Do you know anything about the wiring harness to the switch by the steering wheel? Do you know which wires are which? I'm thinking if I bridge the low-beam wire to the general power wire, the low beams will stay on during high-beams.siragan said:Doesn't work. You'll need to either get a new relay and wire it up custom or just completely re-wire the lighting system, which is what I did for my bimmer headlights. The plus side is that all my lights now go off when I take the key out of the ignition, so no more dead batteries.
You'll figure it out... let the EVTM manual be your guide...
If you're thinking of bridging the low-beam positive wire over to the high-beam positive, then you end up running both lights in both low and high beam positions on the combonation switch.Project98lx said:I'm thinking if I bridge the low-beam wire to the general power wire, the low beams will stay on during high-beams.
Well, I've already upped the fuses to double load, and I'm running less power (35w) to my low-beams, in other words, HID's, so as far as overloading the wires, that's not a big deal, and my front blinker light wires are not being used as I've rewired the blinker wire for high beams. The "parking light" wire could be used to power the low beams, minus the gauge problem.siragan said:Yeah some ZX2 guys did that. That's not a very good idea... they're using 16 and 18ga wire and stock fuses on more than double the power load. On top of that, it's sloppy work.
I routed completely new 14ga wire to all the lights and ran a custom fuse box to back it all up. It took a bit of work, because I routed all the wires through the dash and firewall, and everything was soldered and shrink-wrapped, but the work is quality stuff.
If you want to do some digging around, the BMW headlight relay may suit your needs. Don't run both bulbs off just the high lead of the relay though, because it wasn't designed for it, and you could screw up the relay. Chances are you'll have to do a bit of digging if you want to use relays, but it's the appropriate path to take.