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2003 BMW 530i 3.0L windows, locks, lights, air condition VIN: WBADT63403
Hello and thanks in advance, Limited experience with bmw control systems. Using autologic for diagnosis. Car runs with multiple system failure. door locks do not work. only drivers window will work from any switches. air conditioner control head is dead and w...
2006 BMW X5 4.8is 4.8L abs VIN: 5UXFA93596
This 4.8L X5 locking up brakes and I can feel pulsation in the brake pedal, feels like abs pump comes on to early. There were faults in abs: 60af (run flat indicator) check front axle height), 60b0 (run flat indicator) check height of rear axle ehc), 31 electr...
1979 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L automatic controls
This vehicle only has blower operation on defrost mode. It is an automatic climate control system. I am hoping someone has a vacuum diagram and or wiring diagram that they can share with me so that I can trace down the problem. I think it may be the control pa...
1994 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L convertible top VIN: WDBFA76E4R
I have an SL600 with an inop convertible top. It also has an inop cluster which I though was the cause of both problems but I sent the cluster to Beckmann Tech and that is now working fine. There is a light on the dash now that looks like a shock with an up ar...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L dimmer switch VIN: WDBJF55F2V
'defective lamp' code appears on dash with lights on. dimmer switch stays on high beam position and won't switch to low beam. The whole wiper/dimmer lever has some wiggle/play in it. What is the repair process for this switch and what's the approx. cost?
2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Electronic VIN: WDBNG75J11
This Benz had a blower assembly that went swimming due to clogged drains. Put in replacement blower and controller and fan works fine now. However-- AC compressor doesn't kick in. EC lite on in dash- system has full charge. Battery was fully drained when I got...
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Power locks, remote key fob VIN: WDBSK75F73
The power locks and keyless entry don't work, and neither does the trunk electronicly. I push the remote buttons and everything lights up and acts like it works and if the alarm goes off the key fob will turn it off but the locks won't go up and down. I checke...
2003 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L oil level guage VIN: WPOCA29983
This 996 has a inconsistant oil level guage. Works ok cold. Reads slightly low, but works OK. After hot shutoff, the dash says to wait for oil level check. after 20-30 minutes, the dash will check the oil, but will give a different reading almost every time. F...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Cuts out, low power VIN: 3VWRF81H2W
car came in with low power. followed identifix test procedure and discovered low maf readings. replaced maf but numbers were still low. replaced maf again with same results. measured boost pressure and noticed that pressure builds up to 10 psi and falls off to... Trouble codes: 00575 (map control difference), 00750 (mil open/short)
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L 1st & reverse VIN: WVWPD63B41
Hi Group- This 5 speed manual Passat is extremely stiff going into reverse and first. All other gears shift normally. The car shifts into first and reverse fine when first started before the car is moved, and also with the engine off. Once rolling, first and r...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L vehicle speed sensor..code 00281 VIN: 3VWSE69M42
hi everyone i have a interesting victim...its a 2002 vw jetta gls 1.8t auto trans 09a...vehicle came in shifting hard and slipping.. immediately pulling codes with my vcds scanner..code 00281 vehicle speed sensor is a hard fault code...also a code in engine 17...
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L drivers window VIN: 3VWBK21C73
beetle came with non working drivers window, and drivers door locks. WE replaced drivers window motor window works the first key on after plugging it in next key cycle stops working. passenger window works from pass side not drivers side, door locks work on pa...

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1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 3.6L cam timing VIN: WP0AB2965L
Thanks for ten great replies. Seven replies recommended checking the dual distributor internal belt. A new distributor had been installed last year and distributor timing was dead on. Howard from Mississippi and Robert from Utah nailed it- the tech had mismark...
1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0AA2998X
Well, the consensus is that we have worn guides on the timing chain. I checked the right bank guide as best as possible through the square lid/oiler and could not see any wear, however, we don't have any codes for the right bank. The left bank seemed a bit l... Trouble codes: P1531 (Camshaft adjustment bank 1 open circuit), P1340 (Timing chain out position bank 1).
1989 Rolls Royce Silver Spur 6.7L blower moter VIN: SCAZN02A9K
Good morning brother tech's, well I haven't actually fixed this vehicle yet because I am waiting for a good used blower moter resistor which I found @ Prestigous Eurocars, which I'm sure will cure our problem, however I will keep you posted if I am incorrect....
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 4 Motion 2.8L all modules VIN: WVWRH63B92
i was not able to fix this vehicule.i tried all replies disconected abs module,radio and instrument cluster,to no available.i did not want to continue because the lock of knowledge and information that i have about this system.i am planning on gstting a good t...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Air Conditioning System VIN: 3VWRK69M23
Faulty A/C Compressor Clutch; Removed & replaced whole unit. Thanks to all who helped! In my opinion, the value of this site and the Technicians that use it honestly, is immeasurable.
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L multiple systems VIN: WVWRL61J04
Well I got some good responses. possible culprits being ignition switch, grounding issues, an issue with coolant traveling up to the speedo from the cts harness, and possible abs module causing odd system faults. However the vehicle has not returned, and at ...
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L No Start VIN: YV1VS29531
The vin number on Vida screen did not match vin of ECM per TSB,enter correct vin and all came back to life. Trouble codes: 1MM32, TCM00, TCME0.
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