2001 530i E39 Parking lights/turn signals
First off, I'm new to this forum and just bought my first BMw, a 2001 530i. I love it so far, but had to deal with some parking lights issues which I'm not sure are fixed.
Preface: My car has the corner amber bulbs in the headlight housing, both of which are fed off the angel eyes/halo bulb somehow (fancy german engineering). Near the corner bulbs are two white "parking light" lamps which are front-facing and serve as turn signals. Also, both bulbs blink when locking and/or unlocking the car (i forget). These bulbs are dual-element amber bulbs (Sylvania 3457).
Simply put, after I bought the car I realized I had a bad halo bulb on the passenger side (the angel eyes and corner bulb did not illuminate). Also, the orange "parking light" on my passenger-side would stay lit but not on the driver-side. I've since bought a new halo bulb and now the angel eyes/halos work on the passenger side.
OK, here's the question. When I turn on my parking lights and / or headlights, neither of the "parking lights" illuminate now. They only light up when I activate my turn signals or the lock/unlock feature. I have not see any E39s on the road at night to compare, so can someone with a similar car check and see if these lights are supposed to be on or not.
Did the passenger-side "parking light" illuminate just to compensate for the angel eyes bulb being out?
Thank in advance for the help and replies, this is driving me crazy.