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So when I first start my car I am seeing "Reifenkontr.inaktiv" on the cluster LED bar. I assume its German, but what does it mean? I looked up the cluster tests here Exploring the E39 OBC and ran Test 10: Country coding; Its set to 02 US so I'm not sure why it would be displaying German for this message and English for everything else. Help Please.
 

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Thanks for the 'Exploring the E39 OBC' link, haven't seen that before and provides some fleshing out of things I wasn't familiar with :)
 

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it's the typical german shorthand-combo words BMW likes to use in NCSexpert.

just looking on google translate it seems as if it's saying tire counter inactive - i.e. wheel speed sensor problem, or ABS module problem.



also, it's displaying in german because you own a german car, engineered in germany and these are words you weren't supposed to see.


has any recent work been done on the car? any other symptoms?
 

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Tire control system inactive.
 

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It does.
 

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it's the typical german shorthand-combo words BMW likes to use in NCSexpert.

just looking on google translate it seems as if it's saying tire counter inactive - i.e. wheel speed sensor problem, or ABS module problem.



also, it's displaying in german because you own a german car, engineered in germany and these are words you weren't supposed to see.


has any recent work been done on the car? any other symptoms?
Thanks, I will have to check the wheel speed sensors.

The only work done on the car lately was some suspension work...control arms and sway bars.
 

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Thanks, I will have to check the wheel speed sensors.

The only work done on the car lately was some suspension work...control arms and sway bars.


bingo!

I have accidentally broke one of my connectors while doing thrust arms - it's not hard to hit it.
 
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Nice work! If this proves to be the issue this thread exemplifies the forum as a model of efficiency!
 

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This thread seems to suggest that there are sensors in the valve stems....I was under the impression that the e39 uses the wheel speed sensors to monitor the tire pressure.

upon more playing in google translate, I'm in agreeance here.

I think it's just saying Tire Control Inactive....not sure why though. perhaps a fault in the system?
 
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