BMW Headlight Vertical Aim Control Failure

BMW Head light vertical aim controlIn a BMW the TMS Headlight Driver Module is often responsible for vertical aim control (light leveling), DRL (daytime running lights), indicator lights, AHL Curve Lighting (adaptive lights) and LED angel eyes, as such it is incredibly important the module is working correctly and as efficiently as possible. In other words TMS headlight driver module is like headlamp's brains.  Some of the potential problems that can occur with a module, and vertical aim control in particular include…

  • When starting your BMW vehicle the headlight levels immediately but then move up and down quickly at an irregular pace.
  • Your vehicle's headlights have trouble adjusting, when switched on they should aim downwards slightly then slowly come back up.
  • Dynamic Xenon Lights don't work when you turn steering wheel to left or right side
  • Lights on your vehicle are flickering, or not shining at all.
  • Front turn signal indicators don't work at all
  • Car system is showing these fault messages: "headlight vertical aim control failure" or "side/daytime lights fault" both error codes are related to this malfunction
  • Both halo rings (angel eyes) have stopped to work at all and didn't turn on anymore

Often when you experience any of these problems, the error message 'headlight vertical aim control failure' should appear. Even if you are not experiencing any of the above problems if an error message appears then an internal problem is usually present.

headlight vertical aim control failure

Dynamic Xenon headlamps have additional function fitted, what it does mean that when you are driving car in the corners and turn steering wheel to the left or either right side xenon lights move to the same so that you could see what is in the distance much more faster.

The first part of the module is to check for problems of this nature should be the actuator. The actuator is built into the inside of a BMW's headlight and is unfortunately hard to reach and adjust. Even if you can identify a problem with a specific part of your vehicle's module, BMW often only sell full units, which are costly, and don't supply individual replacement parts.

Luckily, Xenons4U supply a BMW TMS Headlight Driver Module replacement module which is much more cost-effective and just as high quality. The TMS module is much more affordable than buying brand new headlight housing which is what most BMW dealers will recommend. Although it is a replacement part, the module is just as durable and long-lasting as original parts.headlamp driver module

The same headlight vertical aim control failure applies to all BMW cars, which have Bi-Xenon, Xenon or LED headlamps.

Few examples of the cars 1 series E82 E88 F20 F21, 3 series f30 f31 f34 GT F80 M3, 4 series F32 F33 F82 F83 M4 F36 7 series F01 F02, X series F25 X3 F26 X4 F15 X5 F16 X6.

Below you will find BMW and LEAR part numbers collected by us, which is original manufacturer and OEM supplier for BMW driver modules.

BMW Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC):

  • 800FC8 Lin Bus Headlight driver module (TMS), Left: communication fault
  • 800FC9 Lin bus headlight driver module (TMS), right: communication fault

BMW warning messages for faulty TMS module:

  • Daytime/parking lamp malfunction
  • Left turn signal malfunction
  • Right turn signal malfunction
  • Turn indicator front left failure
  • Turn indicator front right failure
  • Adaptive headlights failure
  • Headlight Vertical Aim Control Failure
  • Side/daytime lights fault

LEAR part numbers:

  • 535211805
  • 535211807
  • 532384808 05, 53238480805
  • 532384808 03, 53238480803
  • 532386808
  • 532385808 03, 53238580803
  • 535212802
  • 535211802 00, 53521180200
  • 535211802 01, 53521180201
  • 535212803 01, 53521280301
  • 535211804 01, 53521180401
  • 5352118A7 05, 5352118A705
  • 535212804 00, 53521280400
  • 535211801 01, 53521180101
  • 532385807 04, 53238580704
  • 53510082G 01, 53510082G01
  • 53510082E 00, 53510082E00
  • 53510082B 00, 53510082B00
  • 53510082A 00, 53510082A00
  • 535100826 02, 53510082602
  • 535214852 03 53521485203
  • 535100C8F 00 - 535100C8F00
  • 535100C8B 00 - 535100C8B00
  • 535100C8G 01 - 535100C8G01
  • 535100C8L 00 - 535100C8L00
  • 535100C8M 01 - 535100C8M01
  • 535215804 05 - 53521580405
  • 535215802 00 - 53521580200
  • 535217805
  • 535216805
  • 535216805 00, 53521680500
  • 535216C06
  • 535217C05
  • 535217804
  • 535216803 00, 53521680300
  • 53510083H 02 - 53510083H02
  • 53510083J 01 - 53510083J01
  • 53510083E 02 - 53510083E02
  • 535100838 00 - 53510083800
  • 535100837 02 - 53510083702
  • 535100C9A 00
  • 535100C9G 00
  • 535100C9J 01
  • 535100C9K 01
  • 535100C98 00
  • 535100C4E 00 - 535100C4E00
  • 535100C9G 01 - 535100C9G01
  • 532386811
  • 5323868Y1

BMW part numbers:

  • 63117316217, 7316217
  • 63117329157, 7329157 01, 732915701
  • 63117305235, 7305235
  • 63117304905, 7304905
  • 63117267044, 7267044
  • 63117269494, 7269494
  • 63117269531, 7269531 01, 726953101
  • 63117316208, 7316208 01, 731620801, 7316208 02, 7316208 02
  • 63117279625, 7279625
  • 63117274400, 7274400
  • 63117304593, 7304593
  • 7304592 02, 730459202
  • 7262947 03, 726294703
  • 63117440877 - 7440877 01, 744087701
  • 63117427607 - 7427607 01, 742760701
  • 63117409579 - 7409579 01, 740957901
  • 63117408422 - 7408422 01, 740842201
  • 63117381017 - 7381017 01, 738101701
  • 63117363090 - 7363090 01 - 736309001
  • 63117427615 - 7427615 01 - 742761501
  • 63117409738 - 7409738 01 - 740973801
  • 63117408427 - 7408427 01 - 740842701
  • 63117396127 - 7396127 01 - 739612701
  • 7440882 01 - 744088201
  • 63117316145 - 7316145 02 - 731614502
  • 63117304063 - 7304063 02 - 730406302
  • 63117305238 - 7305238
  • 63117316144 - 7316144 02 - 731614402
  • 63117304062 - 7304062 02 - 730406202
  • 535214804 03 - 53521480403
  • 535214801 02 - 53521480102
  • 63117316147, 7316147
  • 63117316143, 7316143
  • 63117316186, 7316186, 7316186 01
  • 63117316142, 7316142, 7316142 02
  • 63117378512 - 7378512 01
  • 63117440881 - 7440881 01
  • 63117427613 - 7427613 01
  • 63117409584 - 7409584 01
  • 63117394077 - 7394077 01
  • 7409739 - 63117409739
  • 7427616 - 63117427616
  • 7440883 - 63117440883
  • 7396129 - 63117396129
  • 7401747
  • 63117440880 - 7440880
  • 7427614
  • 7409625 01 - 740962501
  • 7398839 01 - 739883901
  • 7380781
  • 63117262354, 7262354
  • 63117262568, 7262568
  • 63117207284, 7207284
  • 63117262951, 7262951

There are many different headlight driver module types, we have collected some of them:

  • BIX/TFL, BIX TFL, BIXTFL
  • AHL F07, AHLF07
  • BIX F07, BIXF07
  • AHL/TFL, AHL TFL, AHLTFL
  • BIX F10 BIXF10
  • BFL
  • AHLF22 AHL F22
  • BIXF22 BIX F22
  • BIXF20 BIX F20
  • AHLF20 AHL F20
  • BIXF30 BIX F30
  • AHLF30 AHL F30

BMW cars using TMS driver module:

  • 1 Series: F20 Hatchback 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • 1 Series: F21 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • 1 Series: 114i 116i 118i 125i M135i M140i 114d 116d EfficientDynamics Edition 118d xDrive 120d xDrive 125d
  • 2 Series: F22 Coupe 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • 2 Series: F87 M2 Coupe 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • 2 Series: F23 Convertible Cabriolet 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • 2 Series: 218i, 220i, 228i, 230i, M235i, M240i, M2 xDrive, 218d, 220d, 225d
  • 3 Series F30 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 Pre-Facelift
  • 3 Series F31 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 Pre-Facelift
  • 3 Series F34 Gran Turismo (GT) 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 Pre-Facelift
  • 3 Series F35 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 Pre-Facelift
  • 3 Series F80 M3 2012 2013 2014 2015
  • 3 Series F80 M3 LCI Facelift 2015 2016 2017 2018
  • 4 Series F32 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
  • 4 Series F82 M4 2013 2014 2015 2016
  • 4 Series F33 2013 2014 2015 2016
  • 4 Series F83 M4 2013 2014 2015 2016
  • 4 Series F36 Gran Coupe 2013 2014 2015 2016
  • 5 Series F10 Saloon Sedan Pre-Facelift 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • 5 Series F11 Estate Touring Pre-Facelift 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • 5 Series F07 GT Gran Turismo Pre-Facelift & Facelift 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • 5 Series F10 Facelift LCI Saloon Sedan 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • 5 Series F11 Facelift LCI Estate Touring 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • 5 Series 520i, 523i, 528i, 530i, 535i, 550i, M5, ActiveHybrid 5, 518d, 520d, 525d, 530d, 535d, M550d xDriver, M-Sport, M5
  • 7 Series: F01 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • 7 Series: F02 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • 730i 730d 740d 740i
  • X Series: X3 F25 SUV Facelift LCI 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • X Series: X4 F26 SUV 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
  • X Series: xDrive20i , xDrive28i , xDrive28d, sDrive28i, xDrive35i , xDrive35i sDrive18d  20d , xDrive 30d SE 35d  sDrive20i , xDrive35d
  • X5 F15 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
  • X5M F85 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
  • sDrive35i xDrive35i xDrive50i xDrive40e
  • sDrive25d xDrive25d xDrive40d M50d
  • X6 F16 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
  • sDrive35i xDrive35i xDrive50i xDrive30d xDrive40d M50d
  • X6M F86 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019

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