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    Hello

    I was hoping somebody could help me with some strange problems I'm gettin with my first BMW, it's a 530d e60 2003. I've had it about 2 weeks and have noticed some strange issues. Basically it randomly throws up some faults, which include fuel pump, transmission, dynamic steering. They only happen now and then and only ever when I'm about to start it. If I leave it for a few moments they seem to go away and the car runs great, they never pop up when it's running.

    I have noticed it seem to happen after rain or a wash. I took it to a garage who hooked it up and said it had glow plugs faults 1 to 6 which they cleared. The cars basically been running fine apart from when the faults show up it won't start, either wont even try or just turns the started but won't start the engine.

    I think it was just recalled before I got it for a new intelligent battery sensor lead. Before I leave it to the shop and pay a fortune in diagnostics I was wondering does this sound like a bit of water getting in somewhere and if so where should I look?

    If anyone has any ideas I'd be really great full.

    Apart from all of that the garage said its so quick they thinks its mapped hard, and said that the map may be throwing up the faults. Nightmare, have no clue what to do next!!

    Stephen
     
     

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    in the boot is the common place for water ingress and there are a lot of electrics in there too
     
     

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    well, first your glow plug controller is broken (6 GP faulty) quite easy fix to replace. second, water could be in spare wheel compartment (thats where most of electronics are) or battery compartment. However, after water ingress this faults will remain permanently on so i dont think so. usual suspect would be battery mate. and right after that your alternator intermittent charging. should be getting worse over the time with alternator. all of which are not uncommon to our motors.
     
     

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    Thanks for the replys, should I look at getting a new battery in that case to see if it improves or is the intel battery cable the bit to replace, or both?
     
     

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    I had issues with my 530d touring before christmas it was a nightmare follow this link and see if it could be the same problem .
    I would if possible take it to an Good independent dealer and get then to check if the IBS has a old part number on it this would indicate it has been modified due to damp getting in and causing issues with vehicle systems. Common Problem..

    530D Major Electrical Issue SOLVED Help for others...

    Hope this helps
     
     

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    battery compartment is prone to damp ingress as per shaun's post linked above, the IBS normally appears to be the culprit - i'm having exactly the same issues on mine, same year / model as yours, i've disconnected the damn thing...
     
     

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    also there is a DDE relay inder the bonnet that fails which controls the power to the ecu that can throw up these errors. its only a £13 part and an easy swap out apparently.

    oh and my IBS is still disconnected - no problems since i took it off...
     
     

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