Keep the BMW Computer-Controlled Intelligent Headlights On

Volvo interior electrical systems are based on a network with a number of modules. We will talk about different Volvo interior electrical systems, what they do, and how to diagnose them using VIDA. We’ll also discuss how to diagnose early models without VIDA.

BMW Fuel injector Theory, Operation, Diagnosis and Recalls

Piezo injectors aren’t just for diesels. Understanding new technology is the key to successful repairs.

BMW High Mileage Service

This article is intended for the young and learning technicians. This is also intended for us old folks that need another addition to our bag of tricks.

Introduction to BMW DSCi: Dynamic Stability Control Integrated

Starting with the BMW X5 G05 chassis, BMW has rolled out an integrated braking system. BMW has used electro-hydraulic...

BMW X5 Electronic Throttle Drive Can’t Thrive and Stay Alive — Because the DME Was Speaking Jive…

Getting through a simple driveability concern (or a seemingly simple one…) can turn into a big problem for the shop and the customer very quickly if we are not well studied in our electrical theory and testing strategy on BMWs

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Working with Aluminum Panels

Working with Aluminum Panels

BMW’s quest to make vehicles stronger, lighter and more fuel efficient is never ending. In order to achieve these goals, new ways of thinking and  new materials are necessary. That translates into new repair procedures.

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Airing Out the Problems

Airing Out the Problems

In the first year of the new millennium, BMW introduced a new air suspension on its X-Series vehicles. This compensates for load by controlling the ride height of either the rear axle, or all four wheels in later versions.  But what do we do when they stop working?

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Missing the Point

Missing the Point

OBD II has spoiled us. When we were kids, we had to find misfires BY OURSELVES! Now drivers have a blinking Malfunction Indicator Lamp and diagnostic trouble codes telling us which cylinder is in trouble. You would think that would make our job easier, but we still need to find the cause.

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BMW Glass Repair

BMW Glass Repair

The structural strength of the front and roofline of the passenger compartment depends heavily on the windshield and its bond with the A-Pillars, roof, and base where it connects to the upper frame rails. Replacement parts, installation materials, and procedures must meet safety standards.

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