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My 08 bmw x3 is having some issues with the vvt. The scanner says it the voltage input is too low. Code is p1056
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BMW Mechanic: Ricardo Hohl, ASE Master Certified Tech replied 11 months ago
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Hi welcome to just answers my name is Ricardo. Fault codes for variable valve timing will require diagnosis with BMW compatible scan tools.
This vehicle has both variable valve timing and variable valve lift. Instead of having a traditional valve body, this vehicle uses a system to control the valve lift and therefore intake air volume.
The fault codes specifically relate to supply voltage input too low for the valvetronic system. The valvetronic system is controlled by the engine control module. There is a specific fuse that supplies the engine control module with power for the valvetronic system. That fuse is a 40 amp fuse that is located in the electronics box next to the engine control module. Verify that fuse is intact and will allow current flow before worrying about anything else.The power from the fuse should go to the valvetronic relay which is behind the 40 amp fuse. With key on, the relay should activate and send battery voltage on the Orange wire from the relay to pins 1 and 2 of connector X60004 of the engine control module.5. It is very important that the variable valve lift system is initialized and working properly for this engine to run. This can only be done with a BMW compatible scan tool or factory scan tool.
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BMW Mechanic: Ricardo Hohl, ASE Master Certified Tech replied 11 months ago
Check the 40 amp fuse first .
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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
The fuse where the glove department is right?
BMW Mechanic: Ricardo Hohl, ASE Master Certified Tech replied 11 months ago
Let me know if ok check for power across the fuse
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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Gimme one sec. i couldnt find a fuse tester so im improvising
BMW Mechanic: Ricardo Hohl, ASE Master Certified Tech replied 11 months ago
Take your time is ok if you have to do this tomorrow in the morning no rush.
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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I just switched out the fuse for another but it seems to be the same
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
But yeah if u want we can do this tomorrow
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Is the 40 amp fuse supposed to be a little burnt is what it seemes like on the tips
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Its not blown tho
BMW Mechanic: Ricardo Hohl, ASE Master Certified Tech replied 11 months ago
Ok you will need either a test light or multimeter to check for power across the fuse if you use a test light expect to see a bright lite on the test light/ if you use a multimeter expect to read battery power.
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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Yeah ill have to buy one in the morning.
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
At least you were more helpful already than the last guy. Lol
BMW Mechanic: Ricardo Hohl, ASE Master Certified Tech replied 11 months ago

i'll get back to you tonight at 7 pm sorry for the inconvenience,unexpectedly had to go work today volunteer firefighter sorry.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Thats no problem man. Take your time. Any chance are u helping for the whitter fire in sb?
BMW Mechanic: Ricardo Hohl, ASE Master Certified Tech replied 11 months ago

Good Morning will you like to continue now or tonight?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Tonight would be best. Thanks
BMW Mechanic: Ricardo Hohl, ASE Master Certified Tech replied 11 months ago

ok talk to you tonight.

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