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Headlight switch always illuminated?

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Hi guys, my first post. Just purchased a 2003 M5 three weeks ago :D . Ever since reading the article in the December 1999 issue of Motor Trend about "the 400 HP super sedan", I was hooked. It took five years, but I did it. This site has been a wealth of knowledge, and for that I say "thanks guys!"

Anyhow, getting back to my question, my headlight switch always seems to be illuminated. I noticed it as I pulled into the garage the other night. I turned the headlights off and the switch was still lit. Is this a safety feature, so one can always see the switch, or is it just one of those things that makes my car unique?
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gsfent said:
Makes sense. Corollary: how come the center vent wheel controlling air flow is not illuminated, even at night???
I've pondered that question for years also since EVERYTHING ELSE is lit. I use that control a lot. It especialy comes in handy to blow cooler air at night (which is a safety feature BTW). But, you can't see to change it! I've sinced learned to feel the dots and find the centering line to adjust it.
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