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Old 11-09-2012, 11:21 AM   #1
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xenon + Halogen Main beam

My 2004 325Xi has bi-xenon headlights, that is, the outer xenon lights are used for low beam and high beam. The inner halogen lights are used for "flash" and daylight running only. I propose to install changeover relays to enable xenon + halogen - (all four lights) for high beam.
anyone else tried this ?
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:28 PM   #2
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this can be coded with ncs expert but it depends on your LCM module..
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:56 PM   #3
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Interesting, Re-coding sounds better than re-wiring.
Is this ncs expert a BMW service department tool ?
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not sure they have ncs expert; but they'll have similar software..
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:08 PM   #5
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I might still go with using relays instead of re-coding, it's a physical and easily reversible modification,
and could be switched so I could have 2 or 4 light high beams.
just need to find a wire that's hot only when high beam (bi-xenon) is on.
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:19 PM   #6
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I believe you can do this with PASoft.
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:42 AM   #7
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I believe you can do this with PASoft.
as jake pointed out. it can be done with ncs or similar software..
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I might still go with using relays instead of re-coding, it's a physical and easily reversible modification,
and could be switched so I could have 2 or 4 light high beams.
just need to find a wire that's hot only when high beam (bi-xenon) is on.
If you really want to do it with wiring, just use the bixenon shutter's wire as the trigger. I do think coding is a better way to go about it. Get a $10 cable, download some software, and flip the bit.
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:58 AM   #10
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Get a $10 cable, download some software, and flip the bit.
you make it sound so easy
though I have to say that I have a 64bit system which complicated things...and now I'm on windows 8 so I don't even have the virtual pc anymore haha. Need to find some time and reinstall everything..
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:53 AM   #11
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Does anyone know which wire is the low/high beam shutter, the big connection in the middle is the halogen.
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