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Old 02-19-2020, 02:01 PM   #1
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General Module 5 (GM5) Compatibility?

Hi Everyone,

My E46 is a 1999 328i sedan with rear power windows. For the second time in about 21 years, the GM5 has gotten old and forgetful.

The first time this happened (https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=802312) I found a used module on eBay with the exact same part number, installed it myself and had a local shop code it. That fixed the problem for about 10 years.

This time I'm thinking it would be wise to get a more recent used GM5 so that the door lock relays will be in better shape.

So here is my question: what part numbers will be compatible with my car? So far, it looks like I should avoid modules with "LOW" on the part number sticker. What should I look for and what should I avoid?

I suppose I could buy a new 61353454607 for about $550 that would work, but I'd rather buy a used one for less than $50.
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Hi Everyone,

My E46 is a 1999 328i sedan with rear power windows. For the second time in about 21 years, the GM5 has gotten old and forgetful.

The first time this happened (https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=802312) I found a used module on eBay with the exact same part number, installed it myself and had a local shop code it. That fixed the problem for about 10 years.

This time I'm thinking it would be wise to get a more recent used GM5 so that the door lock relays will be in better shape.

So here is my question: what part numbers will be compatible with my car? So far, it looks like I should avoid modules with "LOW" on the part number sticker. What should I look for and what should I avoid?

I suppose I could buy a new 61353454607 for about $550 that would work, but I'd rather buy a used one for less than $50.
Just send it to Scott and refresh the relays for factory-new dependability.
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Old 02-19-2020, 02:26 PM   #3
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Just send it to Scott and refresh the relays for factory-new dependability.
So far, the door lock relays are good. The current problem appears to be with a failing EEPROM. Does he also replace faulty EEPROMs?

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So far, the door lock relays are good. The current problem appears to be with a failing EEPROM. Does he also replace faulty EEPROMs?

Email him and ask
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Email him and ask
He says he doesn't do that repair.
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He says he doesn't do that repair.
Then he might be able to recommend one to use.
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