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      09-20-2009, 11:03 AM   #1
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Help!!: Car Presets Keep Reseting/ Halos dont work

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OK so this has been happening for about a week or so and I dont know why. I have an appointment with BMW on tuesday as I told them that my daytime running lights werent working. So heres what happens:

-Sometimes I get in my car and everything is normal. I start it up and my programmable buttons are all correct and what I programmed them as. My halos work when I turn the light switch to the Angel Eye position and everything is fine.
- Then sometimes I turn on the car and all the programmable buttons (on my wheel and on my dash) are DIFFERENT. I bought this car second hand and it seems like the presets were radio stations that the previous owner might have programmed. idk. At the same time, when i turn my lights to "Halos only" NOTHING HAPPENS.

This all seems like I disconnected the battery somewhow but i havent touched that. And another thing is that the clock is still correct which usually resets during something like that. The only thing that I have done power wise is splice into my cigarette lighter wires to get power and a ground for an ipod charger. Would that be causing this? I cant see how that could affect my lights and radio/wheel/button presets.

Let me know if any of you know what this could be and if BMW will blame it on my ipod charger if they see it...

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Are you using the same key? Settings are stored on the keyfob.
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Are you using the same key? Settings are stored on the keyfob.
Hmm.. wow.. that might just be it. Would that explain the halos not working with one key and working for the other?
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One key's settings might have DRL disabled.
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One key's settings might have DRL disabled.
Ok cool. I have a brake light out so I will bring it in tomorrow and check to see if the key can be reprogrammed to run my DRL's.. Thanks so much.. for a second I thought I had f-ed something up and was pissed at myself.
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You can program DRL on or off yourself via the BC stalk (if you don't have iDrive) or if you have iDrive, you can do it through there.
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You can program DRL on or off yourself via the BC stalk (if you don't have iDrive) or if you have iDrive, you can do it through there.
any simple instructions on how to do that? sorry.. i didnt even know you could do anything like that. Ive only had the car for like 2-3 weeks
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Update: Im dumb and i didnt ealize that the keys could be programmed to not have the day light runnning lamps. Sorry for being a n00b and thanks for the help Nivedh
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