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Old 01-23-2013, 11:05 AM
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ARS Module Programming

Does anyone know what programming is required ofr the ARS Module? its the Dynamic Drive valve block Part# 37206781487. Dealer wants $1570 to replace and I can do it for $500 I'm just wondering how many hours is required for programing so that I can estimate total cost. Thanks in advance
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Would anyone know care to tell me where the ARS module valve body are located?
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:39 PM
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The ARS valve body is located in the front right fender well, towards the rear of the tire. The ARS control module (computer) is located inside the vehicle, behind the glove box, right side kick panel area
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The ARS valve body is located in the front right fender well, towards the rear of the tire. The ARS control module (computer) is located inside the vehicle, behind the glove box, right side kick panel area
So if I wanted to remove the valve body I would have to remove the fender?
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Not the whole fender, just the plastic fender liner after you take off the the front right wheel
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Not the whole fender, just the plastic fender liner after you take off the the front right wheel
Ok thats good news, now I just need to know what are the risks involved and I'll have that thing out in no time.
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Why would there be any risk? I saw that you mentioned something about programming... If you're replacing just the valve block, then there is no programming. If you are replacing the control module, then you would have to program it. Why are you replacing this anyways? I've seen a lot of water damaged ARS control modules due to clogged sunroof and cowel drains. I've also seen this misdiagnosed as bad, when its really just a bad alternator.
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I'm replacing it because the dealer says its bad, I've been getting the Dynamic Drive Inactive error I took it to the dealer on 2 occasions and they said the ARS module is bad, the second time they did an extensive write-up saying that the valve block is bad and it will cost me $1500 to replace and that there is programing involved, so I figure this can't be that easy and I'll do it myself and get it programed by the local indy. They never said the module and valve block was bad but they made it clear that the valve block needs replacing so I went out and purchased one that I will replace and try to rebuild the defective block in the mean time just in case this one goes out. Since you say there is no programming required if only the block is being replaced then that makes it even easier I think it will need to be initialized (seen on Youtube) so I'll just have to figure out how to do that. I do appreciate the information you are providing it helps allot as I attempt to tackle this job.
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Ok, just some advice.... Let the valve block fittings soak overnight in penetrating oil. There usually seized, and would then have to be cut off. Get a price on the lines just in case
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Ok thanks for the advise, I'm at the stealer now so I'll get the price and power steering fluid while I'm here.
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Just changed out the ARS Valve Block and I'll be doing a write-up later on today. I got the system reprogremmed by the dealer $200 and everything is back to normal so all in all it was a well spent $700.00 and some quality time with my car compared to $1,500 no time with my baby lol. I posted a write-up in the DIY section and I'd also like to thank bmwoem1 for all the advice and information he made my job much easier, thanks.
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