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Hidden lights

Specific discussion about the E89 2009 Z4 (sDrive35is, sDrive35i, sDrive30i, sDrive23i)
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Post by Ole gits rule » Wed Jun 22, 2022 4:21 pm

N4LLY wrote: Wed Jun 22, 2022 2:14 pm
Johnbmwz4 wrote: Tue Jun 21, 2022 9:20 pm Just noticed the red light only stays on for around 10 seconds but the white light stays on. When I now open the door only the white light comes on no red light, same when I lock and unlock the car. I wonder if the car has to be locked for a while then unlocked before the red light works?
Now confused :? Where is this mystery red light ?
On mine there are two holes, the white light is in the bottom one but nothing switches on in the top hole that I can see but it is in the exact location of the red light in John's car
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Post by B21 » Wed Jun 22, 2022 4:32 pm

Neither the light circuits in real.oem nor any electrical circuits in newTIS show any other light on that trim piece accept the white LED that is seen on the ‘extended lights’ option …nor has that module or trim piece changed over time or with different models..

If it does exist then it must be associated with some aftermarket device..
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Post by Johnbmwz4 » Wed Jun 22, 2022 9:01 pm

So anyone else got the red light as well as the white light ?

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Post by Gwest44 » Wed Jun 22, 2022 10:21 pm

You had to ask - I had to look :rofl:

Mine has the Comfort package (Z4K) so by default the Extended lighting (563) and Storage compartment package (493).

But unfortunately no red light only the white one :headbang:
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Post by Johnbmwz4 » Wed Jun 22, 2022 11:05 pm

Very weird as now I can’t get the red light on only the white one….

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Post by Ole gits rule » Wed Jun 22, 2022 11:55 pm

Mine is the same as Gwest car - extended lights as well and no red light
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Post by Nictrix » Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:44 am

I have a couple of lights like the red ones in my x6.
In the x6 I think they mihht be on all the time but are only really visible when it's dark, so maybe they come on when the headlights are switched on.
The main one I can think of in the x6 is in the headlining right above the gear selector giving you a slightly illuminated area.
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Post by N4LLY » Thu Jun 23, 2022 4:00 pm

Ole gits rule wrote: Wed Jun 22, 2022 11:55 pm Mine is the same as Gwest car - extended lights as well and no red light
Phew ! Not just me then. Don't want to be short changed :lol:
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Post by Johnbmwz4 » Thu Jun 23, 2022 5:46 pm

Mystery solved. The red lights come on with the side lights. I’m assuming mine came on for a few seconds when I unlocked the car as it was a certain darkness in my garage. Anyway turn your headlight switch to side lights to see if they come on.
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Post by enuff_zed » Thu Jun 23, 2022 5:48 pm

Probably be seen as sour grapes as my car doesn't have them, but surely this is a desperate clutching at straws by BMW to increase the price of a car by hiding a light behind the seat?
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Post by Ole gits rule » Thu Jun 23, 2022 6:03 pm

N4LLY wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 4:00 pm
Ole gits rule wrote: Wed Jun 22, 2022 11:55 pm Mine is the same as Gwest car - extended lights as well and no red light
Phew ! Not just me then. Don't want to be short changed :lol:
Gonna try the side light trick now
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Post by N4LLY » Thu Jun 23, 2022 6:22 pm

Hold up - trotting off down to garage :wink:
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Post by enuff_zed » Thu Jun 23, 2022 6:24 pm

Get a grip you lot!
For years you had no idea these lights even existed. Now you're rushing out to check whether you have them all!
What then, invite everyone round to admire lights that have gone unnoticed all this time? :rofl:
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Post by Ole gits rule » Thu Jun 23, 2022 6:29 pm

enuff_zed wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 6:24 pm Get a grip you lot!
For years you had no idea these lights even existed. Now you're rushing out to check whether you have them all!
What then, invite everyone round to admire lights that have gone unnoticed all this time? :rofl:
I knew the white one was there just never really ever saw due to the seat position
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Post by N4LLY » Thu Jun 23, 2022 6:35 pm

enuff_zed wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 6:24 pm Get a grip you lot!
For years you had no idea these lights even existed. Now you're rushing out to check whether you have them all!
What then, invite everyone round to admire lights that have gone unnoticed all this time? :rofl:
Oi it's an Elite club.

I got the red light :P :thumbsup:
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