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Old 05-26-2009, 07:16 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by Nick_ll View Post
While this manner of removing the DRL's is fine I believe, I have found looking at the wiring diagrams that there's something much, much more simple.
I don't know if this would work for the 92's with the orange relays near the strut towers, but it sure does on 93-94-95 e36's.

So, when you compare headlight wiring diagrams between 94 and say 97, the only possible thing you can spot in there that would cause the low beams to stay on all the time is a green/red wire that bypasses the headlight switch.

And here comes the nice part: it connects under the dashboard left side, in the splice panel above the kick panel.
And then better yet! There's only one splice with this wire color, and there are only 4 wires on it:
- hot
- left headlight
- right headlight
- park lights

If you disconnect all of them, everything stops going on with the key and works as it should with the switch.

And then let's pretend you have bought angel eyes and want to use them as DRL's. You only have to get a wire through the fuse box using the procedure described earlier in this topic, and connect it on the splice panel in place of the green/red wire, and they will light up like your low beams used to.
Have you tried it?? Pics/writeup please!!! I have my lowbeam HIDs connected to my high beam power/switch right now so I can turn them off...

What about the interior lights? These should also be off on position 0 afaik.

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1992 Ford E250 Sportsmobile - daily
1993 BMW 525i - sold
1994 BMW 325i - sold
1992 BMW 325i - gone
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