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Old 05-16-2017, 10:06 PM   #1
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2000 bmw 328i tcm help

i need help finding the correct replacement for my tcm which are the numbers that have to match so its a direct fit without having to reset it.
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Old 05-17-2017, 12:03 AM   #2
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i need help finding the correct replacement for my tcm which are the numbers that have to match so its a direct fit without having to reset it.
By TCM, do you mean transmission control module? In BMW speak it's called an EGS. The part number is printed on the label on the module; get the same part number.

Here's an example. It's part number is 7506056.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/152515862065
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Old 05-17-2017, 10:06 PM   #3
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By TCM, do you mean transmission control module? In BMW speak it's called an EGS. The part number is printed on the label on the module; get the same part number.

Here's an example. It's part number is 7506056.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/152515862065
mine says 7504685 is theyr a newer version or is that just the part number sorry if i sound like a rookie.
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Old 05-17-2017, 10:23 PM   #4
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mine says 7504685 is theyr a newer version or is that just the part number sorry if i sound like a rookie.
As I said already, buy one with the same part number: 7504685.

The firmware inside it can be updated with WinKFP.
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Old 05-17-2017, 10:43 PM   #5
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As I said already, buy one with the same part number: 7504685.

The firmware inside it can be updated with WinKFP.
thank u so much what program do i need 4 that
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Old 05-17-2017, 11:03 PM   #6
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thank u so much what program do i need 4 that
If you're in SoCal, I'll update it for you. The program is WinKFP, as I said already.
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If you're in SoCal, I'll update it for you. The program is WinKFP, as I said already.
sounds good sir im having trouble finding 1 is it recomended to update the 1 i got on rite now my car is in limp mode i believe thats the reason i cant communicate with the egs as also the ebox fuse keeps blowing for the egs so im running with the blown fuse
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Old 05-18-2017, 07:53 AM   #8
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I'd find out why the EGS fuse keeps blowing first. There may be a short in the power wire or the connector. Installing a "new" EGS may not solve the problem.
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Old 05-18-2017, 08:25 AM   #9
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sounds good sir im having trouble finding 1 is it recomended to update the 1 i got on rite now my car is in limp mode i believe thats the reason i cant communicate with the egs as also the ebox fuse keeps blowing for the egs so im running with the blown fuse
The heater circuit for the 02 sensors is on the same fuse as the EGS. To test, disconnect them one by one, replace the fuse and switch to ON (not START). When the fuse blows again you have your culprit. Replace the offending sensor or just replace them all.

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[QUOTE=cvx5832;17245367]The heater circuit for the 02 sensors is on the same fuse as the EGS. To test, disconnect them one by one, replace the fuse and switch to ON (not START). When the fuse blows again you have your culprit. Replace the offending sensor or just replace them all.

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i replaced all 4 with cheap ebay 1s but all 4 pop out bad still but fuse blows anyways
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Old 05-18-2017, 08:08 PM   #11
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Any work on the VCG lately? Has happened to a few here where the wire got pinched and the wire eventually shorts out.
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Any work on the VCG lately? Has happened to a few here where the wire got pinched and the wire eventually shorts out.
what is the vcg
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Old 05-18-2017, 11:56 PM   #13
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what is the vcg
Valve cover gasket.
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Old 05-19-2017, 06:13 PM   #14
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Valve cover gasket.
i replaced it about 4 months ago
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