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Redster
09-12-2007, 08:17 PM
So I got my Depo headlights installed, and then I installed ThinLine Angel Eyes. Today I cut the wire for the side lights (same bulb as turn signals) because it just looks bad (IMO) when that's on with the xenons/angel eyes.

OBC is displaying the message now (Check side lights) so is there a way to erase that, or should I just connect angel eyes there so the computer will still read that the lights are working?

BMW03
09-13-2007, 01:24 AM
woah, I'm not sure. I would think there is some way to get he OBC to ignore that though. Hummm.

BMW03
09-13-2007, 09:53 AM
anybody......... I'm curious to the answer.

Redster
09-13-2007, 09:57 AM
I'll try over the weekend, but I'm 99% sure that if that same wire is connected to something else that needs 12V (inverter in my case) the OBC message should go away.

Axxe
09-13-2007, 11:43 AM
It needs to have an appropriate resistor. An inverter will fry the fuse, as it draws far more current than the bulb it replaces. Basically measure the resistance of the bulb, and solder in a replacement resistor, and you're kosher.

BMW03
09-13-2007, 12:05 PM
there we go that sounds like a good idea, because there would be a good chance of blowing it if it is the wrong resistor. Good luck, respond with outcome.

BMW03
09-18-2007, 09:27 AM
hey what did you find out?

Redster
09-24-2007, 04:59 PM
I finally did this today, and connecting that wire to the inverter for angel eyes is all you need to do so OBC stops displaying the message to check side lights.

I guess the main computer just wants to see something using power, because the inverters put out over 500V so I'm sure they use MUCH more power than the side light bulbs.

BMW03
09-25-2007, 09:13 AM
humm interesting, but nice work.

Redster
09-25-2007, 12:56 PM
humm interesting, but nice work.

Works like a charm, no more OBC error messages.