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      04-02-2014, 12:52 PM   #1
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AE as DRL coding with BMWhat

Hey all!

I just wanted to share some knowledge I earned by playing with the BMWhat app in my car. (2010 model E90 with halogen headlights, European model)

It is possible to code the AE to function as DRL with the headlightswitch on auto. However, they aren't brighter. But I think it can also be possible to code the brightness with the app.

So, now when I am having the headlight switch on auto, only the AE light up. But as soon as I drive into a darker place, for example a garage, the lowbeams will light up too.

Just waiting for my 40W led AE to arrive now

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      04-02-2014, 08:33 PM   #2
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Hey thanks for sharing! I'm pondering purchasing that app myself and doing exactly what you did. Please post an update regarding the brightness. I think you're right.
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      04-03-2014, 06:45 PM   #3
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Hello again!

Glad you found my information useful!

Nope, not possible to code the AE brighter yet. But very soon it seems! I sent a mail to iViNi-Apps (The ones who gave us BMWhat) and here is the answer I got:

Hello,

thanks for the nice feedback, always great to hear :-)

-I've coded so the Corona rings are set as DRL. However, the brightness is still like when using them as parking lights. Is it possible to code them to be brighter? I saw it is possible on the 5-series cars.
Not yet, but in a week or so ;-)

-Is it possible to set DRL function so the front foglights wil lit up togheter with the corona rings?
Also in planning, but might take a little bit longer.

Best regards from Munich


Today I also coded so the car remembers my setting on the auto start/stop function. Amazingly I can finally forget that button

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      04-04-2014, 03:32 AM   #4
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Just waiting for my 40W led AE to arrive now

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pls post pics with the new led AEs, which brand did you buy ??
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      04-04-2014, 04:36 AM   #5
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pls post pics with the new led AEs, which brand did you buy ??
Sure, I'll do it as soon as I get them installed. I bought "BMW E90 E91 FACELIFT LCI CREE LED HALOGEN HEADLIGHTS WHITE ANGLE EYE HALO LIGHT BULBS 40W" from e92-lightening. Com

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      04-05-2014, 07:23 PM   #6
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my wifi odb II is coming monday, cant wait to play around with this
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      04-06-2014, 05:02 PM   #7
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Update: BMWhat app has been updated so it is now possible to increase the brightness of AE. I have not tried it yet tough. I will update again when I have done so.

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      04-07-2014, 06:20 PM   #8
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Update: BMWhat app has been updated so it is now possible to increase the brightness of AE. I have not tried it yet tough. I will update again when I have done so.

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did you code your angel eyes while the car was running?
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      04-07-2014, 07:34 PM   #9
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did you code your angel eyes while the car was running?
Yes, I coded meanwhile my engine was running. In the app they recommend to only have the ignition on. But I am running 2 amplifiers for my soundsystem that sucks quite much power, so I kind of had to have the engine on.. :P

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      04-24-2014, 12:29 PM   #10
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any updates or pics of car with AE's as drl and turning the brightness up..i just ordered the adapter and im doing the same thing you are..app seems pretty cool
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I am sorry, I forgot this thread xD

Anyway.. When coding the AE brightness you are changing the voltage beeing sent to them. I have tried to code from "medium" brightness to "very high" but I could not really see a difference. The weak point is probably the rings themselves I belive.

However, the bulbs I bought are still very bright compared to OEM and I am extremly happy with them. Also I found I like to drive with the AE and foglights so, for me it wasn't that bad.

To clarify, I am using a LCI car with Halogen headlights. It might be better results when done on xenon equiped cars.

Here are some shots:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/jojtkdf5az...414_153551.jpg
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ujax8x86n6...414_153548.jpg
https://www.dropbox.com/s/xwkcr8iyt9...414_164938.jpg
https://www.dropbox.com/s/pnpl2rzvqa...418_232143.jpg
https://www.dropbox.com/s/oo07khj0m00xenb/20140424_203134.jpg
https://www.dropbox.com/s/2ys9qq6xt3...424_203158.jpg
https://www.dropbox.com/s/w95awt7a8r...424_212705.jpg

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      04-28-2014, 02:47 PM   #12
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Any chance you could give the steps that you took to do this?

I have a ODBCII via bluetooth module and currently using the Torque app. If I was to purchase BMWhat would I be able to do the same??

My battery went flat the other day as I was an idiot and left my halo's on whilst at work. Would be great for them to be auto on! (i'm running 2006 e90 330xi)
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Any chance you could give the steps that you took to do this?

I have a ODBCII via bluetooth module and currently using the Torque app. If I was to purchase BMWhat would I be able to do the same??

My battery went flat the other day as I was an idiot and left my halo's on whilst at work. Would be great for them to be auto on! (i'm running 2006 e90 330xi)

just download the BMwhat app..it was simple from there. i just did it today and now run my AE's as my drl. very simple and only took like 5 minutes on my iphone. GREAT app in my opinion. coded a few extra things as well. very useful and simple to use.
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Resurrecting an old thread but what options should I turn active or not active to get the angel eyes as DRL on a E9x?

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      04-28-2015, 05:52 AM   #15
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Resurrecting an old thread but what options should I turn active or not active to get the angel eyes as DRL on a E9x?

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maybe these will help
http://www.ivini-apps.com/coding.html

FRM: Daytime running lights - angel eyes
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BMWhat: Use angel eyes as daytime running lights. To activate this function, set 'Daytime running lights' to 'active'.

search for angel in that page.. i just ordered my bluetooth obd to do the same thing ..ill post results in a few days
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maybe these will help
http://www.ivini-apps.com/coding.html

FRM: Daytime running lights - angel eyes
active
not active
BMWhat: Use angel eyes as daytime running lights. To activate this function, set 'Daytime running lights' to 'active'.

search for angel in that page.. i just ordered my bluetooth obd to do the same thing ..ill post results in a few days
Thanks for the reply, but I tried that and also set the daytime running lights 1 and 2 to active but I still couldn't get them to act as DRL
I emailed ivini and this is the response i got back:

please try the following options:
DRL customization -> Individual lights (EU)
DRL angel eyes -> active
DRL angel eyes brightness -> high

Have not tried it yet but maybe later today.
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Thanks for the reply, but I tried that and also set the daytime running lights 1 and 2 to active but I still couldn't get them to act as DRL
I emailed ivini and this is the response i got back:

please try the following options:
DRL customization -> Individual lights (EU)
DRL angel eyes -> active
DRL angel eyes brightness -> high

Have not tried it yet but maybe later today.
ok so i got mine working this morning ..If i remember correctly(did it in a rush before work)
however i dont know if it works on auto headlamp setting cause it is still cloudy..it does work when set to "0" I will try auto when sun is out

EDIT:Confirmed!! works on auto headlamp as well!

FRM: Daytime running lights 1/2
active
not active
FRM: Daytime running lights 2/2
active
not active

RM: Daytime running lights - customization
Off
Low beams
High beams
Only additional lights (EU models)
Only additional lights (US models)

FRM: Daytime running lights - angel eyes
active
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FRM: Angel eyes brightness daytime running lights
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low
rather low
medium
rather high
high
very high

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Wonder what the difference is between the US and Eu models? I am in the middle of doing my lci halogen conversion and plugged in one of the lights. It seems to keep the rings on as DRL when set up for US models also??

RM: Daytime running lights - customization
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Wonder what the difference is between the US and Eu models? I am in the middle of doing my lci halogen conversion and plugged in one of the lights. It seems to keep the rings on as DRL when set up for US models also??

RM: Daytime running lights - customization
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i just used EU since that is what they suggest (never tried uUS .. so im not sure what difference it makes ..as long as it works ..im good
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Wondering if when others coded the AE as DRL if it also turned on the rear outer light bars. It did on mine. I actually don't mind it as I think it is pretty cool, but I could not find a way to turn it off if I had the AE as DRL.
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I have the full version and AE as Drl is already active that's how it comes sstock at least on the e92. So in auto the AE light up during the day, at night it all lights up, this stuff is pretty basic... I'm not sure what you are asking.

Any questions let me know, I've been using it and playing around with everything
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my question is does activating the AE as DRL do anything to any of the rear tail light lights?
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