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Old 05-11-2012, 06:52 PM
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Removing the Adaptive Headlight Feature

Hey all,

This is my first post here, so thank you for all the information you had provided when I was just reading posts.

I bought a 2007 BMW 328i about 2 weeks ago (a dealership of a friend, not a BMW dealer I know...) but I love it. It drives like a dream. However, I unfortunately fell victim to the Adaptive Headlight Failure notification. It just came on out of nowhere. I did notice that I had some condensation in the driver side headlight. I told the dealer about the condensation on Day 2 and they told me to bring it in to check out. However, prior to doing so, this adaptive headlight failure light came on. Fortunately, the lights are in the forward position with no noticeable problem. Honestly, I don't really need the Adaptive Light feature, I'm just tired of the error symbol on my dashboard.

Is there any way to have the BMW dealership just disable the feature and remove the code? I did buy an extended Advantage warrany that covers "Electrical", but i'm sure the dealership will cry Not Included. So if they do say they won't cover the repair, can I just remove the code and move on?
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Old 05-11-2012, 06:55 PM
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I also forgot to mention that I have since gotten the Condensation fixed "On the house" since I just purchased the car. On the pre-maintenance report, I noticed the dealer had replaced the driver side headlight so I'm sure the condensation was due to a faulty sealing job by the dealer maintenance.
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:56 PM
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If they replaced the headlight but didn't reset the warning I would take it back in and ask the service manager to take care of it for you. Be nice and they may hook you up, no harm in asking.
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Old 05-11-2012, 09:11 PM
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Thank you for the reply! The Adaptive Headlight Failure light popped on about a week into owning the car. I brought it in to have the condensation removed (which they handled no problem) but they said they couldn't determine what to do with the Adaptive light situation. They recommended I take it to the BMW dealer and hope that my extended warranty covers it :/
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Old 05-12-2012, 05:09 AM
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If you don't get the adaptive feature fixed, it can be like you're shining your high beams into every oncoming driver you face at night. I'd get it fixed.

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Old 05-12-2012, 07:53 AM
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Thank you for the reply! The Adaptive Headlight Failure light popped on about a week into owning the car. I brought it in to have the condensation removed (which they handled no problem) but they said they couldn't determine what to do with the Adaptive light situation. They recommended I take it to the BMW dealer and hope that my extended warranty covers it :/
Good advice. Adaptive headlights are an excellent thing....
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Old 05-12-2012, 01:59 PM
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This post is ridiculous to me. If you have an extended warranty, just get it fixed. It's that simple.
Adaptive headlights are a fantastic safety feature. You're crazy not to want it.
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Old 05-12-2012, 02:40 PM
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That's the thing, though. I'm doubting this will be covered by the warranty. Of course if it's covered under the warranty, I'll get it repaired, but if it isn't, I've been seeing average repair costs of 1500-1800. To me, having the adaptive lights is not worth that much of a repair cost. I will be taking it in this week, I just wanted to know if that code/error could be cleared if it isn't covered.
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Old 05-13-2012, 11:36 AM
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There shouldn't be any reason why it wouldn't be covered. That question is best directed toward your dealer. They'll know better than the people in this forum.
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Why all the anguish, just take it in & find out then move on. This has got to be a no brainer not a major league decision
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why all the anguish, just take it in & find out then move on. This has got to be a no brainer not a major league decision
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:43 PM
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Any update brother? What did you end up doing? I am also getting the error msg. Not sure how much it would cost, and thinking of just programming it out.
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