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      02-06-2013, 02:22 PM   #1
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Daytime running lights on or off?

E90 black m3.

Do you have the setting set to have running lights on or off? Why or why not?

Also, which LUX do I buy. They all look the same!
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      02-06-2013, 02:30 PM   #2
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Off in the city. On if on rural roads. (It makes a difference in visibility.) On my E39, though, I disabled them because they were the inner lights only, and from a distance that can make the car appear further than it really is. At least that's my own bias.
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      02-06-2013, 02:35 PM   #3
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E90 black m3.

Do you have the setting set to have running lights on or off? Why or why not?

Also, which LUX do I buy. They all look the same!
On.

What year is your M3? Get the H8 V3
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      02-06-2013, 04:35 PM   #4
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On.

What year is your M3? Get the H8 V3
2010

I am trying to wait on a GP or a source to get them for less than $250
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      02-06-2013, 04:59 PM   #5
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wait seriously to the people who don't leave them on during the day??!??! one signature look of bmws are the angel eyes and you don't want it on?? doesn't make sense to me
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I leave them on 24/7 when I drive the car.
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wait seriously to the people who don't leave them on during the day??!??! one signature look of bmws are the angel eyes and you don't want it on?? doesn't make sense to me
This is why we ask these questions.
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      02-06-2013, 06:13 PM   #8
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I leave them on 24/7 when I drive the car.
+1, though in my case, I believe they're permanently on due to Canadian law requiring all vehicles to run DRLs. I doubt I'd turn them off even if I could, it's one of my favorite BMW traits.


Can anyone with a Canadian model confirm if you can disable the Angel Eyes through iDrive like our friends to the south? I doubt it very much, but I can't verify myself as my M3 is in winter storage, an hour's drive away!
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      02-06-2013, 06:31 PM   #9
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i don't like to draw attention, so off.
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      02-06-2013, 06:33 PM   #10
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I leave them on 24/7 when I drive the car.
Agree. They provide excellent visibility, allowing people to think twice before pulling out in front of me from a driveway or intersecting street.
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      02-06-2013, 06:57 PM   #11
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      02-06-2013, 06:58 PM   #12
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      02-06-2013, 07:33 PM   #13
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      02-06-2013, 07:49 PM   #14
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Off when they were yellow. On now.
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      02-06-2013, 08:06 PM   #15
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      02-06-2013, 08:14 PM   #16
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      02-06-2013, 08:29 PM   #17
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On. Grandma and Grandpa on the road need all the help they can seeing me coming...it's a smart safety feature and looks great as a bonus.
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      02-07-2013, 12:28 AM   #18
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On!

Not to mention it gives this angry look to your car (Jerez Black)
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      02-07-2013, 12:40 AM   #19
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Day time running lights could save your life, and at very little cost to you.

The most common way to die in the US for people <45 years old is in a car accident. After 45 years old, the most common ways to die are cancer and heat attack. Check out the CDC website (centers for disease control and prevention).

Another reason,
People recognize the lights, especially other BMW drivers. I recognize the lights and think "what BMW is this in my rear view?" We are all in the same club, but M3 rules.

The M3 is the best that BMW has to offer. I could of got a M5 or M6, but the M3 is the best car they make, and the sexiest.
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      02-07-2013, 12:44 AM   #20
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^Meh..we did just fine before day time running lights were ever cool or mandated
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      02-07-2013, 01:00 AM   #21
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^Meh..we did just fine before day time running lights were ever cool or mandated
Did just fine? Car accidents have been a leading cause of death for a long time. How could it bother you anyway? You can't tell if they are on or off when you are driving.

And just to be clear, it's not an insult to any of you people. Some times other people don't look and change lanes without looking. The lights help.

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      02-07-2013, 03:07 AM   #22
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Always on...don't really like drawing attention but thats the point of them, to make you more visible to other dozy drivers on their mobile or whatever.
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