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2002, E39, 530D intermittent electrical fault (FIXED)

Hi guys looking for some advice please. I have an intermittent electrical fault whereby the following things stop working. Audio controls on steering wheel, cd changer in boot, central locking, clock on dash, indicators on instrument panel, however the indicators still work on outside of vehicle. The only way I can cure at the moment is to disconnect battery for an hour. All help appreciated. Thanks in advance
 

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First thing to do is check the wiring that goes from the cabin to the bootlid. It is common (especially on older models) for wires to break/split and make contact with each other within the protective rubber sheath.

This can cause all sorts of obscure symptoms. Just peel back the rubber sheath and carefully inspect all of the wires individually:thumbsup
 

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Checked wiring this morning as posted, not found anything unusual. Have recoded car as adaptive central locking not working, when I read the coding first, it was supposed to be. Will monitor situation and see what happens. Did even think it might be an earth problem.
 

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Ok guys still having problems intermittently so have changed ignition switch. Still get error codes for Inst. cluster, ZKE, LCM, CVM. Using c***oft 6.5 to diagnose and clear. Never had problem in past clearing faults. Any Ideas Thanks
 

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Ok guys still having problems intermittently so have changed ignition switch. Still get error codes for Inst. cluster, ZKE, LCM, CVM. Using c***oft 6.5 to diagnose and clear. Never had problem in past clearing faults. Any Ideas Thanks
Even with the switch changed your having problems? :frown

What are the error codes? post them up including numbers
 

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Hi Ronnie thanks for your interest, the following is from the diagnostics of Carsoft.



Single diagnosis Inst. Cluster - Status: ERROR !
Module Info : Instrument Cluster
Version: Instrument Cluster Combination
BMW Part Nr. : 6914915
Hardware Nr. : 19
Software Nr. : 18
Diagnose index: 36
Modification index: 42
Bus index : 12
Code index : 7
Production Date: 11/2
Kombi_fe.dxt

87 Body-Bus (K-Bus)
BF Instrument Cluster Internal Error
BE LCM internal error



Single diagnosis completed
Single diagnosis ZKE / ZVM - Status: ERROR !
Module Info : ZKE / ZVM
ZKE 4
Supplier : Siemens
Part Nr. : B 00 00
Software Nr. : 0
Hardware Nr. : 0
Code index : 0
Diagnose index: 0
Bus index : 0
Production Date: 0/00
zke4.dxt - Single diagnosis completed



Single diagnosis LCM / CCM - Status: ERROR !
Module Info : LCM/CCM
Device Nr. :B D00 58
Hardware Nr. : 1
Software Nr. : 0
Diagnose index: 0
Code index : DC
Bus index : 0
lccm_feh.dxt:
60
58
Single diagnosis completed




Single diagnosis CVM - Status: OK !
CVM
Part Nr. : ;9<0504
Hardware Nr. : 0
Software Nr. : 0
Diagnose index: 0
Code index : 9D
Bus index : 0
Production Date: 0/00
Single diagnosis completed
 

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Had confirmation today by independent specialist that there is a problem on k-bus, they reprogammed instrument cluster, no joy, but couldn't communicate with LCM, most probably a broken wire somewhere. Any Ideas would be helpful.
 

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Boot is bone dry and its p***ing down at moment. Could disconnect cd and see if it makes a difference. Will let you know.

Disconnected Cd in boot and disconnected battery for 20mins, Reconnected battery without cd player to clear stored faults, still a problem .
 

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For anybody wanting to know the lcm module is located behind the kick panel on right hand side of drivers footwell. Took some searching but found in end.
 

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Thanks guys, still no joy. I can communicate with Instrument cluster, still showing K-Bus error, but LCM not responding (no communication) is this broken wire/bad connection or is it likely to be LCM fooked.
 
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