Euro light question relating to that damn beeping thing in the dash

Phil Rose pjrose at
Sat Jan 31 14:03:53 EST 2004

At 11:53 AM -0500 1/31/04, Joshua C wrote:
>I got some euro lights off ebay Germany last fall and recently 
>installed them (wish I could have done it sooner but I didn't have 
>the time) many thanks to all the listers whose posts helped 
>immensely (esp Ingo's harness schematic...built it, pluged it in and 
>it worked with out a flaw!)  What a difference!  But every time I 
>switch from high to low I get that annoying "beeeep beeeep"  is this 
>the auto check?

Yes, it's the auto check--various posts (archived) and web pages 
describe the "cure"--you need to modify contacts on the headlight 
relay, which is unfortunately one of those lurking behind that 
blasted driver's (knee) panel. I've been waiting for at least one 
_more_ good reason before I pull that damn panel off... (see Chris 
Miller's web site for details.)

>   I have dashboard (IC) issues as well I imagine since I don't have 
>any bulb out indicator as CJ Miller's site indicated.  Can I remove 
>this annoying beeper without adverse effect?

Fix the IC problem rather than eliminate the warning beep--it's doing 
it for good reason (usually).

>  Is this the silver cylinder on the back of the IC?  I HATE THAT 
>DAMN NOISE!  It also routinely beeps when driving (despite having 
>plenty of fluids or what ever else it measures).

Does your fault-display not work at all? You need to get it working 
again--its connector probably just needs a little contact 
"enhancement".  Some of us merely keep smacking at the top of the 
dash with our fist to shock that display back to full consciousness. 
The random beeping could be a symptom of a failed MFTS (which means 
you'll have low boost, too). If the sensor actually thinks the 
coolant level is too low, just add a little more even if it seems OK; 
some coolant-level sensors are quite sensitive to slightly low level 
(mine isn't one of those).

Don't shoot the messenger (hitting is OK, though)!


Phil Rose
Rochester, NY
mailto:pjrose at

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