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Old 06-03-2014, 11:02 PM
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Check control

Hey guys .. Just a quick question
I know what the "brake linings" light means .. But what about "check control" and another about the owners manual

Those two have me a bit stumped ?
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Old 06-04-2014, 03:12 AM
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Check control-it has detected a fault in the CCM(check control module).
Owners Manual- it is just telling you to check the owners manual for explanation of what check control, or brake linings means

I have a good check control module
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Old 06-04-2014, 05:52 AM
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The "brake linings" message indicates that the brake pads have worn down to a point where it trips the wear sensor, and means that your brakes are close to needing replacement. Typically you should be able to get 1-2 thousand more miles out of them, but have them checked out- YMMV.
The infamous "check control" light. Your CCM (check control module) is sensing that something isn't right. Electronics break down with age, and this module is subject to it more so than most. Replace it with a new one. You can pick one up for $20 on eBay, $21 from ZombieHunter or $19.99 from me . Just joking- there are a few places you can source a replacement unit- try the classifieds section. If you're handy with soldering you can actually test and repair the one that is in your car- perform a search for that procedure.
"Owners manual" simply means that you should consult your owners manual to find out what the "brake linings" and "check control" messages mean. If you don't have one, source one from the forums here or ebay.
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Old 06-04-2014, 06:30 AM
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If I'm not mistaken .. The ccm has to be the right sequence of numbers tho correct ?

Or will any ccm from a 535i work ?


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Old 06-04-2014, 07:54 AM
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ANY 5 series from 88-95 will work if you have any in a junkyard near you.

I do have one for 20$
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Old 06-04-2014, 07:55 AM
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Look at this if you want to try to fix it yourself.
http://twrite.org/shogunnew/diagnosis/ccm.html
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Look at this if you want to try to fix it yourself.
http://twrite.org/shogunnew/diagnosis/ccm.html
Well I'll be damned.. For a year or more now I have, on days with named whales birthdays (random, not very often.. yes I made that up and you can borrow it) I have had "Brake Light" on my dash. Always just expected it was an issue with the socket or something. Never often enough to warrant much investigation, as it disappeared with an ignition cycle. Guess I just thought it was a super sensitive sensor... That Pin friggin 2... wait till I get my soldering iron on you! Many thanks!
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Old 06-04-2014, 08:47 AM
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Well I'll be damned.. For a year or more now I have, on days with named whales birthdays (random, not very often.. yes I made that up and you can borrow it) I have had "Brake Light" on my dash. Always just expected it was an issue with the socket or something. Never often enough to warrant much investigation, as it disappeared with an ignition cycle. Guess I just thought it was a super sensitive sensor... That Pin friggin 2... wait till I get my soldering iron on you! Many thanks!
Most any strange warning like that are the CCM if there are no apparent issues.
Easily fixed, a 30min job and you will be on your way, warning free.
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Old 06-06-2014, 04:05 PM
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Hey do you still have a ccm for sale for $20? I think I need one, keep getting brake light message but all my brake lights are working, and check control module.. Thanks Bill
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Old 06-06-2014, 05:41 PM
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I do have it, PM me
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