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      04-05-2013, 12:08 AM   #1
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Angeleyes during the day.

Is there anyway to leave them on during the daytime? I've looked around to find an answer, I may not be looking hard enough, but hoping you guys could help. I drive a 2011 328i Sedan. Thanks.
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Is there anyway to leave them on during the daytime? I've looked around to find an answer, I may not be looking hard enough, but hoping you guys could help. I drive a 2011 328i Sedan. Thanks.
I think the only way is to code it.

I have the 2010 335i and its always on and have the exact opposite problem. I can't turn mine off, though I prefer to have them on all the time
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parking lights! you probably will still have the orange corners so you can either get a harness or code it out.
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I have seen that done before. Can't point you to how, but I can confirm I've seen them operating during as day time running lights on another 3series.
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      04-05-2013, 01:38 AM   #5
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Mine has the option for daytime running lights in the iDrive option settings. I don't know how you turn them on without iDrive though. Possibly with the BC stalk options?
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      04-05-2013, 02:13 AM   #6
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parking lights! you probably will still have the orange corners so you can either get a harness or code it out.
what is this harness you speak of ??



and i have the same car as you you have to go in the computer and turn off your drl lights off then you can switch on your lamps from the control and itll let the angel eyes run but with the amber lights as well. looks cool either way. you can also invest in some white amber lights and you can eliminate the amber coloring when have the angel eyes on.
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      04-05-2013, 03:17 AM   #7
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First off do you have xenon headlights and have you tried reading your manual? I don't know if sedans and coupes are different when turning angel eyes on for day time running lights.

I would think these would be the same procedure as how to turn them on an E92.
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I am virtually positive it is a setting in iDrive - at least it is for my 2012 E92 - that allows you to turn them on or off. I keep my switch setting on A and that keep the AE on during the day and the headlights come on whenever the sensor indicates it is getting dark.
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what is this harness you speak of ??



and i have the same car as you you have to go in the computer and turn off your drl lights off then you can switch on your lamps from the control and itll let the angel eyes run but with the amber lights as well. looks cool either way. you can also invest in some white amber lights and you can eliminate the amber coloring when have the angel eyes on.
What he did worked for me too
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I have a 2011, they're always on. Not sure why it would be any different for an LCI 2011 328- do you have xenons?
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Code, best option. you can even delete the orange corner lights and drive around in eve/night with just parking lights and fogs
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I am virtually positive it is a setting in iDrive - at least it is for my 2012 E92 - that allows you to turn them on or off. I keep my switch setting on A and that keep the AE on during the day and the headlights come on whenever the sensor indicates it is getting dark.
+1

This will turn on your taillight too on the 2011 models. On newer model, only the Halo will be on.
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My angel eyes are on all the time (I don't have iDrive). The guy I bought the car from must have had it coded that way... BTW, mine is an 08
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It was in my manual. I set the angel eyes as my daytime running lights - no special coding. I can then turn my switch one position to the right to light up my orange corners and my tail lights if I want with my angels running.
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This is covered in the owners manual. I have mine set to off and leave the light indicator on A. All this can be accessed without iDrive. Gotta use the stalk on the left hand side.
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not sure on why you couldn't. on my iDrive settings I can choose to leave Day Time running Lamps on or Off. I just leave them on.

However I do know on some cars it needs coding, @cn555ic can code it for you.
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Is there anyway to leave them on during the daytime? I've looked around to find an answer, I may not be looking hard enough, but hoping you guys could help. I drive a 2011 328i Sedan. Thanks.
We can code it for you. And you're local.
Do you have Xenons?
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i have a e90 2011 328i.. you have to get them coded to keep them on all the time. thats what i did
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there's a way around this without coding, i'm sure of it. mine are on all the time if the light control is set to auto. if it's set to off, nothing, if it's set to parking lights you get the ambers and the AE. i remember changing my DRL setting (non-idrive) when i got my LED bulbs because it looked like my car was having a seizure every time i turned it on with the bulb check. i think DRL is in the "off" mode
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mine is an 08 e92. my ae's are always on, regardless of whether the headlight knob is auto, off, parking, on. not coded.
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mine is an 08 e92. my ae's are always on, regardless of whether the headlight knob is auto, off, parking, on. not coded.
OK that makes sense so your DRL must be set to "on" if they're on in the off position. OP, turn your DRLs to "off" and put the headlight switch to the left (auto). You should get just angel eyes on when you do that
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