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mazdaRXwhat
03-05-2009, 09:46 AM
Hey

Probably posting in the wrong forum, but am looking to get my hands on the US spec module for the DRL... more spefically to delete the DRL's on my e39. Anyone know where i can find one?

Thanks

Gamite
03-05-2009, 10:24 AM
You don't need a module, it needs to be reprogrammed with someone with a GT1 computer.

mazdaRXwhat
03-05-2009, 10:36 AM
Thanks!

I guess that begs the next logical question...does anyone on the board have a GT1 computer or know anyone who does it?

Gamite
03-05-2009, 10:44 AM
bimmersport and RMP both have GT1's.

mazdaRXwhat
03-05-2009, 10:59 AM
Awesome!

Thanks a lot!!

porksoda
03-07-2009, 11:44 PM
You don't need a module, it needs to be reprogrammed with someone with a GT1 computer.

cross in oakville and lakeside also have computer to change option... i am not sure if its gt1 or not.

Gamite
03-08-2009, 12:07 AM
It's probably GT1, I think that's the only thing that can do it.

porksoda
03-08-2009, 12:11 AM
It's probably GT1, I think that's the only thing that can do it.

its the handheld lcd touch screen thingy.

i thought carsoft could do it as well and other car diagnostic software/hardware combos?

Gamite
03-08-2009, 12:59 AM
as far as I was concerned, only the GT1 could do it

j0nblayz
03-08-2009, 12:57 PM
carsoft is unable to do it. My understanding of the process is that gt1 will reset your program to US mode, then the tech will set one by one to canadian specs except for the drl. Thats how my tech explained it. However you could also be ghetto and just pull your bulbs, on my '03 530i i pulled the plugs and it didn't even set off a light out warning on dash. I put the bulbs back in since i rather have high beams though. Gonna do a true drl delete as soon as i upgrade the stock halo's to something brighter like the 60+ led angel eyes..

Dado 540
03-08-2009, 01:12 PM
Dont you need DRL in order to pass your emission test?

j0nblayz
03-08-2009, 01:41 PM
luckly we dont do emission test in alberta..

porksoda
03-08-2009, 01:43 PM
carsoft is unable to do it. My understanding of the process is that gt1 will reset your program to US mode, then the tech will set one by one to canadian specs except for the drl. Thats how my tech explained it. However you could also be ghetto and just pull your bulbs, on my '03 530i i pulled the plugs and it didn't even set off a light out warning on dash. I put the bulbs back in since i rather have high beams though. Gonna do a true drl delete as soon as i upgrade the stock halo's to something brighter like the 60+ led angel eyes..

when i got mine done... you went into car systems electrical...lighting and disabled drl and the lights flashed few times..

none of the us change or whatever.

porksoda
03-08-2009, 01:44 PM
Dont you need DRL in order to pass your emission test?

drl has nothing to do with emission.

you mean safety... when you do safety technically you need drls to pass it... but no one checks it...

My friend imported a car from us once and i changed his drl relay took me 2 hours in freezing cold and the son of a b**** at crappy tire didn't even check anything just looked at the car and goes passed.

bimmerjoe
03-08-2009, 10:39 PM
as far as I was concerned, only the GT1 could do it


and your right.

At bmw where is work they used to run that and now they upgraded there software. now they cant even take my drl's off.

Gamite
03-09-2009, 11:24 AM
and your right.

At bmw where is work they used to run that and now they upgraded there software. now they cant even take my drl's off.

Did you try the US change over method?

bimmerjoe
03-09-2009, 03:02 PM
Did you try the US change over method?

Yea they did what they could and nothing.
Really the forman said its possible for hom to do it but it would take like 40 mins.
They can turn on the us cars drl's in 2 seconds but turning them off is a whole different story