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E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series E60 Sedan was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E61 wagon followed shortly there after. The E60/E61 5 series is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 03-01-2012, 07:31 AM
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Error code 2a82 and 2a99

Got the service engine lift and those are the two codes - did some research and it looks like the vanos solenoids need to be cleaned or replaced - anyone else deal with this or have a DIY? I have a 2006 530xi. Thanks
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Old 03-01-2012, 05:17 PM
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I used to have a whole slew of these SIB's saved but I lost most due to HDD crash but here's the one that applies. Remove the connector(s), remove the bracket anchor bolt and pull straight out. It might be very stiff. Replace the o-rings.

SI B 11 05 05
December 2006
Technical Service

This Service Information bulletin supersedes S.I. B11 05 05 dated November 2006.

N52 Engine Runs Poorly with Camshaft Sensor and VANOS Faults
E90 (3 Series), E60 (5 Series) with N52 engine produced from 3/2005 through 6/2005
E90, E91 and E92 (3 Series) with N52KP and N54 engines from 7/2006 production
E85 and E84 (Z4) with N52 from 1/2006 production
E83 (X3) with N52 from 9/2006 production

Vehicles equipped with the N52, N52KP and N54 engines may be difficult to start, run rough and have the "Service Engine Soon" light illuminated.
Any of the following camshaft sensor or VANOS faults, as well as various misfire faults, may be stored in DME fault memory.

2A9A Cam sensor, inlet signal signal invalid for synchronization

2A98 Crankshaft-inlet camshaft, correlation- Value outside reference range

2A82 VANOS intake- stiff, jammed mechanically

2A9B Cam sensor, exhaust signal signal invalid for

2A99 Crankshaft- exhaust camshaft, correlation- Value outside reference range

2A87 VANOS exhaust- stiff, jammed mechanically

VANOS solenoid valve is jammed or sticking.

On a customer complaint basis only, perform the diagnosis and repair procedure as described below.

E90 (3 Series), E60 (5 Series) with N52 only:
Remove the VANOS solenoid, intake or exhaust depending on the fault codes stored, and using shop air, gently blow out any visible particles and reinstall.
It is no longer necessary to replace the VANOS solenoid on the N52 Engine.
Reprogram the vehicle using CIP17.01 (Target data Status E89x-05-06-510), or higher for the E90 and Target data Status E060-05-06-500, or higher for the E60.

The modified MSV70 DME data contains additional VANOS solenoid activation logic to flush out any foreign particles.

E90, E91 and E92 (3 Series) with N52KP and N54 engine, E83, E85, E86 with N52 engine only:
Swap the faulted VANOS solenoid with the opposing solenoid to verify if the fault follows to opposing location. If the fault follows replace the VANOS solenoid.

Part Number Description Quantity

11 36 7 516 293 VANOS Solenoid 1
Covered under the terms of the BMW New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
Defect Code Refer to KSD
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:20 PM
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BMW Error Codes

Here's a list I found on another forum

Hope it helps

BMW Error Codes

29CD 10701 Misfire cylinder 1
29CE 10702 Misfire cylinder 2
29CF 10703 Misfire cylinder 3
29D0 10704 Misfire cylinder 4
29D1 10705 Misfire cylinder 5
29D2 10706 Misfire cylinder 6
29D9 10713 Misfire in case of tank filling low
29DC 10716 Cylinder injection switch-off
29E0 10720 Fuel Mixture Control 1
29E1 10721 Fuel Mixture Control 2
29E2 10722 Fuel injection rail, pressure sensor signal
29f3 10739 Fuel pressure sensor, Electrical
29F4 10740 Catalytic converter 1 inefficiency
29F5 10741 Catalytic converter 2 inefficiency
2A17 10775 DMTL diagnosis module tank leakage, system failure
2a2d 10797 Differential pressure sensor, suction pipe: adaption
2A80 10880 Inlet-Vanos variable cam control test, input signal
2A87 10887 Outlet-VANOS variable cam control test
2A85 10885 Outlet-VANOS variable cam control test
2A94 10900 Crankshaft sensor, signal
2A9A 10906 Camshaft sensor inlet, signal
2aa1 10913 Camshaft sensor outlet, signal
2AAF 10927 Fuel Pump Plausibility
2ABC 10940 Charging pressure sensor, electrical
2ABD 10941 Intake pressure sensor, re-running
2AD0 10960 Gear Control
2C2B 11307 lambda probe in front of catalytic converter, system check
2c2c 11308 lambda probe in front of catalyic converter 2, system check
2c31 11313 Lamba probe in front of cat 1, trimming control
2c32 11314 Lamba probe in front of cat 2, trimming control
2c33 11315
2c3c 11324 lambda probe in front of catalytic converter, not plugged
2C3D 11325 Lambda probe in front of catalytic converter, control failure
2C62 11362
2c6a 11370 lambda probe behind catalytic converter, muddled
2c6b 11371 2C6B Lambda probe behind catalytic converter, system check
2C3E 11372 Lambda probe in front of catalytic converter 2, control failure or cable transmission failure?
2c73 11379
2c74 11380 Lambda probe behind catalytic converter 2, signal
2c7b 11387 Lambda probe behind catalytic converter, signal
2c7c 11388 Lambda probe behind catalytic converter 2, signal
2c7e 11390 Lambda probe behind catalytic converter, trimming control
2C7F 11391 Lambda probe behind catalytic converter, trimming control
2cab 11431 2CAB Lambdaprobe 2 before catalyst, temperature
2ca7 11435 2CA7 Lambda probe heating in front of catalytic converter 2, function
2D18 11544
2D1C 11548 Accelerator pedal module, pedal sensor signal 2
2D2E 11566 Angle of throttle valve- intake pipe underpressure, correlation
2D25 11557 Mass Air Flow Excessive - External Tuning Box Detected
2D2E 11566
2D58 11608 DME digital motor electronics, internal failure: control nominal torque?
2D5A 11610 Control motor torque limitation
2DC3 11715 Control clamp 15
2DC3 11756 Power management, battery control
2DED 11757 Power management, standby current control
2e84 11908 Electrical cooling pump, communication
2E8D 11917 Intelligent battery sensor, signal transmission
2EE0 12000 Coolant temperature sensor, signal
2F0D 12045 Radiator blind, input signal, (GLF)
2F4F 12111
2F6C 12140 Exhaust fumeflap, input signal
2F8F 12175 Accelerator pedal module and brake pedal, plausibility
2C6B 11371
2EE0 12000 Coolant temp sensor, signal
2EE3 12003 Coolant temp sensor, plausibilty
2F30 12080
2F9E 12190 Termic oil level sensor
2FA3 12195 Coding Missing
2FBE 12222 Fuel pressure after motor stop
2FBF 12223 Fuel Pressure at Injection Release
2FC7 12231
30BE 12478 Injector, calibration plausibility
30CF 12495 Wastegate, input signal
30F1 12529 Glow ignition: cylinder 5
30F2 12530 Glow ignition: cylinder 6
30FC 12540 Exhaust fume turbocharger, Density
30FE 12542 Exhaust fume turbo charger, high pressure side
30FF 12543 Exhaust fume turbocharger low side
3100 12544 boost-pressure control, deactivation
5088 20616 Sensors gear selector switch
51B0 20912 DSC Signal not plausible: Brake pressure signal
5DE0 24032 DSC-ECU: ECU-internal: Plausibility of the VASP-U_Bit versus Uz power supply_clamp_15.
5DE1 24033 DSC-ECU: ECU-internal: Clockstatus of the SP interface shows missing clock.
5E1A 24090 DSC-ECU: ECU-internal: Serial-Peripheral-Interface (SPI): Transmission failure multi IC
5E40. 24128 Wheel speed sensor rear right: Signal edge missing(RDF-Typ11i).
5E5B 24155 Stability control - Wheel speed sensor general: Long-term (several seconds) error suspicion of 3-4 RDF led to error mode.
A092 41106 SHD Standardization 0xA092
A0B0 41136 Ecu input brake lights
A0B4 41140 Fault engine start starter
A375 41845 Communication with airbag ECU disturbed(Error_IBUS_CONNECTION_FAIL)
A3AD 41901 CAN ID 1D0 error: Engine data
A3AE 41902 CAN ID 0AA error: Idle engine speed
A554 42324 Alive telephone
A559 42329 Clamp 30g_f cutoff
A8B6 43190 Error will not cause a warning light
D354 54100 PT-CAN: Message TORQUE_1 (ID 0xA8) not received or wrong message length (DLC). [transmitter: DME]
D355 54101 PT-CAN: Message TORQUE_2 (ID 0x0A9) not received or wrong message length (DLC). [transmitter: DME]
D356 54102 PT-CAN: Message TORQUE_3 (ID 0xAA) not received or wrong message length (DLC). [transmitter: DME]
D904 55556 K CAN wire error
E717 59159 CAN message: Dates of engine
E71A 59162 CAN message: Torque 3
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Old 11-05-2013, 02:06 PM
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Error code P1553 07 335i coupe

Since it got cold I've been having problems with my bmw. It always happens in the morning, start the car and after 30 seconds the SES light comes on and the car/engine shivers/shakes. I had pep boys change the one vanos, had the same problem days later. Now went back just had the second one changed and hopefully it will be fixed. The codes that I got was P1553. Is this code equivalent to the BMW 2a99? It used to say engine malfunction, reduced power until that didn't show anymore and just the service engine light came on and this horrible jerk, the whole car would jerk/shake. I was hoping for the HPFP but r technician said its not. Seemed like the engine was getting enough gas (it was shaking), but I don't know to much about cars...
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Old 09-16-2014, 07:51 AM
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Are you trying to educate yourself or bump up the post count?
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Old 09-16-2014, 08:38 AM
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Are you trying to educate yourself or bump up the post count?
Spammer, all his posts are the same garbage.

CURRENT: 2010 528xi
RETIRED: 2000 328I
RETIRED: 2004 530I
RETIRED: 2000 328I
RETIRED: 1985 325I
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Old 11-10-2014, 01:16 PM
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Hello people, got two problems which I have been told are common on 2005 bmw 6 series (E63).
1. Seat restraint waning and airbag from now where after the car wash people disconnected the socket, I tried clearing from the garage computer. but eventually comes on. : (
2. Vanos intake problem. been told its common too. my 6 has now done 103000 and now all of a sudden making knocking noise and feels like its gonna cut off while driving.
tried asking some of the so called BMW specialists all they talk is 1000s and now it has put me off even touching the car,
any suggestions fellows???
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Old 11-10-2014, 07:38 PM
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This video should give an idea on vanos replacement. You could just remove and clean them with brake cleaner and compressed air and swap them.
There is a diy in e90 forum with pics.
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