rear foglight activation - 5Series.net - Forums


DIY: Do It Yourself Share all your DIY experiences here. Ask how-to questions also!

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-19-2011, 06:29 AM   #1  
Members
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Cleveland Ohio
Posts: 11
Default

Downloaded BMW standard tools which updated my EDIABAS. Got updated Daten files E60_v40. Can write to all the modules now and successfully coded most of the commonly mentioned mods.
Can't activate the rear fogs despite having the euro headlight switch. Apparently not a coding issue as nothing I changed in the LMA module would work. The E6x must be just like the E70; they both use the identical headlight switch and require position 9 from the headlight switch harness to be wired to position 33 of the LCM in the case of the E6x. Does anyone know how to access the LCM in an E6x and if so what type of wire connectors this mod would require?
jkhatri is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2011, 06:20 PM   #2  
Members
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Cleveland Ohio
Posts: 11
Default

Just coded my front and rear fog lights to activate as welcome lights!!! Took apart the headlight switch wiring harness and confirmed that position 9 is empty. Need to run a wire from harness to LCM in order for the euro headlight switch to operate the rear fogs. Do you guys know if there is a BMW part number for this type of wiring repair? Anyone replaced there LCM and can share where it is and how to get to it?
jkhatri is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2011, 06:30 PM   #3  
Members
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Cleveland Ohio
Posts: 11
Default

If anyone else is interested all you have to do is code the LMA module with NCS Expert.

WL_NSL (rear fog welcome light)
nicht_aktiv to soft_einschalten


WL_NSW (front fog welcome light)
nicht aktiv to soft_einschalten
jkhatri is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2011, 07:14 PM   #4  
Members
Senior Members
 
BlaSTiWi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Omaha, NE - USA
Posts: 3,238
My Ride: MY07 525xi Silver Gray
Default

If you use the search function extensively you'll find various coding stuff in particular 'bout Welcome Light, i.e.:

http://forums.5serie...ost__p__1263435

In case you still looking ... LMA module is located by the driver side kick panel near top corner of the foot rest.

to the forum!

Quote:
Originally Posted by jkhatri View Post
If anyone else is interested all you have to do is code the LMA module with NCS Expert.

WL_NSL (rear fog welcome light)
nicht_aktiv to soft_einschalten


WL_NSW (front fog welcome light)
nicht aktiv to soft_einschalten
BlaSTiWi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2011, 08:03 PM   #5  
Members
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Cleveland Ohio
Posts: 11
Default

Thank you!
Do you think local BMW parts dept will know what type of wire connector I need to pop into the wire harness?
jkhatri is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2011, 11:20 PM   #6  
Contributors
 
nomis_nehc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: CA
Posts: 5,781
My Ride: BMW E60
Model Year: 2016
Default

You can probably find the part number on realoem.
nomis_nehc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2011, 11:21 AM   #7  
Members
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: St. Louis Mo
Posts: 105
My Ride: '04 530. Black on Black Black Grills Tint Ipod Retrofit June '10
Default

Ok so let me get this straight. I need the euro switch, a wire from the switch to the light control module, and someone to code it on for me.

Anyone have the step by step for the wiring, as well as know anyone in the midwest that would code it. This and folding mirrors are the only two retros that I want to do.
jay8s
jay8s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2011, 03:52 PM   #8  
Members
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Cleveland Ohio
Posts: 11
Default

No coding required to activate rear fogs. Need to run a wire from the euro switch to the lcm. Coding only needed to use fogs as welcome lights; no wiring required. Waiting for my wire connectors to arrive. Will post photos after thanksgiving if no one else does sooner.
jkhatri is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2011, 06:34 PM   #9  
Members
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: St. Louis Mo
Posts: 105
My Ride: '04 530. Black on Black Black Grills Tint Ipod Retrofit June '10
Default

That is great to hear. Pics of install would be fantastic!
jay8s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2011, 07:43 AM   #10  
Contributors
 
lcc014's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Quincy, MA, USA
Posts: 1,079
My Ride: E60 530i
Model Year: 2004
Engine: M54
Default

Great to know that, I do like this mod to have rear fog light in E60 as in my Volvo 850.
lcc014 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FS: 2006 E60 M5 - Well Optioned w/ Tasteful Mods - $21k socale39 Complete Car Sales 7 07-07-2015 07:33 PM
2007 530i Sport 6speed EVERY OPTION $13,000 jfmartin25 Complete Car Sales 10 06-14-2015 03:45 PM
Very Clean E63 2004 645Ci Sport Coupe - Sapphire Black/Chateau Red - Texas TexaZ3 Complete Car Sales 17 05-06-2015 09:54 AM
Wtb: Foglights , and bottom mesh grill for oem e60 mtech bumper blackstarr Private Member Classifieds 0 03-05-2015 04:54 PM
New Detailed E60 Info Litster Dealer Purchasing & Service Forum 2 08-12-2003 11:41 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:23 AM.


All content Copyright 2012 by Internet Brands, Inc.
We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.