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I have a 2005 BMW 1 series 118i Automatic. When I start the car the transmission warning light comes on and then goes off again. Sometimes the car takes a few tries before it starts. The BMW dealer checked my gearbox and nothing is wrong, they can't find the problem. Please help!!!!!!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I've had the same problem twice on my 1999 528. The problem is your ABS module. (Bosch 5.7 to be exact.) The failure mode is temperature sensitive and shows up after driving. To test this, turn off the car, get a can of freeze spray and cool down the module. Inverting a can of compressed air used for computer cleaning works too. Give it a healthy freeze, then start up the car again. If the lights are out, then you know your problem.
All sorts of things don't work when the module is bad. Speedo, windshield washers only give you one speed, fuel gauge drifts back and forth, cruise control, check engine lights, airbag lights .... and so on, you get the picture, basically anything connected to the computer. My new (great) mechanic calls this the BMW christmas tree.
You can either replace the module with a new one from the dealer, very expensive, or get it rebuilt. There are a number of rebuilders out there, so take your pick. I've used ModuleMaster in the past and they've been great. $300 and works like a charm. Google them to find their web site, and good luck.
Posted on Dec 16, 2008
the brake pad warning light is controlled by a sensor located in the front and rear brake pads, small contact with 2 wires that plud into a harness, if they are bad I think the replacement cost is around 5-10 dollars for a new one, there will only be one in the front and one in the rear, the service light is turned out by a special tool at the dealer
Posted on Mar 27, 2009
this needs to be done with a european capable scan tool,check around to see if someone has this tool, no other way sorry
Posted on May 19, 2009
hi have a 2000 2l 156 selespeed problem with gearbox is light comes on dash and gears won't select have replaced the gearbox pump at great expense but has now stopped working again can any one advise if this could be other issue
Posted on Aug 17, 2009
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