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Old 10-31-2019, 03:05 PM
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Parking break error

My e70 of 2007 received the famous parking break error, the orange light in the dash board has lit on.
Brought the car to a Indy nr 1 that changed the small motor inside the EMF module. Took the car back and it still had the same problem. So I changed to another Indy, this Indy was a bit smarter then the previous Indy he changed the fuse that was probably burned, but now the car still has the orange parking break light on the dash board. But when I slowly drive the car and activate the parking break the car stops so it seems the parking break module is working because before it didnít do nothing if you pressed the hand brake button. But the problem I have now is when the car is stopped and you want to activate the hand brake it doesnít work, is it because the car still has the error code in the computer ?
Does someone know what I have to do? Or is it still the EMF module that is malfunctioning ?
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Old 11-23-2019, 04:32 AM
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Anyone any tips ?
Does anyone know maybe if the emf module holds any error codes even after repair of the issues ?
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Old 11-23-2019, 09:03 AM
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I have the same problem. I tried replacing the switch, no help. I need to order the whole parking brake actuator assy. I would like to know if anyone has had luck with the rebuilt units off of ebay.
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Old 11-24-2019, 05:04 PM
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The rebuild units are around 400$ each and if you need to let a Indy do it they will charge you another 200-250$. I checked the price with the bmw dealer and it it will costs around 1400$ in totall for a new unit including installing it. So not taking the risk and wasting time on it
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Old 11-24-2019, 07:09 PM
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Before replacing the control unit and actuator, try reading and resetting the codes. Sometimes this will fix the issue. You'll need diagnostic software like ISTA.
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Old 11-25-2019, 02:57 AM
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I just ordered the cable on amazon. Does anyone have a step by step plan how to do the error erasing
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Old 11-25-2019, 07:09 AM
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Check out: BMW Coding Forum
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Old 11-26-2019, 01:47 AM
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When mine broke I bought a repair service on eBay for about $275. Included new cables installed and repaired the actuator error. Reinstalled myself and errors went away. Pretty easy fix.
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Old 11-27-2019, 03:01 AM
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The repair service is changing fuse , motor or cable.
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Old 11-27-2019, 08:28 AM
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I reset the codes and that fixed it. I am lucky I know, but just an FYI.
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