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Old 01-28-2015, 05:30 PM   #1
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BMW General Module Repair in Toronto?



Might be having an issue with the General Module GM5 in my E46. Is there anyone in the GTA that does diagnosis/repair on these units?

I've found someone in the US but prefer to deal with someone local (http://www.bmwgm5.com/)

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Old 01-28-2015, 05:48 PM   #2
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Give Bimmersport a call. I think they have the tools for all that.
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Old 01-28-2015, 06:09 PM   #3
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I have some Tyco V23084-C2001-A303 relays if you want to try the repair yourself.

I was going to do it, but I figured out my door lock issue was the actuator, not the GM5 issue.
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Old 01-28-2015, 08:06 PM   #4
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Give Bimmersport a call. I think they have the tools for all that.
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I have some Tyco V23084-C2001-A303 relays if you want to try the repair yourself.

I was going to do it, but I figured out my door lock issue was the actuator, not the GM5 issue.
How did you diagnose the issue? I'm being told it's the module since the issue is intermittent (feels like temperature related)
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Mine is all the time and only 1 door doesn't unlock, but it locks. I emailed the GM5 guy and told him my symptoms he said he was pretty sure it wasn't the GM5.
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Old 01-29-2015, 02:37 AM   #6
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Mine is all the time and only 1 door doesn't unlock, but it locks. I emailed the GM5 guy and told him my symptoms he said he was pretty sure it wasn't the GM5.
Same issue I had not too long ago. I replaced the door lock module and that fixed it.
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I'm being told it's the module since the issue is intermittent (feels like temperature related)
Mine was temperature related as well (it was during hot days that it wouldn't work). I had the GM5 repaired by Scott. It was the actuator. I think the coupe actuators fail more often than the sedans.

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I have some Tyco V23084-C2001-A303 relays if you want to try the repair yourself.
I haven't really looked at it, but I've heard that this is not a DIY thing unless you have a fair amount of experience in soldering on circuitboards. But bringing the module and the relays to a company to have them do it is an option.
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I haven't really looked at it, but I've heard that this is not a DIY thing unless you have a fair amount of experience in soldering on circuitboards. But bringing the module and the relays to a company to have them do it is an option.
Yes, its not for the average DIY'er with a $10 iron, you need a de-soldering iron that sucks up the solder. Not impossible but you should be able to find someone with access to one.
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Mine was temperature related as well (it was during hot days that it wouldn't work). I had the GM5 repaired by Scott. It was the actuator. I think the coupe actuators fail more often than the sedans.



I haven't really looked at it, but I've heard that this is not a DIY thing unless you have a fair amount of experience in soldering on circuitboards. But bringing the module and the relays to a company to have them do it is an option.
hmm mine only works during warmer days gotta love bimmers..

Just called Bimmersport and was told it's most likely the actuator (since it only works in warm weather), so guess I'm gonna start there
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