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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Sat, Aug-04-2018, 06:05:01 PM   #1
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When I had bought my car, the PO said the ABS light had been on and the BMW master mechanic they took the car to, could not find the problem. The PO gave me the relays saying that installing them would/could cause the back end of the car would swing around upon a hard application of the brakes...is that true? I have never installed them since owning the car.
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Pull the codes?
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You may need a new or used or partially rebuilt abs unit. But definitely troubleshoot first since it could be as simple as a relay or sensor.
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if you need an ABS unit mine will be coming out shortly. I'm sure the mechanic told them some BS story though as thats not how ABS works lol. When theres a fault it just doesn't work which means lockup of all 4 is possible and braking effectiveness reduced if that happens.
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OP has a 95 with 3 channel. Can the later 4 channel swap in? You can find DIY for resoldering the electrical part that fails. I did not attemp that and bought a used one.
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OP has a 95 with 3 channel. Can the later 4 channel swap in? You can find DIY for resoldering the electrical part that fails. I did not attemp that and bought a used one.
I have a used one; however, it's for 96+. I did an analysis with DIS, and it pointed to the front driver side...I cleaned the sensor (had lots of metal shavings) so I hoping that's it.
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if you need an ABS unit mine will be coming out shortly. I'm sure the mechanic told them some BS story though as thats not how ABS works lol. When theres a fault it just doesn't work which means lockup of all 4 is possible and braking effectiveness reduced if that happens.
That's what I thought being on the forum now for a while...still had to double checked. I think that mechanic just didn't want to fool around with a 95M3 when newer cars were lining up for service and would have brought him more money.
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