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Old 08-29-2013, 03:54 AM   #1
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Halogen lcm to run aftermarket xenons?

As above really - I want to upgrade my lm to the latest one with triple turn auto lights and LEDs but want to know if I get one for halogen spec if there would be an issue running aftermarket xenon kit?

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Old 08-29-2013, 08:07 AM   #2
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Your current LCM can be coded for the car can run xenon lighting.
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Do you know what needs coding? i am looking at getting one out of an 05 haloge with auto light and putting led tails and xenon kit in my lights?

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As Jake said, the LCM is what needs to be coded.

An 05 LCM will not have the triple blink function. Only 06 and brand new LCMs.
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Can it be updated to have it?
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Doubt it, but the coding can be done with PA Soft which is $35 USD for a copy. It can code the car, reset BMW codes including airbag/SRS
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I was able to add the coding for my xenon conversion using NCS Expert.

I just had to add the $522 option to the VO.

Google around and you will find it.
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Can it be updated to have it?
Not easily. I think you'd need to upgrade it via BDM, but there aren't any BDM ports on the board. So you'd need to trace the right pins to the CPU and hook them up to the interface. Of course you'd need to dump the software off the 2006+ LCM

Before anyone says it, dumping the EEPROM from PASoft is not sufficient. You need to be able to access the internal flash.
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An 05 LCM will not have the triple blink function. Only 06 and brand new LCMs.
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Not easily. I think you'd need to upgrade it via BDM, but there aren't any BDM ports on the board. So you'd need to trace the right pins to the CPU and hook them up to the interface. Of course you'd need to dump the software off the 2006+ LCM

Before anyone says it, dumping the EEPROM from PASoft is not sufficient. You need to be able to access the internal flash.
I've been wanting the triple blink (frankly surprised it didn't come with it). I did have a question I was hoping to get some clarity on. If I purchased a used 2006+ LCM, could the tamper dot easily be coded out via PA Soft?
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I've been wanting the triple blink (frankly surprised it didn't come with it). I did have a question I was hoping to get some clarity on. If I purchased a used 2006+ LCM, could the tamper dot easily be coded out via PA Soft?
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