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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Instrument cluster VIN: WBAGH83471
We replaced the insturment cluster. We have tried to program this new cluster several times with our GT1. Everything works with the exception of the traction light constantly flashes. If some one knows the step by step programming procedure we would greatly ap...
1996 Mercedes-Benz S600 6.0L Monitors won't run VIN: WDBCAA76E7
1996 MERCEDES S-600 won't run any readiness monitors. Hello fellow techs, I took in this job because I have a good reputation for getting cars to run monitors and pass OBD2, but this one is eating a lot of my time. The first thing I checked was engine temp...
1998 Other European F355 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: ZFFXR41AXW
Hey Guys, I just need some insight. This Ferrari is OBD-2. The problem is that I tried all of my scan tools and it seems that there is no power at the diagnostic plug to turn on the scanners. Being OBD-2 I should be able to plug in and scan in generic OBD-2 m...

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1998 Audi A4 2.8L control arm bushings VIN: WAUGD28D1W
Thanks to all those that responded. The customer wasn't to happy with the outcome of my help request since almost everyone was in agreement that the only way to solve the problem was to replace the control arms. After some hemming and hawing, the customer went...
1998 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4USCH7325W
I replaced the cam position sensor and cleared codes. Drove the car several times daily while awaiting the arrival of the O2 sensors, and no problem with stalling or setting any codes. After four days the O2 sensors arrived, installed and drove again several t... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst efficency low bank 1), P0340 (Camshaft position sensor).
1998 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 1.9L Cuts out VIN: 3VWBF61CXW
Just plain weird, a lot of replies told me to replace the ECM relay which I just told everybody that I had replaced??? Anyway, some replies mentioned CAN bus which I can check with Vag-com but which I don't think applies until around 2000 my. Rob [...], wh...
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