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Old 03-27-2009, 06:17 PM
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Lamp Control Module

The other day I noticed that the green light on my headlamp switch was blinking, instead of the steady green that it typically is, since my headlamps always stay in automatic mode. Last night as one of my friends was getting into my X, they said the front drivers side headlamp was out.

I was getting no notification that there was a burnt out bulb and the green light was not blinking anymore. Called the dealer this morning and they told me to bring it in.

Just got a call from them and they have to replace the "Lamp Control Module." Anybody heard of this part?

I am guessing it is part #5 (P/N 63126939069) listed on realoem.com.
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Old 03-27-2009, 06:57 PM
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Oh no! The dealership replaced the module unit and that didn't fix my headlight either. I guess a whole new assembly would be next?

At least I got a 2009 528xi to roll around in this weekend....
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Hi Jeff ... I was under the impression the LCM was the module near the glove compartment and usually cost like $400. I think this is what normally has the fault but not positive.

Funny I've had that blinking light for several months. My driver side headlight works fine just the adaptive portion doesn't work anymore. This was another reason I got the laptop GT1 - in case I need to recode another LCM. I bought a used one from from ebay for $85 shipped.

I'm still hoping I just knocked a wire loose inside the headlight from all my DIY work on the AEs, DRLs , bulbs, etc. One day I'll hunt the problem down but for now I'm too busy with too many projects!

Anyways, double check with the dealer. Might be the headlight but then again .... Don't let them just start replacing parts at your cost!

Part #4 Light and Check Control Module.

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...57&hg=61&fg=25


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I wonder what the faults are... could you get them from the SA and post them up? It could be as simple as a burnt out bulb, ignitor, xenon module, etc. And sometimes a small amount of water/moisture gets into the contacts of part 5 in that depiction and corrodes the connector. Experience comes into play with some diagnotics...
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Oh I checked with the dealer. I am still under new car warranty! FREE is a magical word!
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I'll check it out and see what codes I can get!

Plus funny you mention the moisture as I just remembered I washed the X the other day and then drove it and that is when I noticed the blinking green light. Let it sit over night, went out, no more green blinking light. I figured something just got wet freaked the car out a little bit and it dried out......maybe it fried something....

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I wonder what the faults are... could you get them from the SA and post them up? It could be as simple as a burnt out bulb, ignitor, xenon module, etc. And sometimes a small amount of water/moisture gets into the contacts of part 5 in that depiction and corrodes the connector. Experience comes into play with some diagnotics...
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Oh I checked with the dealer. I am still under new car warranty! FREE is a magical word!
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Lucky SOB!
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Seen this plenty of time. Chafed wiring harness inside the headlamp.
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Seen this plenty of time. Chafed wiring harness inside the headlamp.
Do you think that may be the problem in my case too? I don't get any errors on the dash either but then again all my lights work - where in his case it stopped working completely.
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