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Old 10-22-2018, 02:39 PM   #1
dan819
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e60 2007 525xi 4x4 light on - not actuator motor



Good day all,
New on to the forum but have been reading for years.

Before I posted this I searched the forum for hours - yes the repair for the servo actuator motor and all ! I did that already and still having issues - please keep reading.

Ok im going to start from the beginning so I can get the help I need.
I purchased this car with around 200k on it. Looks and drives amazing.

The only downfall was

1. the sunroof seal had a major leaking issue. changed the seal no more water.
There was alot of water in the back seat floor area and I was able to vacuum professionally and remove any mold from the foam. Good I got this issue resolved

2. the 4x4 light is on.

I purchased a rebuild (tested transfer case actuator motor) and installed. NOTHING LIGHT STILL ON!

I looked at the fuse box for any blown transmission fuses and all seam intact.

I live in the country and need the all wheel drive for the winter.
I'm out of ideas - I don't think its the transfer case it self as the car drives like a dream. Its currently obviously in rwd mode because I don't even think the actuator motor is getting a power signal to even turn.

The only thing I can think of is maybe when the car was flooded in the back, the transfer case module got fried (i think the module is located under the passenger seat) and I would need to purcahse another one ( 100$ ebay). Is the transfer case module under the seat?

I purchased the actuator motor for 400$ Installed it and it didn't even solve the problem. Now im discouraged.


Im a very manual guy and love working on cars- i have a lift and all the tools. What im I missing here - winter is coming and Im seeking help from the pros (all of you). I dont want to order a module and it ends up not being the issue.
Any information would help!!!
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Old 10-22-2018, 09:48 PM   #2
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First thing is to scan the car and see what codes you are getting, that should give you a better idea. My guess is that the Tcase module got wet and corroded, seen it many many times. I think the E60 is under passenger sear. We have several good ones in stock.
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