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      08-15-2010, 09:54 PM   #1
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How to keep just the angel eyes and not the low beam

I want to keep just the angel eyes and not the low beam I have installed the Daeos Vista Harness and love both the angel eyes but I dont want the low beam without error
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      08-15-2010, 10:39 PM   #2
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Ive heard it cant be done in Canadian E90's. I took mine into a shop to have the low beams deleted and they said they couldnt figure out how to do it.
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Word on the streets is canadain cars require daytime running lights. US cars have the option to turn them off in the in car menu.
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What kind of shop are you talking about? Both my local BMW dealer and my indie can do it. The lights just need to be reprogrammed. The LCI E9X have angel eye DRLs after all.
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So reprogramming the ecu would do the trick?

When I was installing the DRL harness.. one of the wires were the lowbeam I wondering if I snipt the wire but still connected it, if the closed circuit would it produce a error code??
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Canadian law requires DRLs to be enabled so you would need to find a dealer or independent service shop with a BMW diagnostics computer that is willing to disable them. They do require ECU programming to disable.
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yup nicks right its the law. I took mine into Tunerworks in Calgary to reprogram the ECU and they said they couldnt figure out how to do it. Both BMW dealerships in calgary said they wouldnt do it for me.

Tunerworks told me that most people just remove the headlights and put up with the error. Im still looking for a solution.

Ive ordered Led h7 bulbs with low lumens and i plan to use thouse as my DRL's. I have also ordered lux 5.1 and im going to see how they look together.
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Does it produce an error code when bulb is out.. Im thinking yes....

so I was thinking can we take the low beam wire and use up its energy on something that not bright at all??

or can we piggy back the DRL bulb wire to send back the signal which Im assuming is the proper wattage back using some capicitors.. etc.??
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Does it produce an error code when bulb is out.. Im thinking yes....

so I was thinking can we take the low beam wire and use up its energy on something that not bright at all??

or can we piggy back the DRL bulb wire to send back the signal which Im assuming is the proper wattage back using some capicitors.. etc.??
Why would you like to mess with the hardware when you can have it coded.
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hey what yr is the car. i have a 08 and there is a write up on how to deactivate the drl. you have to hit the DC button next to the steering wheel scroll to where you see like a lock symbol n then scroll to where you see the picture for the drl and then you simply click off on that. hope this helps.
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      08-19-2010, 11:54 AM   #11
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Yeah but you have a US car. Canadian cars have this locked out (I wish it was that easy). Ive created a couple of topics for deleting the DRL's on Canadian E90's and some people come back saying that it cant be done.

If any Canadians have been sucessful with this please chime in. I've read a thread a while back with a couple people from Van who were getting it done at a local shop for under $100 (Autoleader in Calgary charges $200).
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