M6 steering wheel vibrator generator

 Ok not another stupid airbag,,,,lol,,,,I already removed the airbag on this M6 steering wheel,,,,customer said while driving for no reason the steering wheel would start to shake and vibrate for no reason,,,,,I asked if he was changing lanes and the lane depart was activated,,,,he said he as driving straight and yes the lane depart was activated,,,,so I test drove the vehicle and notice while driving on uneven road the steering wheel would start to vibrate for no reason. So I removed the steering wheel and removed the covers,,,,you see that gold metal looking piece in the middle of the picture,,,,that is the steering wheel vibrator generator.,,,,the gold metal piece starts spinning in a circle causing a vibration felt in the steering wheel. We found out that some of the steering wheel vibrator generator were defects and would start shaking during uneven roads causing the steering wheel to shake.

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F10 active hybrid a/c compressor

 This is boring but I thought someone would like to see this,,,this is the high voltage a/c compressor for a F10 active hybrid.,,,heres something interesting about this compressor,,,,,it can cause a check engine light like this one did,,,,the check engine light came on because the a/c compressor was causing problems with the high voltage system,,,when replacing the compressor you have to shut down the high voltage system,,,,,this compressor sits in the same place as the regular a/c compressor this one just doesn’t have a pulley or a clutch.

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G30 NVLD faulty

  This is  the new G30 with the new NVLD system which still has problems,,,,lol,,,,yes this system still having problems. Here’s the old and the new NVLD ,,,,the new system was changed the new NVLD and dust filter all come together with the pipe.,,,,before you had to get the NVLD and dust filter separately ,,,,then you would have to put it all together ,,,,this is a better setup. This is the best part,,,finally my people designed something which was a long time coming,,,,a new hose release made simple,,,,all you do is move that tab with your thumb and pull the hose off,,,no more trying to squeeze the 2 tabs and pull the hose off,,,,,this was so simple and easier.

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G12 interior chrome peeling

 This is a picture of the beautiful chrome trim pieces inside the new G12 750,,,,,the chrome is peeling off this switch panel next to the gearshift lever. This is really easy to remove,,,,you can see the blue plastic bone under the front right corner,,,,just lift up and pop up both front corner with the plastic bone,,,,then you can pop off the rest of the trim panel complete . Once you have it popped off you have to rotate it so the gearshift will fit though the opening,,,,then you just have 3 wire connectors to unplug. Then you just flip it over and remove torque screws to separate the 2 pieces. Then you can remove this switch panel for the PDC,camera,DSC switch.

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F82 M4 reverse bulb socket

 Ok here’s  a little annoying bulb sockets,reverseproblem on a M4,,,the reverse light going out,,,,when you remove the bulb socket you will find it damaged and broken. This is what happens when you take the reverse bulb sockets out,,,you can see the metal contacts for the sockets came apart,,,,also the bulbs get burnt out because of the bad contacts,,,,so BMW has redesigned them with better bulb sockets and new bulbs.

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X5 E70 SCR active tank

 I know this is a crappy picture,,,,I don’t talk about BMW diesel enough,,,,so here we go,,,,this is a picture of a E70 left front lower bumper grill removed,,,,that is the SCR active tank,,,,customer came in with check engine light on,,,,fault was SCR temp senor incorrect ,,,,the SCR no temp sensor should be about the same as the ambient temp sensor,,,,that’s wasn’t the case here the SCR tank temp sensor was reading -4C while the ambient temp sensor was reading 26C,,,,big difference. You can not just replace temp sensor,,,,you have to replace the whole tank which comes with a new temp sensor,,,,You will have to removed the left front tire and wheel well liner to gain access to the SCR tank,,,,you can see the big metal bracket which holds it in place,,,,you first have to disconnect all the electrical connectors and hoses from the front bumper grill access opening and from the rear wheel well access ,,,,you will remove the tank and bracket both together.,,,,then you can swap over the bracket on to the new tank. Here’s the new tank,,,,now that white thing on top of the tank will have to be swapped over also,,,,that is the SCR pump which pumps the fluid from the tank into the exhaust system.,,,once you complete the replacement just fill up the tank with new diesel fluid,,,,good news no programming or calibration needed.,,,just old school change the part.

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F01 chassis malfunction

 So this is a picture of the air pump on a F01,,,,which is located behind the rear bumper between the 2 exhaust mufflers,,,customer said the chassis malfunction light came on,,,,I checked faults found faults for left rear EHC shock timed control,,,,,,,I was able to activate the air pump,,,,so I knew the fuse,relay,and air pump were all ok,,,,,I checked the left rear EHC shock checked out ok and all connections were good. So during inspection I noticed someone had been at the rear of car already,,,,so I was checking all the lines for any damages or problems,,,,,do you guys see the problem in the picture,,,take at look at the blue and red air lines,,,,do you see it now. Here’s the problem,,,,the air line to the left rear EHC shock is pinched,,,,I talked to the customer and the car just came from the body shop from rear end repairs,,,,they took off the rear bumper and rear bumper support bracket for repairs and pinched the air line while putting the car back together,,,,,this as a waste of time for me,,,,no money made,,,,car going back to the body shop.

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