The two issues are not related. The code suggests that the heating element in the t'stat is burned out, or there is a fault in the wiring. Get it sorted out before the heater shorts out and damages the DME.
Was this a BMW specialist? If not, best to find a good one. www.bimrs.org
Ed in San Jose '97 540i 6 speed aspensilber over aubergine leather. Build date 3/97. Golden Gate Chapter BMW CCA Nr 62319.
Last edited by edjack; 03-11-2011 at 10:38 AM.