Can I remove pdc module

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Can I remove pdc module

Post by Phil131 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:15 pm

Hi guys over last couple of weeks I’ve had the pdc error. I’ve removed it cleaned it out but it’s started doing it now and also all my dash lights up and goes off aswell as I cannot lock or unlock the car with my keys. I have removed the fuses for this but it’s still doing it... can I just remove the module to clear the issue temporarily do you think? Or does it sound more terminal. Many thanks

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Re: Can I remove pdc module

Post by nivens » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:22 pm

I had mine out for a couple of weeks when it got soaked before so doesn't seem to be an issue.
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Re: Can I remove pdc module

Post by Phil131 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:46 pm

Only thing that is concerning me is the fact that I have already removed the fuses and it’s still going nuts. I will have a proper look tomorrow

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Re: Can I remove pdc module

Post by Nottsknots » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:16 pm

Pulling the fuses cuts the power to the module, but all the signal lines for the bus are still going into the short-circuit hell, and getting interference (or even grounding that drops out signals from other modules, so it looks like those arent working either -hence all the dash errors).

Disconnecting the PDC module is fine, and provided the connector is clean, dry, and held up out of any contamination, should prevent further errors.
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Re: Can I remove pdc module

Post by Phil131 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:10 pm

Brilliant thank you any ideas what a new module costs?

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Re: Can I remove pdc module

Post by Nottsknots » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:20 am

Going rate on ebay looks like £50-£80-ish.

New will be more like £300, but ask BMW for the actual price, I may be way out.

Go somewhere like Quarry Motors, and they'll be good second hand (or at least if you get a duffer they're honest enough to resolve any issues).

You sure yours is toast? If its not been u/s for months, then you might be able to pop the circuit board out of the box (push in a couple of clips, then push the connectors in and the board slides out), check for obvious signs of death, dry it out - some folks put it in a bag of rice in the airing cupboard overnight, I just stuck it in the oven on a low temp, about 90 degrees, for about 20 mins to thoroughly dry under the chips and in the layers of the board itself. Unless there is obvious corrosion on the tracks or pins of components, they can usually be recovered.
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Re: Can I remove pdc module

Post by Phil131 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:36 pm

It’s been in the airing cupboard for a few days now il give it a strip down and have a look at it later

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Re: Can I remove pdc module

Post by Probocop » Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:00 pm

When mine got soaked I tried the airing cupboard trick, but with no luck. So I just removed the module and set an alert up on eBay for the part number. Got one for about £45 in the end.

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