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Flashing high beams when lights are off

Post by Hakeem43020 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:52 pm

I've read somewhere that euro cars have the functionality that allows you to flash the high beams (pulling the turn signal/indicator stalk) when the headlights are off. AFAIK in US cars we have to turn the headlights on if we want to flash the high beams. I've been searching for a euro wiring diagram but have been unable to find one. Is there a way to add this to US cars? :-k

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Re: Flashing high beams when lights are off

Post by GRNSHRK » Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:55 pm

Hakeem, that doesn't sound right :-k

I know for a fact that my '80 can flash the high beams by pulling on the turn signal stalk, just as you described, without having the low beams on :lol:

In fact, back in the day, when seeing another BMW on the road was a rare event, flashing the high beams was always a sign of recognition of the other driver =D>

Have you actually tried this :-?

And for the record, what year and model do you have, just for clarification [-o<
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Re: Flashing high beams when lights are off

Post by Stoffie » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:33 pm

Definitely a feature on Euro cars, as it still is on any car in Europe today.
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Re: Flashing high beams when lights are off

Post by hornhospital » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:07 pm

Both my 84 633 and 85 635 are able to flash the headlights, even with it shut down and the keys out!
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Re: Flashing high beams when lights are off

Post by Hakeem43020 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:48 am

I drive an 89 US E24. I feel stupid now, I went outside and tested today and surprisingly they work. They weren't working when I got the car, I remember driving and having other e24/e28 people think I'm a douche because they would flash me and I wouldn't flash them back lol. I did pull the cluster, changes fuses, mess with wiring, relays etc recently so maybe one of those fixed it. ](*,).

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