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BMW 5 Series: Welcome lights and headlight courtesy delay feature

BMW 5 Series 2016-2024 Owners Manual / Lights / Welcome lights and headlight courtesy delay feature

Welcome lights

General information

Depending on the equipment, the exterior lighting of the vehicle can be set individually.

Activating/deactivating

Position of switch: Via iDrive:

Via iDrive:

1. "My Vehicle".

2. "Vehicle settings".

3. "Lighting".

4. "Exterior lighting".

5. Select the desired setting:

  • "Welcome lights" Individual light functions are switched on for a limited time.

Headlight courtesy delay feature

General information

The low beams stay lit for a certain time if the high beams are switched on after standby state is switched on.

Setting the duration

Via iDrive:

1. "My Vehicle".

2. "Vehicle settings".

3. "Lighting".

4. "Exterior lighting".

5. "Pathway lighting".

6. Select the desired setting.

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.

Activating

Position of switch: The indicator light in the instrument cluster is illuminated

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.

Daytime running lights

General information

Position of switch: The daytime running lights light up when drive-ready

The daytime running lights light up when drive-ready state is switched on. After drive-ready state is switched off, the parking lights light up in position Activating/deactivating.

Activating/deactivating

In some countries, daytime running lights are mandatory, so it may not be possible to deactivate the daytime running lights.

Via iDrive:

1. "My Vehicle".

2. "Vehicle settings".

3. "Lighting".

4. "Exterior lighting".

5. "Daytime running lamps".

The setting is stored for the driver profile currently used.

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