Can a OEM BMW light/rain sensor be fitted on a BMW Z3

Kevin Gerard

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I'm not sure if anyone has already retrofitted a oem BMW light/rain sensor to a Z3, but it would be a great add on accessory to the car. If anyone has already done this work to your Z3, please share how it can be done.

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GazHyde

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Is that automatic lights/wipers? I'd imagine a lot of messing about, and probably not enough wiring loom available on the Z3. I've seen auto dimming mirrors being fitted, but nothing as complicated as this though.
 

DivideBYZero

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The light and rain sensor will work in tandem with a LCM, light control module, so I would expect unless you can rig an e46 LCM in there too it will probably be a tough job.
 

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The american Z3M S54 came with a dimmable rearview mirror which can be retrofitted if you can get hold of one but not heard of anyone fitting auto wiper/lights module but in theory should be achievable. I would would look around for an aftermarket system though as that would probably at the end of the day be easier to do rather than trying to retrofit a module from another model of BMW into the Z3 and figuring out the wiring for it.
 
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zedonist

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The Z3 is fitted with speed sensitive wipers, i.e they slow down as the car slows down, and then become intermittent until you pull away
 
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