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avtovaz last won the day on April 12 2014

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    e39 touring & E36 compact rally

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  1. avtovaz

    e39 touring air suspension and brake pad fault

    thanks for the replies , still struggling with this, i replaced the module in the boot, made no difference, will have to read the fault codes again this weekend. But the wiring connectors, the terminals, are they the same as say for an air flow meter or any other part of the loom? I was jusr thinking if say they are i can just take the parts from another loom ive got and solder them into my loom. thanks
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    e39 touring air suspension and brake pad fault

    i found a broken wire where the wires go into the boot today! Once fixed my error says no voltage at the plug, and i wonder if when its worn threw its shorted out? It was a black wire. Is there some fuse or something i can check? What supply this voltage? thanks
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    e39 touring air suspension and brake pad fault

    I wonder if i can get a second hand plug off another car in a scrappy ,,, will have to go and look... thanks for the help!
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    e39 touring air suspension and brake pad fault

    right thankyou for the replies!!! That has helped loads, can you buy the plugs new so i can make a new section ?
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    e39 touring air suspension and brake pad fault

    thanks for that, so the right sensor doubles up, adn the warning i originally got was for the headlight levels. So maybe part of the right sensor isnt working, and ive been fooled as when i move the arm the suspension pumps up or goes down. thankyou!
  6. my e39 has an air suspension fault, it all works, but on the dash it says air suspension inop. Now, on inpa, i can see the rear right sensor has no voltage to it, but where does that come from? ALso i randomly get rear brake pads are worn warning. I wonder if there is some wire issue, like bad earth or a common live? Is there any where to check? Maybe water ingress somewhere too? thanks!
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    washer jet problems

    Ive a e39 523 year 2000. The washers have gone funny, if i press the button on the end of the stork that usually does the intensive wash, i just get a quick spray from the detergent bottle, and the wipers go. If i pull the stork towards me, just the wipers go. Ive taken the shield off to get tot he washer bottle, and im getting no live to the pump when i press the switch. Ive checked fuses 2-4 and they are ok. Anyone any ideas please?
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    Check your jacking points!

    looks like i got off lightly recently, only a 18" patch i put in!
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    Stones and front brakes?

    i have a e36 road rally car, i removed the guards as they hold stones and reflect the heat, i dont know why they are fitted?
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    M54 Engine Question

    mine was using oil, leaking oil, and then started with limp mode... changed teh ccv, and its ok now, its done about 120k my m54b30, 115,000 when i fitted it to my car, think its had a bad life looking inside of it, but seems to be going strong... my car was a m52b25 , used the ecu loom exhaust and on wayne chipwizards rollers its 231bhp... non lost!!!!
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    touring 523 reversing light feed

    well i remembered something today when i messing with it, when you first put it into reverse it beeps, then realises the PDC is faulty then dosnt activate it again. BUT the first time i heard it there was a relay clicking... So maybe there is a relay that has a live to it from the reverse... Ill have another look tomorrow! thanks for the reply!
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    touring 523 reversing light feed

    i dont think it does, i could not find a wire or a reason for it to other than the pdc which seems to be switched by the ecu?
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    touring 523 reversing light feed

    because on the toruing the wiring is in the roof!
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    touring 523 reversing light feed

    right, if im going to have to do that then i need to replace the wires for the rear wiper while im there... didnt want to have to bother really but as ill be there... The sensors i bought, cheep kit, but they fit into the bumpers, had to cable tie the wires to make sure they stay home, and it seems to work very well... If one sensor goes, i think you can buy more but i could be liek 7-8 kits before paying for 4 sensors that seem not to work very reliably... I think this could be a really good mod.
  15. I need to find the feed for reversing lights on the touring. Reason is ive fitted some cheep Chinese PDC instead of the bmw one, this was becuase the sensors are so dear and the Chinese kit was £16 delivered! Ive fitted it all and it will work fine, the sensors fitted the bumper, everything is ok and working, but i cant get a feed for the reversinglights. Now, there is the old PDC unit, but i think the ECU and PDC has a chat and sees that everything is ok before it activates the PDC module, so the yellow and white wire i thought was for reversing lights isnt into the module. So where to then? I dont want to have to strip out the headlining and find it up there as the lights are in the tailgate. thanks!