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Old 01-05-2018, 07:41 PM   #1
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2002 M3 headlight modification

Hey all, I live in the back woods of Tennessee, where there are no lit roads. To improve the visibility of night driving, I was hoping to be able to utilize both the HIDs and the halogen brights at the same time. I know that the normal brights are just the HIDs being cranked up a notch, and pulling the stock back to flash turns on the halogens. Is there anyway of re-wiring them, potentially at the stalk, to make it so that both the HIDs and the halogens come on when you push the stalk forward? Or would this be a bad idea because of too much heat or load on the electronics.
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Xenon and Halogens

This is easily coded but you need to be set up with software/hardware to do it. Find someone close by to do it for you. 10 minute job,
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Old 01-05-2018, 08:50 PM   #3
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This is easily coded but you need to be set up with software/hardware to do it. Find someone close by to do it for you. 10 minute job,
In pa soft I haven't seen any options to all own bixenons and high beams. Maybe in ncs-expert although I haven't checked. Do you have any tips? I'm pretty good with the software but haven't gotten too deep with the op's situation
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My car pulls the shutters and brings on the halogen highs. This may be standard for all non-US cars.
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This is easily coded but you need to be set up with software/hardware to do it. Find someone close by to do it for you. 10 minute job,
Sounds good.
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Tap the bi-xenon shutter and wire it to the high beams as a trigger wire. When you push forward and activate the bi-xenon shutter the inner high beam will come on.
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Tap the bi-xenon shutter and wire it to the high beams as a trigger wire. When you push forward and activate the bi-xenon shutter the inner high beam will come on.
huh Iíll give that a shot first. Thanks.
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Tap the bi-xenon shutter and wire it to the high beams as a trigger wire. When you push forward and activate the bi-xenon shutter the inner high beam will come on.
Solidjake,

If I tap the highbeam wire and connect it to the bi-xenon solenoid and NOT plug in the halogen connector at all, thus re routing the halogen highbeam to the solenoid, would I have a functioning Bi-xenon highbeam when I push the stalk?

Would I get a bulb out message as the halogen isn't plugged in?

Would it damage the solenoid?
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Maybe consider this? https://www.ecstuning.com/b-morimoto...SABEgKQafD_BwE
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If I tap the highbeam wire and connect it to the bi-xenon solenoid and NOT plug in the halogen connector at all, thus re routing the halogen highbeam to the solenoid, would I have a functioning Bi-xenon highbeam when I push the stalk?

Would I get a bulb out message as the halogen isn't plugged in?

Would it damage the solenoid?
I will text me friend who did this and let you know. Standby.
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Tap the bi-xenon shutter and wire it to the high beams as a trigger wire. When you push forward and activate the bi-xenon shutter the inner high beam will come on.
A good concept but not so easy with the factory bi-xe lights shutter control wiring.

If you did find a feed I'd suggest adding a relay so the headlights 5A does not get lumped onto the shutter control electronics. Leaving the inner headlights connected will back feed +Bat into the existing circuitry - needs investigation as this may cause an issue.
Disconnecting the inner headlights will look like an open filament and consequently throw a warning on the dash. Plus you will lose your monitoring. Try it.
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My friend ran a jumper wire from the high beam positive wire to the bi-xenon shutter positive wire. He got the information from the forum member Parakalas or something like that.
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