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Old 05-10-2010, 11:02 PM   #31
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really? thats the first year of the e46 right? there must be a way to disable them. maybe a fuse? i know e46 m3's all go through gt1 or autologic tools.
Yup; my 323ci was Sept 1999 build date; couldn't be programmed off and there was no dedicated fuse for DRL's.
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Old 05-11-2010, 10:47 AM   #32
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Not all E46's; some 1999 build dates can't be turned off.
hmm that's weird, my car is 03/99 build date and i had them programmed off.
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Old 05-11-2010, 11:54 AM   #33
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BMW makes it VERY difficult to disable DRL's on the early cars... It's so damn stupid. They hardwire that crap into the harness of the car.

When I disabled Stephanies E36 vert I had to make and break all kinds of connections under the fuse/relay box after studying the schematics for an hour.

Same thing for the E34's AFAIK... I hate BMW for that crap.
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Old 05-11-2010, 03:40 PM   #34
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Mikee then how did you end up doing it?
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Old 05-11-2010, 04:20 PM   #35
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Two wires must go into the sensor, the photo resistor/sensor is just a switch that tells it when it's dark, which then either tells the computer to trip a relay or trips a relay directly.

Light = disconnected (lights off), dark = connected (lights on).

Ever try just jumping the leads going to the sensor? (if the sensor is easily accessible) I'd check the whole system out in a schematic before doing anything with it.

This is on thing I never have to even think about, so all this is off the top of my head. LOL
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Old 05-11-2010, 09:46 PM   #36
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As post # 2 says, see Rocco @ RMP. He deleted mine for $40 last year.

A friend of mine imported a maxima from the US & had to wire up the DRL to plate it in Ontario. They are technically supposed to go off when the parking brake is applied as well.

EstorilM3: Are you saying that once you have it plated, you can not get fined for not having them?

I have CCFL Angel Eye's - I didn't want the bright look of LED's. I've been a little concerned that they are not technically bright enough to qualify as DRL's, but I have never be stopped for having them. Even when I got that {ehem} small speeding ticket a couple months ago, the cop did not mention them.
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Old 05-11-2010, 09:52 PM   #37
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I want to disable the DRL on the e46 as well but I have to find a local seller and installer of AE first! Anyone??????????? post your tel# or pm me please.
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Old 05-11-2010, 09:57 PM   #38
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I did mine myself following this link:

http://www.fastm.com/m3/angeleyes_chromium.html
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Old 05-11-2010, 10:46 PM   #39
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Thanks. I've read that piece a dozen times already. Doable but for some reasons Im not motivated to do a diy myself. Wanna give me a hand?
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Old 05-13-2010, 12:05 AM   #40
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LOL - right now I have to say no. It depends on when you are really planning to do it.

I currently have a honeydo list of outdoor things including a retaining wall in the backyard. Even the second go with this DIY I think it would still take a 3-4 hours to make it clean. That wouldn't go over too well without the wall being up first.

What year is your car? Is it the facelift'd e46 like mine?
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Old 05-13-2010, 08:01 AM   #41
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Mikee then how did you end up doing it?
Ghetto method; drove around for a while w/o bulbs installed and warning lights on dash (really poor judgment). One day the cluster started flickering and I put everything back to stock. Cluster is still okay (knocking on 400k) but you wouldn't recognize the car if it were parked in your driveway; mods all gone; rolling on 15" bottlecaps.
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Old 05-13-2010, 03:07 PM   #42
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LOL - right now I have to say no. It depends on when you are really planning to do it.

I currently have a honeydo list of outdoor things including a retaining wall in the backyard. Even the second go with this DIY I think it would still take a 3-4 hours to make it clean. That wouldn't go over too well without the wall being up first.

What year is your car? Is it the facelift'd e46 like mine?
n/p. mine is '00 pre-fl ci.

come to think of it, i need my front steps & porch interlocked. any hook ups anyone.. ill pay of course
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Old 05-13-2010, 03:33 PM   #43
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