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      07-28-2013, 04:50 AM   #1
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Turning off Daylight running Headlights

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This is my first post, just recently picked up my 114 diesel SE 1 series. I want to turn off the daylight running headlights, I have consult the manual which say that they can be turned off via the IDrive. However this isn't the case the option isn't on the IDrive as stated in the manual?... Help would be appreciated
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Hi All
This is my first post, just recently picked up my 114 diesel SE 1 series. I want to turn off the daylight running headlights, I have consult the manual which say that they can be turned off via the IDrive. However this isn't the case the option isn't on the IDrive as stated in the manual?... Help would be appreciated
I don't have my car atm so can't check the iDrive yes it does say that in the manual but the manual is generic and being in the EU where DRL's are mandatory the option may not be available.
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Elsewhere I've read it's not possible to turn them off in the EU due to road regulations. It is possible in other markets, ie, here in Australia
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Thanks Bob, I know as you have say it is mandatory in some EU countries. However not in Ireland. It's just maybe something I have to live with..
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It's mandatory in the EEA (Includes Eire) - hence the option to switch off is disabled.

Although you could just take out the bulbs (not sure if these have a bulb-out warning?)

Or, paint the bulb with black gloss paint
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I think the daylight lights are cool. No need to turn them off...
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      07-28-2013, 05:20 PM   #9
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I think the daylight lights are cool. No need to turn them off...
I agree if you have the LED rings; the standard bulbs I think are less attractive...
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I think the daylight lights are cool. No need to turn them off...
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Yes the halo's do look much better than a bulb.

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that's why i chose visibility package on my 125i. Bi-xenon lights r much better looking and safer at night than traditional hologen ones. I would not turn them off.
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