This is a common problem on BMW that is equipped with the ATE MK60E ABS module. This problem does not affect all BMW models.
Other models such as E90: ABS, ASR, and ESP lights will turn on.
Check if your ABS module is made by ATE.
Read DSC Fault Codes
The first thing that you need to do is to read the codes from your BMW. You will need to read codes from the DSC / ABS module. You can do this yourself if you have a scanner that can read BMW-specific codes.
Demonstrating how to use Foxwell for BMW to read and clear DSC fault codes.
When the BMW is scanned, you will get faults related to the power supply to the ABS hydraulic unit.
- ABS pump motor fault code
- Fault code related to ABS pump power supply
- Code 24049 (5DF1) Hydraulic unit - Motor connection failure
- Related codes C1DF1 24049
- Code 24048 (5DF0) - Pump motor failure
- ABS Pressure sensor fault code
To fix this problem, you can either replace your unit with a new ABS module. The new ABS module will need to be coded so that the VIN matches the VIN number of your BMW. At most BMW dealerships, this repair can vary from $1500-$2500.
But don't panic because there is a cheaper alternative to fix this problem. Instead, use a BMW ATE ABS rebuild service on eBay.
You will need to remove the ABS module and mail it so that a BMW specialist can diagnose and repair your unit. This method is less expensive ($150-$250) and does not require the ABS to be coded after installation.
Remove the ABS hydraulic unit and send it for repair to any of the following specialists: BMW ATE ABS Module Repair on eBay