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Old 10-13-2010, 12:05 AM   #1
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1999 528i ABS Module Help!!!!!!

I have recently purchased a 1999 528i sedan. The car is nice and clean. It has the dreaded ABS module failure. I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this? The car was in limp mode when I bought it. I unplugged the ABS module and restarted the car. The previous owner was shocked when the car started up and I drove away.

The previous owner said the car was originally diagnosesed with requiring one abs/speed sensor. That senor was replaced. Its did not make the lights on the dash go out. He did not have the money to replace the remaining three sensors. Rather than replace the three remaining sensors I believe that the Module itself is flawed and I am going to send it to Module Master to be rebuilt.

I just wanted to generate some discussion on this and see if anyone else experienced this and what they did.

If I have the module repaired and the lights are still on or some of them are still on, I will replace the sensors at that time? Does this make sense to assume its the module? Seems to be very common with these cars. For three hundred bucks you get it rebuilt with a five year warranty.?????


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Old 10-13-2010, 06:05 PM   #2
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Isn't it cheaper to go the other way around... just in case?

I have the same problem right now (DSC+ABS lights on sometimes,) I'm waiting until when I have to put on winter tires to deal with problem. I believe there is a DIY write up on the intrawebs that makes use of a multimeter to diagnose if it is a problem with the speed sensors. $20 for a multimeter at Canadiantire, and if you find out its actually one (or more) of the speed sensors acting up, then thats $20+$30(per sensor). If none of the sensors are faulty and its the actual ABS module, then that's just $20 used (or $0 if you have one already) + whatever you were going to spend getting the module rebuilt anyways.


Would be interested in where you plan on getting your ABS module rebuilt though, in the event that mine needs to be replaced .
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Old 10-13-2010, 06:49 PM   #3
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ModuleMaster.com seems to be the place to go. For $300.00 you get a five year warranty. Seem to be good guys too.

I'm not sure about you, but I have bigger problems than my sensors. Pretty confident that my module is pooched. They all seem to go on these 528i eventually
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Old 10-14-2010, 12:19 PM   #4
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There is a place in Mississauga that is pretty good, they used to be called absmodules.ca but they changed their name a year or so ago, ... no clue what it is now but they were quite good.

PS If you end up buying a new module for whatever reason, I hear Stance Factory (Max sponsor) can recode the module at a reasonable price, no affiliation.
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Old 10-14-2010, 02:29 PM   #5
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There is a place in Mississauga that is pretty good, they used to be called absmodules.ca but they changed their name a year or so ago, ... no clue what it is now but they were quite good.

PS If you end up buying a new module for whatever reason, I hear Stance Factory (Max sponsor) can recode the module at a reasonable price, no affiliation.
Thanks for the TIP
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Old 10-14-2010, 03:19 PM   #6
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Modulemaster.com is in State, is there any shop in GTA?
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Old 10-14-2010, 03:52 PM   #7
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Thanks for the plug, MLue!

One of our E38 clients used these guys: http://www.bba-reman.com/ Plugged in and worked flawlessly.
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Old 10-14-2010, 05:53 PM   #8
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Thanks for the plug, MLue!

One of our E38 clients...
No problem, he's one of my buds.
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