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Old 07-21-2009, 02:30 PM   #16
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Damn...I wonder why mine don't then? I can't remember if they did or not before the DRL removal...

Now that I think about it, the rewiring couldn't really have caused them not to work since that's based on the ignition position, right?
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Old 08-02-2009, 06:52 PM   #17
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When holding the metal piece with the wires pointing UP and the bulgy sides of the metal piece facing you, the order of the wires in my car was from left to right:

1] Fuse 25 wire (this is the one that generally provides power with ignition to the other 4 wires)
2] Headlight switch - this goes to the headlight switch
3] Left parking light(corner) / left taillight
4] Right parking light(corner) / right taillight AND interior dash lights
5] Low beam relay - goes to low beam relay
I just did this to my 94 318i and it was just the opposite. When facing the metal piece with the bulges facing you the far right was Fuse 25 then headlight switch.

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Old 11-10-2009, 05:03 PM   #18
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Sorry for the noobish first post, but I've searched everywhere to get rid of the DRLs on my 1993 325is.
Luckily I found this thread, however I am having significant difficulty finding the 5 green/red wires as mentioned.
Can anyone confirm that the wiring colors on 93 and 94 were the same?

Gonna go back and try to find those wires again, but any help in locating them would be appreciated.
ie where they start so I could trace them back.


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took a couple pics, still no luck

first picture is of three green wires with red stripe, I took the whole splice panel out and examined it and this is the closest thing I could find to 5 green/red wires.

second picture is of the connections right behind the headlight switch.
Where one of the green wires with red stripes connect. Is this right?


Again, any help would be appreciated.
Has anyone successfully done this on a 93?

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Old 11-11-2009, 02:10 AM   #19
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Hmm I don't see why it would be different. I know 92s are different but they can turn the low beams off by going to the middle parking light position...still not the best but better than the stock 93-95 which can't turn off the low beams or interior led lights at all.

BTW how did you take off the big splice panel? I was lucky that my 5 wires were just tied to the big bundle going into the splice panel and this little black box with the wires wasn't actually placed within the panel...

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Old 11-11-2009, 02:43 AM   #20
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I don't know why it is different.
So on your car there were five and only five green wires with a red stripe?

mine just has the three as pictured, I'm wondering if I should mess with them or not.
Do you know which one of the green red wires runs to the headlight switch, if any at all?

As for the splice panel I just removed the smaller one above it (not really a splice panel not sure what it is called it had two plastic nuts), then sort of wiggled and pried the splice panel off. It has two clips sort of. I could get a picture of it tomorrow.

It is weird that your wires were just out of the panel.
So convenient lol.
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Old 11-11-2009, 12:33 PM   #21
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Yeah guys I'm having the same issue, not sure what to do, or should I mess around with it.... although I don't think it should be that hard, I don't think we are the first ones ever to ever do that.
I also have the 3 wires, god damn it



Sorry, for the crappy phone photo, but you get the idea

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Old 11-11-2009, 02:02 PM   #22
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So, I see someone is in the same boat as me

Must be different wiring on the 93.
I want to get rid of the DRL's so badly, but I am afraid of doing irreversible damage.

I might mess with it later today or tomorrow.

Let me know if you figure anything out Dan.
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Old 11-11-2009, 02:25 PM   #23
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I will take a look at what the original 5 wires were and think of something when I have some time. It's very possible this is doable with just 3. We need to figure what those 3 are, and which to connect to the low beam wire (yellow) and disconnect from the splice.
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Old 11-11-2009, 02:33 PM   #24
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If I start removing them from the splice do you think I will be able to figure out what wire is for what?

If I do this are there any precautions I need to take?
Basically if I mess with those three wires what are the chances of damaging my electrical system? lol
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Old 11-11-2009, 02:48 PM   #25
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UPDATE OF MY FINDINGS:
Don't hate on me , this is still experimental. I just used the tape so I can still be able to unhook it and try diffrent combinations so I can turn the dash lights and parking lights off.


The 3 wires, the one with RED tape is a headlight switch, the one with BLACK tape is Low Beam Relay.

The middle I got no clue yet but I connected it to the yellow wire (both ends) and my low beams started working on the switch.
The Parking lights and dash lights are on constantly ON but the low beams are on a switch with this type of wiring.


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Old 11-11-2009, 02:53 PM   #26
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so did you cut all three wires from the splice
then connect the middle to the yellow wire
and connect the remaining two wires to each other


am I understanding this correctly?
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Old 11-11-2009, 02:55 PM   #27
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so did you cut all three wires from the splice
then connect the middle to the yellow wire
and connect the remaining two wires to each other


am I understanding this correctly?

I cut all 3 wires (RED/GREEN) , I connected the outside wires together.
Then I cut the YELLOW WIRE and connected both ends of the Yellow to the Middle (RED/GREEN) Wire....
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Old 11-11-2009, 02:57 PM   #28
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ok that is what I thought.

I'll have to try that later.
stuck working right now, gahhh I'm getting impatient.
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Old 11-11-2009, 03:00 PM   #29
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ok that is what I thought.

I'll have to try that later.
stuck working right now, gahhh I'm getting impatient.
Atleast I have my Low Beams on a switch, but I still want to find out how to turn the dash lights off and the parking lights off. I'm going to work on the car still but if you figure it out before me, please update me and post pictures for others that will read this.
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Old 11-11-2009, 03:47 PM   #30
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with the three green/red wires cut, as well as the yellow wire cut

the parking lights and interior lights are still on.
only thing that went of was the low beams.
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