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Old 07-29-2010, 06:53 PM   #141
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Bump, would really like to do this before the summer's over and I don't trust myself to make the harness. If anyone knows a source I'd really appreciate it
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Old 09-18-2010, 03:16 PM   #142
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I would like a front and rear wire harness as well

I have my bosch/bmw bixenons in and currently manually adjusted but would like to follow through the entire project.
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Old 11-01-2010, 11:38 AM   #143
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Looks like we've either got to build our own or salvage the harness from another e46 in order to complete the retrofit.


hmm, you and I both have imola ZHPs - too bad the previous owners didn't spend the $700 and just get the damn xenons from the factory
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Old 03-24-2011, 12:26 AM   #144
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Does anyone have a guide with pictures saved somewhere that they would like to share?
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:56 AM   #145
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I know old post , but i find this : http://cgi.ebay.fr/Kabelsatz-aLWR-BM...item19d3113c54

or this one more easy to install (UNIVERSAL LEVELING SYSTEM) :


http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/56...ng_system.html
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:16 AM   #146
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has anyone found a vendor in america that has these harnesses and cable already dont basically just mount the sensors run the cables and plug and go
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Old 08-05-2013, 08:21 PM   #147
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Hey folks,

I know that this thread is older than me but had nothing better to do the other day so decided to finish what I started 5 years ago lol...
Yes about 5 years ago I run harness A from leveling sensors to LCM, it was challenge to run these harness under the carpet but I got this done long time ago. Installed and connected rear leveling sensor, plugged in all plugs into LCM then got stuck with some parts since my car is awd, it was probably that special bracket for front leveling sensor plus harness B.
Finally I got back to this mod, did myself harness B run it nicely connected to headlights and LCM, today got parts from tischer BMW and installed front leveling sensor... All wiring is completely done but auto leveling doesn't work so far.
My car has halogen headlights from factory so I bought bi xenons long time ago and programmed LCM but after that my hi bims stop working...
My question is, do I need newer LCM from car with auto leveling option (I can buy LCM from 2005 M3) my car is 2003/03 or I can try to program my existing LCM?
How I can fix hi bims? There are extra small plugs in headlights anybody can help me what to connect there?

Any help will be highly appreciated.

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Old 08-05-2013, 09:58 PM   #148
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You need an LCM from an HID car (as long as it's not a facelift coupe). The HID LCMs have stepper motor controllers that the halogen ones don't. They also have circuitry to read the information from the leveling sensor.

An 05 M3 LCM will be fine as long as that M3 had HIDs

To use the bixenons, you need to run two additional wires from the LCM. They go to the center pin of the 3-pin plugs on each ballast.

You'l want the following items
AMP 2-967642-1 x 2 OR 61138365348 x 2 -- Bixenon Connector (3-pin AMPseal connector)
AMP 962885-1 x 2 OR 61131393704 x 2 -- MQS Contact
AMP 967067-1 x 2 OR 61138366245 x 2 -- Sealing Grommet
AMP 967056-1 x 4 -- Blank Sealing grommet

Some amount of wire (I think 20 or 22 gauge would work)

The AMP part number for the bixenon connector is Black/gray; the BMW part number is black/blue. Factory OEM part is black/black. The black/black connector (1-967642-1) is technically available through AMP, but most places want a minimum order of >1000 pieces. No one seems to stock the Black/blue (9-967642-1)
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Old 08-05-2013, 11:38 PM   #149
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Thank you very much for all detailed informations ! I appreciate it.
Ok now everything is clear ill buy this LCM from 05 M3 yes this car had factory HID lighting.
There's only one more thing I don't know yet... You mentioned to run two wires from LCM to center pins in small plugs located in ballasts, do you know the pins numbers in LCM plug by any chance? Or can you tell me where I can find tat info?
Somebody mentioned that this center pin can be connected with positive hi beam wire... What you think about that option?

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Thank you very much for all detailed informations ! I appreciate it.
Ok now everything is clear ill buy this LCM from 05 M3 yes this car had factory HID lighting.
There's only one more thing I don't know yet... You mentioned to run two wires from LCM to center pins in small plugs located in ballasts, do you know the pins numbers in LCM plug by any chance? Or can you tell me where I can find tat info?
Somebody mentioned that this center pin can be connected with positive hi beam wire... What you think about that option?

Thanks again!
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Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that (and I suppose you'd need the pin for the LCM side too... I think that's just a non-sealed MQS connector). The Bixenon pins are pins 2 and 36. You don't have to worry about finding a ground, since the solenoid is grounded via the ballast.

I think Pin 2 is meant for the right headlight, and 36 for the left. Doesn't really matter since there's never a time when the two aren't active simultaneously

Center pin to highbeam +12V is possible, but you'll have to code the LCM to keep the highbeams active with the bixenon shutter (normally it's not when recoded for HIDs). If you use DRLs, you shouldn't do this, since you'll likely just burn out the solenoid
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Old 08-06-2013, 12:31 AM   #151
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I appreciate your help, thanks again !
Just ordered all missing parts and will finish this mod as soon as they'll arrive.
Damn wish I know this before that I need to run additional wire from LCM to headlights :-/ I just did that harness B and installed 2 weeks ago, used expensive tape to be more OEM and now what? have to do it again...

Thanks again ill post update soon.

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Old 08-17-2013, 04:25 PM   #152
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Has anyone tried to pull all the needed parts from a junk yard? This would save time in creating the wiring harnesses, etc. Theoretically this should work right? And might save a lot of time?
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Another success here !
Received the LCM today (Jack thank you very much) installed and tested, auto leveling function working !!!
TerraPhantm thanks for your help as well.
Now have to find out how to code my vin number and mileage to new LCM cause I have tail lights error and mileage error.
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Another success here !
Received the LCM today (Jack thank you very much) installed and tested, auto leveling function working !!!
TerraPhantm thanks for your help as well.
Now have to find out how to code my vin number and mileage to new LCM cause I have tail lights error and mileage error.
If you have PASoft and NCS Expert, you should be able to get everything to work properly
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If you have PASoft and NCS Expert, you should be able to get everything to work properly
I do have NCS Expert but never play with vin and mileage before so have to learn how to do it. All I did myself was some hiden functions activation/deactivation.
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I do have NCS Expert but never play with vin and mileage before so have to learn how to do it. All I did myself was some hiden functions activation/deactivation.
Using PAsoft, set the mileage on the LCM to 0. Then using NCS Expert, read the FA from your AKMB. Then go to your ALSZ, and do the jobs "FA_WRITE". Finally, change the job type to SG_CODIEREN, and execute it with a blank FSW_PSW. Any customizations you had on the LSZ will have to be added back

Turn the key off and then on again. Tamper dot should be gone. Read the FA from the ALSZ and verify that the VIN and FA are correct
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Thank you for detailed instructions, the only problem is I don't have Pasoft...
I though that I can do everything using NCS Expert, is this possible?
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Thank you for detailed instructions, the only problem is I don't have Pasoft...
I though that I can do everything using NCS Expert, is this possible?
NCS doesn't let you change the VIN unless the mileage of the LSZ is set to 0, and you can't decrease the mileage without PASoft
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NCS doesn't let you change the VIN unless the mileage of the LSZ is set to 0, and you can't decrease the mileage without PASoft
Understood...
Ill try to run BMW scanner 1.4.0 on my edibas cable today, have heard that some folks was lucky and it works for them.

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Can't I flash LCM with WINKFP???
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