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Old 03-28-2020, 11:56 AM   #1
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Help with halogen to xenon conversion

So, I put in OEM xenons (the ones with halgen high beam) into my e46 touring last weekend.

Now my problems are:
1 - errors on dash (I believe these need coding, but cannot find the right coding for it. I have added $522 to the VO on 1 or 2 modules via NCS, but that hasn't helped, and disbaled voltage monitoring via carly)

2) Lights come on when key is in position2. However, when i start the car, they go out.

Now, there was a spare connector on the lights, which I think is for the leveling which I have taped off.

I am still using the old LCM unit

Questions:
1) What is the coding procedure for the lights?
2) Do I need to add the leveling wiring harnas from lights to the LCM?
3) Is anyone willing to lend a bit of time to walk me through it?

Any help greatly greatly appreciated. I am not above someone helping me code remotely either, and any links to good threeads also appreciated as I have been searching, but it's either threads that have zero info, or ones that thanks to photobucket being ****** are devoid of pics.

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I'll add that I am not adverse to buying parts, and also plan on adding in the levelling sensors once i've got these working. I also have a LCM module from the car the xenon units came off, but was under the impression i could reuse the old one, and keep the dial for aiming the headlights, so wanted to do that first, then switch over when i've got the levelling sensor looms + parts
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The coding I have done for other E46 owners was in PA soft. You just go to the lighting module and check off xenon lights from halogen lights.

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The coding I have done for other E46 owners was in PA soft. You just go to the lighting module and check off xenon lights from halogen lights.

Bottom right section


This is gold. I'll need to get PA soft. Thank you very very much

I have just tried the LCM that came with the lights, and that got the lights working with the engine running (apart from errors across all the lights now, and the tamper dot)

I don't have PASoft, but have ordered it. In any case, is there a way of coding via NCS expert to do this that anyone knows?
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This is gold. I'll need to get PA soft. Thank you very very much

I have just tried the LCM that came with the lights, and that got the lights working with the engine running (apart from errors across all the lights now, and the tamper dot)

I don't have PASoft, but have ordered it. In any case, is there a way of coding via NCS expert to do this that anyone knows?
You got it, not sure if you saw the threads on it but the cheaper version (same thing) is called BMW SCANNER 1.4. Comes with the OBD cable and mini cd with the software. Goes for around $20-35 USD
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Got PASoft, coded as above, all working now! Just have sidelight errors, but that's because the bulbs have blown, so no bother

Thanks so much for the help

Next project: retrofitting autolevelling...
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Got PASoft, coded as above, all working now! Just have sidelight errors, but that's because the bulbs have blown, so no bother

Thanks so much for the help

Next project: retrofitting autolevelling...

Awesome!!! Glad to hear that it worked
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