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Old Yesterday, 08:37 PM
mgcorrei82 mgcorrei82 is offline
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x3 headlights wont turn off

Hey guys, I got a 2005 x3 I just bought. Driving around during the day I notice my headlights are on and I can't turn them off. Well when I turn off the car they go off at least. Its the inner bulb of the head light closest to the grill. I turned off auto head lights, went through all the different headlight settings and it wont go off. Any ideas? Cant seem to find anything on this. Thanks
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Old Today, 03:43 AM
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If its a Canadian car it might be your DRL`s. (Daytime running lites )
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For the standard halogen headlight array, the high-beam headlights (the ones to which you're referring) are used (lower light intensity) as the DRL's. The only way to disable them is through the programming, for which you'd need a special interface tool; or have to take a trip to a dealer (who will charge you for making vehicle preference changes). And if you're outside the U.S., the DRL's are sometimes mandated by law, so keep that in mind before making any changes.
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Thanks guys, yeah your right they are DRL's.... I've never heard of these. I was worried everyone would be like "hey your lights are on" but if they are a safety feature i'll go with it. I'm in san diego, California I don't think its a law, but I'm happy to keep them on if its it keeps me safe.
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