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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-20-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 750
Views: 355,545
Posted By BlackMagic
Tett, My experience with these ABS wheel speed...

Tett, My experience with these ABS wheel speed sensors is that if there is a failure at the sensor, the wiring or the plug, the light will be on immediately and will not go off until the problem is...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 04-23-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,121
Posted By BlackMagic
Quick Help Requested on iPod Interface

I have a new to me 2011 1M and want to set it up with the proper iPod interface. The car is equipped with the Harman Kardon upgrade and Serius but only has the auxiliary connector under the armrest,...
Forum: E82 1M Coupe (2011 - 2012) 04-23-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,352
Posted By BlackMagic
Need Quick Help iPod Interface

I have a new to me 1M and want to set it up with the proper iPod interface. The car is equipped with the Harman Kardon upgrade and Serius but only has the auxiliary connector under the armrest, no...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-14-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,700
Posted By BlackMagic
Beware of PEX Rear WSS for Early E39 with Bosch 5.0

My final update for the ABS problems with the rear wheels. Based on the trial I did in replacing a questionable new PEX WSS with an original that I kept, I decided that the PEX needed to be replaced...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-06-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 672
Posted By BlackMagic
Bluebee, the logic I used on mine was that the...

Bluebee, the logic I used on mine was that the wire sleeves and insulation were crumbling and falling apart due to age (16 years). It made no sense to try to salvage something that brittle and close...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-01-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 750
Views: 355,545
Posted By BlackMagic
Brief update - In my last post I said with the...

Brief update - In my last post I said with the old WSS installed the speedometer, odometer etc. began working. I also said the cruise did not work. Today I drove the car again and the cruise did...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-31-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 750
Views: 355,545
Posted By BlackMagic
ECS sells sensor sockets, if that is what you...

ECS sells sensor sockets, if that is what you need:
http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E39-528i-M52_2.8L/Braking/ABS/ES164858/

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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-30-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,700
Posted By BlackMagic
Here is my Saturday update. I decided to run one...

Here is my Saturday update. I decided to run one more trial today. I checked out my original WSS that I removed and wanted to determine if one of them was good enough to put back into the rear...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-29-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,700
Posted By BlackMagic
Ned, Does the V-401 decipher the difference...

Ned,
Does the V-401 decipher the difference between the early variable reluctance and the newer type sensors? Who makes the scanner? What did you do to repair the WSS with the high resistance? ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-29-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,700
Posted By BlackMagic
PEX sensors are German made and PEX is an OEM to...

PEX sensors are German made and PEX is an OEM to BMW so I do not include them in the same context as 'after market' suppliers. I understand Siemens is the original equipment but PEX is not junk, and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-29-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,700
Posted By BlackMagic
Today I ran some further tests on my '97, early...

Today I ran some further tests on my '97, early system with Bosch 5.0 ABS. (ABS and ASC lights on, no cruise, no speedometer, trans does not lock up in 4th gear, etc.)

Test 1: Measured...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-28-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,700
Posted By BlackMagic
HTK12, I really appreciate your thoughts on this....

HTK12, I really appreciate your thoughts on this. To make sure I understand, are you saying that probing at the ABS connector will define whether the ABS module is at fault? Let's assume I get...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-28-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,700
Posted By BlackMagic
Update: Summary: all 4 wheel speed sensors are...

Update: Summary: all 4 wheel speed sensors are new (PEX), ABS and Traction Ctrl lights still on and the following do not work: ABS, ASC, speedometer, cruise, mpg gauge, odometers, and more.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-24-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 672
Posted By BlackMagic
pconfar, I just went thru the same steps as...

pconfar,
I just went thru the same steps as you did, last week. Mine is an 11/96 build 528i. I replaced 4 bad (crumbling) wheel speed sensors but still have the ABS and TC lights on as well as...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-14-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,700
Posted By BlackMagic
Daytradeoil, the situation I have is that the...

Daytradeoil, the situation I have is that the parts I replaced are all damaged and in need of replacement, so I am not just 'throwing money' at it. Anyway my model uses Bosch 5.0 ABS not the 5.7...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-14-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,501
Posted By BlackMagic
Trans Shifting Issue Solved 97 528i

OK I ordered a new Trans Position Switch that mounts on the side of the trans. When I removed the original one there is a 1.5" corrugated sleeve that the wiring passes thru. Well that had been...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-14-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,700
Posted By BlackMagic
Still no Speedometer

I would like to jump to this thread with my '97 528i issue. I started another thread but this one is more appropriate now to my problem, I had abs and brake warning lights and shifting problems...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-10-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,501
Posted By BlackMagic
After doing more searches and looking in a...

After doing more searches and looking in a different direction it appears that the transmission shifting issues may be tied to the problem with the gear indication on the dash being wacky. Some...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-10-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,501
Posted By BlackMagic
Well since January I now have new issues maybe...

Well since January I now have new issues maybe someone will know how to resolve. I've spent hours and hours reading everything about abs,asc wheel speed sensor issues and have learned more than I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-09-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,501
Posted By BlackMagic
Just realized i had never posted my resolution to...

Just realized i had never posted my resolution to this particular issue. It was the front ABS wheel speed sensors. They resolved the problem with ABS lights and trans shifting issues. I installed...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-18-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 750
Views: 355,545
Posted By BlackMagic
ABS Wheel Speed Sensor -CONFIRM Left Side Linked to Tranny Shift Issues

I've read through hours worth of these ABS Sensor threads and have never noticed that anyone positively confirmed whether the front Left or Right side sensors impact the Auto tranny no shift issue. ...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 11-07-2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,838
Posted By BlackMagic
I had a similar situation on my '09 MINI Cooper...

I had a similar situation on my '09 MINI Cooper S. I drove it for two years no problems then my wife started using it to get to her job. She drove only 5-7 miles each way and used the lights, seat...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-08-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,306
Posted By BlackMagic
I have a '97 528i Auto as well. The most...

I have a '97 528i Auto as well. The most noticeable difference between the shifting when in D and the shifting when in 3 is in D it will upshift at very low rpm if you drive it gently. When you put...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-16-2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,501
Posted By BlackMagic
Hi NCJunglist, Thanks for posting this info. I...

Hi NCJunglist,
Thanks for posting this info. I have a '97 with 130,000 miles and it just started doing the same thing. First we noticed an ABS warning light then the next day the car would not...
Forum: Suspension and Braking 07-12-2011, 10:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,086
Posted By BlackMagic
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