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2000 BMW 328i 2.8L immobilizer/starter lock outno VIN: WBAAN3348Y
Hello, this E46 with standard trans will not crank. I bridged the black and black/blue wires at the 'EWS' connector (with 'EWS' disconnected) and the engine will then crank. But of course will not start because no signal to 'DME'. So I replaced the 'EWS' coded...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L radio VIN: C52WC33981
We did valve cover gaskets and a tune up. Customer came back and said radio will not turn off or can not be controlled in any way. No volume or CD and will not turn off even after you turn the car off and back on the radio is still on. Any ideas? Rick
2003 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L Wipers VIN: SALNY22273
Wipers will not work on delay, Slow speed to off park in middle of windshield, High Operate Normal & Park.
2006 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRE33556
We have a MINI Cooper S with a MIL for trans fault P0700, cannot communicate with trans module(car shifts rough as well), ABS/Traction light on with can communication and LF wheel speed sensor codes, and also low tire light is on and can't communicate with TPM... Trouble codes: 5E15, 5D90, P0700
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Headlights VIN: WVWPH63B61
sold the customer a headlight refinish for dim lights-used the BG products kit, works very well. those housings look brand new, but the lights are still dim, proved it by using the headlight aimer-don't remember the brand(the one required by the state for stat...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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1988 BMW 535i 3.5L Starting VIN: WBADC8405J
Second update: Starter's in with new ref sensor & coil but it is still being a bad child. At this point, since I'm not intimate with the fuel system on this car, I'm borrowing another ECM to see what happens. Waveform of engine speed sensor looks fine And I...
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L Trouble Codes VIN: WBACD4327T
Thank you too all of your advise. I did go ahead and give the BMW a Full Trany service and the fluid looked like it had never been changed. It is driving fine now and hope that there is plenty of life left in the trany :-)
1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L door locks VIN: 4USCH7328V
Thanks to Serge and Long for the help. I was led to a site which had a wiring diagram for a 1997 318i which is the same for this dealer installed Alpine security system as the Z3 I'm working on. I don't know if it's ok to put the web site on here but if anyone...
1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L turn signal , horn , wipers VIN: WDBHA29G2X
Thanks for 6 replies, a bad passanger side door module interrupting interrior CAN bus, was the problem, my scanner was not able to show the problem module, so took me longer time to finish the job. Thank you Roobi
2003 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG Kompressor 5.5L engine VIN: WDBNG74J63
Well, this thing is finally fixed. Long story short, I pulled the lower oil pan and removed the oil pump. There wasnt any evidence of any metal debris or plastic from a timing chain guide or anything else of concern. The pump did feel kind of "notchy" and had ...
2000 Volvo V70 R AWD 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LV60D9Y
Thanks for all the input by everyone! We replaced both oxygen sensor and the customer had the car for about 3 weeks. all is good now.
2001 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS94D11
Most suggested a crank sensor issue which made pretty good sense considering the car was throwing misfires so readily without any real noticeable roughness from the engine. However, the scope pattern of the crank sensor looked pretty good as far as I could tel... Trouble codes: P0300, 3563 (misfire cyl. 6), 3543 (misfire cyl. 4), 3553 (misfire cyl. 5), 3523 (misfire cyl. 2), 3533 (misfire cyl. 3).
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