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1990 BMW 325i 2.5L power door locks VIN: WBAAD2316M
HELP! I know this is an older model, but not abused BMW. I can't get the front passengers or 2 rear doors to unlock. Overnight this problem manifested. I diconnected the battery and still will not let the buttons move up and unlock the doors from the inside of...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L drivers door power locks inop VIN: WBADD632XV
Need some direction on the drivers door lock function with the key from the outside door lock. Locking and unlocking function is inoperative on all doors from outside drivers door. Tested the lock switch with an ohm meter in the lock and unlock positions, i ge...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L hazzard switch light VIN: WBAGJ8323W
Hello BMW Techs: The hazzard light switch is staying lite all the the time like the headlights are on.Also the prndl light is staying lite is on in the park position all the time. This is occuring with the ignition off & car locked. If you start the car with ...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L abs VIN: WBADM6343Y
Hey Gang, This should be easy...I hope. The ABS light is on with a code 33 and according to my BAUM VScan a wiring fault is indicated in the L/Frt wheel sensor. Try as I might I can't locate the resistance values for the ABS speed sensors in my Mitchell 1 men...
1973 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L instrument panel lights VIN: 10Z0041210
This Mercedes has no instrument panel lights. I'm looking for a wiring diagram. I've removed the cluster and the bulbs are good. Thanks for any help and I'll post the fix when done.
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WDBFA67E3S
this car is stored most of the time. owner usually just starts it up once in awhile to see that it still runs. concern is that it will start fine cold, idle ok for about 10-15 minutes, then it begins to idle rough, it then idles rougher and rougher for about 5...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA23G2W
hey all, thanks in advance for any help on this one. we have a p0450 ran mb test on that daig code.test point to fuel tank pressue sensor. does anybody know where the fuel tank pressure sensor is on this car?i have no info tried mb with no help at first they c... Trouble codes: P0450
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L compressor VIN: 4JGAB72E6X
we got this mercedes as used car trade in, ac inop, has code p1491, ac preessure high. we have very limited mercedes info. replaced sensor, still have code. we have 5v refernce, ground to sensor. .5 volts on signal wire, orange wire, but don't really know what...
1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA24G0X
i would like any help i could in pinpointing the fault. also would like to know what the most common failures are with this code. also where is the snsr located. Trouble codes: 455 (leak evap sys pr snsr volt supply)
2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Cell Phone VIN: WDBJH65J2Y
This Benz emits a very loud squawk from the dash mounted hands free cell phone speakers when the ignition is first turned on, whether the phone is docked or not. It is much louder than I have heard on other MBs with factory phones, and is so loud the owner say...
2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, Low Power Output VIN: WMWRE33483
Upon test driveing the vehicle seems to jerk once and then goes into limp home mode. I am realizing quickly that my MINI skills need work as they are not up to par with my BMW side. If anyone has encountered this pesky code before any help would be appreciated... Trouble codes: P1688 (Electrinic throttle controlmonitor level 2/3 mass air calculation)
1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L composite water inlet for upper radiator hose VIN: WVWCB5156L
Has anyone else experienced repeated failure of the composite (plastic) water inlet at cylinder head for the upper radiator hose? Vehicle came in with a broken inlet, it was replaced. Vehicle came back in two weeks with inlet again broken. Carefull inspection ...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WVWMA63B3X
This car was towed in. It had the center intake valve bent on all cyl. The timing chain tensioner in the head broke and the intake cam was two teeth off. Replaced valves and all was well in the stall. When you drive it it acts like it has a rev limiter at 2800...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Shifting VIN: 3VWSB69M82
po281 Car came from body shop.damage to transmission .replace with a used transmission form the lkq 50,000 mls

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1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, lacks power VIN: SAJHX6241W
while frist I would like to thank everyone for the advice!! Most of you guys where right and the dealer but they get no credit, ;-) the right side timing chain jumped two teeth causing the poor runing condition! Very commen on this car always the right side fr... Trouble codes: P1643.
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L air ride control inop VIN: WDBNG75J6Y
hello all!well it's fixed.thank to all for replies.upper strut valve kitwas a problem.customer is happy.
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E4Y
Swapped module with one of our used car modules, cured malfunction. Ordered/installed new module, operates normally at this time. Trouble codes: P1605 (rough road detection signal), P0600 (incorrect can message from esp ecu), P0720 (read fault memory of control unit etc), C1000 (test esp bas control unit n47-5), C1025 (brake light switch), B1041 (fault in can comm with control unit trac system).
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML55 AMG 5.5L abs VIN: 4JGAB74E7Y
I'm sorry for waiting till the last minute to close this one out. I found out that the C1320 is for the steering assist. Before the customer took the vehicle I cleared all the codes in all the modules that I could. He drove it for a week and when he brought it...
2003 Porsche 911 GT2 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOAB29943
i did order the tool form and waiting for the customer to bring the porsche 911 in two weeks,
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21C6X
i think i have this beast fixed. put new maf sensor in and bingo. all is well. thank you randy,jurgen,dustin,dan, and ed. but i don't understand how all of the readings are good in maf sensor but it is still bad. new sensor readings are same as the old one. ma...
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