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2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L Mmi VIN: WAUDG94F05
Replaced MMI Control Head (address 07) with used unit, MMI system is now operational but has Component Protection active and no sound from system. Has anyone had any experience with getting component protection PIN or getting around this? Will the dealer be wi...
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1989 BMW 325i 2.5L abs VIN: WBAAA2300K
abs light is coming on when cold. after it warms up the light goes out. have tested all speed sensors and all check out ok. alldata says there is no way to pull codes on this vehicle. not sure where to look next. anybody with experience with this vehicle?
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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L No Forward Gears VIN: WBADD6323V
This vehicle has no forward gears and the code for the Main pressure solenoid comes right back after being cleared, even KOEO. There is no fluid seeping from the trans harness plug and the pins look good. I disconnected the computer harness and ohm tested all ...
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2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFA53562
Thank you in advance for all the help. I have an 02 bmw x5 that only under load, roughly 3000rpm to 5500rpm, accelerating, between 60-70mph will throw a cyl 4 misfire fault and accelerator and brake pedal implausible codes.cylinder 4 coil new along with new pl... Trouble codes: 241 (Cylinder 4 misfire), 120 (Accelerator and brake pedals implausible values)
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2006 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE 4.4L Engine VIN: SALSF25456
Hi Everybody, i hope you are all well, i have this Range Rover Sport with no start condition, the immobilizer light is always on on the instrument cluster after switching on the ignition, the coolant temperature is at the highest level, Engine Systems Malfunct...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF55F2T
This vehicle has a check engine light with the two codes listed. I'm leaning towards a bad throttle actuator, but I'm only basing that on searching these archives. Can't really find any repair info on these codes (Mitchell or Alldata). Mitchell does have Elect... Trouble codes: 22 (CC/EA Actuator Reports Limp Home Mode), P0505 (ISC Malfunction)
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L Sunroof VIN: WDBUF70J33
This is my wifes car. It has the panoramic sunroof and recently it stopped working. It has the power sunshade and that works fine, but when the sunshade is done opening the sunroof will not work. I dropped the headliner and found 2 motors i believe one is for ...
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2004 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: WP1AB29P14
I wonder if anybody had same problem. The customer was in other shop for code P0199, sensor was replaced, but after three months same P0199 problem, and I think it is not related to engine hesitation. Recently the new problem happens: hesitation under very sli... Trouble codes: P0011 (A camshaft position timing over advanced B1), P0301 (Cylinder 1 Misfire), P0199 (Engine oil temperature sensor intermittent)
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1973 Volkswagen Transporter 1.6L Lighting VIN: 2222215461
i have a 73 vw bus here on the turn signals work normal but they flash on left and right side on the cluster at the same time out side its perfect it looks like its made this way by looking at the wiring to the cluster bulbs blue/red wire hooked to each other ...
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2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L oil pressure VIN: 9BWGT21J71
Hey Guys, The customer just bought this gem at the auction and now wants it going. The car is a 01 VW GTI with a 2.0 and it is not responding to my efforts to fix it. It has an oil pressure problem and I havenít enough information to continue without resorting...
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2003 Audi A4 Cabriolet 1.8L Pass Seat VIN: WAUAC48H23
Replaced easy entry module on passengers seat and works fine now-I thought it had to be programmed and had a hard time finding info -no program needed-just plug and go.thanks to for the help especially Javier-who new it all.
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2003 BMW M3 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSBR93453
THANK YOU ALL FOR QUICK RESPONSE. IT WAS END UP BEING CLUTCH BEING WORN OUT AND NOT ENGAGING. CHECKED ALL THE SENSORS FOR HOOD, DOOR, AND CONVERTABLE TOP ALL GOOD. REPLACED THE CLUTCH AND EVERYTHING WORKS. Trouble codes: 079 (Signal exhaust gas temp sensor).
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2004 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L battery VIN: 5UXFB53564
After further checking,found telematics system was preventing radio and nav system from going to sleep. Pulled fuse #74 and all modules go to sleep after about 20 min. Only has a 27ma draw.Customer does not want phone fixed since they dont use it. Thanks for t...
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2005 BMW 325Ci 2.5L trunk latch VIN: WBABW33495
OK, so here it is. Wiring was fine. The problem was the lock (where the key goes) in the trunk was all gummed up and not turning with the key. Once it was well cleaned and lubed with wurths lock lube (seems the best ive used) it now functions. What was happ...
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2007 BMW 328xi 3.0L ignition coils VIN: WBAVC93557
The end result was the DME shut off cylinders 1-3 due to misfire. clearing the misfire codes resulted in no change. The DME needed re flashed by the dealer and new plugs installed the oil had to be flushed 3 more times due to the massive amount of sludge pres...
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2007 BMW 328i 3.0L Oil Level VIN: WBAWR33567
Customer will come back for a bit more oil. Oil light is coming on upon shutoff (to him). Autoenginuity was not much help in finding PID specifications.
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2002 Jaguar XKR 4.0L Cabin filter VIN: SAJDA42B62
Thanks for all the input. After removing the wiper cowell, found out there is no cabin filter on this vehicle.
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2010 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged 5.0L Pads VIN: SALSH2E4XA
Thank you for the input. It seems all people that replied have the same opinion. I will do the right thing. Thanks again.
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2006 Mini Cooper S 1.6L warring ligh VIN: WMWRE33566
found & isolated k bus fan connector at pass kick panel,voltage was 2.6v removed wires one by one & ohm ck to each control unit.found out it was mrs unit.preform quick test all control units on line.voltage on k bus went to 12.4v.replaced mrs unit all is work...
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2004 Porsche Cayenne 3.2L Misfire VIN: WP1AA29P74
replaced connector for#6 cyl.center red wire broken in old connector.still puzzled where greenish fluid came from,thank for help
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1998 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L Stall VIN: YS3DF55N7W
This Car Drove me crazy, Iit was a defective Ignition Module/Cassette , drove the car for 2 days & all good, what a nightmare that was...Thanks to every one
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE29M7Y
Thanks for all the help guys, especially Michael for the tip. Mod gives info on the MAF problem and depending on chassis A4 Platform. Engine AFP is relating to throttle issues. I end up cleaning the throttle and relearning the electronic throttle and adapt idl... Trouble codes: P1137, P1143.
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WVWRH63B52
Thanks for all the help,this one is fixed.checked for vacuum leaks and crankcase vent valve was leaking.Got another pressure regulator fuel pressure back to normal.When applying the brake cold setting at a red light the car would stumble. Special thanks to ...
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2001 Volvo S40 1.9L No Start VIN: YV1VS29561
Thanks for all the replies, this one is fixed and back on the road! We tried to confirm as suggested the timing marks as per TDC but the timing marks do not line up when the engine is at TDC. We did use a borascope and inside the cylinders were ok, no damage b...
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