In Reply to: (more) posted by adam piotrowski on March 12, 2001 at 10:52:56:
Then again, if yours is working, don't worry about it.
People, myself included, are always having trouble with the check LEDs coming on erroneously. The P.O. of Eric's car must have grown tired of this and just ripped out the box, entirely.
in english it translates to lamp check controller , it it what turns the LED's in the check panel (up by rear view mirror ) on when you have a lamp out somewhere in the car , this is the component that does the electrical test to check and see if bulbs are ok.
It is the "Lampenkontrollgerät." That's what it says on it. I did not see a normal PN on it but there was a BMW roundel emblem on it and it had the number 1 375 909 on it. It also had 01022 printed in green on the back of it.
babelfish.altavista.com says there is no translation for it but if I split it up like this: "lampen kontrll gerät", it translates as, "for lamps control turns out." Whatever it means, exactly, it is for the rear lamps.
Like I said before, those black and white connectors plug into it.
The factory amp is the much larger box with one square black connector to it.
I GUESS THAT MAKES SINCE! I LOOKED IN MY CAR AND DID NOT SEE ANY SIGN OF A BOX LIKE THAT! SO MAYBE HIS "BLACK BOX" WAS RELOCATED BY PO? OR IS IT MINE THAT IS RELOCATED? HUMM. WELL MY CHECK LIGHTS WORK FINE SO I WILL NOT WORRY ABOUT IT!!