BMW Cars 1999-06

5.0L V8 - Std 4

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Trouble Code: P0500



Vehicle Speed Sensor -A- Malfunction

Possible Causes:



VSS signal circuit is open or shorted to ground
 
VSS harness circuit is shorted to ground
 
VSS harness circuit is shorted to power
 
VSS circuit open between the DME and related control module
 
VSS or wheel speed sensors circuits are damaged
 
Modules connected to VSC/VSS harness circuits are damaged
 
Mechanical drive mechanism for the VSS is damaged
 

Trouble Code: P0505



Idle Air Control Valve Malfunction

Possible Causes:



Charge air system leaks
 
Recirculating valve for turbocharger is faulty
 
Turbocharging system is damaged
 
Vacuum diaphragm for turbocharger needs adjusting
 
Wastegate bypass regulator valve is faulty
 

Trouble Code: P0506



Idle Air Control System RPM Lower Than Expected

Possible Causes:



Air inlet is plugged or the air filter element is severely clogged
 
IAC circuit is open or shorted
 
IAC circuit VPWR circuit is open
 
IAC solenoid is damaged or has failed
 
The VSS has failed
 

Trouble Code: P0600



Serial Communication Link (Data BUS) Message Missing

Possible Causes:



CAN data bus wires have short circuited to each other
 

Trouble Code: P0601



Internal Control Module Memory Check Sum Error

Possible Causes:



Battery terminal corrosion, or loose battery connection
 
Connection to the DME interrupted, or the circuit has been opened
 
Reprogramming error has occurred
 
and needs replacement. Remember to check for Aftermarket Performance Products before replacing a DME.
 

Trouble Code: P0604



Internal Control Module Random Access Memory (RAM) Error

Possible Causes:



Battery terminal corrosion, or loose battery connection
 
Connection to the DME interrupted, or the circuit has been opened
 
Reprogramming error has occurred
 
and needs replacement. Remember to check for Aftermarket Performance Products before replacing a DME.
 

Trouble Code: P0605



DME Read Only Memory (ROM) Test Error

Possible Causes:



An attempt was made to change the module calibration, or a module programming error may have occurred
 
Clear the trouble codes and then check for this trouble code. If it resets, the DME has failed and needs replacement.
 
Aftermarket performance products may have been installed.
 
The Transmission Control Module (TCM) has failed.
 

Trouble Code: P0606



DME Internal Communication Error

Possible Causes:



Clear the trouble codes and then check for this trouble code. If it resets, the DME has failed and needs replacement.
 
Remember to check for signs of Aftermarket Performance Products installation before replacing the DME.
 

Trouble Code: P1100



Mass Air Flow Circuit Conditions

Possible Causes:



Mass air flow (MAF) sensor has failed or is damaged
 
Signal and ground wires of Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor has short circuited
 

Trouble Code: P1134



HO2S Heater Circuit Current Malfunction

Possible Causes:



HO2S heater power circuit is open
 
HO2S heater ground circuit is open
 
HO2S signal tracking (due to oil or moisture in the connector)
 
HO2S is damaged or has failed
 

Trouble Code: P1135



HO2S Heater Circuit Current Malfunction

Possible Causes:



HO2S heater power circuit is open
 
HO2S heater ground circuit is open
 
HO2S signal tracking (due to oil or moisture in the connector)
 
HO2S is damaged or has failed
 

Trouble Code: P1136



HO2S Heater Circuit Heater Resistance

Possible Causes:



HO2S heater power circuit is open
 
HO2S heater ground circuit is open
 
HO2S signal tracking (due to oil or moisture in the connector)
 
HO2S is damaged or has failed
 

Trouble Code: P1137



Long Term Fuel Trim Add. Fuel, Bank 1 System Too Rich

Possible Causes:



Air intake system leaking, vacuum hoses leaking or damaged
 
Air leaks located after the MAF sensor mounting location
 
EGR valve sticking, EGR diaphragm leaking, or gasket leaking
 
EVAP vapor recovery system has failed
 
Excessive fuel pressure, leaking or contaminated fuel injectors
 
Exhaust leaks before or near the HO2S(s) mounting location
 
Fuel pressure regulator is leaking or damaged
 
HO2S circuits wet or oily, corroded, or poor terminal contact
 
HO2S is damaged or it has failed
 
HO2S signal circuit open, shorted to ground, shorted to power
 
Low fuel pressure or vehicle driven until it was out of fuel
 
Oil dipstick not seated or engine oil level too high (overfilled)
 

Trouble Code: P1139



HO2S Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:



Leaks present in the exhaust manifold or exhaust pipes
 
HO2S signal wire and ground wire crossed in connector
 
HO2S element is fuel contaminated or has failed
 

Trouble Code: P1151



HO2S Heater Circuit Current Malfunction

Possible Causes:



HO2S heater power circuit is open
 
HO2S heater ground circuit is open
 
HO2S signal tracking (due to oil or moisture in the connector)
 
HO2S is damaged or has failed
 

Trouble Code: P1152



HO2S Heater Circuit Current Malfunction

Possible Causes:



HO2S heater power circuit is open
 
HO2S heater ground circuit is open
 
HO2S signal tracking (due to oil or moisture in the connector)
 
HO2S is damaged or has failed
 

Trouble Code: P1153



HO2S Heater Circuit Current Malfunction

Possible Causes:



HO2S heater power circuit is open
 
HO2S heater ground circuit is open
 
HO2S signal tracking (due to oil or moisture in the connector)
 
HO2S is damaged or has failed
 

Trouble Code: P1156



HO2S Heater Circuit Current Malfunction-Circuit Continuity

Possible Causes:



HO2S heater power circuit is open
 
HO2S heater ground circuit is open
 
HO2S signal tracking (due to oil or moisture in the connector)
 
HO2S is damaged or has failed
 

Trouble Code: P1178



O2 Sensor Switching Time

Possible Causes:



Oxygen sensor heater for oxygen sensor (HO2S) before catalytic converter is faulty
 
O2S is contaminated (due to presence of silicone in fuel)
 
O2S signal and ground circuit wires crossed in wiring harness
 
O2S signal circuit is shorted to sensor or chassis ground
 
O2S element before the catalytic converter has failed (internal short condition)
 
Leaks present in the exhaust manifold or exhaust pipes
 

Trouble Code: P1179



O2 Sensor Switching Time

Possible Causes:



Oxygen sensor heater for oxygen sensor (HO2S) before catalytic converter is faulty
 
O2S is contaminated (due to presence of silicone in fuel)
 
O2S signal and ground circuit wires crossed in wiring harness
 
O2S signal circuit is shorted to sensor or chassis ground
 
O2S element before the catalytic converter has failed (internal short condition)
 
Leaks present in the exhaust manifold or exhaust pipes
 

Trouble Code: P1270



Mass or Volume Air Flow Circuit -A- Conditions

Possible Causes:



Mass air flow (MAF) sensor has failed or is damaged
 
Signal and ground wires of Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor has short circuited
 

Trouble Code: P1352



Random/Multiple Misfire Detected

Possible Causes:



Fuel metering fault that affects two or more cylinders
 
Fuel pressure too low or too high, fuel supply contaminated
 
EVAP system problem or the EVAP canister is fuel saturated
 
EGR valve is stuck open or the PCV system has a vacuum leak
 
Ignition system fault (coil, plugs) affecting two or more cylinders
 
MAF sensor contamination (it can cause a very lean condition)
 
Vehicle driven while very low on fuel (less than 1/8 of a tank)
 

Trouble Code: P1354



Random/Multiple Misfire Detected

Possible Causes:



Fuel metering fault that affects two or more cylinders
 
Fuel pressure too low or too high, fuel supply contaminated
 
EVAP system problem or the EVAP canister is fuel saturated
 
EGR valve is stuck open or the PCV system has a vacuum leak
 
Ignition system fault (coil, plugs) affecting two or more cylinders
 
MAF sensor contamination (it can cause a very lean condition)
 
Vehicle driven while very low on fuel (less than 1/8 of a tank)
 

Trouble Code: P1355



Random/Multiple Misfire Detected

Possible Causes:



Fuel metering fault that affects two or more cylinders
 
Fuel pressure too low or too high, fuel supply contaminated
 
EVAP system problem or the EVAP canister is fuel saturated
 
EGR valve is stuck open or the PCV system has a vacuum leak
 
Ignition system fault (coil, plugs) affecting two or more cylinders
 
MAF sensor contamination (it can cause a very lean condition)
 
Vehicle driven while very low on fuel (less than 1/8 of a tank)
 

Trouble Code: P1356



Random/Multiple Misfire Detected

Possible Causes:



Fuel metering fault that affects two or more cylinders
 
Fuel pressure too low or too high, fuel supply contaminated
 
EVAP system problem or the EVAP canister is fuel saturated
 
EGR valve is stuck open or the PCV system has a vacuum leak
 
Ignition system fault (coil, plugs) affecting two or more cylinders
 
MAF sensor contamination (it can cause a very lean condition)
 
Vehicle driven while very low on fuel (less than 1/8 of a tank)
 

Trouble Code: P1357



Random/Multiple Misfire Detected

Possible Causes:



Fuel metering fault that affects two or more cylinders
 
Fuel pressure too low or too high, fuel supply contaminated
 
EVAP system problem or the EVAP canister is fuel saturated
 
EGR valve is stuck open or the PCV system has a vacuum leak
 
Ignition system fault (coil, plugs) affecting two or more cylinders
 
MAF sensor contamination (it can cause a very lean condition)
 
Vehicle driven while very low on fuel (less than 1/8 of a tank)
 

Trouble Code: P1396



Camshaft Position Sensor -A- Circ Malfunction

Possible Causes:



CMP sensor circuit is open or shorted to ground
 
CMP sensor circuit is shorted to power
 
CMP sensor ground (return) circuit is open
 
CMP sensor installation incorrect (Hall-effect type)
 
CMP sensor is damaged or CMP sensor shielding damaged
 

Trouble Code: P1500



Idle Air Control Valve Malfunction

Possible Causes:



Charge air system leaks
 
Recirculating valve for turbocharger is faulty
 
Turbocharging system is damaged
 
Vacuum diaphragm for turbocharger needs adjusting
 
Wastegate bypass regulator valve is faulty
 

Trouble Code: P1501



Idle Air Control Valve Malfunction

Possible Causes:



Charge air system leaks
 
Recirculating valve for turbocharger is faulty
 
Turbocharging system is damaged
 
Vacuum diaphragm for turbocharger needs adjusting
 
Wastegate bypass regulator valve is faulty
 

Trouble Code: P1502



Idle Air Control Valve Circuit Short to B+

Possible Causes:



Fuel delivery unit connector is loose or not attached
 
Fuse 18 cause a short to the transfer fuel pump or the O2S
 
Fuel pump has failed
 
Fuel pump relay circuit is shorted to ground, B+ or is open
 
Fuel Pump (FP) Relay not activated
 

Trouble Code: P1503



Idle Air Control Valve Circuit Short to Ground

Possible Causes:



Fuel delivery unit connector is loose or not attached
 
Fuse 18 cause a short to the transfer fuel pump or the O2S
 
Fuel pump has failed
 
Fuel pump relay circuit is shorted to ground, B+ or is open
 
Fuel Pump (FP) Relay not activated
 

Trouble Code: P1504



Idle Air Control Valve Circuit Continuity-Open Load

Possible Causes:



Fuel delivery unit connector is loose or not attached
 
Fuse 18 cause a short to the transfer fuel pump or the O2S
 
Fuel pump has failed
 
Fuel pump relay circuit is shorted to ground, B+ or is open
 
Fuel Pump (FP) Relay not activated
 

Trouble Code: P1506



Idle Air Control Valve Circuit Short to B+

Possible Causes:



Fuel delivery unit connector is loose or not attached
 
Fuse 18 cause a short to the transfer fuel pump or the O2S
 
Fuel pump has failed
 
Fuel pump relay circuit is shorted to ground, B+ or is open
 
Fuel Pump (FP) Relay not activated
 

Trouble Code: P1507



Idle Air Control Valve Circuit Short to Ground

Possible Causes:



Fuel delivery unit connector is loose or not attached
 
Fuse 18 cause a short to the transfer fuel pump or the O2S
 
Fuel pump has failed
 
Fuel pump relay circuit is shorted to ground, B+ or is open
 
Fuel Pump (FP) Relay not activated
 

Trouble Code: P1508



Idle Air Control Valve Circuit Continuity-Open Load

Possible Causes:



Fuel delivery unit connector is loose or not attached
 
Fuse 18 cause a short to the transfer fuel pump or the O2S
 
Fuel pump has failed
 
Fuel pump relay circuit is shorted to ground, B+ or is open
 
Fuel Pump (FP) Relay not activated
 

Trouble Code: P1526



Camshaft Control Circuit Ground

Possible Causes:



Fuel pump has failed
 
CPS circuit is open, shorted to ground or shorted to power
 
Battery voltage below 11.5 volts
 
Position actuator circuit may short to B+ or Ground
 
Camshaft timing improperly set, or continuous oil flow to the VCT piston chamber
 
Camshaft advance mechanism (the VCT unit) is sticking or binding mechanically
 
VCT solenoid valve is stuck in open position
 

Trouble Code: P1550



Idle Air Control Valve

Possible Causes:



Charge air system leaks
 
Recirculating valve for turbocharger is faulty
 
Turbocharging system is damaged
 
Vacuum diaphragm for turbocharger needs adjusting
 
Wastegate bypass regulator valve is faulty
 

Trouble Code: P1603



Control Module Self Test, Torque Monitoring

Possible Causes:



Check HFM for contamination and replace if necessary
 
Replace the DME
 

Trouble Code: P1634



Throttle Valve Adaptation Spring Test Failed (Bank 1)

Possible Causes:



Plate is sticking
 
Defective return spring
 
DVE electrical activation defective.
 
Throttle position sensor wiring may have shorted
 
Throttle valve is contaminated with foreign objects
 

Trouble Code: P1636



Throttle Valve Position Control, Range Check (Bank 1)

Possible Causes:



TP sensor signal circuit is open (inspect wiring & connector)
 
TP sensor signal circuit is shorted to ground
 
TP sensor or module is damaged or it has failed
 
Throttle valve is damaged or dirty
 
Throttle valve control module is faulty
 

 
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