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Old 04-09-2018, 02:37 PM
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Was able to remove the ABS module with relative ease and sent it off to MyAirbags.com to repair the module. The removal was made easy by removing the headlight and the coolant pump that is sitting right in front of the module. Removed with a T20 screwdriver and ratchets.

Sent to MyAirbags.com and they repaired the module and sent it back within a week (not the 24 hours they claimed). Still happy with the return time and overall results.

Upon installation of the module, the lights still came up. I drove the car for a bit and less than a quarter mile the lights all went away and i haven't had the intermittent speedo/lights issue for the last few days; rejoice!!

I am still getting the SLS Inactive light but hoping my indy shop can scan and see what it is. If it's the ride height sensor module, i am going to just keep driving it as i replaced both airbags and ride height sensors in August and i know the system is fine.

All in all very happy with the results and thankful i have XOutpost for all the info and support; thanks y'all!!
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Old 04-09-2018, 06:07 PM
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Nice one

Nice one AJ
Looks like that was the main problem then.
I have every confidence you will get rid the SLS problem now.
It won't go away by itself - let us know which codes it is/was when you have it diagnosed eh!
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Old 02-21-2019, 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by TwinsPoppa View Post
I updated the first post with the results. After replacing the sensor the warning light and SLS Inactive message both went away.

In GT1 CANbus error (SLS inactive) was not present anywhere. The DSC sensor error showed up in the first screen after a Short Test - but DSC module does not show having an error on the screen where you delete faults.

If I run a test plan on the DSC error it proceeds to read the DSC module and says no fault read. If you run the short test, DSC module does NOT show an "X" indicating a problem in that module.

I will try and clear it by turning/on off between deletes and/or try to find something in the function mode. Maybe its one of those errors that stay because its a clone GT1 - like that stupid BD fault (Brake Force distribution) that always shows but I cannot clear it and I have no way of clearing or even have a test plan.

There's a screen where it will show readings of the DSC sensor (rotation-rate) but I couldn't remember where I found it. I'll go back and look some other time.

I was to eager to get done and stop from being eaten alive by the mosquitos!

BTW .. you can bet that I did NOT completely tighten the hard to get to screw. I just threaded it in enough to stay in place and fuggetboutit!
The highlight indicates to me that replacing the yaw sensor did not remove EBV fault discussed in the forum post https://xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-forums/...ml#post1155712. Right?
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