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    2000 BMW 528i Touring
  1. 6919789 is the part number, you should check on realoem if this Ecu works on your car. All e39s in a given production year will use the same Ecu, regardless of what options are fitted to your car. The options are added by coding the unit with the number of airbags etc. The only option really is to check the coding on the unit, and by then you might as well code it anyway. Where abouts are you? I'm sure a forum member near you could help. If you're in London, I'd be happy to give you some time -Simon Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. To attach the rain sensor, you'll need the specific windscreen for that option. It has a plastic lens bonded to it and the black bit for it. You could try and bond a lens on yourself, but it'd probably be nearly impossible to do properly Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Try C3BMW, great brands at good prices Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. New switch and all sorted! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Ok, so the general module has an error with the wiper control potentiometer. I'm going to try another switch and see what it does. I've tried another sensor with no change Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I'd agree with machinehead, my last one was behaving very strangely with different treads on the rear axle. No need to be panicking about rebuilding transmissions before ruling tyres out Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. It sounds like your wiring and sensors are checkout out ok. Also, the errors your are reading from your abs module are common in failed units. Normally you will get multiple wheel speed sensor errors. The unit is not fixable DIY, so you have two options: 1) Buy a used unit from eBay. It will need coding to your car. It's possible that this will fail again, and it could do so at any time. 2) send your unit to BBA reman, who will open it up, and repair it for you with a warranty. These guys know their stuff, and there are instructions on their website on how to remove it. Hope this helps, Simon Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Hey all, I've got a slightly odd problem with my auto wipers. My car has a rain light sensor, the auto lights work fine. When I put the wiper stalk to position 1, to turn on the rain sensor, the wipers will usually operate continuously. If I operate the rear wiper (it's a touring) the front wipers sometimes switch to auto mode. This can happen the other way round too. When it's raining, it's hit and miss if they wipe continuously, or only when the screen gets wet. I've unplugged the sensor, and the wiper stalk works correctly when I select intermittent mode. The rain sensor was reinitialised this morning, and it's made no real difference. I'm thinking either the sensor is faulty (this doesn't explain why turning on the rear wiper changes its behaviour), or the general module is misbehaving. Is this a fault anyone else has experienced, and if so how did you fix it? Cheers, Simon
  9. Abs controller/module, same thing yeah. Unplug the big connector on it, and use a multimeter and a length of wire to check for breaks in the wire between the module and the sensor connectors Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Or alternatively, you could continuity test between the pins on the abs controller and the sensor connectors. It Would be far quicker than taking the interior out of your car Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. It will go into the main wiring harness inside the car which runs down the left hand side of the car. It then goes to the wheel speed signal wire junction box (behind the drivers side of the dash), then finally to the abs controller under the bonnet. Remove the interior trim from the boot, entire rear seat, front left seat, left hand front and rear finishers. Also remove the passenger side footwell trim. The harness is visible next to the sill when you left the carpet. To follow the wiring to the junction box, remove the entire dashboard (look for instructions on blower motor replacement). The BMW WDS will show you the location of the junction box. Good luck Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Glad you sorted your gear selector issue. With the abs light, I agree that the taped up cable is suspect. However, with fault codes for three of the sensors coming up, I would think it's more likely that the abs/dsc controller is at fault. I would get it diagnosed by BBA reman before spending lots of time changing wiring to the sensors Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. It sounds like the mechanical cable that goes from the gear selector to the ignition switch is damaged. Item number 16 on this diagram It goes up to the ignition switch Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. I know that if you have the navigation, you can hold down the BC button on the stalk. This brings up a menu on the bordmonitor and you can select what is displayed and in what order. I'd imagine there's a way of doing it with just the normal radio Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. I had a nightmare with admiral 3 years ago when I needed the windscreen replacing. They insisted on a cheap pattern part, which needed replacing six times because the rain sensor kept bubbling up. They also insisted on autowindscreens doing the job, don't go anywhere near autowindscreens! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk