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Engine management light stays on garage said it was code 420 one garage said **** the cat converter emissions another garage said lambda sensor bank 1 which is it

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It is usually the catalytic converter, but sometimes it is the oxygen sensor. If you have an volt/ohmmeter, you can check the sensor. Unfortunately I cannot access your wiring diagram, so I cannot tell you which terminals are which on the sensor. There are 4 pins in the plug. Check 2 at a time for resistance. When you find 2 that have a resistance of about 2-5 ohms, those are the heater terminals. Your sensor heater seems to be working. So, then you want to check the voltage on the other 2 terminals while someone revs the engine up and down. If you have more questions, please let me know. Here are testing instructions from autozone.com:

  1. Disconnect the Heated Oxygen Sensor (HO2S). Measure resistance between PWR and GND (heater) terminals of the sensor.
  2. With the engine hot-to-warm, the resistance should be 5-30 ohms.
  3. At room temperature, the resistance should be 2-5 ohms. If the readings are within specification, the sensor's heater element is okay.
  4. With the O2S connected and engine running, measure voltage with a DVOM by backprobing the SIG RTN wire of the oxygen sensor connector. The voltage readings at idle should stay below 1 volt. When the speed is increased or decreased, the voltage should fluctuate between 0 and 1 volt; if so, the sensor is okay.
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• 1 Ignition coil Cyl 2
• 2 Ignition coil Cyl 4
• 3 Ignition coil Cyl 6
• 5 Fuel injector Cyl 2
• 6 Fuel injector Cyl 1
• 8 Air Flow Meter (HFM)
• 10 Coolant Temperature Sensor
• 11 Tank Pressure Sensor (EVAP System) or Radiator Outlet Temp (MS43)
• 12 TPS or Plausibility - Maximum Coolant Temp (MS43)
• 13 Plausibility- Radiator Outlet Temp
• 14 Intake Air Temperature Sensor
• 15 Plausibility - Cut Out Time
• 16 AirCon Compressor - PWM Signal or Plausibility Intake Air Temp (MS43)
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• 18 EWS Signal or Camshaft Sensor (MS43)
• 19 Activation VANOS Inlet Valve or Exhaust Valve (MS43)
• 20 "CHECK ENGINE" Light Failure
• 21 VANOS -Electrical Fault or Activation VANOS Inlet Valve (MS43)
• 22 Fuel Injector Cyl 3
• 23 Fuel Injector Cyl 6
• 24 Fuel Injector Cyl 4
• 25 Lambda Sensor Heater -Bank 1
• 27 Idle Control Valve - Malfunction
• 29 Ignition Coil Cyl 1
• 30 Ignition Coil Cyl 3
• 31 Ignition Coil Cyl 5
• 33 Fuel Injector Cyl 5
• 35 Aux. Air Injection System Relay
• 36 DME Main Relay
• 37 DME Main Relay : Delay
• 38 Clutch Switch -Plausibility
• 39 Brake Light Switch or Brake Light Test Switch
• 40 Brake Light Switch or Pedal Value Signal
• 42 Multi Function Steering Wheel- Plausibility
• 43 Multi Function Steering Wheel: Button
• 45 Multi Function Steering Wheel: Port
• 47 Temp Sensor -Downstream of Pre-Cat or Torque Limitation Level 1 (MS43)
• 48 DME Control Unit -Self Test 1
• 49 DME Control Unit or Torque Monitoring Level 2 (MS43)
• 50 EVAP Control Valve or Response Monitoring Level 2 (MS43)
• 51 Shut-off Valve -Charcoal Filter or Request Control Unit Reset (MS43)
• 52 Solenoid Valve -Exhaust Flap
• 53 Idle Speed Actuator
• 55 Lambda Sensor Heater -Bank 2
• 56 Ignition Current Feedback Resistor - Open Circuit
• 57 Knock sensor -Bank 1
• 58 DME Control Unit -Self Test 2
• 59 Knock Sensor -Bank 2
• 61 Lambda Sensor Heater -Bank 2 Post Cat
• 62 Aux. Air Injection System -Switching Valve
• 63 DME Control Unit or Ambient Temp Signal via CAN (MS43)
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• 65 Camshaft Position Sensor (Inlet MS43)
• 66 DME Control Unit
• 67 DME Control Unit
• 68 Tank Venting Valve
• 69 Fuel Pump Relay
• 70 DME Control Unit
• 71 DME Control Unit
• 72 DME Control Unit
• 74 AirCon Compressor Relay
• 75 Lambda Sensor Voltage -Bank 1
• 76 Lambda Sensor Voltage -Bank 2
• 77 Lambda Sensor Voltage -Bank 1 Post Cat
• 78 Lambda Sensor Voltage -Bank 2 Post Cat
• 79 Lambda Sensor Heater -Bank 1 Post Cat
• 80 ABS/ASC interface
• 81 MSR Signal -Active too Long
• 82 ABS/ASC Interface -Advance Adjustment
• 83 Crankshaft Sensor
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• 91 Exhaust Temperature Pre Cat Conv - Bank 2
• 92 Exhaust Temperature Post Cat Conv -Bank 1
• 93 Exhaust Temperature Post Cat Conv -Bank 2
• 94 Auxiliary Air -Air Mass Flow Sensor
• 95 Auxiliary Air Valve or Auxiliary Air Hose Blocked
• 96 Auxiliary Air Pump - Function
• 97 Auxiliary Air -Flow Rate too Low
• 98 Auxiliary Air -Flow Rate too High
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• 100 DME Control Unit -Self-Test Failed
• 103 VANOS Error -Inlet Camshaft
• 104 VANOS Error -Exhaust Camshaft
• 105 VANOS Error -Position Inlet Camshaft
• 106 VANOS Error -Position Exhaust Camshaft
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• 110 Pedal Sensor Value Potentiometer 1
• 111 Pedal Sensor Value Potentiometer 2
• 112 TPS Potentiometer 1
• 113 TPS Potentiometer 2
• 114 Throttle Valve Final Stage
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• 116 Reference Voltage -Voltage Regulator 2
• 117 Plausibility -Pedal Position Sensor 1/2
• 118 Plausibility -TPS 1/2 or TPS1/Airflow Plausibility (MS43)
• 119 Throttle Valve Sensor -Mechanical Error or TPS2/Airflow Plausibility (MS43)
• 120 Plausibility Pedal Sensor or TPS
• 122 Engine Oil Temperature
• 123 Map Cooling Thermostat Control
• 124 Activation DISA Solenoid
• 125 Activation Electric Fan
• 126 Activation Tank Leak Pump Solenoid
• 127 Activation Pump Solenoid
• 128 DME/EWS Communication
• 129 CAN Signal SMG 1
• 130 CAN Signal ASC -Timeout
• 131 CAN Signal Instrument Cluster -Timeout
• 132 CAN Signal Instrument Cluster -Timeout
• 133 CAN Signal ASC -Timeout
• 134 SMG Intervention -Plausibility
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• 142 Tank Leak Pump Solenoid - Reed Switch Stuck Open or DMTL Module (MS43)
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• 144 Fuel System - Large Leak Recognised
• 145 Fuel System - Small Leak Recognised
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• 147 Pedal Position Sensor Potentiometer Supply Channel 1 (Pot 2 MS43)
• 149 Air Flow Sensor or Pedal Value Sensor Mismatch
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• 151 Lambda Post Cat Bank 2 Max Limit
• 152 Lambda Post Cat Bank 1 Min Limit
• 153 Lambda Pre Cat Bank 2 Max Limit
• 154 Lambda Pre Cat Bank 2 Min Limit
• 155 Lambda Pre Cat Bank 2 No Signal
• 156 Lambda Pre Cat Bank 1 No Signal
• 157 Lambda Post Cat Bank 1 Min Limit
• 159 Lambda Post Cat Bank 2 Max Limit
• 160 Lambda Post Cat Bank 2 (MS41) or Throttle Valve Stuck
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• 162 Throttle Valve -Control Deviation
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• 174 Throttle Valve Potentiometer 1/2 Adaptation
• 175 Pedal Sensor 1 Adaptation
• 176 Pedal Sensor 2 Adaptation
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• 187 Voltage Post Cat Bank 2
• 188 Voltage Pre Cat Bank 1
• 189 Voltage Pre Cat Bank 2
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• 192 EVAP -Reed Switch Open
• 193 EVAP -Check Hoses
• 194 EVAP -Large Leak Detected
• 195 EVAP -Small Leak Detected
• 196 EVAP -Electrical Valve from LDP Pump or Barometric Pressure Sensor (MS43)
• 197 EVAP -Barometric Pressure Sensor
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• 199 Cat Efficiency during Start -Bank 2
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• 201 Lambda Regulation Bank 2 Pre Cat
• 202 Lambda Regulation Bank 1 Post Cat
• 203 Lambda Regulation Bank 2 Post cat
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• 224 Lambda Sensor Switching Bank 2 Sensor 2
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• 239 Misfire Cyl 2
• 240 Misfire Cyl 3
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Po 420 ?


code p0420 refers to cat converter system, bank 1 efficiency below threshold===causes --cat converter--wiring HO2S sensor 2

check that the cat converter is ok and replace the sensor. ( it is a HO2S sensor which will be different to a O2 sensor so get the right one )

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the o2 sensor is located by the catalytic converter and anaylyses the exhaust emissions,it may need a tune up but first i'd check all air intake hoses for leaks ,signs of wear etc as if the air/fuel mixture going into engine isn't correct the emissions will not be either ,you can get fuel additives which will clean cylinder,valves and the cat converter so try this first , if the light is still on get the garage to clear the OBD memory and retest drive as a stored code isn't always automaticly erased

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Sometimes replacing the sensor fixes the problem, but more often the catalytic converter is at fault.
Code 420 means the converter is not performing up to standard. The engine computer is getting too much activity from the sensor after the cat than it should be. The number 2 sensor should be less active than sensor number one before the cat.
You would need to use a scanner to watch the data flow from the sensors and measure the temp of the cat to verify the problem.

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Code 420 means the O2 sensors are telling the computer the catalytic converter on bank one is not working correctly. Bank one is on the side with cylinder one.
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The sensors would need to be tested.

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I have two code reading 420 and O2 sensor bank 1


P0420 is a cat inefficiency code. Most likely the catalytic converter is no longer doing its job. Many times the catalytic conver is replaced in order to resolve this issue.

Cats are covered by a federal emissions warranty. typically 8 years or 80k miles.

You didn't post a year, model or engine size so thats about all the info I can give at this time.

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I just got the code po 420 how do i fix it


Most likely a worn out exhaust converter

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that is the right or pass side

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Bmw code 29a8 power management failure and l cant understand the meaning


BMW outputs codes in Hex format. The tool then reads the code and it may translate it to its own format. Some 29A.. code definitions here:

29A0 Lambda Sensor Post Cat Bank 2 Signal
29A1 Lambda Sensor Post Cat Bank 2 Signal
29A2 Lambda Sensor Pre Cat Bank 2 Signal
29A3 Lambda Sensor Pre Cat Bank 2 Signal
29A4 Lambda Sensor Heater Pre Cat Bank 1 Activation
29A5 Lambda Sensor Heater Pre Cat Bank 2 Activation
29A6 Lambda Sensor Pre Cat Bank 1 Signal
29A7 Lambda Sensor Pre Cat Bank 1 Signal
29A8 Power Management Network Failure
29A9 Power Management Battery
29AB Torque Request via CAN
29AE Tank Cap

Code 29A8 i
t's a NETWORK management fault, related with tne main computer. Will need to visit BMW dealer to delete or reset it.

I hope helps with this.

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Code 29a8 power management failure, ldont understand the meaning


BMW outputs codes in Hex format. The tool then reads the code and it may translate it to its own format. Some 29A.. code definitions here:

29A0 Lambda Sensor Post Cat Bank 2 Signal
29A1 Lambda Sensor Post Cat Bank 2 Signal
29A2 Lambda Sensor Pre Cat Bank 2 Signal
29A3 Lambda Sensor Pre Cat Bank 2 Signal
29A4 Lambda Sensor Heater Pre Cat Bank 1 Activation
29A5 Lambda Sensor Heater Pre Cat Bank 2 Activation
29A6 Lambda Sensor Pre Cat Bank 1 Signal
29A7 Lambda Sensor Pre Cat Bank 1 Signal
29A8 Power Management Network Failure
29A9 Power Management Battery
29AB Torque Request via CAN
29AE Tank Cap

Code 29A8 i
t's a NETWORK management fault, related with tne main computer. Will need to visit BMW dealer to delete or reset it.

I hope helps with this.

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