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    Electrical gremlin has me perplexed and worried.

    Hello,


    About 4 months ago my dash light had been turning on, the light is specifically the 'car on a lift' yellow light.


    I ignored it because I didn't think it was serious, I didn't find any codes at the time.


    A month later, the dash light came back on again, and it did this a couple times a week until the light turned RED. Same warning light, except a red car on a lift indicating a more serious matter.


    As soon as the red car on a lift turned on, the AC shut off and radio shut off and gauges all turned off all WHILE I WAS DRIVING. So that was pretty scary.


    Can drove fine and shifted ok, but all of a sudden my dash went crazy.


    I thought to myself it must be something I did, so I tugged on a wire that powered my meth kit and the problem seemed to go away.


    Well today it came back, and this time I unplugged the main power cable that ran to my meth kit and my radar detector. Completely unplugged from my fusebox and the lights wont go away. This makes my car impossible to drive because I dont know what will happen.


    Has anyone ever encountered the red car on a lift? please help if you have seen this before.
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    afaik the car on the lift just means you have to go in for servicing. yellow means you can drive for a bit before you need to go, red means stop the car and call bmw. this is similar to when you need oil, a yellow oil can will appear when you need a quart or two, a red oil can means stop the car and refill the oil, or possibly you have a leak and should call bmw. anyway point is, i don't think bmw needs to be called, because they'll steal your money and claim the problem to be 1000 different things, especially if the meth kit wires change the frequency of the light. but you should take it to your respected local shop for diagnosing. whats strange is its not throwing readable codes afayk. does your shop have the bmw/german software that reads shadow/hidden codes? the car maybe throwing them there.
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    I just read the codes, here they are.

    I uninstalled my chip, and cleared all codes. Then I let the dash flicker and read the codes to have a clear view of whats happening.




    CDA8:
    CDA8 Message (Status KOMBI, 1B4)
    Error will cause a warning light
    Error is currently present
    Test conditions have been completed
    Timeout

    What the hell is KOMBI???



    Freeze Frame Information
    Event 1Odometer 50152kms 31163miles
    Engine speed 1,696.00 rpm
    control unit inside temperature 34.50 ∞C
    voltage Kl. 87 13.81 V
    status motor control 2.00 0-n


    Event 2Odometer 50432kms 31336miles
    Engine speed 2,400.00 rpm
    control unit inside temperature 45.75 ∞C
    voltage Kl. 87 13.91 V
    status motor control 2.00 0-n


    Event 3Odometer 50528kms 31396miles
    Engine speed 928.00 rpm
    control unit inside temperature 58.50 ∞C
    voltage Kl. 87 11.88 V
    status motor control 2.00 0-n




    CDA0:
    CDA0 Message (terminal state, 130)
    Error will not cause a warning light
    Error is currently present
    Test conditions have been completed
    Timeout

    Not sure what terminal state is.


    Freeze Frame Information
    Event 1Odometer 50152kms 31163miles
    Engine speed 1,728.00 rpm
    control unit inside temperature 34.50 ∞C
    voltage Kl. 87 13.81 V
    status motor control 2.00 0-n


    Event 2Odometer 50200kms 31192miles
    Engine speed 2,432.00 rpm
    control unit inside temperature 52.50 ∞C
    voltage Kl. 87 13.71 V
    status motor control 2.00 0-n


    Event 3Odometer 50528kms 31396miles
    Engine speed 960.00 rpm
    control unit inside temperature 58.50 ∞C
    voltage Kl. 87 12.49 V
    status motor control 2.00 0-n




    2DC3:
    2DC3 Control clamp 15
    Error will not cause a warning light
    Error is currently present
    Test conditions have been completed
    Timeout

    Does anyone know where control clamp 15 is located???

    Freeze Frame Information
    Event 1Odometer 50152kms 31163miles
    Engine speed 1,664.00 rpm
    motor status 4.00 0-n
    voltage Kl. 87 13.71 V
    status motor control 2.00 0-n


    Event 2Odometer 50200kms 31192miles
    Engine speed 2,400.00 rpm
    motor status 3.00 0-n
    voltage Kl. 87 13.81 V
    status motor control 2.00 0-n


    Event 3Odometer 50528kms 31396miles
    Engine speed 928.00 rpm
    motor status 2.00 0-n
    voltage Kl. 87 13.41 V
    status motor control 2.00 0-n




    CD94:
    CD94 Message (outside temperature / relative time, 310)
    Error will cause a warning light
    Error is currently present
    Test conditions have been completed
    Timeout


    Freeze Frame Information
    Event 1Odometer 50528kms 31396miles
    Engine speed 736.00 rpm
    control unit inside temperature 51.75 ∞C
    voltage Kl. 87 13.71 V
    status motor control 2.00 0-n


    Event 2Odometer 50528kms 31396miles
    Engine speed 736.00 rpm
    control unit inside temperature 51.00 ∞C
    voltage Kl. 87 14.12 V
    status motor control 2.00 0-n


    Event 3Odometer 50528kms 31396miles
    Engine speed 896.00 rpm
    control unit inside temperature 58.50 ∞C
    voltage Kl. 87 14.02 V
    status motor control 2.00 0-n




    CDA9:
    CDA9 Message (heat flow/load torque climate, 1B5)
    Error will not cause a warning light
    Error is not currently present
    Test conditions have been completed
    Timeout


    Freeze Frame Information
    Event 1Odometer 50528kms 31396miles
    Engine speed 704.00 rpm
    control unit inside temperature 51.75 ∞C
    voltage Kl. 87 13.71 V
    status motor control 2.00 0-n


    Event 2Odometer 50528kms 31396miles
    Engine speed 704.00 rpm
    control unit inside temperature 52.50 ∞C
    voltage Kl. 87 13.91 V
    status motor control 2.00 0-n
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    Other people eat shit and die.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
    I just read the codes, here they are.

    I uninstalled my chip, and cleared all codes. Then I let the dash flicker and read the codes to have a clear view of whats happening.




    CDA8:
    CDA8 Message (Status KOMBI, 1B4)
    Error will cause a warning light
    Error is currently present
    Test conditions have been completed
    Timeout

    What the hell is KOMBI???



    Freeze Frame Information
    Event 1Odometer 50152kms 31163miles
    Engine speed 1,696.00 rpm
    control unit inside temperature 34.50 ∞C
    voltage Kl. 87 13.81 V
    status motor control 2.00 0-n


    Event 2Odometer 50432kms 31336miles
    Engine speed 2,400.00 rpm
    control unit inside temperature 45.75 ∞C
    voltage Kl. 87 13.91 V
    status motor control 2.00 0-n


    Event 3Odometer 50528kms 31396miles
    Engine speed 928.00 rpm
    control unit inside temperature 58.50 ∞C
    voltage Kl. 87 11.88 V
    status motor control 2.00 0-n




    CDA0:
    CDA0 Message (terminal state, 130)
    Error will not cause a warning light
    Error is currently present
    Test conditions have been completed
    Timeout

    Not sure what terminal state is.


    Freeze Frame Information
    Event 1Odometer 50152kms 31163miles
    Engine speed 1,728.00 rpm
    control unit inside temperature 34.50 ∞C
    voltage Kl. 87 13.81 V
    status motor control 2.00 0-n


    Event 2Odometer 50200kms 31192miles
    Engine speed 2,432.00 rpm
    control unit inside temperature 52.50 ∞C
    voltage Kl. 87 13.71 V
    status motor control 2.00 0-n


    Event 3Odometer 50528kms 31396miles
    Engine speed 960.00 rpm
    control unit inside temperature 58.50 ∞C
    voltage Kl. 87 12.49 V
    status motor control 2.00 0-n




    2DC3:
    2DC3 Control clamp 15
    Error will not cause a warning light
    Error is currently present
    Test conditions have been completed
    Timeout

    Does anyone know where control clamp 15 is located???

    Freeze Frame Information
    Event 1Odometer 50152kms 31163miles
    Engine speed 1,664.00 rpm
    motor status 4.00 0-n
    voltage Kl. 87 13.71 V
    status motor control 2.00 0-n


    Event 2Odometer 50200kms 31192miles
    Engine speed 2,400.00 rpm
    motor status 3.00 0-n
    voltage Kl. 87 13.81 V
    status motor control 2.00 0-n


    Event 3Odometer 50528kms 31396miles
    Engine speed 928.00 rpm
    motor status 2.00 0-n
    voltage Kl. 87 13.41 V
    status motor control 2.00 0-n




    CD94:
    CD94 Message (outside temperature / relative time, 310)
    Error will cause a warning light
    Error is currently present
    Test conditions have been completed
    Timeout


    Freeze Frame Information
    Event 1Odometer 50528kms 31396miles
    Engine speed 736.00 rpm
    control unit inside temperature 51.75 ∞C
    voltage Kl. 87 13.71 V
    status motor control 2.00 0-n


    Event 2Odometer 50528kms 31396miles
    Engine speed 736.00 rpm
    control unit inside temperature 51.00 ∞C
    voltage Kl. 87 14.12 V
    status motor control 2.00 0-n


    Event 3Odometer 50528kms 31396miles
    Engine speed 896.00 rpm
    control unit inside temperature 58.50 ∞C
    voltage Kl. 87 14.02 V
    status motor control 2.00 0-n




    CDA9:
    CDA9 Message (heat flow/load torque climate, 1B5)
    Error will not cause a warning light
    Error is not currently present
    Test conditions have been completed
    Timeout


    Freeze Frame Information
    Event 1Odometer 50528kms 31396miles
    Engine speed 704.00 rpm
    control unit inside temperature 51.75 ∞C
    voltage Kl. 87 13.71 V
    status motor control 2.00 0-n


    Event 2Odometer 50528kms 31396miles
    Engine speed 704.00 rpm
    control unit inside temperature 52.50 ∞C
    voltage Kl. 87 13.91 V
    status motor control 2.00 0-n
    I'm not good with codes but these two guys are, paging @Terry@BMS and @Matt@Camber-Toe

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    Could it possibly be that some accessory is draining your battery, and it doesn't hold a charge anymore? I know with my e46 it would do some strange things when my battery would need replacing. My dash, headlights, and power accessories would all stop working, then turn back on 2 seconds later while driving. Sometimes the car itself would just shut off while driving.
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    Kombi is your dash cluster..did you maybe have your car coded recently?
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    holy $#@! batman! seems like an electrical issue is causing all sorts of unrelated errors to me. im no expert here so ill defer to someone who can help (ie: more qualified).
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    I can attest to failure of all kinds of things when the battery is low or dying or a bad terminal to the battery. Flashing, failing braking systems etc but the car ran fine outside of that.

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    As dzenno stated, kombi is your gauge cluster or display module. You have a voltage clamp code in there which either means it was overcharging or the car did not have enough juice to supply the systems, so it started cuttinf power to modules of least importance.

    My friends car had this issue last week. Car was giving him long cranks, some running problems and the night I pulled his tune we realized the car would throw the red battery light no more than 30 seconds after being on if the car wasnt running.

    I changed thd battery at the shop, had my boy at the dealer reset it for me and the car has had no problems since.

    Usually the yellow car on a lift means you are due for a vehicle check soon. A red vehicle means you are overdue or you have a condition like worn brakes that needs to be taken care of immediatley.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by dzenno Click here to enlarge
    Kombi is your dash cluster..did you maybe have your car coded recently?
    What do you mean coded? As in the software updates? No it hasnt gotten that lately.

    Thanks for the input everyone, at least I'm a little more relieved that it is just a battery problem which is easily replaced.

    The car did encounter a rearend collision about 5 months ago and that might have something to do with it.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Matt@Camber-Toe Click here to enlarge
    As dzenno stated, kombi is your gauge cluster or display module. You have a voltage clamp code in there which either means it was overcharging or the car did not have enough juice to supply the systems, so it started cuttinf power to modules of least importance.

    My friends car had this issue last week. Car was giving him long cranks, some running problems and the night I pulled his tune we realized the car would throw the red battery light no more than 30 seconds after being on if the car wasnt running.

    I changed thd battery at the shop, had my boy at the dealer reset it for me and the car has had no problems since.

    Usually the yellow car on a lift means you are due for a vehicle check soon. A red vehicle means you are overdue or you have a condition like worn brakes that needs to be taken care of immediatley.
    I get the red vehicle with the flashing cluster and the gauges flipping out all at once. How do I know if the car is overcharging? I am measuring about 15V when the car is on which seems normal to me. I have to check the battery voltage when car is off, the flickering occurs when the car is on which is weird because the battery is getting a full charge at that time. (aka not undercharged).

    EDIT: My AC also shuts off during the flickering ordeal, which sucks. Radio shuts off too, basically whole dash shuts off and gauges phreak out.
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    Ummm ok so I went outside and turned the car on. The dash was working, AC was working and radio too. Only code showing up was the tire pressure sensor INACTIVE code on my dash. Then, I cracked open my BT cable and reset that code. Still on my dash. So I went into my dash options using the little up/down selector on the left console stick and reset the tire pressure sensors, drove around for 5 minutes and the light went away.


    Basically all the dash error lights went away, I have NO IDEA what caused all this and what solved it.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
    Basically all the dash error lights went away, I have NO IDEA what caused all this and what solved it.
    Uh, so everything is good now?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Uh, so everything is good now?
    For the time being, but so strange that it goes away and comes back. I dont doubt it will be back, Im just going to get back to stock so that when it comes back I can take it to the stealer.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
    For the time being, but so strange that it goes away and comes back. I dont doubt it will be back, Im just going to get back to stock so that when it comes back I can take it to the stealer.
    Good idea, whole thing is weird though.

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    Since you were rear-ended and the battery is back there, I would check to make sure the battery connections are still tight. Loose connections could cause an intermittent issue. It does sound like there may be an issue with the charging system.

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    The stealer said they replaced the battery AND the rear control module. Not sure how good a job the retards did.

    BTW, the dash problem had nothing to do with my meth kit, I uninstalled everything last night and it was still happening.
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    Ok I just drove around for 15 minutes and the car is still doing the exact same thing. Dash flickering, gauges turning on and off, AC turning on and off, radio on and off etc...

    I have no idea what is happening to this car. It is stock and still doing it, I have a feeling it's either the battery or the rear control module.
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    but didn't they 'replace them'? chances are they did squat but lets give them the benefit of the doubt. even so, i cant believe they would give the car back to you if the work they did had no effect. god man the dealer just sucks, straight up.
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    They claimed they replaced the battery. Who knows if they really did. The car actually ran fine after the collision, this problem just crept up on me slowly. Every week another dash light came on until I got a paul oakenfold light concert in my car one day.
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    lol, a video would help, but i feel for ya, would you consider bringing it to a respectable local shop instead? get a second opinion. the stealership is going to pull you in circles with an issue like this.
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    I took a video of my dash, gonna post it up in a minute you'll see how insane this $#@! is.
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    OKAY,

    Here is the video, ignore the loud buzz at 0:24 that is just my phone trying to connect to bluetooth and failing (because of my problem).

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    I like the video name lol

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    Maybe Terry can integrate that into the JB4. Forget gauge sweep, we need Paul Oakenfold mode. Click here to enlarge

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