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Thread: ABS/ASC Lights On? DIY, sort of.

  1. #101
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    Quote Originally Posted by 328 Power 04 View Post
    Here is a pdf I made on how to use the NCSExpert program to code a DSC module that has been replaced with NEW or USED using the car's factory settings. 20-Pin port ONLY.

    Click on thumbnail to download file.
    Thanks.

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    Thank you

    I purchased a bucket list 99 z3 2.8l with hardtop, for my wife, it has 49K miles. Beautiful vehicle. One of the issues I have is the ABS / ASC lights were and are still on. I read all of the information you folks put it the threads and decided my best alternative would be to get the module repaired as soon as I could. I just received my module back from Module Master and reinstalled it.

    The help these articles provided to allow me to do this job, was immense. Thank you, Hank

    I have not taken the car for a ride yet because of weather issues. Both lights presently came back on, but I have my fingers crossed.

    I will continue to read all the information you folks put here and if I have any worthwhile information I will pass it along.

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    If all is well then the lights should extinguish after driving a block or less. This is what I experienced when I reinstalled mine. This forum is full of helpful and experienced members.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hank Humme View Post
    I purchased a bucket list 99 z3 2.8l with hardtop, for my wife, it has 49K miles. Beautiful vehicle. One of the issues I have is the ABS / ASC lights were and are still on. I read all of the information you folks put it the threads and decided my best alternative would be to get the module repaired as soon as I could. I just received my module back from Module Master and reinstalled it.

    The help these articles provided to allow me to do this job, was immense. Thank you, Hank

    I have not taken the car for a ride yet because of weather issues. Both lights presently came back on, but I have my fingers crossed.

    I will continue to read all the information you folks put here and if I have any worthwhile information I will pass it along.
    I hope you read the codes before sending off the module. The most common cause of the traction/ABS light is not the module.
    -Abel

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    - 2000 Z3: Many Mods.
    - 2003 VW Jetta TDI Manual 47-50mpg
    - 1999 S52 Estoril M Coupe
    - 2014 328d Wagon, self-tuned, 270hp/430ft-lbs
    - 2019 M2 Competition, self-tuned, 520whp
    - 2016 Mini Cooper S

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    Quote Originally Posted by 328 Power 04 View Post
    I hope you read the codes before sending off the module. The most common cause of the traction/ABS light is not the module.
    I'll bite. What's the most common cause of both lights coming on?
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    Wheel speed sensors. Of course, the most common failure of the module is to give false WSS codes.


    /.randy

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    You are right

    Quote Originally Posted by 328 Power 04 View Post
    I hope you read the codes before sending off the module. The most common cause of the traction/ABS light is not the module.
    I based my decision on all of the input I read from the good folks here. The cost of BMW service as well as the potential 1.5 hour trip each way made me take this course of action. Total cost from Module Master was $167. This included return shipping and insurance.
    BMW in Wisconsin told the PO they would have to remove the engine to make the repairs. BMW also failed to check the tires for me. They were still decent but from 1999 and 2001. I had the car checked by them before purchase and had it shipped. They also did not tell me that they had worked on the ABS and ASC lights 4 times and did not fix them. This is why I will troubleshoot the vehicle between myself and a good local mechanic.
    Module Master did have to refloat the board due to the solder cracks. It was a good benefit to get it done anyway. There will be less chances of a bad reading from the code reader.
    I have found a good mechanic locally that has the proper test equipment so I have scheduled an appointment with him for repair of 1 item and the code test. I will pass along his findings.
    I want to get this vehicle to like new condition for my wife. Presently I have it at 95%.

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    Which module is it we have ... I'm assuming your 2.8 '99 is the same as my 2.5 '99 ... ??

    ModuleMaster's abs module page: https://modulemaster.com/rebuilds/abs-modules/

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    The module I have is : Ate Mark 20ei ABS. When you open that item under Module Master's site it indicates that any module that looks like that one is repairable. It also indicates that it is for the 99 to 2002 Z3 with ABS / ATC . My module is located close to the drivers side fender near the top with easy access.

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    Follow up

    Quote Originally Posted by 328 Power 04 View Post
    I hope you read the codes before sending off the module. The most common cause of the traction/ABS light is not the module.
    After starting the vehicle few more times and driving a little more the lights have reset. In my case the module was the correct answer. Thanks again for all the information. Hank

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    That is very good news. Glad it was fixed, another Z3 stays on the road!
    -Abel

    - E36 328is ~210-220whp: Lots of Mods.
    - 2000 Z3: Many Mods.
    - 2003 VW Jetta TDI Manual 47-50mpg
    - 1999 S52 Estoril M Coupe
    - 2014 328d Wagon, self-tuned, 270hp/430ft-lbs
    - 2019 M2 Competition, self-tuned, 520whp
    - 2016 Mini Cooper S

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    I had the same issue of having no ABS & ASC (wheel sensors measured OK), took my module out and sent it to modulemaster.com. Had it back within one week, put it in and it worked right out of the box. Only had to clear the check engine light (P0500) that came up due to driving the car with the module taken out.
    Last edited by me77; 03-02-2018 at 03:42 PM.

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    I'll drag this thread up again....
    My car has been parked up for a month or so, when I started it yesterday the ASC and ABS lights stayed on. Went for a short drive got some gas and a car wash, on the way back the lights went out.
    Could the be the low battery issue I've read about, causing warning lights to appear? Never happened before, car has covered only 27k miles...

  14. #114
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    Hi all, sharing that after experiencing the 113 error and having ASC/ABS warnings on the dash on my MY2000 2.0 6cylinder roadster, I followed the process outlined in various threads and pulled out the module, hacked into the plastic case and re-soldered the 2 connector pins with dry joints. Problem gone. :-)

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    guys anyone has saved the pics from this thread? some links are dead. also dead are all pics from bmwcca site...
    thank you!

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    Attached is my file of on the ABS replacement/repair issue. Its information from a number of forum posts. Hope it helps.
    Attached Files Attached Files
    2000 2.0L Z3 Roadster,
    2000 3.0L Z3 Roadster,
    2000 323i E46

    There is only one thing more pleasurable than working on a Z3, that's driving it top down on a fine day.

  17. #117
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    found two bad solder joints , repaired them. but i made the "window" option , i didnt cut the whole lid..i will try to see if its repaired thank you!
    why i need to bleed the brakes? i didnt touch anything on the hydraulic side of the brakes.

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    I am in the home stretch of refurbishing a 99 2.8 coupe and this error is the last step. Packaged up my module to go to MM in Idaho. I read through some posts about reflowing the solder in the module, but decided not to risk it over $200.

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    Kelvin

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    They do a really nice job opening and resealing. The 5 year warranty is a big plus too.

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