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BMWilli
10-12-2004, 01:45 PM
Anyone know who can help me disable these? dealers won't do it and i dont want to disconnect the bulbs.

Clem
10-12-2004, 01:48 PM
Can't do it on Canadian cars. It's not an option on the Canadian version of the dealers MoDiC and DIS computers. If it was the US it'd be a different story.

BMWilli
10-12-2004, 01:53 PM
damn :(

BMWilli
10-12-2004, 01:56 PM
hey clem are your drl's on?

ryder_23
10-12-2004, 02:02 PM
Originally posted by Clem
Can't do it on Canadian cars. .

then how come i dont have em? you can manually do it, but its required by law for all cars in canada to have DRL...Pull the drl fuse(s), or get a wiring diagram and figure out exactly how the DRL is activated, and disable it. I've done it on my cars.

BMWilli
10-12-2004, 02:04 PM
I think clem meant you cant disable them through the computer programing for BMW's like the US versions

bol
10-12-2004, 02:23 PM
I believe the DRL's are controlled via a relay. There is a non-DRL relay for E36's(which was standard on US models) but I don't know about the E46's..

BMWilli
10-12-2004, 02:27 PM
yah, for the e36's you were able to swap those relays to disable them but not on the e46's

Clem
10-12-2004, 02:40 PM
yeah mine are still on unfortunately.

ryder I was referring to E46 BMWs. I don't have them on my 2k F-F150 either ;)

ryder_23
10-12-2004, 02:42 PM
Yeah, i was thinking most cars in general or the old e36s. So are they just computer programed? only way to disable would be to get someone with computer program i take it?

Clem
10-12-2004, 02:43 PM
On E46s they are programmed into the light control module

BMWilli
10-12-2004, 02:45 PM
hey clem, do you ever remember reading a post maybe on e46fanatics about using a resistor in the bulbs place?

Clem
10-12-2004, 02:48 PM
Originally posted by BMWilli
hey clem, do you ever remember reading a post maybe on e46fanatics about using a resistor in the bulbs place?

I think that was to have the corner lights off with the running lights.

wjjeeper
10-12-2004, 04:21 PM
Originally posted by Clem


I think that was to have the corner lights off with the running lights.

I think that mod is to have the corner lights run off the side lights, so that they don't come on with the headlights, but still signal.

wjjeeper
10-12-2004, 04:24 PM
BMWilli.
You should be able to pull your bulbs and then pull fuse #32 so that you don't get the burnt out bulb notification. However then you won't have highbeams..... the choice is yours :devil:

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=196474&highlight=daytime+running+lights

PS- I am wjjeeper on fanatics.

Chrisw
10-12-2004, 11:54 PM
As far as I understood the computers at the stealership CAN turn them of but it's illigal for them to do so....so they wont...I've always though it strolling up to the tech guy when I get my tune-up and sliding a few 20's in his shirt saying "just turn em off.....no one will know"...LOL.

Clem
10-18-2004, 01:12 PM
Originally posted by Chrisw
As far as I understood the computers at the stealership CAN turn them of but it's illigal for them to do so....so they wont...I've always though it strolling up to the tech guy when I get my tune-up and sliding a few 20's in his shirt saying "just turn em off.....no one will know"...LOL.

Nope.

I sat with George at Bavaria for 45 minutes looking through the DIS/MoDiC looking for the setting. It's not available.

10-18-2004, 01:39 PM
theres no fuse in my 2000 nissan but there is one in my 1992 nissan..

wjjeeper
10-18-2004, 03:19 PM
Originally posted by SpoonEK9
theres no fuse in my 2000 nissan but there is one in my 1992 nissan..

Uhhh okay :rolleyes:

kanjus_paki
10-18-2004, 03:58 PM
why the big obsesion with disabling

Clem
10-18-2004, 04:04 PM
Originally posted by kanjus_paki
why the big obsesion with disabling

For me personally because IMHO the car looks better when the lights are completely off (well except at night of course)


OT: are you really that cheap? ;)