Electronic Service Experts for your German Vehicle
At Hans Wittler’s Automotive, we pride ourselves on being able to do electronic repairs that no one else in Albuquerque can do. Our in-house technician has over 10 years of experience in electrical repair and software transfer and coding.
Here’s a look at some of our electronic services:
Cloning of Used Control Units
The control unit is essentially the vehicle’s computer, responsible for managing various functions, from engine operation to the air conditioning system. When your German car’s control unit starts to fail, it can lead to a range of issues, impacting both performance and safety.
Purchasing a new control unit, especially for German vehicles, can be incredibly expensive, and sometimes, there might be availability issues due to model discontinuation or supply chain problems. That’s where cloning comes into play.
The footwell module, commonly referred to as the FRM in your BMW, is a vital component that controls the lighting, window, and door functions. Just like any sophisticated piece of technology, sometimes it needs a reset.
Why would we reset your BMW’s FRM? It could be due to a minor glitch after a battery drain or replacement, or it may stem from software updates. Resetting the FRM is like giving your vehicle’s electrical system a fresh start. It ensures that all the settings are correctly aligned with your car’s operational blueprint, maintaining the luxury and functionality you expect from a BMW.
Module and Control
The instrument cluster is your dashboard, the direct line of communication between your car and you. It displays vital information like speed, fuel level, and engine warnings. If there’s an issue here, it could lead to misreadings or a complete blackout of crucial data. Repairing the instrument cluster ensures you’re always accurately informed about your car’s status.
The Engine Control Unit is the brain of your car. It oversees engine performance, ensuring optimal fuel efficiency and emissions control. A malfunctioning ECU can lead to decreased performance, increased emissions, or even engine failure. Timely repairs prevent these issues, keeping your car running smoothly.
The ABS control unit manages the anti-lock braking system, a key safety feature, especially in slippery conditions. If this unit fails, you might lose crucial braking capabilities when you need them most. Repairing this unit ensures your safety on the road.
Additionally, various sensors throughout your vehicle, like oxygen sensors or temperature sensors, play a vital role. They feed information to the ECU to manage engine performance, emissions, and more. Faulty sensors can lead to incorrect data being fed to the ECU, resulting in poor performance or even damage.
CIS, or Continuous Injection System, is a type of fuel injection commonly found in vintage and classic German cars. It regulates the flow of fuel to the engine, ensuring that your vehicle runs smoothly and efficiently. Over time, components in the CIS system can wear out or become clogged, which can lead to a range of issues like poor idling, stalling, or even reduced fuel efficiency.
Maintaining your CIS injection system isn’t just about immediate benefits; it’s also an investment in the longevity and reliability of your classic German car. We’re here to provide you with high-quality work and exceptional service, just as we have been doing since 1975.
Mileage Correction On
Used Instrument Clusters
Your vehicle’s instrument cluster is the panel in front of the driver that displays important information, including the odometer reading, which shows how many miles your car has traveled.
When the instrument cluster is damaged or malfunctioning, we may replace it with a used cluster as a cost-effective solution. However, the replacement cluster will often display the mileage from its original vehicle, not yours.
Here’s where mileage correction comes in. It’s important for the odometer reading to reflect the true mileage of your vehicle for a number of reasons.
Firstly, accuracy in your car’s mileage is essential for understanding its wear and tear, helping us make informed decisions about maintenance and preventative care. Secondly, it ensures that you have a reliable record for resale value, as potential buyers will want to know the actual mileage. Lastly, it’s a legal requirement; the displayed mileage must be correct to avoid fraud.
Visit Hans Wittler’s Automotive For Your
Electronic Service Needs Today
At Hans Wittler’s Automotive, we understand the complexity of your German vehicle’s electrical systems, and we’re here to help when there’s a problem.
Preventative maintenance can save you from costly repairs down the line. We’re here to help you maintain the health of your vehicle with our expertise and exceptional service. Visit us at one of our two locations – 121 Elizabeth St. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87123 or 5701 Wilshire Ave. NE, Albuquerque, NM or call us at (505) 294-7684.