Odd little happenstance yesterday. I was at work when someone called over
the intercom and said there was a red BMW in the parking lot with it's
lights on. There are two of us with red cars. So, rather than walk the,
seemingly, 10 miles to my car, I did the easy thing and checked to make sure
I had my keys. Yep, got 'em. Can't be my car, right?
Well, while on my usual walk at break time, I strolled by my 330 and lo and
behold, the driver's side turn signal light was lit. Front and rear. I said,
"wtf?" Got in and everything seemed normal. Main switch in usual position,
no key in ignition and again I said, "wtf?"
Well, turns out as I was exiting the car I must have pressed down on the
turn signal stalk with my lunch pail and not noticed. Unbeknownst to me, the
bulbs are energized and stay lit even with all switches in the off position
and no key in the ignition. They don't flash, they just stay lit. Works on
both sides, front and rear, by the way.
Is this normal? An electronic glitch specific to my car? Have others noticed
this with their cars? What possible reason would BMW have made this a
Any and all replies will be appreciated. :-)