BMW GM5 FAQ2020-09-22T13:43:48+01:00

Select a frequently asked question from the list below.

Which BMW’s is the GM5 found in?2021-09-09T10:49:55+01:00

The GM5 is found in 3 Series between 1998 and 2005, Z4 between 2002 and 2008, ZE all years and X3 between 2003 and 2010.

In general they all use the GM5, but, there are many different part numbers.
This table shows a selection of part numbers but is not conclusive, there are more, so please call us 01932 800800 if you have a number not represented here.

61353454607 61354533550 61354533592 61354533551 61354533552 61354101416
61356944840 61356963026 61356963338 61356944842 61356907663 61356924250
61356932391 61356923960 61356932369 61356932371 61356944840 61356963026
61356907660 61356932371 61356944840 61356963026 61356963338 61356919275
61356914367 61356931707 61356932384 61356939943 61356940067 61356963338
61356988086 61356931707 61356939943 61356944844 61356963038 61358385541
61358385439 61358385409 61358385538 61358385540 61359161931 61359116445
Can I ignore it?2021-09-09T10:49:49+01:00

You could ignore the problem and suffer the intermittent locking, potentially not being able to use the windows and doors and such like but it is so easy, fast and cheap to repair that it doesn’t make any sense to put up with it.

And the BMW GM5 not only controls the locking mechanism but the windscreen wipers, alarms and interior lights so you could find yourself with many more problems.

Can I repair it myself?2021-09-09T10:49:42+01:00

Yes you can, if you have the know-how and equipment you can replace the Tyco GM5 Relays C2001-A303 C2002-a403, we can sell you what you need.


How does your service work?2021-09-09T10:49:37+01:00

We offer a very competitive fast turnaround service see here for full details.

Will it be expensive to repair?2021-09-09T10:49:27+01:00

Call us for up to date costs and a quote 01932 800800

Send the unit to us – use our fast track service and units will be repaired same day!

See full details of our service here.

If you’re local in Surrey give us a call or use our booking form and we will book you in.

How long will I be off the road?2021-09-09T10:49:20+01:00

Book your BMW in and bring it to us and we’ll do it while you wait, send the GM5 in to us and we aim for a 24 hour turnaround.

How do I remove the GM5?2021-09-09T10:48:21+01:00

If you want to send your GM5 module in to us for a fast repair and return, follow these GM5 removal instructions then follow these instructions for sending the module to us.

Will my car still work without the General Module (GM5) in it?2021-09-09T10:49:13+01:00

Yes, the car will still run and drive fine without the general module. You will lose a few things like power windows, power door locks, remote keyless entry, remote boot release, interior lights, windscreen wipers and alarm.

So if you need to drive it while using our fast repair service you can for a short time – however without windscreen wipers we wouldn’t recommend it.

I don’t live in the UK; can I use your service?2021-09-09T10:49:08+01:00

Yes, contact us on +44 (0) 1932 800800 to discuss shipping charges

Does my GM5 need to be reprogrammed after your service?2021-09-09T10:49:02+01:00

No it doesn’t. When you get the GM5 module back from us all you need to do is plug it in and you’re ready to drive again.

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