Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > X Series > X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)

X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
Talk about the E83 BMW X3 in this forum!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-25-2012, 09:52 AM
BLNDINABMW BLNDINABMW is offline
Registered User
Location: Los Angeles
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 25
Mein Auto: X3
2004 X3 Needs New DME?

I've been told my X3 needs a new DME. The computer that controls the engine.
The repair is $2,089.
Part: $1503
Labor inc programing: $525

Does anyone have any experience with this? And once its replaced is it a precursor to future problems?

Thanks!
Reply With Quote
Ads by Google
  #2  
Old 10-25-2012, 01:20 PM
x3brian x3brian is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Sacramento CA
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 989
Mein Auto: X3
I have heard of DME failures in the past but it isn't a common problem with the x3. Most failures that I have read about have been from modded 3 series.

Now with that said anything is possible. What issues lead to that diagnosis? What codes were thrown by the scanner? Has the car been in an accident where airbags have been deployed or has the car been modified?

Based on your other post I would lean toward battery first. However like I said I have read other DME failures and they do look like battery issues at first and can be misdiagnosed....so my take is at this age of vehicle...check battery first unless you have recently replaced it.

Last edited by x3brian; 10-25-2012 at 01:21 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-28-2012, 02:58 PM
wulverine2 wulverine2 is offline
Registered User
Location: USA
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 6
Mein Auto: X3
I am seeing similar issues with my 2005 X3 3.0i and am recommended DME replacement, here are the codes-
2869, 28B2, 27A1 and 2796, related to service bulletin 12-49-06
Other codes are 2830 and 3C1F

The battery is replaced about a month back. Any advice is much appreciated.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-28-2012, 07:10 PM
chewchewone chewchewone is offline
Registered User
Location: IL
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 33
Mein Auto: X3
aside from the codes, what other symptoms does DME failure produce? ie... engine sudden shut off while driving with no warning?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-28-2012, 07:30 PM
wulverine2 wulverine2 is offline
Registered User
Location: USA
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 6
Mein Auto: X3
I explained the whole thing here- http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho....php?p=7219876
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-03-2013, 10:54 AM
fuxy32 fuxy32 is offline
Registered User
Location: Visalia
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 1
Mein Auto: X3
Hello, I am having a similar issue with my 2004 X3 3.0 where engine will stall at low speeds. When running cruise control at high speeds, there will be a surge causing cruise control to turn off but car will still run.

I have already changed the Idle Control Valve but issue is still happening. Now am being told to change the DME/ECU unit. But before I do that, wanted to find out if there might be any other causes before I pump more money an unnecessary repair.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > X Series > X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:34 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms