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1982 BMW 733i 3.2L central locking system VIN: 77397237R3
HELLO, I AM A MERCEDES TECH IN NEED OF SOME HELP WITH A 1982 BMW 733i. THE CENTRAL LOCKING SYSTEM IS INOP. THE FUSE IS GOOD AND I HAVE POWER TO THE LOCK MODULE BEHIND THE LEFT SIDE KICK PANEL BUT STILL NO FUNCTION. I TRIED SWITCNING THE MODULE OUT WITH ONE THA...
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1996 BMW 750iL 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGK232TD
This Bavarian beast has a reoccurring check engine light which is triggered by a "bad ECU" according to the AST Retriever. This code has been cleared several times. The cost of the ECU has me hesitating to replace it as the vehicle runs fine. No loss of power ...
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1997 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABK7329V
Lack of info here... we have the Snap-On red brick w/BMW cartridge. What are the common problems here and/or what tests can we do? We included both OBDII and BMW code numbers. What is the P1250 code? Trouble codes: P0441 (Evap emission control system purge flow fault), P0455 (Evap emission control system leak), P1250 (manufacturer specific code), 254 (Tank leak detect major leak), 252 (Tank venting/extraction faulty)
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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Trans light on VIN: WBADM6348Y
This flood car has the trans light on with a code 19 that returns as soon as its cleared. I am afraid to drive it until I can check it out. Bentley lists the code as a shiflock solenoid problem, with code 19 covering the following; p1761 shiftlock solenoid p...
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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Climate Fan front VIN: WBAFB33571
I check for the voltage and its all time with bat voltage some can send me the relay location and wiring diagrams thanks to reply
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 600SEL 6.0L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA57E3N
Hello Mercedes techs., We have this car in from a good customer, summers only, has always kept car in good condition. Has Mercedes dealer in florida service vehicle during winter months. It surges and cuts out above 3/4 throttle, fuel pressure 60 - 65 at idle...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA28E3S
these are reocurring codes in the hfm module and the dm module we have checked several different times repaired all vacuum leaks and replace the mass air flow meter. car runs very well but we can clear these codes and before the day is up just cruiseing down r... Trouble codes: 48 (MB code 052 Mixture too lean lower part load in hfm module), 31 (Dm module injeactor long term adaptation to limit value)
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1996 Saab 900 SE 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DF78V9T
Need help with this car. Keeps setting O2 sensor codes. If the codes are cleared they will return after driving the car. Don't have a SAAB scan tool so can only look at OBD II data. The data shows 0 volts for all the O2 sensors and does not change. LOOP status... Trouble codes: P0161 (O2 heater circuit B2S2), P0131 (O2 circuit low voltage B1S1), P0157 (O2 Circuit low voltage B2S2), P0137 (O2 circuit low voltage B2S1), P0151 (O2 circuit low voltage B2S2)
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1999 Volvo V70 2.4L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1L256D0X
This car runs run excessively rich, light black smoke from exhaust at idle, large puffs of black smoke on snap accel. Only one fault code, P1132, has been set. Intake system was smoke tested for leakage, none found. Adaptives have been reset. Dealer has recen... Trouble codes: P1132 (Adaptive Out of Range)
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2000 Volvo V70 2.4L MIL Lamp on, Yellow Arrow Flash VIN: YV1GA8740L
Wow, two in one day. This is a new one for us, old client, but new problem. This car was towed into our workshop over the weekend. Apparently the headlights were left on the battery went dead. The car was then jumpstarted. After jumpstarting the Check Engine... Trouble codes: P0605 (Internal Control Module Read Only Memory ROM Error), P1618 (SBDS Interactive Codes)
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1998 Audi A4 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUFD68D6W
Thank to those who responded. The correction was to replace the ECU. We obtained a unit from a salvage car and recoded the module. Afterward, the code P1433 cleared and we could activate the air pump from the AST Retriever. All the readiness codes were able to... Trouble codes: P1433 (Secondary air injection relay/open circuit.).
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L door locks VIN: WAUED64B61
A big Mid-West thank you to everyone who responded. Pulled the old door actuator apart, only has one motor. After replacing the module and recoding the key, all key functions worked correctly. Special thanks to Ron from Kentucky.
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2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L code set VIN: WBAFB334IY
Thank to those who responded. With your help I fixed this problem, which was a camshaft position sensor. Sensor on the driver side was bad, was replaced and code was clear from memory. After week of driving, code don't come back. One more time, thanks to all w... Trouble codes: 1174 (cam position sensor).
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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WBADP6348Y
WOW , What a response,It turned out to be a bad Exaust side camshaft position sensor. You guys nailed it I hope this one gets to the archives. I didnt have alot of BMW service info now its fixed , thank you very much Jimmy [...] Trouble codes: 1397 (undocumented code).
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1995 Land Rover Range Rover County Classic 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALPV1243S
Thanks to Wayne, Edwin, Jim, and Jason. As many of you mentioned the ECM code P1775/P1175 meant that the transmission ecu had a fault code stored. Why the check gear box message didn't come up on the vehicles display I don't know. Using the AST retreiver I was... Trouble codes: P1175.
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1995 Land Rover Discovery 3.9L Rear Wiper VIN: SALJY1246S
There is confusion over what side the relays may be on but consensus that they are inside and not under the hood as Mitchell says. The customer took the car, as the rear wiper was not a big deal at this time and I'll take another look at it next time it's in...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 1.8L engine and trans VIN: 3VWPD69M01
Hey Guy's So many thank's to all that replied and so quickly!!! The customer came and got the car, he wanted to see if dealer would warranty. Come to find out they would pay for flywheel replacement if that was the problem but if it were disc or plate proble...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWSP61J23
Many thanks for the suggestions on this one, wow, I was overwhelmed! The issue turned out to be a poor connection between the glow plug wiring harness and the #2 glow plug. I removed the harness and the glow plugs for inspection. Each and every one worked wh... Trouble codes: P0672 (Cylinder 2 Glow Plug Circut).
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