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Old 08-08-2008, 08:53 PM
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first annoyance with the X5

I just noticed today that when the light selector switch is in auto mode and the lights come on, the pass side fog lamp gets turned on as well. Pressing the fog light switch on/off turns the driver's side fog lamp on/off but the other stays on all the time.

Putting the selector in the manual on position brings everything back to normal.

Now i have to choose to bring it to the incompetant dealer who will give me a loaner or the less incompetant one who wont... Why are dealers in NYC so useless?

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Old 08-08-2008, 11:06 PM
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On auto, the fog lights will light up depending on which way your steering wheel is turned. You may have had your wheel turned slightly.
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Is this not mentioned in the handbook?

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On auto, the fog lights will light up depending on which way your steering wheel is turned. You may have had your wheel turned slightly.
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steering wheel was dead center.
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Sounds like a case of not understanding the "cornering lights" function. Your condition sounds normal to me.
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The fog light cornering light feature also comes on when slowing down with the corresponding turn signal on.
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see my post directly above yours...


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Sounds like a case of not understanding the "cornering lights" function. Your condition sounds normal to me.
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see my post directly above yours...
While not wanting to get into an arm wrestle, I suggest that you turn the steering wheel through the full range of motion, and watch the fog lights to see if it changes, ie the constant one goes on and off, with the headlight switch in auto. Perhaps it memorizes the last steering wheel position when the key is turned, for example. Better to eliminate the chance that it is this.
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good idea - could be a bad reading on the steering angle or something


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While not wanting to get into an arm wrestle, I suggest that you turn the steering wheel through the full range of motion, and watch the fog lights to see if it changes, ie the constant one goes on and off, with the headlight switch in auto. Perhaps it memorizes the last steering wheel position when the key is turned, for example. Better to eliminate the chance that it is this.
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