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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 02-16-2013, 04:24 PM
REPETE61 REPETE61 is offline
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E30 Headlight Issue

I have researched this forum for my specific problem but haven't seen anything quite like my problem so I am hoping someone can help me out.
I have 1990 325 convertible that I just bought and noticed the headlights don't work with the light switch pulled out. Here is a step by step of what works and when:
1. Ignition on:
Light knob in
daytime running lights on
high beam "flash" works

2. Pull light knob pulled out one stop:
daytime running lights off
no lowbeam
no hi beam
(this is same condition whether the square switch next to light knob is in or out)

3. Pull light knob out 2 stops:
daytime running lights off
no lowbeam
hi beam works (all 4 lamps/lights are on)
(this is same condition whether the square switch next to light knob is in or out)

So in order to drive at night I only have my daytimers which aren't nearly bright enough and if I need high beams I have to pull the light switch out and push it in when I need to turn high beams off!!!
I have swapped out the low beam lights from a donor car I have and it made no difference. I also swapped out relay K3 and K4 with the donor car and still no difference.
The other thing I noticed is the dash lights are on as soon as the ignition is on?
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