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      08-17-2011, 11:33 PM   #1
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Auto high beams retrofit with coding?

Anyone know if it's possible?
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      08-18-2011, 12:51 AM   #2
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Anyone know if it's possible?
You need the light sensor mounted below the rain sensor on the windshield. It's not just software, you need the hardware as well.
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      08-18-2011, 10:18 AM   #3
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You need the light sensor mounted below the rain sensor on the windshield. It's not just software, you need the hardware as well.
i thought we had the light sensor already
isn't it needed for the auto lights switch?
so the car knows when its dark and turns on the headlights
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      08-18-2011, 10:56 AM   #4
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i thought we had the light sensor already
isn't it needed for the auto lights switch?
so the car knows when its dark and turns on the headlights
The light sensor for the auto high beams is different
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      08-18-2011, 01:04 PM   #5
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It's really not worth the effort/expense for a small gain.

It's a nice "toy", but it's not perfect by any means, and I still overide mine a lot of the time.
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      08-18-2011, 01:13 PM   #6
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What's auto high beam? I could probably Google it, but I'm lazy.
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      08-18-2011, 01:36 PM   #7
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What's auto high beam? I could probably Google it, but I'm lazy.
It's exactly as is says, it turns on the main beams when it can't "see" a car in front or one coming the other way.
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      08-18-2011, 02:40 PM   #8
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It's exactly as is says, it turns on the main beams when it can't "see" a car in front or one coming the other way.
More specifically, it does so at night (minimal ambient lighting available). A nice feature if you drive on country roads at night (going to work or going home). The few times its activated for me its been spot on. I suspect it'll get more usage in the winter though...
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      08-18-2011, 03:29 PM   #9
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very hard to push the stalk out when you need high beams.
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very hard to push the stalk out when you need high beams.
you know how many times i've broken a nail that way?

i know its not the most useful option
but i just thought about this yesterday
and it struck me as the kind of option that could potentially be coded
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      08-18-2011, 04:57 PM   #11
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It's really not worth the effort/expense for a small gain.

It's a nice "toy", but it's not perfect by any means, and I still overide mine a lot of the time.
+1

i have it on my car, and rarely use it, if at all.
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      08-18-2011, 08:40 PM   #12
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you know how many times i've broken a nail that way?

i know its not the most useful option
but i just thought about this yesterday
and it struck me as the kind of option that could potentially be coded
Well in that case I'd be up for it too
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Well in that case I'd be up for it too
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...5#post13385825

It's been done apparently...but you'll need a mirror.
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With sensor im sure it could be done, id say it wouldnt be worth the cost though
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I would have to look it up but the coding is probably very straightforward. Its likely just a matter of adding the option code to your car after installing the hardware.
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It sounds like it might not be worth the investment. I like the way they are now, it's like a game wondering if they'll turn off and on.
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