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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 02-15-2015, 10:36 PM
BMC530i BMC530i is offline
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Does ABS module needs to be programmed?

I've installed a used ABS module from 01 530I into my wife's 03 X5 3.0 that has the trifecta lights issue plus EML and Check Engine light to see if there is any difference.

After a spirited drive the EML and Check Engine lights remained off, however the ABS, BRAKE and DSC light remain on.

The codes are E-Fan, idle valve stuck open ( car has new DISA valve ) and oxygen sensor adaptation cycle cylinders 1-3 and 3-6

My question is, does the ABS module from 01 530I needs to be programmed to work in 03 X5 3.0?

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Old 02-15-2015, 11:02 PM
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Unless your original ABS module was repaired and reinstalled it must be reprogrammed. Find a kindly indi with programer! Dealers charge!
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Old 02-15-2015, 11:09 PM
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Thanks, that's what i thought. I'm thinking about sending the original unit for repair. Any recommendation on reputable module repair specialist?
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Old 02-15-2015, 11:27 PM
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Old 02-16-2015, 04:02 AM
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Old 02-16-2015, 04:52 AM
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Old 02-16-2015, 09:35 AM
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In my experience installing a used, uncoded DSC module, the ABS and Brake light went out immediately. The DSC light stayed on because I was installing a DSC module from an AT E39 into a MT E39. Coding with NCSExpert was the fix. You may have a different problem since your ABS and Brake lights remain lit. Are you sure the E39 and X5 use the same DSC module. A standard OBD2 reader will not read DCS codes. You need a code reader that can read proprietary BMW codes.

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