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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 06-04-2008, 06:17 PM
uchitek510 uchitek510 is offline
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Fault Code: P0600 ???

P0600 - Serial Communication Link Malfunction

What is this and how do I fix it?
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Old 06-04-2008, 11:37 PM
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I think P0600 is the tranny and the DME can't talk to each other over the serial bus.
(I am assuming that you have an auto tranny)

Is anything else not working as it should? (hard shifting, not shifting, etc)
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Old 06-05-2008, 12:08 AM
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Yeah, I have an auto tranny with step.

Car is in Trans Fail Safe mode.

SES, DSC, Gear with the "!" lights are on. The display where it shows what position the gear is in on the cluster does not work.

Pulling codes: P1156, P1138, P1152, P1135, (<-- I just purchased 4 new o2 sensors to fix these codes, I hope) and the dreaded P0600.

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Old 06-06-2008, 12:11 AM
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bump for help!
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Old 06-06-2008, 08:32 AM
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Code Desc:

SAE Code P1156
DTC Code 17564
Description Manifold Absolute Pressure Sensor Circuit Open/Short to Ground

SAE Code P1138
DTC Code 17546
Description Long Term Fuel Trim Add. Fuel, Bank2 System too Lean

SAE Code P1152
DTC Code 17560
Description Bank1, Long Term Fuel Trim, Range 2 Leanness Lower Limit Exceeded

SAE Code P1135
DTC Code 17543
Description O2 Sensor Heating Circuit, Bank1+2-Sensor2 Electrical Malfunction

SAE Code P0600
DTC Code 16984
Description Serial Communication Link (Data Bus) Message Missing

I would leave P0600 until last as you will have to take it to an indy or dealer. Special tools are required to analyze what is going on.
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Old 06-06-2008, 09:48 AM
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hey thanks max.
What should I check and how would I fix each of these codes?:

P1156
P1138
P1152
P1135

I just thought they were failing o2 sensors...but from your code descriptions, I am not too sure anymore? Hopefully fixing these codes will fix the P0600 code?

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Old 06-11-2008, 11:01 AM
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bump
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:48 AM
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Anybody ever figure this out? I have the exact same problem.
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Old 10-10-2014, 08:16 PM
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Anyone ever figure out fix for this problem I have a very similar issue.
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