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post #11 of 14 Old 16th February 2017, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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Well, the bullet is bitten. I booked the car in today for an ex-dealer mechanic to take a look at it towards the end of next week. Discussing my findings with him over the he is going to focus on checking the LCM and the wiring harnesses. We think the fault is within one of those. Most likely the LCM.

He's got £300 to play with at £25 an hour so fingers crossed we get this sorted!

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have you checked on the corrosion in the contacts under the headlights?
Often times the issue is water gets into those adaptive controller and/or ballast plugs. So by "left" you mean your passenger side? if so, do you have any new parts - not old but new adaptive module and/or ballast? I'd order one of each of those (new or used depends on your level of acceptance of used parts) and have them ready as an added test option.
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Correct me if I'm wrong experts, but I think you will need to reset the error timer with tools32. I had the same problem with my angel eyes.

Grab a test light, connect the clamp to positive of your battery and check if there's any ground going the the connector, next, connect the clamp to negative and check if there's any power going through your connector, of there's no power, check the fuse. If the fuse is fine, you'll have to reset the counter through tools32 only. INPA AND DIS are read only programs and won't reset the same way tools32 can. Do a quick search on "lamp circuit malfunction reset".
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Correct me if I'm wrong experts, but I think you will need to reset the error timer with tools32. I had the same problem with my angel eyes.

Grab a test light, connect the clamp to positive of your battery and check if there's any ground going the the connector, next, connect the clamp to negative and check if there's any power going through your connector, of there's no power, check the fuse. If the fuse is fine, you'll have to reset the counter through tools32 only. INPA AND DIS are read only programs and won't reset the same way tools32 can. Do a quick search on "lamp circuit malfunction reset".
Thanks for the input, and all of you before this. As I've mentioned before, i am far from electrically minded. I don't have any electrics tools, only mechanics. (Spanners/Sockets etc). I don't have any power tools either. It's all hand tools for me. I prefer to get into things myself.
Apart from electrics. My nemesis. I don't have any code reader tools or diagnostics tools myself.

So, I think it just has to go into the shop. Fingers crossed.

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