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      02-09-2018, 07:33 PM   #1

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E90 Park Brake CAN BUS fix?

Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum but have used this knowledge base extensively for both my E30 and my new aquisition, an 06 330xi. I'm relatively new to CAN BUS coding but have done a fair amount of research on my issue and think this is the direction I should head in.

In short, the red "BRAKE" indicator on the dash is always on the instrument cluster. Whenever I move the car, a loud chime sounds and a brake emblem with the word "park" under it appears. Presumably this is to warn me that my brake is pulled while I'm driving, but I think it also disables cruise control.
I have traced the park brake switch and its wire back to the JBE and unplugged it from the connector, since that should eliminate the brake lever switch or any potential harness shorts. Despite not having the signal wire plugged into the JBE, on a fresh start and drive, the cluster still indicates the park brake is pulled. A quick error log check of the kombi showed me this potentially relevant error:

A551 ID_Failure 0x34F contact hand brake
Logistic counter: 40
Mileage 204728 km
Message Error no ID 0-n
No matching error symptom
Test conditions fulfilled
Error present now and already stored
Error would not cause a warning lamp to light up
Error code: A5 51 60 28 63 F7 79 01

This makes me think that the error is inside the CAN network, potentially sent from the JBE. Has anyone ever dealt with an issue similar to this or have any ideas as to how I can isolate and then fix my problem? The main reason to fix is that I think this could be keeping my cruise control from working, otherwise I would just disable the speaker that makes the annoying chime.

I had been thinking to try coding out a parking brake check, look at a CAN BUS trace to see if there is disagreement between modules, or see if I should replace the JBE... I am by no means an expert on this stuff but I'm willing to continue learning.

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      06-13-2018, 05:08 PM   #2

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Hey, I have this exact same issue and code, did you ever get to the bottom of it?

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