E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > Tuning & Tech > Lighting Forum

Lighting Forum
Angel Eyes, DDEs, lighted rings, Clear Turn Signals, LEDs, Xenon, HID, or Bi-Xenon. If it lights up and you want to discuss it, post here!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 08-08-2006, 01:06 AM   #1
SuperSleeper
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: California
Posts: 420
My Ride: 2003 330CIC
Question Xenon/standard lights

This seems somewhat odd to me, but I noticed that my Xenon lights are always on, and the standard (center) lights are always off, unless I pull back on the flashers. They are not on in brights mode either. This seems kind of a waiste to me. Is there a way to enable them or are they only for daytime running lights?
__________________
SuperSleeper
SuperSleeper is offline   Reply With Quote
Ads by Google

Guests, get your FREE E46Fanatics.com membership to remove this ad.
Old 08-08-2006, 04:16 AM   #2
ininfinitum
Super Nintendo Chalmers
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: o;idioergierg
Posts: 1,956
My Ride: 330
You have Bixenons. When you push the stalk forward, it activates a flap in the projector that aims the lights higher (which makes it brighter than your halogen "highbeams"). The center lights are only used for flashing.
__________________
ininfinitum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2006, 08:42 AM   #3
deletedpenguin
Registered User
 
deletedpenguin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 14,097
My Ride: is gone!
Send a message via Skype™ to deletedpenguin
^Exactly. You don't want to flash your xenons. It'll ruin the ballasts and you'll end up having to replace the unit.
__________________
Stefan | American by birth, Swedish by heritage, Australian by choice.
My current photo galleries.
deletedpenguin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2006, 10:02 AM   #4
SuperSleeper
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: California
Posts: 420
My Ride: 2003 330CIC
Interesting. Seems kind of a waiste, although, I know BMW's trademark is the dual grill/dual headlights. Maybe I should rigg them up to my fog lamps?
__________________
SuperSleeper
SuperSleeper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2006, 11:48 AM   #5
deletedpenguin
Registered User
 
deletedpenguin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 14,097
My Ride: is gone!
Send a message via Skype™ to deletedpenguin
It's not really a waste if you think about it. Bixenons are great for illuminating the road, but in Europe, when people use "flash to pass", you'd hate to A. blind the guy, and B. blow out your ballasts.
__________________
Stefan | American by birth, Swedish by heritage, Australian by choice.
My current photo galleries.
deletedpenguin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2011 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use