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hi I have an 2007 BMW 3 series 3L diesel with 164000kms. Seemingly

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hi
I have an 2007 BMW 3 series 3L diesel with 164000kms.
Seemingly following a diagnostics it requires a new DSC unit. I,ve been quoted 2700euros to have this done!!! I am wondering if I could bring it to an independent mechanic and have a reconditioned DSC fitted, or is this possible?
Would appreciate any advise re same
Many thanks.
Martina
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Steve replied 3 years ago.

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I do not know of anyone that reconditions these units for resale. It may be possible to send yours our for repair.

 

if you can find a reconditioned or used unit, yes you could have it fitted, but it would likely require programming

 

the biggest player in reconditioning these modules is BBA Reman so I would start by contacting them. If anyone reconditions these units, it will be BBA, or at least they will know who

 

they can be found here: CLICK HERE

 

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi Steve,


Thanks for your prompt reply. If I do get a reconditioned or used unit fitted, will i then need to return to BMW dealer to have it programmed, if I do are they likely to refuse if they have not fitted it with a new one and I have had it fitted by an independent mechanic?


Presuming it can only be programmed by a BMW garage?


 


Thanks, again!


 


Martina


 

Expert:  Steve replied 3 years ago.

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it will likely require programming if you get a used unit or some unit not from your car originally

 

all main dealers are free to refuse to do whatever they want. they are independent. most would not refuse to program a second hand unit

 

if one did, another probably wouldn't, or a private BMW garage with high end equipment could also probably do it if a dealer would not

 

I am not sure what symptoms or warning lights you have, but you might consider a second opinion if you have no warning lights

 

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

hi again


ABS warning lights came on, there were no other symptoms

Expert:  Steve replied 3 years ago.

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if the abs light is on and the faults indicate a failure of the unit, that is possible and common.

 

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

thanks!


will try some grovelling with the very expensive BMW service dept on monday and see what my options are!!


 

Expert:  Steve replied 3 years ago.

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