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November 28, 2017, 11:50:53 AM

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Angel Eyes Intermittent??
« on: November 28, 2017, 11:50:53 AM »
When the car was originally delivered I noticed that whenever I unlocked the car via the fob the angel eye rings slowly lit up in stages along with rear light clusters - nice touch I thought!

However over the last few days the angel eyes have stopped doing this all together?? As for the rear clusters I haven't had chance to check as its been parked in a space at work with the rear hidden from view.

Is this lighting up of the angel eyes switchable somewhere, I don't think I have changed any car settings, or is it dependent on daylight etc??

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November 28, 2017, 12:25:13 PM
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Re: Angel Eyes Intermittent??
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2017, 12:25:13 PM »
Could be the colder weather and the battery is slightly lower in power.
I think if that is the case then things like this stop working to save power.

November 28, 2017, 05:39:48 PM
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Re: Angel Eyes Intermittent??
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2017, 05:39:48 PM »
Was your light switch in ‘Auto’.

My lights only come on if it in that position when unlocking.
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November 29, 2017, 08:48:31 AM
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Re: Angel Eyes Intermittent??
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2017, 08:48:31 AM »
I reckon cold weather could be something to do with it, this morning they didn’t come on and when I turned the ignition on I got a message ‘excess drain on battery’ or something similar?!?

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November 29, 2017, 09:19:07 AM
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Re: Angel Eyes Intermittent??
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2017, 09:19:07 AM »
Sounds like the battery’s on its way out.

I had the same thing on my X6 for about the last 6 months, none of my lights would come on when I unlocked the car & I would get ‘Increased Battery Drain’ alerts.

As Alan says certain systems shut down when the battery is low to save power for starting the car. Cold weather makes it worse - I got a parking brake failure alert on Saturday morning when it was really frosty.

I replaced the battery over the weekend with an Exide AGM (£176 from Eurocarparts) and all is well & back to normal now.

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November 29, 2017, 01:18:08 PM
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Re: Angel Eyes Intermittent??
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2017, 01:18:08 PM »
Thanks for the heads up, it’s in BMW AUC warranty so think I will give them a bell or perhaps call BMW Assist when it does it next.

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