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Old 09-01-2021, 01:13 AM
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2008 X5 3.0si - changed Xenon Headlight bulb - still not working.


My right side Xenon Headlight bulb is not working in my 2008 X5 3.0si.

I replaced the right side Xenon Headlight bulb tonight with a new bulb (wore gloves) and itís still not working. Tomorrow I will attempt to swap the left headlight and ballast which is working and try these parts on the right side.

Any ideas or suggestions on what else I could try?

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Old 09-01-2021, 11:54 AM
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I will troubleshoot further tonight and Iíll try the left side ballast on the right side tonight to see if it powers on the right headlight.

I have a Foxwell 510 BMW Scanner and it gave me the following codesÖ

FRM Footwell Module 2 - Fault 7

A8AB/present: FRM dipped beam right faulty

932E/present: FRM: At least 3 xenon ignition attempts, right

E59B/not present: No Message (terminal status), receiver footwell module, transmitter CAS

E59A/not present: No Message (yaw rate), receiver FRM, transmitter DSC

E594/not present: No Message (steering angle), receiver FRM, transmitter SZL/LWS/DSC

A8C4/not present: FRM: Second brake light/adaptive brake light, right faulty

9CCE/not present: FRM: Drive Mirror, passenger side, faulty


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Old 09-01-2021, 02:11 PM
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FRMs - especially older- have a tendency to fubar.

do a google search or search here or BF for 'frm bad' etc....
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Old 09-01-2021, 08:49 PM
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Ok thanks for the advice, from my research it looked like they are several symptoms when an FRM goes bad…
Common Failure symptoms:
Indicators not working
Hazard lights not working
Headlights staying on / won’t switch off
Taillights staying on / won’t switch off
No main beam
Interior lights not working
Electric windows not working or will open but not always close
No communications with FRM unit
AC/heating fan does not work
Maintenance/service light permanently on dash

I think my only issue is the headlight (high & low beam) not working ?

If my X5 has no other symptoms….can it still be the FRM FootWell Module going bad?

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