19 Apr WHAT CAUSES THE BMW FOOTWELL MODULE TO FAIL?
The BMW Footwell Module is an electrical node or hub in the passenger’s compartment that controls functions like lighting and climate control in a BMW by receiving signals from the car doors, height sensors, and light switches. What’s more, it plays a big role in communication between different modules in the car.
What mechanisms does it control?
The BMW Footwell Module controls these mechanisms;
- Power Window Regulator
- Interior/ Exterior Lighting
- Central Locking System
- Headlights/ Tail Lights/ Fog Lights
- Exterior Mirrors
- Number-plate Light
What causes the BMW Footwell Module to fail?
Several things can cause the BMW Footwell Module to fail. Two of the most common causes are;
- Blown Fuse
- Water Damage
The module comes with a fuse and if by any chance it blows, it will not be able to function properly. Additionally, water damage can cause the module to fail. If water gets into it, it will corrode the circuits in the module causing it to malfunction.
What happens if the Footwell Module fails?
If the footwell module fails, it will cause several problems in the car. The climate control system will not work properly, windows will not open as they should, and most of the lights in the car will not turn on and off as they should, just to mention a few. All the systems controlled by the BMW Footwell Module will not work seamlessly and this will make driving uncomfortable.
How do you fix the Footwell Module when it fails?
If your module malfunctions, you can easily replace it or get it replaced. It is advisable to reach out to professionals like us to assist you. Reaching out to professionals instead of fixing it on your own will prevent any further damage to the module and any accident that you may be involved in because you are not professionally trained to handle car electricals.
If your BMW is experiencing some of the problems mentioned in the article don’t hesitate to contact us immediately. You can also visit us for assistance.