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Old 07-11-2012, 08:47 PM
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sounds like a classic bad alternator, unlock the instrument cluster and monitor test #9 for live voltage readings, when the alternator voltage regulator is faulty, it overvoltages on N62 engines. allowing the engine, radio, and lights to cut out when it reaches 18v.
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Same issue with mine yellow 4x4, ABS, BRAKE, SERVICE ENGINE SOON lights and TRANS FAILSAFE PROG.... I'm getting fed up with the whole thing now...So sad....its such a great car.

The Radio cuts out intermittantly and if its at night the headlamps also go off and on intermittantly .......and to think I just changed the battery even though the other one was still ok and next day same load of problems.

Car runs ok even transmission is fine during drive and gear shifts..

got these codes the other day.

5F3A TRANSFER CASE
5E28 WHEEL-SPEED SENSOR, EMC FRONT LEFT
5E52 WHEEL-SPEED SENSOR, EMC FRONT RIGHT
5F42 TRANSMISSION CONTROL LIMP-HOME
5DCE CONTROL MODULE UNDERV
5F02 WHEEL SPEED SENSORS GENERAL

I'm in West Africa and the local mechanics I have are good guys but when it comes to this electronic and electric stuff they are helpless.
I have the same problem with my 2006 4.8, I had change the complete alternator and the problem continues, will try to strip the ignition switch and clean the contacts hope the problem quits
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Old 07-12-2012, 04:06 PM
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Strip the ignition switch and clean the contacts, that caused crazy random faults on my e38 and the radio would always fail at the same time as the other issues.

I have the same problem with my 2006 4.8, I had change the complete alternator and the problem continues, will try to strip the ignition switch and clean the contacts hope the problem quits
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Hi Killcrap, how do I unlock the instrument cluster and monitor test #9 for live voltage readings.

When I try the test #9 it shows LOCK.

Thanks I'm new at this.

George
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Click the search button on top. Type in "unlock OBC". Read threads with instructions. Easy.
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Thanks so much...

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Old 07-13-2012, 11:31 AM
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Instrument cluster and monitor test #9 voltage readings.

Hi Guys...once again thanks so much for ur help...

I unlocked the instrument cluster and monitored test #9 for live voltage readings.

On Initial Test it showed - 12V-11.9V
With CD player Overhead door lights - 11.9V
Added Airconditioning - 11.8V
Added full headlamps & Hazard lights - 11.4

Then settled down at 11.6V - 11.7V

When I turned all the above off it came back up to 11.9V - 12V

I hope this helps

Just in case I need a new Alternator eventually what Amp and model should I source for VIN 5UXFB535X4LV04941.

Thanks

George

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Hi Guys...once again thanks so much for ur help...

I unlocked the instrument cluster and monitored test #9 for live voltage readings.

On Initial Test it showed - 12V-11.9V
With CD player Overhead door lights - 11.9V
Added Airconditioning - 11.8V
Added full headlamps & Hazard lights - 11.4

Then settled down at 11.6V - 11.7V

When I turned all the above off it came back up to 11.9V - 12V

I hope this helps

Just in case I need a new Alternator eventually what Amp and model should I source for VIN 5UXFB535X4LV04941.

Thanks

George

where ytou could buy alternator or regulator: check out this part sellers:
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Now go to realoem.com and find the alternator part number. Then use that part number and search web. I suggest you buy an OE one. Not rebuilt, if you want it to last.
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