Hi all have had this car for a number of years. E39 530ise auto on a 'X' plate year of manufacture (2000)
Got the three lights of death a couple of years ago and got module fixed by BBaReman (2 year warranty). Lasted for a year then the traction control light came on. BBaReman fixed under warranty and then fixed again under warranty a few months later.
Last year the day after the mot the traction control light came on but as it did't affect the car I left it.
MOT has changed now and all warning lights are classed as failure if lit.
Sent unit off to ECU Testing who said it was a write-off and could not supply new unit at that time.
Anyway got new unit from Germany on Ebay. Same product number etc and also BMWtools with a Cable-Shack usb interface.
Am running INPA and NCSExpert which connect to car no problem read and clear faults etc.
Unfortunately NCSExpert will not code the new module. It reads from it but will not code to it. The three lights of death stay on. And INPA will not connect to it.
Now I've spent a couple of weeks looking for the solution to no avail !
I am now near the point of scrapping a perfectly good 5 series which because of this will be beyond economical repair. Not on road as no tax, insurance or MOT.
It has had new disks and brakes all round, new radiator, new water pump, new alternator and other bits and pieces which amounts to lots of dosh but has been my pride and joy for a number of years.
Does anyone have any idea why this new module will not code/program to my car or is there anyone in the Bristol/Bath area can come to my house and code it for a fee?
Thanks in advance for any help forthcoming.