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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 06-02-2011, 01:44 PM
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Interior Lights When Door Open

2008 535xi: Does anyone know how to disable the interior lights when the car door(s) open? I can't find any switch or menu option for this.
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Old 06-02-2011, 03:47 PM
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2008 535xi: Does anyone know how to disable the interior lights when the car door(s) open? I can't find any switch or menu option for this.
Good question... never thought about it. I don't think there is an option anywhere for that
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Old 06-02-2011, 04:48 PM
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Hold the center light switch (by the sunroof switch area) until the interior lights turn off (with door open). They will not turn back on until you manually turn them on.
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Old 06-02-2011, 05:01 PM
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It's in the manual BTW. With the door open and interior lights on, push the big center button up front above rear view mirror once and they should go out. Then push AND hold (same time) that same button until they go out. They will go out as you are holding the button. That should be the confirmation that they will not come back on until you press that same button again, you can turn on any other interior lights individually, but that setting will remain.

Sorry Locomotivebart, I merley added the turn off step so you actually see the lights go out.
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Old 06-02-2011, 05:17 PM
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It's in the manual BTW. With the door open and interior lights on, push the big center button up front above rear view mirror once and they should go out. Then push AND hold (same time) that same button until they go out. They will go out as you are holding the button. That should be the confirmation that they will not come back on until you press that same button again, you can turn on any other interior lights individually, but that setting will remain.

Sorry Locomotivebart, I merley added the turn off step so you actually see the lights go out.
Thanks for clarifying, I was merely writing from memory
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Cool to know. I completely missed that one. Time to RTFM for me again!
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Old 06-03-2011, 08:35 AM
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Thanks guys - I don't think I would have ever figured that out - with the lights on, bugs get in the car at our lake house when we are loading up.
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Old thread but how do you reactivate the automatic feature so that they go on when the doors open and then automatically Fade Out?

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Old thread but how do you reactivate the automatic feature so that they go on when the doors open and then automatically Fade Out?

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What have you tried? Did you push the button again to turn the lights on?
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Old 05-19-2017, 09:40 AM
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Does that reset it?

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Not necessarily a reset, but the interior lights are "on" or activated. If you open a door and they come on they are on, and will fade out once the doors close.
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So to recap, Once you press the center light and turn the lights on, it'll go back to default which is, they'll come on when any one door opens, and then once all the doors are closed, they'll Fade Out...
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So to recap, Once you press the center light and turn the lights on, it'll go back to default which is, they'll come on when any one door opens, and then once all the doors are closed, they'll Fade Out...
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