Home Forums Articles How To's FAQ Register
Go Back   Xoutpost.com > BMW SAV Forums > X5 (E53) Forum
Fluid Motor Union
User Name
Password
Member List Premier Membership Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Xoutpost server transfer and maintenance is occurring....
Xoutpost is currently undergoing a planned server migration.... stay tuned for new developments.... sincerely, the management


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-01-2020, 06:00 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2020
Location: Tulsa OK
Posts: 4
Ozzy474 is on a distinguished road
ABS Module Rebuild Twist - UPS lost package

Posting to share my story.

Last week my 2001 BMW X5 3.0 (5-speed manual) had the classic trifecta appear. Using INPA I was able to diagnose it as a failure of the Separate Valve (Code 98) and Code 54 Fault, inlet valve, front left.

I removed the ABS module (also removed the headlight for access), carefully packaged it and sent it via UPS with tracking information on Wednesday 7/29. I sent it to cheap-abs.com (Matt Mallory) who charges $200 for the rebuild, and from what I've read online has good reviews. Unfortunately UPS lost the package. Extremely frustrated as now I get to either 1) purchase a new module which is very $$$ and code, or 2) chance buying a used module and recoding it via NCS Expert. I haven't coded much before, but from what I've read seems straightforward enough.

I think I'm going to wait a few days hoping the package happens to turn up, but I'm not holding my breath. Feel free to share if you've had a similarly frustrating / unfortunate experience trying to fix something on your E53.
Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links

  #2  
Old 08-02-2020, 03:11 PM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2020
Location: Palm Springs, CA
Posts: 103
PalmSpringsE534.6 is on a distinguished road
How much did you declare as value with UPS so it's insured? Module Repair Pros not only rebuild on demand but also sell rebuilt units you can recode to your vin. Hopefully, it will show up. If not, then hopefully the UPS insurance will cover your costs.
__________________
2003 E53 4.6is, titanium silver, black Nappa interior
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-03-2020, 12:22 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2020
Location: Tulsa OK
Posts: 4
Ozzy474 is on a distinguished road
Unfortunately I did not spring for additional insurance outside of the standard $100. I've never had a package go missing before, so unfortunately that's on me. No updates with my tracking information except UPS has started the claims process while they "search" for it.

Luckily I can drive my e36 M3 for a bit while the X5 sits. If nothing happens by end of week looks like I'll be buying and coding a module.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-03-2020, 09:51 AM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2020
Location: Palm Springs, CA
Posts: 103
PalmSpringsE534.6 is on a distinguished road
FYI..you can drive your X without the ABS module. I did for about 2 weeks.
__________________
2003 E53 4.6is, titanium silver, black Nappa interior
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-04-2020, 03:42 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2020
Location: Tulsa OK
Posts: 4
Ozzy474 is on a distinguished road
Did you have any issues with having to reprogram / re-calibrate the steering angle sensor after driving it without the ABS module?

Also good news, UPS notified me today they located my package. Somehow it ended up in Kentucky (when it was supposed to go to Kansas). However, the guy I engaged to repair the module is out of town until 8/16, so looks like it will be two weeks before the X5 is back in action. I requested a refund of the shipping cost today as I had delivery scheduled for last Friday and the UPS response wasn't great. Basically was told it wasn't their problem, and they are busy. Looks like I'll be using Fedex from now on.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-04-2020, 06:08 PM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2020
Location: Palm Springs, CA
Posts: 103
PalmSpringsE534.6 is on a distinguished road
Yes, I had to reset the SAS. That's easy...tons of info online. I used my handheld to reset it knowing the wheels were "straight"....there's also a procedure where you turn the wheel in both directions to reset it. Don't sweat that although I was a tad maddening that the trifecta of lights stayed on until that was accomplished. Lights are gone and so are my Trans Failsafe issues that accompanied it.
__________________
2003 E53 4.6is, titanium silver, black Nappa interior
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-04-2020, 06:50 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Chicago
Posts: 352
Purplecty is on a distinguished road
Let module repair pros do it! They rebuilt mine and several others ABS Modules successfully!

https://www.shop.modulerepairpro.com/main.sc
__________________
02 Imola on Black Dinan S2 4.6iS
00 RoyalRot on Sand/Black 740i Short Sport
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-04-2020, 08:54 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Finland
Posts: 506
Clavurion is on a distinguished road
Steering angle sensor needs to be initialised anyways unless the steering wheel is exactly in the same position as it was when the module was removed.
__________________
E39 530dA -02 M-Sport Messing metallic
E53 X5 3.0dA -06 Sport Stratus grey
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

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

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:29 PM.
vBulletin, Copyright 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0
2017 Xoutpost.com. All rights reserved. Xoutpost.com is a private enthusiast site not associated with BMW AG.
The BMW name, marks, M stripe logo, and Roundel logo as well as X3, X5 and X6 designations used in the pages of this Web Site are the property of BMW AG.
This web site is not sponsored or affiliated in any way with BMW AG or any of its subsidiaries.