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Old 10-29-2013, 09:39 PM   #61
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It's a European parking light feature, shut the car off, move the stalk to the side you want to turn on and the front and rear park lights stay on. This marks the outside of the car with less drain on the battery.
thanks for letting me know, i just learned something new about my car, wow are there more. thanks to this site and you guys i am getting alot if things fixed, learning alot and getting some major ideas thanks again, still owe you guys some beers, (one day )
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Old 10-30-2013, 06:45 PM   #62
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Old 12-31-2013, 12:52 AM   #63
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hi im new to this site im john

iv got a 318ici coupe my number plate lights and fog lights and to more on the back off my car r not working the lamps r ok and im not fitting led wood this be the
lcm unit and if so can i just swop over with no problems

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Old 12-31-2013, 08:00 AM   #64
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hi im new to this site im john

iv got a 318ici coupe my number plate lights and fog lights and to more on the back off my car r not working the lamps r ok and im not fitting led wood this be the
lcm unit and if so can i just swop over with no problems

help on this wood be good please
Why go straight to LCM? Check all of your fuses, get a good digital meter and see if you have power at the lights themselves. Get or make some long test leads and put the meter in "fox and hound" mode and see if you have continuity from the LCM to the rear lights, from the fuse terminal to the lights. When doing your testing, make sure you have a good ground or direct connection to the negative terminal of the battery.

If you replace the LCM, you will need to recode it to take care of the tamper dot on the cluster.
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hi thanks for getting back cant were r the fuses for the the lights as we cant find them we have not taken out the lmc yet

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Old 03-01-2014, 02:11 PM   #66
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Well, that was interesting. My passenger side headlight went out, so I switched the sides of the bulbs and now they both work again. I noticed, however that I can smell something like burning electrical down by the driver's side headlight now. I have the bi-xenons on an '03 330i. Burning electrical smells always concern me....
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Old 03-02-2014, 04:08 AM   #67
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fitted new lcm unit all sorted now but if any one do replace keep the old one with the car as it leave a dot on the dash

very easy job to fit new and you can get them on e bay
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Old 03-02-2014, 02:54 PM   #68
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Well, that was interesting. My passenger side headlight went out, so I switched the sides of the bulbs and now they both work again. I noticed, however that I can smell something like burning electrical down by the driver's side headlight now. I have the bi-xenons on an '03 330i. Burning electrical smells always concern me....
yeah that doesn't sound you. you should take the bulbs back out to see what it is. i think it could be the igniter connector (red plug that goes on the end of the bulb).
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i had more than one light out and lights on the dash but that bit all sorted now iv replaced unit .
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fitted new lcm unit all sorted now but if any one do replace keep the old one with the car as it leave a dot on the dash

very easy job to fit new and you can get them on e bay
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i had more than one light out and lights on the dash but that bit all sorted now iv replaced unit .
yeah you stated that twice already. to get rid of the tamper dot, you need to have the LCM reprogrammed for your car. keeping the old one won't do anything because after 60 miles or so, the descrepancy will be too much between the cluster and the old one you have. so when you put it back there will be an error either way.
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Trying to troubleshoot a problem. First it would be nice if I knew what headlights I'm currently running so I've attached a photo. Are these the retrofit xenon projectors or are these stock?

The problem is that when I turn them on I've noticed only the drivers side one moves up and down and the passenger side doesn't move at all. Sometimes the passenger side headlight flickers when I turn it on. Could there be a connection between these issues?

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looks like factory single xenons with blue angel eyes.

you might want to check the connection for the autoleveling. as for the flicker, it could be a number or things. i would follow the steps on the guide to isolate the problem.
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Old 04-01-2014, 06:45 AM   #73
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Anything in drl. . Mine don't seem to turn on I have 03 330i I've seen other similar years and 330i with drl any help? I think i have single xenon, was thinking of installing angels but I'm not sure if I need drl for the angel eyes..another thing is i believe the bulbs are h7 if I use my indicator to flash they turn on so I kno the bulbs work...

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Anything in drl. . Mine don't seem to turn on I have 03 330i I've seen other similar years and 330i with drl any help? I think i have single xenon, was thinking of installing angels but I'm not sure if I need drl for the angel eyes..another thing is i believe the bulbs are h7 if I use my indicator to flash they turn on so I kno the bulbs work...

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DRLs need to be coded to be turned on or off.

if you use angel eyes, you can have them act as your DRLs. you don't need the DRLs turned on.
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