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Old 05-05-2006, 02:29 PM   #1
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Disabling DRL on a 1998 e36?

what's the simplest way to do this?

I hear there is some sort of relay I can get that the US spec models use?
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Old 05-05-2006, 02:38 PM   #2
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Yes, getting the US relay would be the easiest way.
Why do you want to disable them?
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Old 05-05-2006, 02:42 PM   #3
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Hate how they look with my new angle eyes, and I also dont really like how they look in the day, never was a fan of it, I've disabled them on all my previous cars (japanese) , and it was just a simple matter of unplugging them from a module.

Anyways where can I get this relay?
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Old 05-05-2006, 05:42 PM   #4
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I would also like to know where to get a relay. I'm hooking up city lights instead which will be on when the key's turned over.
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Old 05-05-2006, 05:51 PM   #5
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You'll have to order it in from the dealership in the U.S., or from a someone in the U.S.

You want a U.S. Spec DRL relay, note that this relay will only work on late model e36's.
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Old 05-05-2006, 06:08 PM   #6
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hmm, any reccomended dealerships in the states?

How much do these cost anyways?
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Old 05-05-2006, 09:17 PM   #7
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you can order from dealership in Canada. I got mine @ Budd's in Hamilton. Part number to follow. Dave
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Old 05-06-2006, 02:05 AM   #8
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you can order from dealership in Canada. I got mine @ Budd's in Hamilton. Part number to follow. Dave
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I got Maranello to special order a US Spec part (cupholder ring). It's special order so it may take an extra day or two to arrie but they can definately get it for you.
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Old 05-06-2006, 10:32 AM   #9
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Here is the part number for US relay:

Part #61 35 8 370 510
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Old 05-06-2006, 11:09 AM   #10
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or just take your h1 high's out. BAM, no drl's
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Old 05-06-2006, 12:40 PM   #11
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I got mine from Town + Country years ago.
They even had it in stock.
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Old 05-06-2006, 04:28 PM   #12
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or just take your h1 high's out. BAM, no drl's
Won't you get a message from your onboard computer saying light failure or something?
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or you could take out the fuse...done as well..easier than easy
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If you take the fuse out then wont your highbeams not work anymore?
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Old 05-07-2006, 03:45 AM   #15
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get the Amer. relay. It's cheap, you retain use of your high beams, and it's reversible. Another option would be to sell your DRL relay on Bimmerforums, as there are often guys wanting DRLs. In that event you could actually make some cash, as the Canadian relays are more $. I also did the mod to allow the high beams to be on with the fogs at the same time. Clumpy Mold on Bimmerforums has an easy to follow write up for this mod. Dave
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