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    Oh dear,no wipers????I live in N.Ireland.....that's a big problem!
    Is the GM(little bugger) one of the white boxes behind the glove box?
    Are the modules all different for each year?
    Sorry for all the questions but I am trying to work out all my options.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DOGSBITS View Post
    Oh dear,no wipers????I live in N.Ireland.....that's a big problem!
    Is the GM(little bugger) one of the white boxes behind the glove box?
    Are the modules all different for each year?
    Sorry for all the questions but I am trying to work out all my options.
    Kevin.

    As I'm sure you've gathered by now Kevin I'm no expert on this subject, just suffering the symptoms along with yourself

    Yes the (little bugger) is one of the white boxes behind the glove box

    From what I've read HERE the modules have changed numbers through the years but I assume the newest modules
    will work in all vehicles immaterial of their original module.

    It's all down to time and money at the end of the day, if you can manage without your car for a week or so I would send away for your
    module to have the 2 C/L relays to be replaced and resoldered, that way recoding isn't required.

    As I've mentioned earlier in the post, perhaps the German e-bay repair service would be better to use, purely as the collection
    and delivery should be quicker.

    You could try and get someone local to do the repairs, I phoned around and everyone I spoke to said they'd locate the error and try
    to fix it, this didn't fill me with any confidence at all.

    You can even order the offending relays from the above web site and again arrange locally to have the repair done.

    Or finally go to the $tealer, purchase a new GM5 at £258 + VAT and get it recoded, £100 +.

    Time and money???

    Have you had the ECU read for errors? I finally got the ECU read, the relevant code is 29 relay for central locking,unlocking
    this was read by a Launch unit!

    I'll post my results tonight regarding fuse No.60,boot and fuel flap locking or not locking.

     
     

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    If you're not keen on a self repair and you're going to be removing the module anyway, if it's easy enough to open, then I'd open it carefully until you have access to the PCB, and barring any obvious looking problems on the board, I'd give the relays a few gentle taps with something like a small screwdriver handle. If the contacts are not too burned they may just have lightly stuck together and a few careful taps may free them.
    If no joy then send it off for a repair.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by gildersol View Post
    If you're not keen on a self repair and you're going to be removing the module anyway, if it's easy enough to open, then I'd open it carefully until you have access to the PCB, and barring any obvious looking problems on the board, I'd give the relays a few gentle taps with something like a small screwdriver handle. If the contacts are not too burned they may just have lightly stuck together and a few careful taps may free them.
    If no joy then send it off for a repair.
    Cheers gildersol

    TBH as the fault is intermittent, and always worse when the weather warms up,
    it's going to have to be a repair job as the relays will only get worse with time
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by DOGSBITS View Post
    Oh dear,no wipers????I live in N.Ireland.....that's a big problem!
    Is the GM(little bugger) one of the white boxes behind the glove box?
    Are the modules all different for each year?
    Sorry for all the questions but I am trying to work out all my options.
    Kevin.
    Ok Kevin,

    I've done the following this evening:

    Unlock car using remote & remove fuse No.60 located in glovebox.

    The central locking now will NOT work.

    All doors will unlock and lock manually.

    The fuel "flap" unfortunately remains unlocked!

    The boot will still remotely open.

    hope that helps
     
     

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    Nice 1 Slowtech.
    I am assuming the same error will appear on a reading of the ECU as yours.
    My problems are exactly the same,works unless it is a warm day then works again in the evening.
    I will ring my car spark guy tomorrow to see if I get the replacement relays,will he install them.
    Will let you know how I get on m8.
     
     

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    Yes Kevin,

    I would assume that the ECU code error is the same on both our motors.
    Could you post up the relay serial numbers when you get them, if memory serves me right I think they're Tyco relays.

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    General control module unit. number 1 here, http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...23&hg=61&fg=25. For a 2003, 320d e46 saloon, manual.

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    Hi people!
    Only today come across the source of this problem after many years of making friends climb through windows etc. by stumbling across that guy in the states that SlowTech has mentioned.

    Like others I don't feel confident enough with a soldering iron to attempt it myself, so if we can get some sort of referral discount going I'm in!!

    Especially with the summer coming.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by quakintuna View Post
    Hi people!
    Only today come across the source of this problem after many years of making friends climb through windows etc. by stumbling across that guy in the states that SlowTech has mentioned.

    Like others I don't feel confident enough with a soldering iron to attempt it myself, so if we can get some sort of referral discount going I'm in!!

    Especially with the summer coming.
    I've just done a weekend away with the family and I was dreading the wife having to enter the passenger seat trough the opened window
    but as said previously, remove fuse 60 and all the central locking issues vanish, you just don't have any central locking at all
    but at least everyone can get in and out ok.

    It was a good job I did it as it was cracking weather
     
     

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