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Old 07-31-2013, 04:07 PM   #1
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BMW dealership "can't do it"... Xenon flicker

Just got off the phone with the BMW dealership about recoding the LCM to accept my FX-R retrofit and they said its impossible to recode my 02 325i to accept xenon headlights because it came with stock halogen headlights. They said there was no coding option to enable xenons. I guess my next move is to either buy a Can-Bus system to make the car think its running stock lights or install some capacitors or something. I really thought that they would be able to fix my flicker problem. It only flickers on the drivers side when running, in the 2nd key position everything operates normally. This is getting really frustrating. Any thoughts or ideas or help?
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:23 PM   #2
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Hope it helps, it's really easy to use and it help me code my alarm and some other stuffs.
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:33 PM   #3
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This thread should be able to help you out Specifically, post #20

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Old 07-31-2013, 11:11 PM   #4
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Just got off the phone with the BMW dealership about recoding the LCM to accept my FX-R retrofit and they said its impossible to recode my 02 325i to accept xenon headlights because it came with stock halogen headlights. They said there was no coding option to enable xenons. I guess my next move is to either buy a Can-Bus system to make the car think its running stock lights or install some capacitors or something. I really thought that they would be able to fix my flicker problem. It only flickers on the drivers side when running, in the 2nd key position everything operates normally. This is getting really frustrating. Any thoughts or ideas or help?
They're lazy. If they actually looked under the retrofits menu, they'd see the option there. I had the dealer do them on my 330 (this was long before I learned how to code these modules myself) and it worked. Still needed wiring for bixenons to work

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Old 08-28-2013, 04:19 AM   #5
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BMW dealership "can't do it"... Xenon flicker

I have an understanding that most dealers actually don't know that they can program other settings into cars. Half of the programming is actually not dot approved so that's why majority of the changes that we would like to make our lives easier isn't programmed. The newer cars now have options that makes us want them in our cars.


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