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2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDT74F25
Hi Fellows, Car came in because of this above 2 DTCs. 1.Check fuel pressure and found the one at outlet from rail back to tank is low than normal(specs. 6bar). Pressure at rail OK specs. 25bar. But when hook up mechanical pressure tester at rail outlet. It fi... Trouble codes: P2543 (Low fuel pressure sensor circuit intermittent), P2006 (Intake manifold runner control Bank 1 stuck closed)
2007 Audi Q7 4.2L rear backup camera VIN: WA1AV74L27
customer had factory backup camera installed but they couldnt get the mmi display to work with camera and said they woulndt code it or cant. Coding process that came with the camera is very unclear. Car has no parking aid. Any help would be great
2006 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L headlights VIN: 5UXFB53556
The headlights are both intermittently not working. It has the duel xenon bulb system. The left bulb stops working more often, so I have been focusing on it. The module is getting power and ground. When it is working the red, green and yellow wires have +350,...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L abs VIN: SAJEA53C42
I have a code C1175 - L/R wheel speed sensor circuit failure code. Replaced L/R speed sensor and still have abs light with same code. Did a resistance test to compare L/R to R/R from module connector and resistance readings are the same for L/R and R/R. I assu...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: WDBGB34E9N
Running on #2 Diesel,vegetable oil system not enabled, gray smoke upon start and for about 5 minutes at idle or running. Complaint occured somewhat suddenly. Thought it was fuel but car is losing oil with no obvious leaks. Customer is asking for compression te...
2002 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L EGS module VIN: WDB2200632
This is a W220, S280 which was not listed. This car came in with transmission in limb home mode. Customer informed that this happened after the replacement of a flat battery. Short test found no communication with ME-SFI module and EGS control module, Fault c...
2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 3.5L headlights VIN: WDBWK56F97
Hi Friends I have this SLK that is refusing to be fixed, the problem comes and goes so often I'm having trouble getting an accurate diagnosis. The headlights and side marker lights both come and go for no apparent reason. When my headlights-low beams- don't w...
1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Surge VIN: WP0CA2989W
One week after the previous repairs listed below, the car came back with a CEL, & idling warm at 1600 rpms. The engine will begin to surge once warmed up, dropping down to 800 rpm & then immediately return to 1600 rpm. I retrieved the codes listed below from ... Trouble codes: P0102 (MAF below lower limit), P0506 (IAC engine speed too low), P0197 (Oil temperature sensor short to gnd.)
2000 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3ED55E8Y
Customer states ABS, traction control, engine and park lights all come on. We tested alternator (new within 2 years and 13.8V 91A) and for fault codes (none). Has happened several times in last few weeks and lights will go out after driving or if you shut it ...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L after run water pump VIN: WVWSE61J02
Hi group.02 vw 1.8T battery drain auxilary water pump(electric)will stay on at all times.thanks in advance,vehicle came from other shop for battery drain,found after run pump will stay on till battery dies.any ideas where to look for the controls(relays or mod...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Dash VIN: 3VWSP69M83
Hi, and thanks for looking. This is my wifes car, so I'm under some pressure. ;) I replaced the green o-ring in the turbo plumbing right off the engine, mounted with one 10mm nut Took it for a test drive and I can hear air in the cockpit under boost. Of cour...

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2005 Audi A4 Quattro Cabriolet 3.0L Radio VIN: WAUDT48H35
Two replies that the bend of the cable at the trunk hinge is a problem, one that the unit in the trunk can fail. The antenna cable can be bought seperately from the dealer and overlayed on the wiring harness as a diagnostic or as a repair. On the back burner...
1972 Fiat 500 .5L rear wheel bearing preload? VIN: XXX6071910
Thanks for the help. Dave from AZ, and Ken from CA were right. The spec. is tighten the nut such that the rotational torque does not exceed .36 ft-lbs. Al from CO gets the award for the most amusing answer with: "some common sense might work. Like some good ...
1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L all systems VIN: SAJGX2040X
Most of my emails from members doubted that a complete shut down of the electrical system was possible. I tend to agree. The customer is a fella that drinks more than he should at times and It's more likely he got confused if the motor died while driving. The ...
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L right tail light VIN: SAJHD1041X
Thanks to all that helped, we installed and new BCM and it corrected the problem. We disconnected the antitheft module as some had mentioned and still had the same light on and the wire to bulb that was on was wired directly to the BCM. So we replaced the BCM ...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L rear lights
Thank you to those who offered help. We installed new module and all lights started working.Everything else seemed to be functioning normally but we took it to the dealer anyway to have it coded.Also, I compared new module with the one in the car.The new one h...
2004 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.7L a/c compressor VIN: 4JGAB57EX4
Thank you Jose from Florida,I told the other shop that there was not a signal coming from the climate control switch and that the vehicle would have to go to the dealer.I did not know if it would need a reprogram after replacing.The dealer installed the new cl...
2006 Mercedes-Benz R500 5.0L Starting VIN: 4JGCB75E66
im not sure what the people before me did to cause this problem but we have found out form a benz specialist in the area that the fuse box had to be reprogrammed. once they did that for me the light went away and the car ran fine. thank you all for your repli...
2007 Mercedes-Benz S550 5.5L Mechanical VIN: WDDNG71X57
Thank you for everyone who responded. After further research, decided that valve covers have to be removed to inspect chain and sprockets( they are known to have issues on this engines), unfortunately the customer didn't want to proceed.
2001 Volvo V70 2.4T 2.4L abs VIN: YV1SW58D01
Replaced ABS module with reman unit from BBM reman Awesome service!! and really cheap too!!. Less than $150.00 repaired, shipped both ways. Road tested and light never came back on. Time will tell but after 100 km's...
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