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BMW F10 5 series 2014,footwell module question.

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Hello guys,got the above car with various lighting and wipers/indicators faults,looks like the footwell or lighting module as some people call it,got a used unit(same part no.)not sure now if it can be programed/coded or get the original one repaired??plenty of info about older units,called frm3,but this is a tematic frm III(not frm3).Any ideas people,TIA. 

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ICOM should be able to do it ;)

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Thanks for the reply Dave,not sure what ICOM is??,and do you mean should be able to repair or recode/install the used one,thanks,Peter,have had a word with our local BMW dealer workshop manager who does bits after hours at his home(dont tell anyone!!)He said he would not be able to do the used one as he links to BMW??

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On 2/23/2021 at 8:55 AM, peter..o said:

Hello guys,got the above car with various lighting and wipers/indicators faults,looks like the footwell or lighting module as some people call it,got a used unit(same part no.)not sure now if it can be programed/coded or get the original one repaired??plenty of info about older units,called frm3,but this is a tematic frm III(not frm3).Any ideas people,TIA. 

The F series FRM III is made by Telefunken Microelectronic (Temic) and has a different housing and connectors than the E series FRM3 which is made by Lear.  I assume coding is quite diferent, but I don't know for sure. These things are a pain in the backside and we had one somehow fry itself when carrying out some body repairs. I sent it to a specialist repairer, who couldn't repair it. Ended up with a dealer supplied new unit plus coding at extortionate price. I find BMWs become more painful with each new model iteration.

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THanks for the reply Halfpenny,thats the situation we seem to be in,strugling to find any one to code/repair other than new,anybody else with any thoughts,TIA.

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On 2/23/2021 at 8:55 AM, peter..o said:

Hello guys,got the above car with various lighting and wipers/indicators faults,looks like the footwell or lighting module as some people call it,got a used unit(same part no.)not sure now if it can be programed/coded or get the original one repaired??plenty of info about older units,called frm3,but this is a tematic frm III(not frm3).Any ideas people,TIA. 

Do you know the short code for the module? 
they can usually be coded in seconds 

If you jump on Esys it’s pretty simple with a £10-20 cable

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/\ /\ /\ Exactly this except I gave up with the cheap leads and bought the latest ICOM ;)

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4 hours ago, Dave2302 said:

/\ /\ /\ Exactly this except I gave up with the cheap leads and bought the latest ICOM ;)

Hahaha my cable is 5 years old and still hasn’t let me down ;) 

only downside is you can’t program through ista

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LOL you're lucky, I had 3 of those K & D Can Cables, first one wouldn't connect with fuck all, second one was OK until it decided not to work, 3rd one was hit and miss, I ended up buying the ICOM ;)

Comes with the F/O adaptor too and works like a champ B) ....

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On 2/28/2021 at 12:06 PM, Dave2302 said:

LOL you're lucky, I had 3 of those K & D Can Cables, first one wouldn't connect with fuck all, second one was OK until it decided not to work, 3rd one was hit and miss, I ended up buying the ICOM ;)

Comes with the F/O adaptor too and works like a champ B) ....

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Yeah then K and D can cables are terrible, luckily this is my second one and it’s doing good so far but the ENET cables for f series are always bang on 

 

but can’t go wrong with an Icom :D

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