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2009 Audi A4 Quattro Cabriolet 2.0L Back-up Lights VIN: WAUDF48H49
This car will not broadcast Reverse message to the comfort BUS. (or the signal get killed along the way) The Central Electronics (J519) don't activate reverse lights and Park Assist (J446) don't activate as these 2 have no indication that the shifter is in rev...
1979 Jaguar XJ12 L 5.3L No Start VIN: J8VLV49310
Ok...if you want the whole story it is very long but I will give it to you if you ask. The main issue when I came into this problem was start and die losing spark. Found the air injection valve broken and wiring meltdown causing a failed ballast. Repaired wire...
2001 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Ignition VIN: SAJDA24C11
'01 XJ8 starts great when cold, no codes. When stopping car after warm, no start. Cranks fine, have spark, have injector pulse, have fuel pressure. Any ideas?
2002 Jaguar XJR 4.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA15B02
hello xjr jag techs...jag came in on a hook ,blew oil cooler hose,spun rods so we replaced engine with 40k motor used original harness , turned key on for 2 mins,,then started it..fired right up...waited for cooling system to get air out...filled as alldata st... Trouble codes: P1646, P1647, P0740, P0753, P0758, P0763
2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L auxiliary battery VIN: WDBUF65J33
Greetings, Hoping for some help from the Mercedes techs out there. We have this vehicle in the shop and it has the red battery light on the dash, again. Checked normal vehicle battery in trunk and it is good plus alternator is charging, however, the auxiliary ...
2003 Saab 9-3 Vector 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3FF46YX3
Seen a million times. Air pump or check valve. This one was different. Blocked passages in the manifold and or head behind the exhaust valves. Before my tech pulled apart, I wanted to try and clean it out. Let car sit for a week and dumped some Motorvac concen... Trouble codes: P0411 (Secondary Air Injection Insufficient flow)
2004 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, Abs, esp, brake VIN: YS3EH59G54
The car originally came in on 9/19/12 with codes related to throttle body failure and limp mode triggered. Replaced the throttle body. Car came back two weeks later in limp mode again. Found that the ECM had not been updated and performed the update. The car c... Trouble codes: P1531 (Pedal position 12 out of range), P1231 (Throttle position 12 out of range), C1387 (Right rear wheel speed sensor no signal), C1925 (No CAN communication with ECM/TCM)
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWJH63B01
Hello VW genius', This 2.8 v6 runs fine but continually puts out code P1522 for cam sensor fault on Bank#2 (driver's side). Checked the limited info on this code so scoped cam sensor input right at computer (clear, square waveform). Swapped cam sensors from b... Trouble codes: P1522

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1996 Audi A6 2.8L oil pressue light VIN: WAUFA84A8T
so light is now off, thanks for the many replies dropped the pan and it was clean enough to eat off of.. grounding the sensor wire keeps the light off, got a Audi OE sensor vs the 2 worldpac sensors we tried and the light has been off.. doesn't make sense to m...
2003 BMW M3 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSBR93433
Sorry for the late response I was hoping the car would have returned by now. Customer took vehicle and light has not come back on (almost 3 weeks ). I suspect as most of you said that the sensor is dying,we will graph it if problem returns. I also prepped her ... Trouble codes: 214 (Bank one pre cat o2 slow response).
2006 BMW 525xi 3.0L Misfire VIN: WBANF33556
This car has destroyed my faith in my local dealers. David was our winner. After not finding the issue. My gut said maf sensor based on miss under accelerate like it was lean. No test parameters available. Instead of throwing 250.00 at it, and the fact this wa...
2002 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Battery VIN: SAJDA01P12
Thanks for all the input on this one. We are still waiting for the car to come back. Will definitely be checking for water in the trunk and possible module related issue. Thank for the input Andrew
2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBNG75J91
Well, the customer has not returned even though we have called several times. We believe that the issue is with the sensor adaptation that some of you mentioned. We don't recall doing that procedure at any point in time and were actually thinking it was too e... Trouble codes: P0301, P0306, P0303, P0304, P0300.
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L No Start VIN: 3VWCD21C12
Thanks for the help, The car is fix. The instrument cluster/immobilizer was bad. once I plugged in the new cluster I could see that the key was now being read, Immobilizer is responding in the MVB fields. I do have a VAS 6150B but I borrowed my friends a... Trouble codes: 01128 (Immobilizer pick up coil d20), 01176 (Key), 17978 (Engine start block due to immobilizer).
2002 Volvo S40 1.9L Air Bag VIN: YV1VS29582
Thank you very much to all who replied. The answer is 1.8 to 2.5 ohms. I made a 2.4 ohm jumper out of an 1157 bulb and a universal socket. I plugged the junper into the body harness and cleared the code. The code did not come back with the jumper in place. Rep...
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