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post #1 of 61 Old 3rd August 2011, 05:36 PM Thread Starter
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Throttle Actuator Tendencies?

I, like many other members here, am having problems with my throttle actuator in Bank 2.

The question I have is that it only comes up and puts my car in "limp" mode when it has only been turned off for a short period of time (a few hours or less). If the car sits over night or for a day the codes never come up.

Is this common for the rest of you who have had actuator issues?

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post #2 of 61 Old 3rd August 2011, 05:55 PM
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yea they go bad on these cars. Pretty expensive part like around 700 or so. Plus the labor. I dunno i had mine changed under warranty. But GL...

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I have that issue on my car. specially in hot days. When it is cold or at cold start , it never happens. when it goes in limp mode, I turn it off, wait for few secs and restart it, it is fine..... No check engine light is on....

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I Just had mine changed, Both of them. Its 1039.00 after tax for the part each. A discount got mine down to pretty cheap with 4.8 hours labor/Programming. Car Runs like a champ again couldn't be happier.
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Ya I just wonder why its so temperamental?

So if I just drove my car once a day, from home and back without turning it off, it will never come up and everything will be A-OK!

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The longer you have the issuee the shorter the period between each occurrence, mine would not go into limp mode for weeks and I ignored it but 2 months later it happened every week and then later just driving 50 yards no matter how long the car was turned off for.

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Well mine will not come on during a drive. It will be on when I start the car and stay on, or, not be on and not come on.

I have been dealing with it for over a month and the it does not seem to be coming on more now than before.

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Well mine will not come on during a drive. It will be on when I start the car and stay on, or, not be on and not come on.

I have been dealing with it for over a month and the it does not seem to be coming on more now than before.

Exactly same! it does not come during a drive. It is only when to start the car. Do you have any mods installed on your car? Is your place hot specially parked at outdoors?

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See the similar situation: https://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e60...ong-my-m5.html

they say it is a Faulty Throttle Actuator and some say it is the battery.... I think it is the throttle actuator. My car is covered with warranty. I hope the dealer will validate it. Calling my dealer now.....

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