2003 E46 320d - GM5 Module UK Repair Service??? (FIXED) - Page 2

Notices
 

Thread: 2003 E46 320d - GM5 Module UK Repair Service??? (FIXED)

Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 12 FirstFirst 1234567 ... LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 115
  1.  
    #11
    Bimmer Fan
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Middlesex
    Posts
    11
    Thanks
    1,817
    Thanked 7,115 Times in 5,338 Posts
    Give you one guess where that relay is located...

    clue...main board
     
     

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to xXNealXx For This Useful Post:

    SlowTech (07-06-2009)

  3. Remove Advertisements
    BimmerForums.co.uk
    Advertisements
     

  4.  
    #12
    BMW Guru
    Car Details
    SlowTech's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    330ci
    Year of Manufacture:
    2003
    Transmission Type:
    Manual
    Car Body Type:
    Coupe
    SlowTech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    North West
    Posts
    7,043
    Thanks
    3,720
    Thanked 3,798 Times in 3,107 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by NealP View Post
    Give you one guess where that relay is located...

    clue...main board
    So you mean the GM5 Module ???

    Also Neal why do you know why the error code is so short, I thought the codes were 4 or 5 digits not 2 ?

     
     

  5.  
    #13
    Bimmer Fan
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Middlesex
    Posts
    11
    Thanks
    1,817
    Thanked 7,115 Times in 5,338 Posts
    Got it in one . The relay is soldered on the main board...could be something you can repair yourself if you open up the module. Guessing some dry joints
     
     

  6.  
    #14
    BMW Guru
    Car Details
    SlowTech's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    330ci
    Year of Manufacture:
    2003
    Transmission Type:
    Manual
    Car Body Type:
    Coupe
    SlowTech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    North West
    Posts
    7,043
    Thanks
    3,720
    Thanked 3,798 Times in 3,107 Posts
    Have you seen the module Slowtech by name etc,etc.

    No I'm not brave enough to tackle that Neal, this guy in the States does a repair service http://www.bmwgm5.com/, I just can't anyone in the UK who has done the repair before
     
     

  7.  
    #15
    Bimmer Fan
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Middlesex
    Posts
    11
    Thanks
    1,817
    Thanked 7,115 Times in 5,338 Posts
    Well, if you are not brave enough, then I suppose it will be best to use someone else. I would attempt it myself (done a few relays myself), but maybe get in touch with an automotive electrician. Would save you the hassle of sending the unit away to the States.
     
     

  8.  
    #16
    BMW Guru
    Car Details
    SlowTech's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    330ci
    Year of Manufacture:
    2003
    Transmission Type:
    Manual
    Car Body Type:
    Coupe
    SlowTech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    North West
    Posts
    7,043
    Thanks
    3,720
    Thanked 3,798 Times in 3,107 Posts
    Thats part of the problem Neal, I've phoned a few companies and they all say they'll diagnose it then try and repair it
    It doesn't fill me with any confidence, at least this guy knows what he's doing,
    its just that he's a few thousand miles away.
     
     

  9.  
    #17
    Bimmer Fan
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Middlesex
    Posts
    11
    Thanks
    1,817
    Thanked 7,115 Times in 5,338 Posts
    See if you can come to some sort of arrangement with him...he wants your business, so maybe negotiate something like free shipping
     
     

  10.  
    #18
    BMW Guru
    Car Details
    SlowTech's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    330ci
    Year of Manufacture:
    2003
    Transmission Type:
    Manual
    Car Body Type:
    Coupe
    SlowTech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    North West
    Posts
    7,043
    Thanks
    3,720
    Thanked 3,798 Times in 3,107 Posts
    That's a good idea Neal, I could try and negotiate something of a discount on
    the presumption that he mght get other forum users using his service

    I'm going to have to take the module out to send it away, so that being said, if I was to have a bash at fixing the dry joint could you give me
    some pointers as to what to look for and how to go about fixing the dry joint issue, if its re-soldering though it is definately a no go for me ,
    I've seen the back of the circuit board and it is a mini minefield

    Slightly off topic Neal! but do you know where the relay that controls the glow plugs is located on the E46?

    regards

    Slowtech
     
     

  11.  
    #19
    Bimmer Fan
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Middlesex
    Posts
    11
    Thanks
    1,817
    Thanked 7,115 Times in 5,338 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by SlowTech View Post

    Slightly off topic Neal! but do you know where the relay that controls the glow plugs is located on the E46?

    regards

    Slowtech
    Don't you mean glow plug control unit?
     
     

  12.  
    #20
    BMW Guru
    Car Details
    SlowTech's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    330ci
    Year of Manufacture:
    2003
    Transmission Type:
    Manual
    Car Body Type:
    Coupe
    SlowTech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    North West
    Posts
    7,043
    Thanks
    3,720
    Thanked 3,798 Times in 3,107 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by NealP View Post
    Don't you mean glow plug control unit?
    TBH I'm not sure Neal, I had the motor remapped on Saturday and all 4
    glow plugs showed a fault and didn't reset, the guy who did the work was really surprised all 4 showed up and summised
    that it would probably be electrical, the relay or control unit for the plugs? If there isn't a relay then is there anyway to do a
    DIY check on the control unit or indeed a check on the plugs themselves, I have a multimeter if that's any use ???

    Thanks in advance
     
     

Page 2 of 12 FirstFirst 1234567 ... LastLast

Tags for this Thread

View Tag Cloud

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