GM5 module replacement

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Post by Brian77 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:46 pm

Is there anyone local to essex that does repair to these modules?.or repĺacement?

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Post by bladeowner » Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:28 pm

I replaced mine recently myself. You need BMW SSS Progman software to do it (or INSTA P I guess). I looked at the part number of mine and then used RealOEM.com to find the possible alternatives and then waited for one on ebay to come up at the right price.
I eventually bought a later version than my original for £40. Z4 ones seem to average over £60 normally.

When you install the ebay one, the car will start but it needs programming. Also the remote locking will not work now.
This shaky video gives you an idea of the programming method using SSS progrman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4qfRK2RJ-8

After programming you need to re sync your keys by this method. https://www.bmwgm5.com/Key_Recode.htm

I then used Carly to code the module with my preferences etc.

The only problem I had was my version of SSS Progman had a bug that meant it wouldn't program until the battery was over 13V even though it was. I installed another version then all was OK.
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Post by Ewazix » Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:06 pm

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Post by Ducklakeview » Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:12 pm

It's normally the relays that fall in these. Not expensive or difficult to replace yourself.

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Post by Dav the wheel nut » Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:19 pm

Ewazix wrote:
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:06 pm
Worth checking out, send for repair with no coding required,

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/REPAIR-SERVI ... 1438.l2649

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-GM5-CENTR ... 1438.l2649
Yes that reminds me........................?

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Post by markalp » Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:59 pm

Ewazix wrote:
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:06 pm
Worth checking out, send for repair with no coding required,

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/REPAIR-SERVI ... 1438.l2649

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-GM5-CENTR ... 1438.l2649
Well times thread, saved me the bother of asking for GM5 fixer links lol

Mine started going a little funny at the end of summer, passenger door wouldn't open every time, and now its colder it has gotten much worse.
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Post by Scooba_Steve » Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:27 pm

markalp wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:59 pm
Ewazix wrote:
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:06 pm
Worth checking out, send for repair with no coding required,

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/REPAIR-SERVI ... 1438.l2649

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-GM5-CENTR ... 1438.l2649
Well times thread, saved me the bother of asking for GM5 fixer links lol

Mine started going a little funny at the end of summer, passenger door wouldn't open every time, and now its colder it has gotten much worse.
How is your battery? When mine was not tip top i had locking and window issues even though it would start the car.
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Post by markalp » Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:41 pm

Scooba_Steve wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:27 pm
markalp wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:59 pm
Ewazix wrote:
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:06 pm
Worth checking out, send for repair with no coding required,

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/REPAIR-SERVI ... 1438.l2649

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-GM5-CENTR ... 1438.l2649
Well times thread, saved me the bother of asking for GM5 fixer links lol

Mine started going a little funny at the end of summer, passenger door wouldn't open every time, and now its colder it has gotten much worse.
How is your battery? When mine was not tip top i had locking and window issues even though it would start the car.
Battery is new September 2017
http://www.halfords.com/motoring/bulbs- ... ar-battery

I guess I should actually go out and check it but its damn cold atm so I will wait till tomorrow afternoon and check it while parked in a nice warm westfields car park.
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Post by Scooba_Steve » Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:54 pm

Probs not that then but chance it could be faulty? Check it after it has been off a few hours
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Post by bluespit » Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:10 pm

Mine went about a year ago, relays were not easy to come by and the solder was rock hard (and yes I have decent kit and know how to use it)

decided to send it away for about £30 and get a warranty, easy to fit and perfect repair.
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