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Old 09-30-2017, 06:29 PM
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The best coding mod for an X5 in my opinion if you have xenons

I have seen this covered in sections on here but it took me awhile to really confirm it before trying it.

My X5's bi-xenon bowls are toast basically and don't put out the best light in the world.

I got around this on low beam by putting LED headlight bulbs in the driving lights. So with them on I can actually see on low beam at least.

But since they cut off when I go to high beam my light output actually was cut in half when I flipped the high beams on.

I just coded this in ncsexpert

High beams on with bi-xenon (LCM)

PWM_FL_BIX - wert_01 (Changed)


Mine was set to wert_02. By changing it to wert_01 when I now turn on my highbeam lights my xenons go to the high position and then the high beam halogen lights kick in. Pardon the pun but its a night and day difference. I doubled my high beam light output.

Best coding mod Ive done to date. Well worth the effort.

Again I know it was covered in parting in other threads but this one was big enough to be worth its own spot.

This will save me having to buy the reman active xenon replacements for a bit now and at $600 each for the remans of these that's $1200 saved for a few minutes coding.
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Old 09-30-2017, 08:12 PM
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Should code the fogs so that they will come on with high beam. You don't want to be in front of me and piss me off because I will give you the high beam as well as the Fogs.
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Old 09-30-2017, 09:57 PM
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Should code the fogs so that they will come on with high beam. You don't want to be in front of me and piss me off because I will give you the high beam as well as the Fogs.
The reason I didn't do that is by law here you cant have fogs on with highbeams and since I put full blown headlight bulbs in my fogs I didn't want to cause any issues with someone thinking they shouldn't be on with them not switching between high and low. My fogs are killer bright.
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What you have coded is basically what I have as OEM, or at least similar. I have Xenon HID low beams and halogen high beams. The Xenon cut-off is fixed and doesn't alter when the high beam is activated but they do stay on. High beam is therefore all four lights on at the same time. And yeah, it's effective!

I can also turn on the fogs anytime I wish - they aren't coded to be disabled during either high or low beam.
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Old 10-01-2017, 06:23 AM
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What you have coded is basically what I have as OEM, or at least similar. I have Xenon HID low beams and halogen high beams. The Xenon cut-off is fixed and doesn't alter when the high beam is activated but they do stay on. High beam is therefore all four lights on at the same time. And yeah, it's effective!

I can also turn on the fogs anytime I wish - they aren't coded to be disabled during either high or low beam.
I'm about to go outside and check mine... Just realised I've never driven it at night.



edit: yup, the same... except my LED AEs threw a code when I had hi-beam and fogs on. I never use fogs anyway, so not an issue (I'll just NCS-Expert out all the AE checks).
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Seems all the usa models had the high beams disabled or just used as daytime running lights.
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I had this same coding done on my E38 and loved being able to have the low beams, high beams, AND fogs on all at the same time!

Now to get that coding done on the E53!
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I wish my 2004 had this coding option. I have the LCM C.22 firmware and no PWM_FL_BIX option.
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I wish my 2004 had this coding option. I have the LCM C.22 firmware and no PWM_FL_BIX option.
Get Carly it is much better than ncs expert! But you have 2004 year car! May be you will need cable for coding not only adapter... because starting since 2004 year carly starts coding via bluetooth! Once I coded e39 touring 2002 year and it did not recognise via cable....then I put bluetooth adapter and system recognised only for service and then I put back cable and coding was possible more options than with ncs expert

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Old 10-04-2017, 05:01 PM
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I will definitely check out carly. NCS Expert makes me nervous for some reason. I am comfortable with all my other software but that one is never the same steps when I go back to it for something which I guess is what drives me nuts with it.

Now if I can just figure out what is needed to turn the damn steering wheel moving off that happens when I crank the car up or turn it off. It never puts the wheel back exactly where it was and half the time it doesn't even bother lowering it at all. I HATE that feature and want it coded out sooooo bad.
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