual)

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