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Old 10-07-2011, 08:22 PM
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2001 Z3 Headlights

Can anyone give me the light configuration for a Canadian Spec 2001 Z3. Roadster 3.0i

Headlight switch Off - headlights on, tail lights on, running lights (Parks) on. Cannot put high beams on except for flashing high beams.

Headlight switch in Park Position, same as above.

Headlight Switch On, only difference is high beams can be selected.

Do I have something wrong in my electrical ? ? ? ?

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Old 10-08-2011, 05:40 PM
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Sounds like the switch might be broken.
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Old 10-08-2011, 10:39 PM
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I was thinking more along the line of the relay.
But I'm waiting on a Cdn Spec'd car owner giving me a reply.
There is a difference in the Cdn Spec'd and US Spec'd cars.
The Cdn version came with DRL (Daytime Running Lights).
Not sure if the US version was the same.
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Old 10-10-2011, 12:56 AM
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US did not have DRLs. But the change is a simple switch of the headlight relay. LeatherZ used to carry them.

With DRLs, the headlights only should be on with the headlight switch in the Off position. IIRC, they come on at a lower level than when the headlight switch is On.
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Old 10-10-2011, 03:50 AM
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Check the link above for details on the DRL. I have the BMW module and like the fact that you can also run the parking & fog lamps with the DRLs.

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Old 10-10-2011, 05:45 AM
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That config sounds correct. For what it's worth, your DRLs are actually your highbeams running at 80%.
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