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      07-19-2005, 02:52 PM   #1
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Is it possible to get angel eyes to turn on when I unlock...

I'm not sure if any one knows, but on mercedes benz - when you unlock you can get your parking lights and fog lights to turn on.

I wonder if it's possible (maybe a dealer setting?) for my angel eyes to come on when I unlock the car? That would REALLY be helpfull to me, as there is a bit of a dark passage to walk to by my car?!!

I don't think you can do it, but I thought i'd ask anyways!
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I'm not sure if any one knows, but on mercedes benz - when you unlock you can get your parking lights and fog lights to turn on.

I wonder if it's possible (maybe a dealer setting?) for my angel eyes to come on when I unlock the car? That would REALLY be helpfull to me, as there is a bit of a dark passage to walk to by my car?!!

I don't think you can do it, but I thought i'd ask anyways!
Speaking of which is it possible to have the foglights come on automatically with the headlights instead of manually turning them on everytime.

I don't want to jack your post so a quick answer would be nice!
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I'm not sure if any one knows, but on mercedes benz - when you unlock you can get your parking lights and fog lights to turn on.

I wonder if it's possible (maybe a dealer setting?) for my angel eyes to come on when I unlock the car? That would REALLY be helpfull to me, as there is a bit of a dark passage to walk to by my car?!!

I don't think you can do it, but I thought i'd ask anyways!
For Audi we have this option called "Coming and Leaving Home" function. Once turned on when locking and unlocking the car our daytime running light will turn and stay on until you open the door or 30secs which ever comes first. haha I get tons of "hey, you left your lights on."

I would be suprised that the 3er don't have this option.

Maybe like kronzprinz said you might need to turn that on via iDrive or something, but I'm sure you can probably get the dealer to do that for you, it shouldn't be hard. We have VAG-Com for VW/Audi cars to tune those kind of things and I'm sure MB and BMW would have something similar!
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the option is activated by hitting the switch to flash high beams as you leave the car, then the lights will stay on for a short time
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also, the angel eyes don't throw any light at all

they won't help you see beans
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I used to havve my aftermarket angel eyes wired to my interior lights in my e46 so they would turn on whenever i lock or unlcock the car.
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the option is activated by hitting the switch to flash high beams as you leave the car, then the lights will stay on for a short time
I know this function, i want the lights to turn on when I UNLOCK the car...ie when I am walking towards my car. I tested it, the angel eyes give off sufficient light for my purposes, but I suppose angel eyes and fogs would work well too!
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I looked everywhere through the idrive menu and was unable to locate anything for this feature... if it is possible it looks like it will be a trip to the service department...
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I don't think BMWs have this feature (yet). Never heard or read any of it, and I've read both the US and the German user manual from cover to cover. You'll have to contend with the lights in the door handles to light up your sorroundings.
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I don't think BMWs have this feature (yet). Never heard or read any of it, and I've read both the US and the German user manual from cover to cover. You'll have to contend with the lights in the door handles to light up your sorroundings.
I don't have lights in the door handles. I skipped it, because I thought the extra money (here you need to order it as an extended lights package) was a waste because I was getting comfort access. :=/

It's just a software thing. I know this because my angel eyes stay on when i turn the car off until I open the drivers door. NOw can't they just be programmed to say on until I lock the doors? and then turn on again when I unlock them?
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probably not

I bet you also can't get them to program the left rear window to go up and down, then honk 4 times, then have the wipers go 2 times every time you lock/unlock

Just because it's a BMW doesn't mean the dealer can program it to do whatever you want
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probably not

I bet you also can't get them to program the left rear window to go up and down, then honk 4 times, then have the wipers go 2 times every time you lock/unlock

Just because it's a BMW doesn't mean the dealer can program it to do whatever you want

Haha... very true!
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probably not

I bet you also can't get them to program the left rear window to go up and down, then honk 4 times, then have the wipers go 2 times every time you lock/unlock

Just because it's a BMW doesn't mean the dealer can program it to do whatever you want
Maybe the factory could program it?

I'm not saying the dealer can program it, I'm saying it is something that if their software was written to do so - it could be programmed. That whole car is running on computer. From the windows to the started button.
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I'm not sure if any one knows, but on mercedes benz - when you unlock you can get your parking lights and fog lights to turn on.

I wonder if it's possible (maybe a dealer setting?) for my angel eyes to come on when I unlock the car? That would REALLY be helpfull to me, as there is a bit of a dark passage to walk to by my car?!!

I don't think you can do it, but I thought i'd ask anyways!
Set your headligts to the automatic position. (turn it to the left)

When you unlock your car the angel eyes will turn on.
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probably not

I bet you also can't get them to program the left rear window to go up and down, then honk 4 times, then have the wipers go 2 times every time you lock/unlock

Just because it's a BMW doesn't mean the dealer can program it to do whatever you want
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Set your headligts to the automatic position. (turn it to the left)

When you unlock your car the angel eyes will turn on.
This only works on 2007 models
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with the coupe, they come on automatically upon unlocking... angels, corners and rear light bars...
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with the coupe, they come on automatically upon unlocking... angels, corners and rear light bars...
This goes for all 2007 e9x models.
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I bet you also can't get them to program the left rear window to go up and down, then honk 4 times, then have the wipers go 2 times every time you lock/unlock
WTF are you talking about? Even my loaner does that.
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