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      02-05-2013, 07:24 PM   #1
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Question CC-ID 132: The ghost in the machine

2006 330xi: A few days ago I started to get a light warning (lightbulb with an exclimation mark on startup). There are no lights out, every single bulb inside and outside (major stuff obviously but even under handles, and license plate, etc.) is working fine. There was a blackened but still working bulb in the rear right tail light which I replaced assuming it was the culprit with no luck.

Poking into the check control computer says CC-ID 132. Which looking up the code says "FRM 132 Front Right Side Light Failure" which should be the passenger side little turn signal side light behind the front wheel. Took quite a lot of digging but I eventually figured out how to get that off and re-seated the bulb to no effect. I then swapped the left and right to see if I could get the code to change to no effect. The left side light works on the right side (entire housing swapped) and the code stays the same even when the left side is unplugged which should theoretically change something since there's now a known fault (missing bulb) on the driver side...

My understanding is that it detects bulb failures by resistance so I did a resistance test on the side bulbs and they're both exactly the same (3.4ohms if it matters). For shits and giggles I did a resistance test on every single rear bulb on both sides and their housings as well since they're super easy to get at and they're all +/- 0.1 ohms of 1 ohm resistance so nothing stands out there.

So either:
CC-ID 132 doesn't actually mean the right side light behind the front tire, in which case where do I look next? the xenon housings are pretty daunting and hard to get at...
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The problem is in the right side light but up stream from the external connection somewhere, so where does that wire go?

Can anyone confirm that cc-id 132 with a light error is indeed the right side light?

Does anyone have any suggestions where to look next? That extra bong, warning light, and then warning triangle all the time are driving me insane.

If it makes any difference (shouldn't but you never know) it's been pretty cold and wet here recently (nothing especially different when it started, and it has been warmer and dryer and it's persisted). Also I had a low washer fluid warning about a day before the light warning started. Just shut up the warning icon for that and then the lights bring the triangle of harassment right back... Also have slapped an OBD2 scanner on it just cause why not and everything is squeaky clean (wouldn't expect an OBD2 error for this but it doesn't look like there's anything major that might be being misinterpreted or something)
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I found it! It was hard to spot because it's subtle and I wasn't getting the angle right. cc-id 132 apparently means the bulb for the right side "angel eyes" which is, to put it explicitly, is the light ring around the headlights. You have to be low enough (or far enough away) to see the ring illuminate, and with the headlights on it's kind of blinding to look at in the first place. Turn on the running lights (first click to the right of off) and they should go on, get level with the lights and you should see the rings illuminated on the driver's side, and not on the passenger's side (assuming, like me you only have cc-id 132, if you have both which I think would be 132 and 131 but that's just a guess, then obviously you should see no illuminated rings at all).

So to re-state in a way hopefully a search engine will find and save someone some time:
cc-id 132 is the right side headlight ring illumination bulb ("angel eye") on an 2006 BMW 330xi. part number 63117161444.

Since I have go in there anyway to replace it, aftermarket LED replacements seem to be cheaper in a 2 pack than a single OEM replacement, so might be a nice mod.
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We don't have the same model car but your info did shoot me to go have a second look at a similar problem. 08 328i with regular headlamps.

It seems the code means parking lamps. on my model of course. for detecting with the eyes I would say it would be best to DRLs off. Should be more visible then.
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hi guys - sorry to revive an old thread but I have halogens on my 2007 328xi with this asme error CC-ID 132. All bulbs appear fine, any ideas??
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hi guys - sorry to revive an old thread but I have halogens on my 2007 328xi with this asme error CC-ID 132. All bulbs appear fine, any ideas??
What happened in my case was there were two little lights on the inner side of the head lamps. Closest to the kidney grills. This is in the same housing with the high beam/ drl bulbs. Turn off DRL in cluster, them light switch park lights only then you should be able to see which one is out. I'm assuming we have the same halogen lamps.
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What happened in my case was there were two little lights on the inner side of the head lamps. Closest to the kidney grills. This is in the same housing with the high beam/ drl bulbs. Turn off DRL in cluster, them light switch park lights only then you should be able to see which one is out. I'm assuming we have the same halogen lamps.
i got a low battery warning and clock was reset when i went to start my car just now. After about a 30 min drive i got a bulb out and thanks to this thread i can see that my BMS LED light is dead. That makes my 4th set in 1.5 years :P these cars r touchy with electronics.
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What happened in my case was there were two little lights on the inner side of the head lamps. Closest to the kidney grills. This is in the same housing with the high beam/ drl bulbs. Turn off DRL in cluster, them light switch park lights only then you should be able to see which one is out. I'm assuming we have the same halogen lamps.
i got a low battery warning and clock was reset when i went to start my car just now. After about a 30 min drive i got a bulb out and thanks to this thread i can see that my BMS LED light is dead. That makes my 4th set in 1.5 years :P these cars r touchy with electronics.
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