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Old 03-14-2015, 07:47 AM
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HID's and the light error.

Hello fellow bimmer's,

So I bought HID's a while back and ever since I get the light error on my dash. It beeps and the light symbol shows up, and alternates between the service symbol and light symbol. When it rains it constantly beeps and it is very annoying. I could of sworn I read somewhere on here before that you can code it so that error doesn't show up anymore or can be fixed by coding it. So I took my BMW to the dealer for other reasons and mentioned the light error and they said they can't do anything about the light sensor. My question is what should I do to get rid of this error? Thanks,

Anthony

Model : '07 328xi Sedan
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Old 03-14-2015, 08:13 AM
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Go back to OEM lights
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Old 03-14-2015, 08:46 AM
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That will be my last resort. I was already thinking, if I put in like a whiter bulb if that would be fine too. But i'm looking to see if there's a fix first.
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Old 03-14-2015, 09:23 AM
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Did your car come from the factory with Halogen lights, and you added aftermarket HID bulbs and projectors?
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Old 03-14-2015, 09:43 AM
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Did your car come from the factory with Halogen lights, and you added aftermarket HID bulbs and projectors?

It came with Halogens, I got HID installed after buying car.
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Old 03-14-2015, 09:51 AM
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It came with Halogens, I got HID installed after buying car.
So did you ever have your car CODED to have it know the configuration should support HID?

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they said they can't do anything about the light sensor
Well, the BMW dealer is not gonna do any coding to support a non-BMW manufactured aftermarket installed accessory! You gotta get this done by an independent.

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Old 03-14-2015, 10:26 AM
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So did you ever have your car CODED to have it know the configuration should support HID?



Well, the BMW dealer is not gonna do any coding to support a non-BMW manufactured aftermarket installed accessory! You gotta get this done by an independent.
That's what I was asking if it could be coded for the lights. But it makes sense now that the dealer won't do it, or "can't". Does anyone know how to do it by yourself can't you use a OBD device?
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Old 03-14-2015, 10:33 AM
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Does anyone know how to do it by yourself can't you use a OBD device?
Some devices only READ fault codes, yet cannot change CODING of options/behaviors.
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Old 03-14-2015, 10:42 AM
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Some devices only READ fault codes, yet cannot change CODING of options/behaviors.
Do some have software to adjust some settings?
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Old 03-14-2015, 01:17 PM
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I'm probably going to just pick up oem bulbs and new headlamps(headlamps get to much condensation). Does anyone recommend a certain kind of bulb or headlamp? I'm very interested in the halo style headlamps. Thanks.
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