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Old 12-01-2013, 04:20 PM   #1
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Engine light code: P0369

Check engine light came on recently on my 2001 325i.
It's throwing the code: P0369 Camshaft Position Sensor "B" Circuit Intermittent

1) What are the risks of ignoring it and driving with this?
2) What can it possibly be besides the exhaust CPS? Should I just go ahead and replace the exhaust Cam Position Sensor?

Note: I used a generic code reader.

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Old 12-07-2013, 09:20 PM   #2
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No help? Anyone??

I reset the Check Engine Light and it came back after a few hundred kms so I'm thinking it actually is the exhaust CPS. Should I just go ahead and replace this?
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Old 12-08-2013, 10:57 AM   #3
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yes change your CPS

afaik there may have been a recall on the harness that the CPS plugs into, check that too.
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Old 02-18-2014, 02:00 PM   #4
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Can a bad exhaust CPS cause car start problems?
I reset the engine light 300km ago (without replacing the exhaust CPS).
Car was fine up until this morning. It cranks but doesn't turnover and start!
Any ideas?
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Old 02-18-2014, 02:25 PM   #5
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Can a bad exhaust CPS cause car start problems?
I reset the engine light 300km ago (without replacing the exhaust CPS).
Car was fine up until this morning. It cranks but doesn't turnover and start!
Any ideas?
That is one of the main symptoms of a bad Crank Sensor. Not sure about Cam sensor. I didn't think a cam sensor would cause a no start, but im not 100% sure.

Did you check to see if there are any new codes?

Edit: It looks like the cam sensor can cause no starts also, but most of the time it causes drive-ability problems before it gets that bad.
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Found this that might help you:
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1011677
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Old 02-19-2014, 06:44 AM   #7
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Since the error code is for an intermittent fault, I'd check the harness before replacing the sensor. Check the wiring diagram, find which pins on the DME are for the exhaust cam sensor, and ensure there is continuity.
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Old 02-20-2014, 09:51 PM   #8
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I check today and there are no codes at all (I checked with 2 different code scanners).
Here's a video of start attempt: Click here

I checked the wire harness on the exhaust camshaft sensor and it's fine. From what I've been reading, this wouldn't cause a no start issue anyway.
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