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Purpose of Red Dash Indicator


Clint M Jones







Good afternoon Gil, It’s nice to talk to a fellow scientist. I just purchased a 2012 BMW 535i and already am in total love with this vehicle my wife and I call Miss Pebbles. My question is this. To the right of my Nav screen on the plastic edge is a small approx. 1 mm diameter red lamp. What is the purpose of this indicator? In the center console is a cover that when removed, shows an electrical connector of some kind. Of course I do not have whatever it is that connects here but what is it for? I am so looking forward to the get togethers of this club and hopefully meeting you. Thank you very much.


Hello Mr. Jones, I apologize for the delay, we have been very busy at the shop. Thank you for the kind words. As far as the light is concerned, can you send me a picture of it? I cannot remember the light being there.

As far as the connector is concerned, all vehicles are wired for all available options, if an option is not chosen when the vehicle is purchased the connector is then not used and usually concealed as you found out.

I do look forward to meeting you on one of the club events, I’ll try to be around more again now that the COVID situation seems to be better. Thank you.

Gil Neves


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