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.?????