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      07-16-2012, 01:03 PM   #1
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Good news, bad news, and good news. (Light, light, and coding content)

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Well following from my clean car thread yesterday the car now has a fully working side-repeater! It was cheap too, about 15-20 fitted at BMW
(This is good news)

The bad news is that the car fault didn't clear and apparently this means the car needs a new light control module! (This is really bad news!) It costs about 800-900 to replace for parts and labour and I have absolutely no idea why it should go faulty on a 2009 car!

I am hoping to hear back from the dealer about getting this replaced, replacement of this means that they will have to update the car software which requires an update, this would have cost 200ish anyway so I am seeing it as good news I guess!

Anyone know what a light control module is, and why it is spitting its dummy out?

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      07-16-2012, 01:39 PM   #2
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Has the warranty run out?

Even if it has you should get some support from BMW for this. At least free parts. They've been doing this on the ABS/DTC replacements and steering lock/columns if pushed.

Tell the dealer it doesn't look good for BMW to just walk away on such a prestige car.......when only just out of warranty, etc, etc. Just shows how low BMW thinks of its customers!
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Yes warranty is out by a few months.

The dealership was very helpful. They will be contacting BMW UK tomorrow. I hope to get some contribution because there is no reason for something like this to be failing at all, no part of it is influenced by the driver like a gearbox/suspension etc. The only people to blame will be BMW for it not working.

I wonder if it has something to do with having the visibility pack?
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      07-16-2012, 04:16 PM   #4
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Well following from my clean car thread yesterday the car now has a fully working side-repeater! It was cheap too, about 15-20 fitted at BMW
(This is good news)
I am missing the story. How did you manage to get your lighting module faulty?
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      07-16-2012, 04:21 PM   #5
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I am missing the story. How did you manage to get your lighting module faulty?
The side repeater fell off yesterday so I thought that this was the reason for the car reporting a fault. But BMW say this was just a coincidence and not the actual reason.
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