The TMS headlight driver module is a key part found in 5 series BMWs. Factory fitted in F11, F10 and F07 GT Pre-Facelift models with halogen headlamps, it plays a pivotal role in the proper function of the car's headlights. Available to buy as a module replacement for either the left or right hand side, they can be prone to some common malfunction issues.
If you have the relevant model 5 series and find your headlights are not performing as they should, this could be where your problem lies. Here are some of the most widely seen issues with this unit. Before you get too involved though, we would always advise checking the fuses in the old unit first.
Sidelight Daytime Running Lights Fault
If you begin to find that you are seeing a malfunction such as both parking sidelights not working or your daytime driving lights not functioning at all, it is probably the headlight drive module at fault. This can also be the reason your front turn indicators may not be working. To fix these common problems, the only option is to replace the driver module with a new one.
Headlight Vertical Aim Control Failure
Another issue you may find on your 5 series BMW is a failure with the vertical aim control function in your headlights. The 535051807 LEAR TMS ballast is responsible for this and again is usually the problem. If the vertical aim on your headlights is not functioning as it should or there is a vertical aim failure warning on your dashboard, you will need to install a new headlight module. As a guide, the 535051806 driver module is used on the BMW F10, F07 Gran Turismo (GT) and F11 pre-facelift (years 2010-2013).
Get the New Headlight Driver Module you Need
As you can see, the only way to fix the most common malfunctions you come across here is to fit a new module. We have the full range of parts that you require including LEAR part numbers 7258278, 7267045 and 7304906. To make sure you get the correct part for your vehicle, the BMW part numbers we stock include 63117304906 and 63117267045. Each headlight uses a one-piece HAL module for easy fitting. If you need these fabulous halogen headlamps at a superb price, order online today.
Compatible BMW cars:
- 5 Series F10 Pre-Facelift SE Sedan Saloon 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
- 5 Series F11 Pre-Facelift Touring Estate 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
- 5 Series F07 GT Gran Turismo Pre-Facelift 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
- 5 Series 520i, 523i, 528i, 528xi, 530i, 535i, 550i, 520d, 525d, 530d, 535d, M Sport