BMW 530 non start fault

A BMW 530 arrived at our workshop on the back of a recovery vehicle recently and we were asked to investigate a non-start fault. The engine would crank but refused to start. I began by running a diagnostic check of the DDE module. Amongst numerous error codes was 4A63 [EWS tampering] . This was not the first time i had encountered this fault, so i was confident this was the cause of the problem. This code indicates a synchronisation fault between the CAS [car access system] and the DDE [digital diesel electronics]. A quick look at the DDE synchronisation status confirmed my suspicions. Rectification requires realignment of the DDE and CAS modules using the Autologic diagnostic tool. Once carried out …

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Audi Q7 2009 MMI fault

audi mmi

After rectifying an abs fault on a new customers Q7 she asked us to investigate a long standing fault with the MMI system, namely apart from a brief illumination of the screen nothing functioned at all. We began by connecting the Autologic Assist in order to communicate with the various modules associated with the media system, though we could communicate with all the modules numerous error codes were present in various modules. The next step was to carry out a fault clear broadcast which clears all the error codes in one operation. Once complete we attempted to switch on the MMI and as expected the system still displayed the fault. We then carried out a loop break diagnostic check, this …

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Mini 2002 srs fault


A customer booked in her mini for mot, the lady had not used our services before and  informed me that the airbag light was illuminated and had being for the past two years or so.  Which begs the question how it had passed previous mot examinations. (Section 5.4  reason for rejection  “a srs malfunction indicator lamp indicating a system malfunction” The lady was recommended to us after numerous other garage failures to rectify the fault. First step was to carry out a diagnostic check.  I connected our autologic diagnostic platform which quickly indicated a comms problem. Before the srs fault could be found i had to establish communications with the srs module. Firstly I checked the system fuse  (fuse 18 …

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