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MayanArch   Posted Saturday, Oct 13th 11:23pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Post nr. 1417
Florida, USA
Baur E21 2.7 1982, Baur E30 318i 1985, 323i 1978
Ok, the switch from the x5 to the e21 has produced its first incident. I left the lights on and drained the battery.

Is there an upgrade to make the lights go off automatically when you turn off the ignition?

yabby323   Posted Monday, Oct 15th 9:36am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Post nr. 15

Adelaide, Australia
bmw 323i
there should be. all my e21's have done it, iff not complete then to parkers at least. maybe euro thing. should be standard in all cars by now

MayanArch   Posted Wednesday, Oct 17th 4:55pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Post nr. 1419
Florida, USA
Baur E21 2.7 1982, Baur E30 318i 1985, 323i 1978

myersport   Posted Thursday, Oct 18th 3:53am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Post nr. 184
east tennessee
'82 320iS. '91 327iC
My 320i has auto off headlights-They turn off in about three hours.

melloh   Posted Thursday, Oct 18th 12:26pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Post nr. 607
California, USA (San Jose)
1980 320is, 1991 318is
Was it headlights or side marker (and tail) lights? Perhaps a difference in the euro-version vs. US version of wiring, but with ke out, only the side markers will stay on. Headlights will only work w/ the key in the ON position and side markers in all positions. I personally wouldn't want to mess w/ this unless you install a manual switch for the always on lights (so have it so that markers are only on in the ON position unless you manually switch it to always on power). That's only thing my simple mind can see happening. (Note again: my simple mind)

M42powered   Posted Thursday, Oct 18th 8:57pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Post nr. 740
Arizona, USA
1981 BMW 320i
my headlights turn off when the ignition is off.

chupchup   Posted Friday, Oct 19th 5:24am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Post nr. 258
Mine turns off the main beams and leaves the dip beams on - parking lights. Useful feature, and i understand that it is suppose to last for a few hours and not drain the batt. Mine you if your fog lamps are on the it does not switch.

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