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Old 05-16-2011, 09:59 AM   #1
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How to turn DRLs off?

Is there any way i can turn the daytime running lighta off myself?
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Old 05-16-2011, 10:10 AM   #2
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Nope. Dealer will charge 150$
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Old 05-16-2011, 12:27 PM   #3
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Is there any way i can turn the daytime running lighta off myself?
Yes, but it is not as easy as you may hope. You would need a computer with proper coding software, and an OBD cable supporting specific protocols (I can't tell you more, I don't fully understand how it works yet).
Then you need a lot of patience because you will be dealing with German abbreviations and tons and tons of settings. And screwing one could have effects that would make you regret trying to DIY.

If you have the patience and want to know more, start reading there.

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Nope. Dealer will charge 150$
The dealer in KC only charged me $35. Don't assume your dealer charge is the same charge across all dealers.
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Old 05-16-2011, 12:33 PM   #5
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Thanks yall i like the $150 route
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Thanks yall i like the $150 route
Well, if you have a good indy that has the computer and the knowledge, it should be cheaper than $150. You might get pretty upset when the dealer charges you that amount after hooking up a computer for 2 minutes maximum...
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Old 05-17-2011, 03:54 PM   #7
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Find a local fanatic with the GT1 tool. Regardless, you shouldn't pay more than $50.
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Any local shop with an updated ODB computer for BMWs would be able to do this.
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i can do it if you're ever in charlotte....also there is a fanatic up in greenville nc that can do it
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i can do it if you're ever in charlotte....also there is a fanatic up in greenville nc that can do it
How much man?
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DRL's can be turned off using Autologic/GT1/NCS. Most euro indy shops tend to have Autologic computers.
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Buy P.A.Soft from dealextreme: http://www.dealextreme.com/p/bmw-sca...on-1-4-0-51768 just $48
That will do the trick.
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Buy P.A.Soft from dealextreme: http://www.dealextreme.com/p/bmw-sca...on-1-4-0-51768 just $48
That will do the trick.
wow i have never seen this!
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