Check angel eye bulbs? I had the error when I had my AE's unplugged.The on board screen says "Check Side Lights" so I did.
I used the turn signals, hazards and for the heck of it looked at the parking lamps, brake lights and all that. They all work.....anyone know why I get this message?
I believe this has to do with the little led light on the side of the turn signals.
Got "Check Side Lights" Message - but can't change bulb - BMW CCA
The side 'LED' looking indicator actually runs off the same system as the angel eyes. It uses a single bulb that transmits the light though a series of a fiber optic plastic pieces.AHHH dangit, the one set of bulbs I didnt think about!
I'll check them when it stop raining. I always forget there are bulbs in the amber corner.
Yes, it runs off the same fiber optic lines as the AE's do.You are forgetting the corner parking bulb that is in the amber portion of the headlight. That it the one I forgot about too until LoCal reminded me there was a bulb there. But it was actually the AE harness that was loose. Fixed now.
(edit)Oh wait, are you trying to say that this amber light is not a separate bulb but its light comes from the fiber cable from the AE?
If you can deal with no map light until then, you can just swap them out and deal with your interior map light later.Just had to deal with this myself, following 'check parking lights' on the dashboard display.
I've got the first year of angel-eye lights, with the anti-tamper housing/bulb unit described by a previous poster - this part number 63126904048 (item 4) on this realoem page RealOEM.com BMW E39 M5 Indiv. headlight parts/xenon headlight
At GBP23.50 for the complete housing/bulb part, it wasn't worth the time to break into the original in order to fit a new bulb, but looked trivial if a spare bulb is to hand.
Note to self - get a selection of spare bulbs to save driving miles to the dealer on a Saturday.