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Re: Headlight out, cant figure out why (archive)

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Posted by E.Rogers on October 20, 2001 at 00:47:50:

In Reply to: Headlight out, cant figure out why posted by Kai Xing on October 19, 2001 at 17:40:01:

It is the LCM unit. My rightside headlamp would turn off after being on for a period of time when driving. All other lights worked normally. After doing some research. Learned that it was the LCM unit. Dearler wanted $280.00 for part. Rebuilt $100.00. I took the unit apart and repaired it myself. Works fine now. Read about LCM Units in the Archive, and how to fix it yourself.

1987 BMW 325i convertable
1991 BMW 525i M50 engine

No, it's not the bulb, but thanks for thinking it! :) I've had a few people tell me it's the light control module, but I spoke to a service manager at a dealer who said that in general if the LCM goes out, it takes out an entire left or right side of lights. Anyone have any experience with this? Share your infinite wisdoms...

90' 535i 5-speeeeed (Eat It MB) Tan

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