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    To all E30 Owners,

    Could you please take a look at your headlights and confirm 2 (two) of the following statements, also please state whether you own a Pre-Faclift or Facelift vehicle;


    1: Low Beam stays on when High Beam is activated.

    2: Low Beam turns off when High Beam is activated.

    3. Low Beam stays on when High Beam is flashed.

    4: Low Beam turns off when High Beam is flashed.


    Reason I ask is that I have now found some information that throws a spanner in the works regarding the current wiring diagram I have designed for fitting Facelift headlights into a Pre-Facelift vehicle.

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    55 views and no replies...tut tut.

    Not to worry guys, after a heck of a lot of searching I have found the answers I was looking for

    I can now crack on with the job in hand and get a How-To created at the same time.
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    Glad that you got it sorted in the end Steve, it may have been that most people no longer own an E30 and those of us that do are not on here at 02:25 on a Sunday morning....

    If you require further help, you can always PM me and I will take a look or maybe upload a photograph or two to help you
     
     

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    Very true Kevin.

    I see you have a facelift E30.

    Getting quite confused with the wiring differences between the pre and post facelift headlights after studying more diagrams.

    The pre-facelift uses a 3 pin connector on the Lo-Beam, where the facelift uses a 2 pin connector. I've looked at diagrams from the US, where they state that you need to jump the Lo and Hi Beam relays so the Lo-Beam is still activated when you turn the Hi-Beam on, do the same laws apply to UK/Euro headlights?

    Or should the Lo-Beam be extinguished when the Hi-Beam is energised?

    Very..Very..Very confusing!
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