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Check engine light on. Getting code for crank ventilation.

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Check engine light on...

Check engine light on. Getting code for crank ventilation

Mechanic's Assistant: Does the light stay on, or does it blink?

It stays on

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your BMW?

2013 535i

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your 535i yourself? What have you tried so far?

Took it to mechanic, he changed the sensor and checked the wire coming from sensor

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

I smell fumes in the car as well

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: BMW
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BMW Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 6 months ago
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Hello and welcome,

My name is ***** ***** it will be my pleasure to assist you today.

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BMW Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 6 months ago

what is the exact code you are getting?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
crank case ventilation ground
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
No
BMW Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 6 months ago

can you please provide the actual code

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Not at this time. Scanner is in vehicle and vehicle is in the shop
BMW Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 6 months ago

I will need the actual code when it is available.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I will have access to the vehicle tomorrow morning
BMW Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 6 months ago

ok please post the info then.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
ok. thanks
BMW Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 6 months ago

sure no problem

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
160502
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
That's the code I'm getting. Crankcase ventilation heating activation. Short circuit to ground
BMW Mechanic: JayPutelis, Shop Foreman/ BMW Master Tech replied 6 months ago
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Hi there,

Do you still need assistance? What has your mechanic performed so far? You stated replaced sensor (which one) and which wires have they checked?

Thanks, JP

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
The crankcase ventilation sensor as well as two oxygen sensors
BMW Mechanic: JayPutelis, Shop Foreman/ BMW Master Tech replied 6 months ago

Can you get me the part number that the shop used for replacement for the crankcase sensor?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Working on it right now. Could it be computer or a faulty wire
BMW Mechanic: JayPutelis, Shop Foreman/ BMW Master Tech replied 6 months ago

Yes, could easily be either of those. Do you have any aftermarket equipment installed in the vehicle. i.e. piggyback tuning modules?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I was going to add a dinan stage 1 time after I get this issue resolved
BMW Mechanic: JayPutelis, Shop Foreman/ BMW Master Tech replied 6 months ago

Let me know when you get that part number

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Got it
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I will get that to you asap
BMW Mechanic: JayPutelis, Shop Foreman/ BMW Master Tech replied 6 months ago

Hi, any update?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
On my way to the shop in about an hour
BMW Mechanic: JayPutelis, Shop Foreman/ BMW Master Tech replied 6 months ago

Hi,

Any news?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
No luck with the part number. Might take the car to BMW if this mechanic can't figure it out
BMW Mechanic: JayPutelis, Shop Foreman/ BMW Master Tech replied 6 months ago

Ok, Let me know when you get any more info.

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