I've had my car for 4 months and I've only seen this happen 3 times but, I'm guessing something is wrong somewhere. Sometimes when I turn off the lights my rear lights stay on and I need to turn back on the lights then turn them off again. Anyone had this happen?
Yup, have had the same thing happen to me. It is the weirdest thing, cause if I lock and unlock the doors the lights go out, or if like you, I turn them off, back on and off again they go out. Haven't mentioned this to the dealer as it happens so infrequently.
This may sound silly, but make sure you don't have a turn signal left on. For some reason if the turn signal is engaged when you turn the car off and take the key out, one or more lights are left on. Strange engineering and a prime way to drain the battery without even know you've made a mistake.
Happened to me this morning - I went to unlock the car to mistakenly turn the switch off, and hey presto - the lights went off!!!! Will monitor this and inform the dealer if it happens again - as posted - what an ideal way to kill the battery without realising!
This has happened to a few people. Another thread discussed it about 2 months ago. Doesn't seem to be a pattern to why it happens. Maybe to do with damp / wet weather.
If anyone finds a cure let us know
These are the "standing lights". In some countries, you are supposed to leave the rear and front light illuminated on the "traffic side" if you park on a road at night--all night. I first saw it there many years ago, and some German cars still have the switch like the Mini. It's in the Mini manual. Just a couple lights are on to save the battery. It can be handy in the US if you are parked in a bad spot but the location or situation does not merit hazard flashers.
Took my car in today for the rear brake lights staying on intermittently. Only way to get them to go off is to turn the engine on again and turn the lights on then off again
Dealer could find any fault codes so had no firm ideas really
Anyway, dealer mentioned my sony T69 CD changer and that 'may be causing it'. I thought yeah right.
Has anyone else with this problem fitted a CD changer?
a few weeks ago at work, a colleague of mine let me know that my rear lights were on. The front lights were not illuminated, and not wanting to disturb anything, I could see the lights were switched off from outside the car. Similarly the indicator stalk was in the central position and therefore no strange parking light facility could be activated. On unlocking the car they went off.
It hasn't happened again, and I'm not too bothered except if my battery goes dead.
Had it happen to me this morning, or at least the first time that I've noticed.
The rear lights were stuck on even though I hadn't had the lights on whilst driving.
I tried switching the lights on/off, setting/un-setting the alarm, tried the brake pedal - no effect.
Had to leave it but went back after 40 minutes and they had switched off.
As the oil-change warning has just gone into minus figures, could it be some cunning BMW software bug/warning system to prompt you to get to the dealer...
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