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post #1 of 8 Old 12th December 2016, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
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Question Help buying an M5 with error codes

Hello enthusiast,

I found an 01' BMW M5 for sale and was wondering if you could give me your input on whether its a good buy or not. The car has 200k miles and has a ticking sound coming from the engine bay. I'm not sure whether its the VANOS or a spun rod bearing. I couldn't tell the difference. The exterior of the car seems to be in good condition and the interior is okay. I did a scan on the car and got a diagnostic reading of the following codes, but I was wondering if anyone with more experience could take a look and provide me with your input on what the codes meant or whether its a good buy for $7700. I would also like to state that it was 7 previous owners and was a corporate/lease vehicle. Aside from that, I rode in the car and it still felt like it had alot of power. It pulls real hard, current driver may be driving it hard, unsure.

# ERRORS IN UNITS
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Unit BMWTNR HW SW-FSW ERRORS / SHADOW-MEMORY
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DME -> 7.837.965 18 16 4 errors / 15 errors
EWS -> 6.905.670 03 08 2 errors
ABS -> 6.755.741 54 03 2 errors
LEW -> 6.750.126 04 03 1 error
A/C -> 6.902.547 50 61 2 errors
SRS -> 6.900.727 40 30 no errors
IKE -> 7.832.635 19 15 5 errors
LCM -> 6.908.468 D1 42 no errors / 8 errors
ZKE -> 6.913.524 21 23 7 errors / 4 errors
MFL -> 0.000.000 01 09 no data
PDC -> 6.904.010 01 13 no errors
AIC -> 6.904.012 04 14 no errors
RAD -> 6.902.718 45 42 no errors
TEL -> 0.025.708 31 03 no errors
SZM -> 2.694.073 41 F8 no errors / no errors
VID -> 6.911.222 04 11 no errors / no errors
NAV -> 6.915.035 11 50 no errors / 7 errors
VMGP -> 6.915.035 11 50 no data
BMBT -> 6.913.387 42 42 4 errors
RDC -> 2.695.675 01 10 no errors
DSP -> 6.905.119 03 04 no errors
SES -> 6.913.352 08 05 no errors
LRA -> 8.375.964 D1 05 1 error / no errors

# ERRORS DETAILS - DTC(hex)/PARAM(hex)
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DME -> 8F/82 - Electronics-box fan
8D/81 - Tank fill level implausible
B5/81 - Fuel filler cap open/missing
B2/81 - Cat.-conv. conversion, bank 1
Shadow-memory:
86/00 - CAN timeout, instrument cluster
86/00 - CAN timeout, instrument cluster
86/00 - CAN timeout, instrument cluster
86/00 - CAN timeout, instrument cluster
8D/81 - Tank fill level implausible
8D/81 - Tank fill level implausible
8F/82 - Electronics-box fan
8F/82 - Electronics-box fan
45/00 - Signal, knock sensor, cyl. 3-4
45/00 - Signal, knock sensor, cyl. 3-4
45/00 - Signal, knock sensor, cyl. 3-4
45/00 - Signal, knock sensor, cyl. 3-4
45/00 - Signal, knock sensor, cyl. 3-4
10/00 - Signal, crankshaft sensor
10/00 - Signal, crankshaft sensor

EWS -> 43/01 - Toleration of changing code increased, key 4
0F/2A - Power on reset

ABS -> 5A/01 - Temporary system deactivation
59/01 - Low voltage

LEW -> 0B/AB - Wrong LWS-ID

A/C -> 0A/44 - AUC sensor
1E/41 - Auxiliary water pump

IKE -> BF/C8 - Internal fault, EEPROM checksum, coding incorrect/incomplete
44/88 - Oil-pressure sensor
C7/81 - Tank sensor 1, left
90/84 - Voltage supply, terminal 15, faulty
CE/C1 - Outside-temperature sensor

LCM -> Shadow-memory:
58/02 - Engine failsafe program
60/04 - Engine oil level, thermal sensor TOG
79/05 - Right low beam light
7A/1F - Front left side light
7F/1F - Left fog light
93/02 - Right brake light
94/1F - Rear left fog light
95/1F - Rear right fog light

ZKE -> 5D/01 - Central locking mechanism defective, driver's door
AD/21 - Short circuit mirror motor vertical, passenger's door
AF/3F - Short circuit mirror motor horizontal, passenger's door
04/01 - Terminal R wire on the GM III
C7/02 - Driver's seat seat height: blocking below
C0/23 - Driver's seat longitudinal adjustment: communication error
CC/21 - Driver's seat seatback: communication error
Shadow-memory:
8B/24 - DWA-Alarm: rear window or interior security
8A/01 - DWA-Alarm: tilt alarm sensor
93/2A - Power up from the GM III
80/01 - DWA-Alarm: Terminal R

BMBT -> 16/2B - EEPROM Checksum does not match with programmed value
0B/1F - I-Bus sending error
01/0A - Watchdog reset
03/01 - PL wire, Short circuit to ground

LRA -> 04/3F - Drive left headlights

Any help is appreciated! Thank you.
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post #2 of 8 Old 12th December 2016, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
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KRSE, I would advise against it. That's pretty high mileage and various known errors. Ticking could be a lot of things and many are expensive. MGDMD is right when he says that that this could be a very expensive car in the long run and at 200K miles you will never recoup the money spent.

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I would walk away from this deal
What you save in the car price will be made up, if not added additionally, in repairs
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100% do not buy this car! 7 owners, and all those codes... holy crap. Unless you could get them more like to $5000 tops i wouldnt touch it. I understand having a few things wrong with the car, but my god. Nobody has loved that car would be my guess.


These cars are finnicky about what parts you use in them. I only buy the same stuff bmw used in them. You can save on labor doing work yourself, but parts are a cost that you cant get around as easily. Just looking at those codes Im seeing a couple grand in parts conservatively, and who knows? Just because a code is showing doesnt even mean thats what is wrong with it, it can be a symptom of something bigger.

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