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1997 BMW 318is 1.9L dlc VIN: WBABE7321V
can't communicate with DLC. the problem is that i can't find which fuse it is.there is no power on pin at dlc and alldate really isn't helping thanks
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L compressor VIN: WBADE5324V
Compressor is not engaging. No power to clutch. Ecu is seeing switch signal but not allowing compressor operation. Static pressures look ok. There are 3 trouble codes stored, 34 rear compartment flap motor 73 supply stratification potentiometer 75 stratificati...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: XXXBV64770
Car had the above listed faults about a month ago, along with a code for the exhuast cam sensor. Replaced cam sensor (OEM), cleared all codes, and car has been fine until a few days ago when it came back with the listed codes. Car will run alright for up to a... Trouble codes: P1542 (75 Plausability signal pedal travel sensor in throttle 1/2), A9 (DME Engine Throttle output stage shutoff after diagn. error), 76 (DSC DME /DDE does not fulfill torque request), 91 (EGS CAN torque reduction)
2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L general mo VIN: XXXPM52336
Car came in for doors not unlocking with remote. Had codes stored in general module for door lock relays. Read several posts that stated the relays inside the general module fail. Installed new OEM replacement GM, and attempted to code with GT1/SSS. Measures...
1995 Mercedes-Benz G320 3.2L Transfer case VIN: WDB4632311
Hello everyone and thanks for the help. I am hoping to get some help from a G320 pro. I have absolutely no information on this one due to its limited availability etc here in the USA. This customer brought it in because it intermittently begins to make a "clic...
2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L top VIN: WDBLK65G22
hi is there a way you can open the top if it stops working i see the screw to turn on the pump but how do you open the rear lid i just want to get the top open for now thanks to everyone for your help
2007 Mercedes-Benz S550 5.5L seats VIN: WDDNG71XX7
mercedes techs please help! we had the right front seat out of this 07 s550 to do some repairs, and now the seat belt light stays on even when there's nobody sitting in the rf seat (unless you latch the seat belt). i am assuming that there is an issue with the...
1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Head Gasket ?
Customer says car has never got hot on gage but has continuosly added coolant. No traces of coolant trails arround heads or gaskets. Porsche Dealer wants to put new complete engine in for $17,000.00. I have not worked on any Porsches before but I say lets Pull...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L 3,4 shift VIN: 3VWSC29M7X
when you reset throttle body (tb) adaptation what is the final reading for adp ok? 100% or 70% how do you reset or reprogram the tcm--i use and modis i am leaning towards vb--anyone have experience with the sonnex tcc lockup kit? anyone have a good s...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWBH63B01
This car is killing us, I believe it had compound problems, and we are chipping away at them, but this misfire is really puzzling, the new parts are listed above, also, the oil pressure is good(29 psi at idle and 55 psi at 2,000 rpm), fuel pressure within spec... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0130, P1128 (Long term fuel trim B1 too lean)
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Surge VIN: 3VWSE69M12
NEED HELP. Car came in with engine in trunk. broke t/belt bent all valves. VW dealer took it apart then cust. decline head work etc... Came to us we purchased motor from a 2004. swapped over everything from old engine wiring harness etc... intake tube etc was ...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L EPC light VIN: 3VWCB21C52
Hello, all. Hope this day finds you in good health. This is my son's girlfriend's car. The EPC (Electronic Power Control) light comes on intermittently. The car never runs bad or different, but the cruise control dosen't work only when the light is on. Otherwi...
1974 Volvo 164 E 3.0L Charging VIN: 1646553125
Thanks for reading this post. Vehicle initially came in not charging intermittently (they would have to jump start the vehicle, usually this ocurred after driving, not after sitting overnight). Verified the no-charge condition, and after checking for proper po...

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2004 Audi A4 1.8L No Start, Hesitation VIN: WAUJC68E24
thanks again to all that responded i was able to reset the throttle body adaptation. the procedure is the same as with a vag-com only the programa is set up a little different. under engine electronics go to basic settings select group 060 and hit enter it doe...
2001 BMW 525i 2.5L xenon aim VIN: WBADS43411
Well , it isn't fixed but at least the customer and I know what we are up against thanks to [...] I know where the hidden module lives. And Randy was also right one of the rods in the left headlamp is busted.Therefore the plan of attack would have been to ...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L abs VIN: WDBUF65J43
Thank you everyone for taking the time to reply, some very useful information was supplied as to how this system works. The brake light switch took care of all the codes and warning messages so I'm calling this one fixed. The noise and pedal feel of the SBC sy...
2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L several VIN: WP0CA2984Y
As most of you suggested the alternator was fried and drawing almost 3amps. There is still a couple of inoperative systems we need to diagnose but it is up and running. The cost, so far about $1'800.00 I'm sure this will go up as we sort out the smaller prob...
2002 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21V62
Thank you to all who responded. Everyone basicaly suspected one of the purge solenoids (I had already renewed one). The thought was the canister is failing and carbon is making the solenoids stay open. I did not find any carbon at either solenoid, I had smo... Trouble codes: P0455 (EVAP Emission Sys Leak Detected Gross Leak OE 16839).
2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Instrument cluster VIN: YV1TS94D4Y
Hi everyone. Thanks again for your help. We finally have this car fixed. It took a new cluster and programming from a dealer. They programmed the cluster AND updated the CAN system software. Apparently, the CAN Update is a reasonably common necessary update th...
2001 Volvo vnl6460 460CID four way flashers VIN: 2T1N366489
Thanks for you quick response. The fueses have to be checked while the flashers are On. Each side has it's own fuse. The rear flashers start working when I put a jumper wire from Four way flasher switch to the wire on turn signal switch wich comes from brake l...
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