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Roger, BMW Master Tech
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Experience:  10 yrs. experience as BMW Master Technician, shop foreman and dealer.
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I turn on the exterior lights while driving, but they stay

Customer Question

I turn on the exterior lights while driving, but they stay on when I turn off the ignition. Is there a setting that will allow the lights on while driving and turn off when the ignition is off?
JA: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about?
Customer: The headlights and tail lights
JA: What is the make/model/year of your car?
Customer: 2003 BMW X5
JA: Are you fixing your X5 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I have just turned the light switch to different positions.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Steve replied 1 month ago.
How long do they stay on for after shutting the car off?
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
They never go off
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I don't have any more infomation
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Steve, are you still there?
Expert:  Steve replied 1 month ago.
it takes times to reply
Expert:  Steve replied 1 month ago.
does your vehicle have the lamp setting to the left of the 0 on the light switch?
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Expert:  Steve replied 1 month ago.

and in this setting, the lights stay on when the vehicle is off and locked?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I do not lock the vehicle, but the lights stay on when the car is turned off and not locked
Expert:  Steve replied 1 month ago.
please try locking it and let me know what happens