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  1. AdamB

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    So theoretically I might be able to get to the stinky bit and spray some of the ac cleaning foam at it? sorry, I kind of meant evaporator instead of heater matrix anyway.
  2. AdamB

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Out of interest, when you did this, are you able to see the heater matrix?
  3. AdamB

    Coding a Bosch ABS ASC module

    I saw this video of the sensor being reset with inpa… https://youtu.be/8pCNaGayE0o has anyone ever done it this way?
  4. AdamB

    Aircon musty smell

    Anyone know if you can access any of the evaporator through the FSU hole?
  5. AdamB

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Nice one Jon! Totally worth the time, effort and expense!
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    ABS / brake lights "trifecta"

    Well I refitted my abs module after it had been tested twice, cleared fault codes and reset lights. Pulled off the driveway and lights came back on… doh! I'm gonna try the spare module, just waiting to be able to update NCS Expert and DIS etc as I had an old version. Hoping the coding and steering angle sensor recalibration is as easy as people say it is. If the fault still occurs then issue is definitely with pump, so I’ll have a choice to either replace with the spare unit I had tested or remove and repair the existing one.
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    ABS / brake lights "trifecta"

    Cotswold bmw, or any other bmw parts dept for that matter…
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    ABS / brake lights "trifecta"

    What’s the normal error messages for pre-charge pump?
  9. AdamB

    Coding a Bosch ABS ASC module

    Are these all the steps? have you got a link to a method of how to calibrate steering? Does this definitely need to be done with DIS after coding a new module? would I be able to plug back in my old module without issues after coding a new module?
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    ABS / brake lights "trifecta"

    Sooo… ECUTesting found nothing wrong whilst re-testing the module, and nothing wrong with the spare pump. i’ve spoken to ACTronics who have also been recommended for these sort of issues. They’ve said they can test the module on its own, but would prefer to test complete unit (incl pump) to be certain. How much of a pain is it to remove the abs pump? And then bleed the system? - is it worth me replacing the two small flexi lines at the same time I do this?
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    ABS / brake lights "trifecta"

    Maybe I got the new guy, or the trainee, or it was a Friday afternoon etc. I’ll progress with this plan and go from there.
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    ABS / brake lights "trifecta"

    My pump works, or at least it does whilst the dash lights aren’t on… I have to admit, I’ve never tried heavy braking whilst the lights are lit. when lights are cleared, I can stamp on the brakes and get the abs to activate. one slight benefit is if I try everything else and still get the issue, I’ll have a tested pump to swap over when it goes into the garage.
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    ABS / brake lights "trifecta"

    I have tried telling them this numerous times. im posting them the spare pump. I’ll see what they say. If they still don’t find a fault, I’ll have it returned and send to ACTronics to get their opinion. ive not been overly impressed with ECU Testing. I’ll also try the spare module when I get a chance.
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    ABS / brake lights "trifecta"

    Had a phonecall from ECUTesting to say they now also need my pump so they can carry out further testing… sounds a bit suspect, and like a lot more hassle because it means disconnecting brake lines etc. I have a spare pump, should I just send them that?
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    ABS / brake lights "trifecta"

    Like I mentioned before, I reset the steering fault and it hasn’t returned, so I don’t think that was anything to worry about. ECUTesting now have the unit back again because it got damaged when it was posted back. I've also bought a complete pump/module off of @simongarland1987 just incase. if I continue to have issues with the original unit once returned, I’ll swap the module over and see if anything changes. if not, it might still be the pump (but I’m still suspecting the module)
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    ABS / brake lights "trifecta"

    Hoping Simon can sort me out with a 002 unit. anyone know how to code the unit if I end up getting a different one? Can it be done with the usual programs? (Inpa / ncsexpert )
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    ABS / brake lights "trifecta"

    Only happens if car is already hot when I turn it on… no other time. if I leave it long enough to cool, the lights reset themselves on the next drive. not sure about steering sensor, I reset that and that has stayed cleared since. i’m exploring options of getting a s/h unit to test, and seeing if ECUTesting can repair what has been damaged on this one. - I don’t have much faith as they never found a problem in the first place!
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Glad you’re getting it back!
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    ABS / brake lights "trifecta"

    If I reset the lights once engine cooled, the abs works, I can go and stamp on the brakes etc and get the correct response. this only happens when the heat soak occurs all irrelevant now though dhl dropped the parcel
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    No luck with my abs module. ecutesting have had it and found no faults… im a bit lost now, there’s definitely an issue somewhere, could it really be the pump module ?
  21. I saw this on the M25 Tuesday Morning near the M3 junction. I’m guessing it was a jap import due to the bootlid. it looked to be in amazing condition.
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    ABS / brake lights "trifecta"

    Not sure what to do now!
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    That can’t have been cheap!?
  24. AdamB

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Earlier this week I sent my ABS module off to ECUTesting (due to intermittent heat-soak related issues) Due to a massive f*ck-up by DHL, it only arrived there on Friday. Hopefully, they’ll have it diagnosed and repaired either today or tomorrow. I’ve not wanted to drive the car (or even turn the ignition on) whilst the module isn’t fitted. Whilst I had the opportunity I thought I’d look into why my steering wheel airbag has always sat wonky. So much so the horn would only work when it was pressed in a specific direction. Someone suggested it probably just needed removing and re-seating. I removed the airbag earlier in the week and checked everything, all seemed ok generally, but the spring clip bracket seemed to have issues… it seemed slightly bent, and one of the spring clips was very stiff/stuck. On refitting the airbag, the issue was still present. I found another used bracket on eBay, that arrived speedily. After fitting this my airbag is now central with a decent gap all the way around it. (Maybe not perfect, but good enough for me for now.) it appears, as I’ve read in a certain service bulletin that if the airbag has operated, you’re meant to change the entire steering wheel… this is apparently because bmw never supplied the bracket separately! so for anyone looking to fit the facelift wheel (as the PO had done with my car), this is something to be aware of as if you buy a wheel from a crash damaged car, the bracket might be bent.
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