BMW 5 Series: Parking lamps/low beams, 
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General information

If the driver door is opened with the ignition switched off, the exterior lighting is automatically switched off at the following switch settings:

0, , Parking lamps

Parking lamps

Switch position lamps light: the vehicle lamps light up on all sides, e.g., for parking.

Do not use the parking lamps for extended periods; otherwise, the battery may become discharged and it would then be impossible to start the engine.

When parking, it is preferable to switch on the one-sided roadside parking lamps

Low beams

Switch position switched with the ignition switched on: the low beams light up

Welcome lamps

When parking the vehicle, leave the switch in position : the parking and interior or lamps light up briefly when the vehicle is unlocked.: the parking and interior lamps light up briefly when the vehicle is unlocked.

Activating/deactivating

1. "Settings"
2. "Lighting"
3. "Welcome light"

The setting is stored for the remote control currently

The setting is stored for the remote control currently in use.

Headlamp courtesy delay feature

The low beams stay lit for a short while after the ignition is switched off, if the lamps are switched off and the headlamp flasher is switched on.

Setting the duration

1. "Settings"
2. "Lighting"
3. "Pathway light.: s"

4. Set the duration.

4. Set the duration.

The setting is stored for the remote control currently in use.

Automatic headlamp control

Switch position are switched: the low beams are switched on and off automatically, e.g., in tunnels, in twilight or if there is precipitation. The indicator lamp in the instrument cluster lights up.

A blue sky with the sun low on the horizon can cause the lights to be switched on.

The low beams always stay on when the fog lamps are switched on.

The automatic headlamp control cannot Personal responsibility
The automatic headlamp control cannot serve as a substitute for your personal judgment in determining when the lamps should be switched on in response to ambient lighting conditions.

For example, the sensors are unable to detect fog or hazy weather. To avoid safety risks, you should always switch on the lamps manually under these conditions.◀

Daytime running lights

With the ignition switched on, the daytime running lights light up in position 0, . or After the ignition is switched off, the parking.

After the ignition is switched off, the parking lamps light up in position Activating/deactivating.

Activating/deactivating

1. "Settings"
2. "Lighting"
3. "Daytime running lamps"

The setting is stored for the remote control currently

The setting is stored for the remote control currently in use.

Roadside parking lamps

The vehicle can be illuminated on one side.

The vehicle can be illuminated on one side.

Switching on

With the ignition switched off, press the lever either up or down past the resistance point for approx. 2 seconds.

Switching off

Briefly press the lever to the resistance point in the opposite direction.

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