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      02-21-2017, 11:41 AM   #1
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Coding out angel eyes lighting problem

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I bought some Mtech angel eyes for my early 2007 e92. They are a nice bright light but after a while the passenger side went out and I get the light bulb error on the dash. I read somewhere this is to do with the FRM. I took it to a local garage who managed to get it working again saying they had stopped the FRM but after a few days the same happened, I returned it to the garage they did it again but the same happened again a few days later. So my question is is this a problem that can be coded out (I don't think the guys at my local garage are particular coding experts) or will I have to return to the rather dull stock angel eyes? It seems its quite difficult to get led angel eyes working on the earlier E92 models. I was recommended the Lux H8 160 but I don't really want to spend a couple of hundred quid on some more angel eyes, especially if this problem repeats itself. Any help and advice gratefully received.
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Looks like they are doing something wrong or its not the angel eys

Post the trc and we will take a look
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Looks like they are doing something wrong or its not the angel eys

Post the trc and we will take a look
Sorry for my ignorance, no idea what the trc is??? Total noob when it comes to these things.
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HPB 160W and 240W work on 2007 and earlier FYI.

With regards to coding and FRM stuff, I'd leave that question to our resident coding expert. Joe@topgearsolutions
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Looks like they are doing something wrong or its not the angel eys

Post the trc and we will take a look
Sorry for my ignorance, no idea what the trc is??? Total noob when it comes to these things.
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It sounds like the garage may have been successful in resetting the short circuit count to turn power back on for that socket. However, what may be causing the problem is the constant bulb check that the FRM runs, which can be coded off.

Do your angel eyes blink/flicker on start up or other times while car is on? When they are working obviously...
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It sounds like the garage may have been successful in resetting the short circuit count to turn power back on for that socket. However, what may be causing the problem is the constant bulb check that the FRM runs, which can be coded off.

Do your angel eyes blink/flicker on start up or other times while car is on? When they are working obviously...
Hi Joe, thanks for the reply. There has been no noticeable flicker of the lights. When I unlock the car the angel eye that is woking comes on fast and bright? I did try swapping the bulbs over but no dice!
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Hi Joe, thanks for the reply. There has been no noticeable flicker of the lights. When I unlock the car the angel eye that is woking comes on fast and bright? I did try swapping the bulbs over but no dice!
The short circuit has probably reached its limit again. When it was working is when it would flicker.
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Did you figure out the problem yet?
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Did you figure out the problem yet?
No, unfortunately not. Still don't know if it's a problem that can be coded out by someone who really knows coding or I have to get a different make of light that is more compatible with my early e92!
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