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rdc
10-18-2008, 06:03 PM
Bit of Background.

I have just installed ddmtuning***8217;s 4500k, 55w, 9006 HID lights in my 95 e34. Got the low beam error. Tried the Bulb out warning (BOW) plug in device from ddemtuning and they did not work. I think they were resistors. This problem bugs me and I want it fixed.

I have searched the various e34 forums and have yet to find the definitive and complete DIY to resolve the low beam warning many e34s get when installing HID lights. There have been suggestions of resistor, capacitors and relays and so on.

None have been really complete enough especially those that say ***8220;just plug in a capacitor***8221; Well, what type of capacitor/resistor and where do I connect the capacitor/resistor. Do I need it for each low beam? You get the idea.

The most complete DIY HID bulb out solution I have found is the e34 M5 write up by Dave McLaren and Garrick Louie. It uses a relay to work with the high beam to fool the LKM. This I may try.

Does anyone know of any solution? TIA

attack eagle
10-19-2008, 01:25 PM
that's about the only one that always works russellc.

rdc
10-19-2008, 01:40 PM
I found a 5w side maker light bulb wired in parallel (both sides) seems to work. bo25i on bimmernut told me about it.

attack eagle
10-19-2008, 04:10 PM
fingers crossed for you !

rdc
10-20-2008, 06:10 PM
fingers crossed for you !

Worked today with no problems. BTW, I believe the correct size resistor should do the same as a bulb. .

mlambert831
10-22-2008, 11:20 AM
I have 35 watt bulbs for my low beams, (bright as **** still though)

upon original install, I got the low beam error aswell, checked the bulbs, it was fine, went online, ordered the correct resistors and put them in and it was fine

rdc
10-22-2008, 11:25 AM
I have 35 watt bulbs for my low beams, (bright as **** still though)

upon original install, I got the low beam error aswell, checked the bulbs, it was fine, went online, ordered the correct resistors and put them in and it was fine


Interesting, it seems like most 95s are showing this issue.

Please tell us what parts you used and how you installed them. Everyone says I used resistors or whatever yet the "how to" is usually missing. Would be appreciated.