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Have a 1990 bmw 535i the daytime running lights work but when you turn on the running lights i only get tail lights and marker lights no head lights or high beams pass to flash works and fog lights work is the problen a modual problem or what???

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Based on your discription of the problem i would suspect the headlight dimmer control, which is also called the multifunction switch is defective

Posted on May 12, 2010

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Well it could just be the photocell,,, Have a look at the photocell to see if its working..

Posted on May 11, 2010

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    Where is the photo cell and how do i check it?

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