BMW 3 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 3: Lights and lighting

Switches in the vehicle

Lights

The light switch element is located next to the steering wheel.

Front fog lights.

Lights off.

Daytime running lights.

Parking lights.

Automatic headlight control.

Adaptive light functions.

Low beams.

Instrument lighting.

Right roadside parking light.

Left roadside parking light.

Automatic headlight control

Concept

The low beams are switched on and off automatically depending on the ambient brightness, for example in tunnels, in twilight or if there is precipitation.

General information

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

If the low beams are switched on manually, the automatic headlight control is deactivated.

Activating

Press the button on the light switch element.

The LED in the button lights up.

The indicator light in the instrument cluster is illuminated when the low beams are switched on.

System limits

The automatic headlight control cannot serve as a substitute for your personal judgment of lighting conditions.

For example, the sensors are unable to detect fog or hazy weather. In these situations, switch the lights on manually.

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