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E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series E60 Sedan was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E61 wagon followed shortly there after. The E60/E61 5 series is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 06-10-2016, 09:16 AM
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Automatic driving lights

Hello,
Does anybody know how to activate marking lights or angel eyes when light switch is on auto.
On my 2006 E61 the headlights are off when switch is on "auto" but I would like to have marking lights or angel eyes on. The car has LM1 I think, do I need to get LM2? I've seen other e60 where only the marking lights are on.
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Old 06-10-2016, 01:53 PM
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Check your I-drive settings under lighting options. If your car is like US spec cars, you should find an unchecked box next to "DRL". Check the box. That should illuminate the angel eyes as running lights during the daytime.
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Old 06-10-2016, 02:06 PM
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I think he needs LM2 for this, i tried it and it doesn't work
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Old 06-10-2016, 02:24 PM
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If I switch on drl in idrive and switch over to auto lights they will be as the days and won't be controlled by light sensor...
I tried different coding options but nothing did work.
Guess I have to eBay me a new light module...
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Old 06-10-2016, 03:48 PM
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I think he needs LM2 for this, i tried it and it doesn't work
What's LM2?
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I used Carly to turn off the DRL and my angel eyes are on with the first click to the right and I can turn my fogs on at the same time.
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Old 06-10-2016, 04:05 PM
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It's funny because in my Idrive settings there is no option for dlr but I know i definitely have it
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What's LM2?
its a newer light module for newer e60's (LCI models)

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I used Carly to turn off the DRL and my angel eyes are on with the first click to the right and I can turn my fogs on at the same time.
you have to turn the switch to the far left (A)

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It's funny because in my Idrive settings there is no option for dlr but I know i definitely have it
you can use NSC Expert to have it in your iDrive settings but if you turned DRL off, then that means you basically coded out the sensor to use your inner high beams as day time lights, so if you had switched the switch to the far left, your low beams will now come on regardless of the day light....
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My dlr's would go on even in the morning when I turned the car on even if the switch is on the off position, I hated that. On Carly I simply turned them off completely
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I was changing the monitoring on my new lighting setup and noticed i had LM2 on my 2007. Manufactured Nov 2006. Thought it was odd.
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Old 06-10-2016, 10:45 PM
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its a newer light module for newer e60's (LCI models)


you have to turn the switch to the far left (A)



you can use NSC Expert to have it in your iDrive settings but if you turned DRL off, then that means you basically coded out the sensor to use your inner high beams as day time lights, so if you had switched the switch to the far left, your low beams will now come on regardless of the day light....

Hehe, yes but to have the auto function working you need to turn off drl...?
On my car the headlights turn on /off just nicely but I have to unhook the drl function in idrive.
I have already retrofitted to lci headlights, I'm just wondering if it could be done to keep the sidemarkers on in auto by changing light option to a different country variant or so on LM1 I wouldn't care for AE's...
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Old 06-10-2016, 11:25 PM
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I was changing the monitoring on my new lighting setup and noticed i had LM2 on my 2007. Manufactured Nov 2006. Thought it was odd.
Very late model 2007 e60s have LM2.
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