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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L throttle valve system VIN: WBAAM3339X
Hi everyone I need a BMW's Tech knowledge, Couple days ago this 1999 325i bmw came in with the EML light on. I connected the scanner and pulled out this code 169 Throttle valve system, switch off and 100 ECU self test. So what I did was replaced the th...
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L airbag light VIN: WBAAV33471
hello BMW techs. got a 325xi in here with a airbag code 026 occupant sensor problem. checked all connections under seat (first removed all the trash). looking for any diagnostic information on this code or anything you have seen related to this code, alldata h...
2003 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAZ33423
This SULEV M56 flags code 2761 every cold start. It puts the system on when cold and the Sec MAF goes to 4.2 volts and the upstream o2s go from 1.51v to 1.00v. Vacuum to sec air valve occurs instantly when the pump goes but we did remove the one way valve as s... Trouble codes: 2761 (secondary air issue)
2006 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Passenger seat sensor mat VIN: 5UXFA13586
Installed new sensor pad/cushion - Code 71 remained after repair. I plugged in the original sensor mat and the code clears. This happened once before on an X5 and I did not find the cure, but it was a salvage part installed. The question I have is: Does the NE...
2006 BMW 750Li 4.8L steering VIN: WBAHN83596
Vehicle came in with a concern that the steering got hard at high speeds and an unknown dash light came on. It has codes 5EF4: steering angle sensor/ control unit internal, 94E7: steering angle sensor / wiper contact, and 94E6: control unit fault. Using solus ...
2007 BMW 328i 3.0L Acc VIN: WBAWB33587
Customer complained that the heat was not hot enough on a several hundred mile drive. When the symptom occoured it was below freezing outside. It has since warmed to around 45 degrees around here and the customer says the heat has been OK. I checked it and con...
2005 Maserati Quattroporte 4.2L Water Pump VIN: ZAMCE39A65
Hey fellow techs, this Maserati was towed in for an overheat condition, as well as massive engine noise. Started vehicle up and found oil pressure warning light is on dash. Oil level is full. From the limited info I have found, I believe the water pump and oil...
2004 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L instrument cluster VIN: WDBSK75F64
I have a 2004 Mercedes 500sl with the red battery warning lamp, and electrical accessories offline message on in the info center on dash on start up. I have tested and replaced both batteries and re-tested charge, all ok. Lamp comes on only on start up, can hi...
2012 Other European double 5.3L No Start VIN: SAJDDALW4C
Hello I am in need of some help from my brothers across the pond. I have my bosses 1990 daimler double six which recently died whilst it was running. I have spark and injector pulse and good fuel pressure. I removed the injectors and cranked the car and had go...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: 3VWSE69M02
Hi Guys.. Have an 02 Jetta 1.8T with NO SPARK, but has Injector pulse and fuel at rail. Replaced RPM Sensor (crank sensor) because there was a code set and no RPM on tach. Once replaced I have RPM now. Still no spark. Coils have power and ground at all "coil o...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L master cylinder VIN: 3VWPG71K75
i have this vw jetta with a 2.5L the brake pedal feels good when i frist apply the brake, then will fade out. the car stops fine but as you sit at a light the pedal will fade down, but will not let the car move. there are no codes in the abs system. thank you ...
2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWPG71K77
Thanks in advance for help. Car came in with mil on, and intermittent misfire. Since it is a intermittent problem, we decided to swap coils 3 with 2. Tested all injector resistance, all tested same. looked for wiring issues in obvious places. found no problems... Trouble codes: P1643, P0203, P0300, P0303, P0301
2011 Volkswagen Jetta SE 2.5L bag module, and steering angle VIN: 3VWDZ7AJ1B
...when car came in had i had communication with air bag scanner is a verus, now i cant communicate with airbag system in manual or expert mode... (the 2 codes 49446(u0126)no comm with steering angle sender...49489(u0151) no comm with airbag contro...
2001 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Cvvt VIN: YV1TS90D21
Hello. I have this 2001 Volvo S80 2.8L turbo with a p0014/644a code for the SVVT timing system. Customer states that the tngine has stalled several times on him. I have not been able to reproduce the stall but have experienced a rough surging idle one time. I ...

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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L No Start VIN: WAUZL54B81
After talking to identifix and having them tell me to search for a power splice coming from the ignition switch due to not having power of fuse seven. I traced wires and found splice is actually part of fuse block. Then by looking at back of fuse block realize...
2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L no scan VIN: WBAFB3345Y
Thanks everyone for your replies. I was scanning it with the dlc caps ON. I worked on the vehicle multiple times since I posted and was not getting anywhere. Then out of nowhere, all systems where able to be scanned, with any scanner. This has continued fo...
2005 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBXPA93445
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B13
Itís finally fixed and down the road. Unfortunately I still donít know whether it can be done by a locksmith, but Iím pretty sure it can no longer be done with Vag-com as some suggested. There is a VW TSB indicating that and at the end of this post is a statem...
2004 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L thermostat VIN: 3VWBK21C94
Well, I have fixed this @ some level. The new thermostat improves things greatly; it flows coolant normally, fans cycle, no puking... but customer is still adding about a cup a week to coolant bottle and it's not leaking externally. This is the only symptom ...
2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L Oil Pressure VIN: WVWAE63B25
Oil pressure is good. Thanks for the help. Threaded and plugged hole as suggested and pressure is good now.
2008 Volkswagen Eos lux 2.0L Windshield Washer Pump VIN: WVWFA71FX8
after replacing a defective load reduction relay. I still didn't have pump. checked all grounds to module. then reinstall O.E Module which finally fixed. so I had combo prob. faulty/wrong replacement module (not my Diag) the original issue was a faulty load re...
2004 Volvo xc90 2401CC abs module
This one is fixed. Terry and Douglas were fairly close to the mark. I didnt have a wiring diagram for this model. I had a 2002 S80 wiring diagram's electrical distribution overview looked similar. I traced the feed to fuses 11c/16 and 17. They were fed from re...
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