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      08-24-2012, 01:51 PM   #1
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How do i program a new adaptive headlight module I installed?

Hello to make an incredibly long and frustrating story short. My car has been down for over a month. I got an adaptive headlight warning and driver side was not going up or down left and right. assumed the headlight had broken internally. Sent them to OSS got the led rings done and he swapped the internals of the driver side projector etc.. He also sent me a spare AHL module. I plugged them in no go. I then plugged in the extra module he sent, but on start up the lights do opposite things, driver starts up and goes down, passenger goes up and levels etc.. So im assuming i need to code/program that module to the car and some how calibrate the lights?
Dealer wants $236 is this relatively easy to do with the cable I can buy and do myself? Can someone point me in the direction?
Im out $700+ already to OSS but atleast i have kool looking headlights, unfortunately they just do not operate as they should . If the coding can be done somewhat easy Id like to do it myself, if not I will just take it to dealer and caugh up the $236 I suppose which Im sure is an hour or less of work for them :-/
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Yes an hour will be enough, you just need basic knowledge about operating winkfp, with it just add vin to adaptive module ( good idea is to update software in them, and if you replace only one module its a must-do ) then recode adaptive modules and calibrate them with inpa and keep your finger crossed that this will be enough
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what do u mean be enough? Is there any DIY on the specific coding of that module or is it self explanatory or? I have decent computer knowledge but have never used any bmw coding software winkfp or inpa. I just went to an idy shop with an auto logic, just to be told my FRM was out, and he still charged me $50 which im going to dispute the charge on. biggest idiot/ghetto shop Ive ever been to in my life
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I dont thing there is diy for it since many coders want big money for it, doing it by yourself its not the luckyest idea since tool32 and winkfp are really mighty and dangerous soft.

I can provide an email to a guy who do remote coding or try to find some coder near your place.
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Were you able to code the new AHL module? I'm in the same boat as you but need to code both AHL modules as neither does what its suppose to do on start up on my lci headlights (got them from another member on here). Can you offer any help?
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coding FRM module step by step:
A:
1.open NCS expert
2.File-Load profile
3.select EXPERMODE
4.press F1
5.press F3
6.select E89<for E90>
7.press BACK
8.press F3<CHOOSE ECU>
9.select NFRM
10.select FA_WRITE from CHANGE JOB
11.press F3<EXECUTE JOB>

B:
1.open NCS expert
2.File-Load profile
3.select EXPERMODE
4.press F1
5.press F3
6.select E89<for E90>
7.press BACK
8.press F3<CHOOSE ECU>
9.select NFRM
10.select SG_CODIEREN from CHANGE JOB
11.press F3<EXECUTE JOB>
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coding FRM module step by step:
A:
1.open NCS expert
2.File-Load profile
3.select EXPERMODE
4.press F1
5.press F3
6.select E89<for E90>
7.press BACK
8.press F3<CHOOSE ECU>
9.select NFRM
10.select FA_WRITE from CHANGE JOB
11.press F3<EXECUTE JOB>

B:
1.open NCS expert
2.File-Load profile
3.select EXPERMODE
4.press F1
5.press F3
6.select E89<for E90>
7.press BACK
8.press F3<CHOOSE ECU>
9.select NFRM
10.select SG_CODIEREN from CHANGE JOB
11.press F3<EXECUTE JOB>
Much appreciated sir!
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Much appreciated sir!
Did it work for you? I'm about to install one and I'm gonna need to program it.
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If the module is used it will not write the Vin to match the Cas. Also if your trying to get a module on the car thats not working because of a short circuit counter has been triggered, you can reflash the frm module and it will work again. But after you need to address the bulb error messages or else it will sooner or later get to a counter number and lock out the circuit again.
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Did it work for you? I'm about to install one and I'm gonna need to program it.
Mine is from another BMW and I was only able to get the right one to work. The left one didn't. I've given up for now and probably just going to buy new modules eventually and program them for my car.
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If the module is used it will not write the Vin to match the Cas.
So new AHL modules are needed when doing a halogen to ahl xenon retrofit?
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So new AHL modules are needed when doing a halogen to ahl xenon retrofit?
Oh ok, you must be referring to the FRM module and not the AHL module.
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Guys you will NEED to code it to your VIN in order for it to work properly through winkfpt and tool32
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Guys you will NEED to code it to your VIN in order for it to work properly through winkfpt and tool32
I see, ok! I read some other post that NCSEXPERT can code the VIN to the module too, is that wrong?

Also, is it correct that coding the FRM should code the AHL modules on the headlights too (so that eg they know which one is left/right)?
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Guys you will NEED to code it to your VIN in order for it to work properly through winkfpt and tool32
I see, ok! I read some other post that NCSEXPERT can code the VIN to the module too, is that wrong?

Also, is it correct that coding the FRM should code the AHL modules on the headlights too (so that eg they know which one is left/right)?
It should get it automatically when you follow the instructions posted above but ncsexpert cannot write the vin number to a module. Use winkfpt and then the "steuren_vin" command or something like that in tool32. Make sure to enter your vin inside the argument text box
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It should get it automatically when you follow the instructions posted above but ncsexpert cannot write the vin number to a module. Use winkfpt and then the "steuren_vin" command or something like that in tool32. Make sure to enter your vin inside the argument text box
Thanks, haven't done that before. Maybe I should try it first on my TCUM, after retrofitting BT and changing VO, everything is working already so I never changed the VIN in the TCUM.
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If the module is used it will not write the Vin to match the Cas. Also if your trying to get a module on the car thats not working because of a short circuit counter has been triggered, you can reflash the frm module and it will work again. But after you need to address the bulb error messages or else it will sooner or later get to a counter number and lock out the circuit again.
How do you know if the short circuit has been triggered? I am not seeing the ahl modules in ncs exper.
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Guys you will NEED to code it to your VIN in order for it to work properly through winkfpt and tool32
Is it absolutely necessary to use tool32 to write the vin to the frm2 and I guess the ahl modules? I think this may be the step I have missed. I didn't bother with tool32 because I couldn't get it to work. Every time I would enter my vin I would get an error. Now that I think about it, if the vin is, say missing a character will I get an error? That could have been my problem. Can you give me steps on using tool 32? Is there a specific daten file I should use? I was using v45 for e89. I have a 2006 e90 325i pre-lci with halogens and I retrofitted ahl euro lci xenons.

Edit: I did use winkfp first to update the software on the frm2 and change the vin and that did workout fine just not tool32.
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Is it absolutely necessary to use tool32 to write the vin to the frm2 and I guess the ahl modules? I think this may be the step I have missed. I didn't bother with tool32 because I couldn't get it to work. Every time I would enter my vin I would get an error. Now that I think about it, if the vin is, say missing a character will I get an error? That could have been my problem. Can you give me steps on using tool 32? Is there a specific daten file I should use? I was using v45 for e89. I have a 2006 e90 325i pre-lci with halogens and I retrofitted ahl euro lci xenons.

Edit: I did use winkfp first to update the software on the frm2 and change the vin and that did workout fine just not tool32.
Could you describe step by step how to write vin to the new modile, please!!!

So, i need to write vin to the new module and follow the steps A and B above? Or step A & B first?

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Could you describe step by step how to write vin to the new modile, please!!!

So, i need to write vin to the new module and follow the steps A and B above? Or step A & B first?

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Be more specific. Why you want to change VIN in FRM? What happened? Did you replace it? I will try to help you.

To change VIN you can use WinKfp. Comfort mode / Enter ZUSB / Update ZUSB / ENTER VIN / Programm.

If you replaced your FRM module you have to follow steep A first and on the and step B.
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My adapitives have failed also in the 330I but am unsure how to tell if left or right module needs replacing. Frustrating!
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Be more specific. Why you want to change VIN in FRM? What happened? Did you replace it? I will try to help you.

To change VIN you can use WinKfp. Comfort mode / Enter ZUSB / Update ZUSB / ENTER VIN / Programm.

If you replaced your FRM module you have to follow steep A first and on the and step B.
Yes, i replaced entire driver side headlight assembly with new ballast & new adaptive module (FMR?) which is at the bottom of the headlight. I understand that it needs to be coded & programmed since the new headlight moves to the opposite direction with the passenger side. Will try step A & B this weekend and let you know
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