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1996 Audi A6 2.8L control head VIN: WAUGA84A9T
i have an audi that with the key out of ignition switch will continue to stay on. i also noticed that the flasher back lite stays on also. customer has had the problem before but they could turn off the control head manually but now that those not work. i scan...
2005 Audi TT Quattro 3.2L oil filter change VIN: TRUWF28N95
We have this Audi V6 3.2L for simple engine oil and filter change. Audi dealer is about 300 miles away. We wanted to remove panel beneath the engine- as asual like in most Audis. The plastic panel is riveted to the bigger metal plate. This plate is secured by ...
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L wiper motor VIN: WBADE632XV
hello all. this bimmer's wiper blades want to park about 1/3 up the windshield. i have replaced the relays with the updated part numbers per tsb. wipers work in all speeds but will park 1/3 up glass when in intermittant or slow speeds. speed high works but whe...
2000 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM5335Y
Hello all, Where can I find a list to convert EOBD codes to BMW fault codes? I have access to BMW Tis but they list all code descriptions by BWM number, not by OBD number. OBD to BWM conversion tables on Tis are for 2005 and newer only. I am working on a 2000... Trouble codes: P1250 (Unknown), P1510 (Unknown)
2003 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Fuel VIN: WBABN73483
I can't seem to find the fuel filter for this car. I looked in the usual spot where I have seen them on earlier models. Searching in the BMW epc has not helped. Is the filter in the fuel tank? The filter that World Pac sent is the slender, long one with the pr...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S350 3.4L a/c compressor VIN: WDBGB34E2S
this vehicle came to my shop for in-op a/c compressor, freon charge normal, when i bypass the compressor it works and cools normal, no codes with scanner or no codes when self test using the control panel procedure. send this car to the mercedes dealer to veri...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L compressor VIN: WDBJF25H7X
gauge test showed pressure-compressor not being activated-if i jump power to the compressor it works fine-car cools-pressures are normal.We dont do a lot of Mercedes work in the shop but the car belongs to a good customer and does not want to take it to the de...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Gauges VIN: WDBJH82J21
Hallo all. This is a trivial matter, but customer would like a fix. Instrument cluster has an outside temperature read out LCD on the lower left of the cluster, that has lost two of it's LCD segments. Factory want $782.00 for new complete cluster. Has anyone ...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L rear pads VIN: WVWPD63B61
I am replacing rear brakes on this car and the rear brake calipers have the parking brake inside of them. After rotating the pistons to retract them, we normally line up the tab on the back of the inner pad with the groove on the piston when we install it. The...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L cold start injector VIN: 3VWRP69M23
Car starts and runs well, but cel is intermittent and customer complains of exhaust smoke when accelerating from on ramp to highway speeds.

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2002 BMW 330xi 3.0L inst. panel VIN: WDABN53432
good morning: had several replies on this problem. there were no general consinsus on the fix, however one said to check the fuses. i did that, and also did the battery disconect trick. nothing helped, whoever it never failed to start for me. i called the cu...
2002 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L abc system VIN: WDBPJ756A2
first of all thanks to Byron ,Brett and Dustin for their replies. this vehicle is down the road . going to aution , so im sure it will be in someones service bay soon ,the used car guy didnt want to go any further as a cost factor,he was allready into big doll...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRN47J82
Many thanks for the insight, checked port from supercharger, seems pretty simple, electric vacuum valve which opens to allow air to be injected, valve operates, hose not blocked or restricted, temp increase if you bypass valve, drove car and monitored voltage ... Trouble codes: P2081 (Exhaust Gas Temperature Sensor Circuit intermittant Bank 1 Sensor 1), P2031 (Exhaust Gas Temperature Sensor Circuit Bank 1 Sensor 2).
1994 Saab 900 S 2.3L fog lamps VIN: YS3DM58B2R
Thank you all for your help. The proper way to do the repair is with a TECH 2 scanner equipped with Saab software. You can program the ICE module for different lighting features. But since I could not locate any Saab software locally, (Saab dealer at least 20 ...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L power windows will not operate VIN: WVWAA63BXX
Great job all. Thanks to Rob, John, Gene, Norm, Jim and Josh who as we say hit the nail right on the head. Found corrosion in wiring harness at comfort control unit. Repaired wires and sealed. Problem solved. Thanks again to everyone who took the time to respo...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L airbag VIN: 3VWCD21C9Y
well im sorry to say that i have no good info. pulled center console to gain access to module and checked all wiring, found nothing. ran out of time for the day and cust. needed car so i put it back together and cleared the codes. talked to her a week or two l...
2001 Volvo S60 2.4L drivers window VIN: YV1RS61R11
good morning: most of the replies indicated the new regulator we replaced needed reprogramed. do not have that ability. one reply said he had heared of a problem with a alternator on a subarue that had a bad diode. the alt is working ok. another tech said th...
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