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sanf 08-01-2011 08:49 AM

headlamp washer
 
anyway to disable the headlamp washer from coming on at the same time as the windshield washer?

Thanks ~

NoQuarter 08-01-2011 08:57 AM

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Originally Posted by sanf (Post 6226308)
anyway to disable the headlamp washer from coming on at the same time as the windshield washer?

Thanks ~

We can do it on the E60s via custom coding. I turn mine off in the summer and on in the winter.

I'm sure the dealer can turn them off for you.


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sanf 08-01-2011 09:00 AM

I see, thanks. BMW should include alot more custom settings for the owners. stuff like welcome lights, door locks aren't enough. haha

Woody 08-01-2011 09:01 AM

Don't wash your windshield with the headlights on is an easy fix.

bobblehead 08-01-2011 09:02 AM

Just switch the Auto headlamp & Manual headlamp off. No coding required.

sanf 08-01-2011 09:06 AM

oh so when the headlight switch is at "Off" , the headlamp washer won't come on while washing the windshield?

I guess the switch was on "auto" or "on" when the SA was showing all the features. So I assumed it comes on while washing the windshield.

Great ~. thanks.

AutoUnion 08-01-2011 10:09 AM

Just turn off the headlights, wash windscreen, then turn em back on

Brad wool 08-01-2011 10:12 AM

Good information. I never knew you are able to do that.

markl53 08-01-2011 01:39 PM

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Originally Posted by AutoUnion (Post 6226509)
Just turn off the headlights, wash windscreen, then turn em back on

That's what I always did. The overall bother is why I didn't get the cold package on my new 535i, only the heated front seats. BMW needs to provide a separate button for the headlamp washers -- it's ridiculous that they come on with the windshield washers. I don't need overspray all over my hood.

Sonnie 08-01-2011 02:12 PM

I thought that rather odd as well. A lot of times I use the windshield sprayer at night for bugs hitting the windshield. I don't think it is recommended to turn off the lights while driving at night.

stevelup 08-01-2011 03:21 PM

If you do -really- short bursts of the washer, it doesn't trigger the headlight washers.

markl53 08-01-2011 04:17 PM

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Originally Posted by stevelup (Post 6227179)
If you do -really- short bursts of the washer, it doesn't trigger the headlight washers.

They're only triggered about every 3rd activation of the windshield washers -- you may have gotten lucky.

markl53 08-01-2011 04:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Sonnie (Post 6227021)
I don't think it is recommended to turn off the lights while driving at night.

I got it down to a science. You just have to leave them off for the brief second it takes to activate the washer, not the whole time the wipers/washers are doing their thing. Wait the slight delay until the lights actually turn off, then hit the washer stalk, then lights back on. Takes about 1 second.

stevelup 08-01-2011 11:32 PM

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Originally Posted by markl53 (Post 6227299)
They're only triggered about every 3rd activation of the windshield washers -- you may have gotten lucky.

They are activated on the first use of the washer since the lights were put on / came on automatically. Subsequently, it is as you say every 3rd use.

I'm talking about something different though. If you only pull the washer momentarily (less than about 1/4 sec), it will never trigger the headlamp washers.

It takes a bit of practice... You can get just as much water onto the windscreen with three short bursts as you can by holding it down, but without triggering the headlamp washer.

Give it a try.

sanf 08-02-2011 06:21 AM

hahaha...this is getting too much calculation involved. what about just with parking lights? does the headlamp washers come on as well?

ssj 08-02-2011 09:41 AM

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Originally Posted by bobblehead (Post 6226348)
Just switch the Auto headlamp & Manual headlamp off. No coding required.

You learn a new thing in this forum every week! Thanks.

markl53 08-02-2011 11:02 AM

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Originally Posted by sanf (Post 6228289)
hahaha...this is getting too much calculation involved. what about just with parking lights? does the headlamp washers come on as well?

IIRC, yes.

bobblehead 08-02-2011 11:29 AM

(headlight) washer will NOT come on even when the parking lights are ON.


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