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Old 09-07-2012, 07:44 AM
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Coding High Beam Assistant

A few weeks ago, I tried coding the FLA (High Beam Assistant).
Works just perfect (did already have SLI and automatically dimming mirrors inside/outside from factory):

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FRM/3050/FLA_VERBAUT/aktiv
FRM/3050/FLA_AUTO_AKTIV/automatisch
HU_CIC/3000/HIGH_BEAM_ASSISTANT/aktiv
KAFAS/3015/FLA_ON_OFF/aktiv
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FLA automatically turns on when switching on the lights (manually) or if they automatically come on. Only flaw : High Beam Assistant is not active when starting the car in the dark, i.e. when the lights automatically turn on with the engine. Work around (although not good for the xenons) : turn off / turn on the lights again
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Old 10-06-2012, 02:21 AM
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I tried this and it does in fact work.

There was an option under KAFAS (I think) for xenon AHL. Do you have the adaptive xenons? Did you turn this on or leave it off?

This option is apparently standard on vehicles in Germany. I wonder why it's not standard here in the US, especially with Driver Assist.
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:24 AM
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I have three questions:

1) Do we need to add S5ACA (High-beam assistant) to our FA to make this work?
2) Is there a symbol that lights up on the dash to indicate is it on (and does it only show when you turn high-beams on or is showing even when the high-beams are off)?
3) Is there a new entry under settings->lights that lets you turn it on and off?

Thanks,

EDIT: I looked it up in the 2012 Owners Manual so I know what to look for. It appears you won't be able to turn it back on once you turn it off by manually overriding your high-beams since you wouldn't have the stalk switch, however one might be able to turn it back on without the switch by flicking the headlight swith from auto to on and back again.

I still don't know if we need to add 5AC to the FA.
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:45 PM
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I did not have to add 5AC to my FA, but I did anyways. It was working without.
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:17 PM
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I did not have to add 5AC to my FA, but I did anyways. It was working without.
Thanks. I'll find out how well it works tonight.
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:34 PM
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Per the above, it only works when the headlights are off (and then switched on) or they turn off/on automatically, like when driving through a tunnel.

I'm debating retrofitting the actual stalk, but I don't know if the wiring would be present or not. I suspect it might since this option appears to be standard elsewhere.
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:58 AM
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You cannot replace the single stalk. You have to replace the whole unit with all stalks on which is around 300.
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:59 AM
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I know. I ordered the entire unit.
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:28 PM
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A few weeks ago, I tried coding the FLA (High Beam Assistant).
Works just perfect (did already have SLI and automatically dimming mirrors inside/outside from factory):

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FRM/3050/FLA_VERBAUT/aktiv
FRM/3050/FLA_AUTO_AKTIV/automatisch
HU_CIC/3000/HIGH_BEAM_ASSISTANT/aktiv
KAFAS/3015/FLA_ON_OFF/aktiv
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FLA automatically turns on when switching on the lights (manually) or if they automatically come on. Only flaw : High Beam Assistant is not active when starting the car in the dark, i.e. when the lights automatically turn on with the engine. Work around (although not good for the xenons) : turn off / turn on the lights again
So if my car is already equipped with this feature, can I code it to default on? Not that it's that big a deal to activate each time but this would be something I'd like to see default to the last used setting (e.g., Auto S/S after coding).
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:29 PM
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So if my car is already equipped with this feature, can I code it to default on? Not that it's that big a deal to activate each time but this would be something I'd like to see default to the last used setting (e.g., Auto S/S after coding).
By default it is on, but for whatever reason it requires the headlights to be manually turned on, or turned off/on automatically.
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:47 PM
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By default it is on, but for whatever reason it requires the headlights to be manually turned on, or turned off/on automatically.
Thanks. Not sure this is a step forward for me, then, unless that quirk is addressed.
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Old 10-14-2012, 04:49 AM
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I did not have to add 5AC to my FA, but I did anyways. It was working without.
But after adding 5AC, did you actually VO Code FRM, KAFAS, and HU_CIC afterwards to apply all required 5AC coding to each of the ECU's?
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Old 10-14-2012, 07:37 AM
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i have high beam assist from the factory, and i enabled it with FRM/3050/FLA_AUTO_AKTIV/Aktiv and it worked fine even when i start the car in the dark. until i updated the software of the car. it became FRM/3050/FLA_AUTO_AKTIV/automatisch. now i need to manually turn it on with the stalk if i start the car in the dark.
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Old 10-14-2012, 07:57 AM
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i have high beam assist from the factory, and i enabled it with FRM/3050/FLA_AUTO_AKTIV/Aktiv and it worked fine even when i start the car in the dark. until i updated the software of the car. it became FRM/3050/FLA_AUTO_AKTIV/automatisch. now i need to manually turn it on with the stalk if i start the car in the dark.
Well, for reasons unknown, BMW in their infinite wisdom has apparently consciously decided to change the behavior of FLA_AUTO_AKTIV from "aktiv" to "automatik", although I can't imagine why.

nicht_aktiv is Werte=00
aktiv was Werte=01

Is the new "automatik" also now Werte=01, or some other value?
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:11 AM
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Well, for reasons unknown, BMW in their infinite wisdom has apparently consciously decided to change the behavior of FLA_AUTO_AKTIV from "aktiv" to "automatik", although I can't imagine why.

nicht_aktiv is Werte=00
aktiv was Werte=01

Is the new "automatik" also now Werte=01, or some other value?
yes, automatik replaced aktiv as Werte=01
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:19 AM
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yes, automatik replaced aktiv as Werte=01
I was hoping maybe it changed too, to Werte 02 or something, so that changing the Werte value to 01 would return it to "aktiv" mode, even though "aktiv" is no longer a drop-down choice.

Well, short of finding another FDL code somewhere to change this behavior, or BMW returning to the original behavior in a future firmware update, I don't think anything can be done.
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But after adding 5AC, did you actually VO Code FRM, KAFAS, and HU_CIC afterwards to apply all required 5AC coding to each of the ECU's?
I may have. Can you walk me through the steps again? I did go through every module though.
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I may have. Can you walk me through the steps again? I did go through every module though.
Well, I don't think it will matter now, as we know that this was a change in the factory settings for FLA_AUTO_AKTIV, and that cars with factory 5AC act the same, but to VO Code, just highlight the ECU itself (NOT the underlying CADF in the subfolder) and right-click on it and select CODE.
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I know. I ordered the entire unit.
How'd this go? Did you ever get the new stalk installed?
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I coded FLA in my F10 M5 and it's working. I decided to swap the stalk as well and just installed it. The install wasn't too bad.. It took about a hour and would take less than 30 minutes if I had to do it again.

It seems to function properly.. the button turns Highbeam assistance on and off.

I'm having a few problems though. The turn signals don't automatically turn off anymore after turning and I'm getting a brake system and collision detection malfunction errors. I tried reverting the stalk and sure enough it resolves all of the issues. Signals work properly and no more errors.

Any ideas?

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Hi,

I have rain detector,... I imagine I need another type of sensor in order to code this functionality?

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Old 01-28-2013, 08:26 AM
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I have rain detector,... I imagine I need another type of sensor in order to code this functionality?

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Yes, You need either KAFAS Camera, of AHB Camera.
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Yes, You need either KAFAS Camera, of AHB Camera.
OK I'm screwed then

Just a little off-topic question. I coded the fogs lights when turning via the following lines:

Fembody 3073 C_CLC_ENA F30disable F30enable Fogs when turning
Fembody 3073 C_BLC_ENA F30disable F30enable continued
Fembody 3066 KL_ENABLE_LI KL_Aus KL_Ein continued
Fembody 3073 KL_ENABLE_RE KL_Aus KL_Ein continued
Fembody 3062 MAPPING_abbiegel_L_output Off nsw_l continued
Fembody 3062 MAPPING_abbiegel_R_output Off nsw_r continued
Fembody 3063 MAPPING_NEBELSCHW_L_PART_OF_WL nicht aktiv Soft_on Will turn on left/right fog when turning in that direction
Fembody 3063 MAPPING_NEBELSCHW_R_PART_OF_WL nicht aktiv Soft_on Will turn on left/right fog when turning in that direction

and it's working, but I noticed that now, I cannot change the high of my normal beams you know with the graduated little wheel from 0 to 3...

I also have the impression that normal beams are not as bright as before I code these fogs stuff. (but that just might be an impression)

Any idea of where it could come from?

Thanks in advance!
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I coded FLA in my F10 M5 and it's working. I decided to swap the stalk as well and just installed it. The install wasn't too bad.. It took about a hour and would take less than 30 minutes if I had to do it again.

It seems to function properly.. the button turns Highbeam assistance on and off.

I'm having a few problems though. The turn signals don't automatically turn off anymore after turning and I'm getting a brake system and collision detection malfunction errors. I tried reverting the stalk and sure enough it resolves all of the issues. Signals work properly and no more errors.

Any ideas?
Such a shame no one seems to have any ideas where to start to resolve this. I've talked to numerous techs @ BMW and they don't seem to want to get involved or know anything about the issue I'm having.
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