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E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series E60 Sedan was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E61 wagon followed shortly there after. The E60/E61 5 series is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 10-11-2015, 07:29 PM
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Light Module Programing?

I replaced the headlights and I have an error with the headlights since.
I can make them move up and down and side to side by using INPA but INPA gives me the error code saying it cannot communicate with the LCM. Can anyone tell me what I can try next to solve this problem? I am out of ideas short of changing the LCM but I am quite certain it is ok but maybe needs to be reprogrammed.
I have attached the current error codes I get from INPA.
I checked the VIN of the LCM using NCS and it appears to be correct.
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Old 10-11-2015, 10:48 PM
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Did u get a used headlight assembly with the controller ? I was getting adaptive malfunction msg , had to change the adaptive module/controller and the error was gone.
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Old 10-20-2015, 11:49 AM
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Changed Controller, no help

I got a replacement light module that goes on the headlight for control of the adaptive features. I replaced the module on one side with no difference.

I can get the lights to go in all directions by usiing INPA test functions so I think all is working in the lights themselves.

I also verified that the light control module located under the dash on my car is the correct part number and appears to be working correctly.

Does anyone have any ideas of what I can do next to try to repair this problem?


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Old 10-20-2015, 05:01 PM
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The LCMs is pretty advised in that it will turn off individual circuited within a headlight assembly, if it detects a problem. The headlight modules have a track record of wireing insulation breaking down and allowing wires to short out with one another. If the LCM detects a short on a individual circuite 10 consecutive times, the LCM shuts that circuite down and it remains powered down until the counter within the LCM is reset. Just a thought... Believe tool 32 would be used to reset the counter. Good luck!
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