If you take your 08 into the dealer, they should replace the door under warranty. Mine is fine after 5yrs. Just be careful and aware that it is there. Very stupid design IMO as it is VERY easy to break off. The tab should have been made out of more sturdy materialThank you folks! From the responses I did find the switch and I did test it. Since it is functional, I will get to work on replacing the tab (a.k.a. "finger") post haste.
So locking the doors turns out that light? Interesting. **runs out to garage to test**I had the same problem with my 2007 Z4MC! i had to take the car to 3 different dealerships to get it fixed finally. My was actually draining the batery if i did not lock the car's doors. If your car is still under warranty, take it to the dealer and have them fix it for you! Good luck
So locking the doors turns out that light? Interesting. **runs out to garage to test**
Yes, the car essentially goes into "SLEEP" mode when you locked the doors! It takes about 15-16 minutes if the doors remain unlock. I am making it a habbit to lock the doors everytime since there are several modules still running prior to "SLEEP" mode kicks in. In my case, the Telecommunication Unit (TCU) went bad and continued to draw 2A eventhought the car was completely shutdown (replaced under warranty along with the Center console door). Good Luck