16 Mar, 16

BMW X3 2.0D (E83) Electronic Turbo Actuator Repairs

BMW Turbocharger Actuator RepairsBMW X3 Turbo Actuator faults
The BMW X3 2.0D from 2004 to 2007 is fitted with an electronic turbo actuator, which is designed to accurately control the flow and output of the turbocharger. The actuator is controlled by the Engine ECU and the parameters of the ECU can be adjusted to change the way the actuator operates. If tuned correctly, you can decrease the spool up time of the turbocharger and simultaneously increase the power and economy of the vehicle.

Electronic turbo actuators are very common failing parts and are not sold separately from the turbo. So when the electronic turbo actuator does fail, you are quoted by the dealers for a complete replacement turbocharger + actuator together. Used parts are not recommended due to how common the actuator failure is and also used parts will require coding to the vehicle at an additional cost.

BMW X3 Electronic Turbo Actuator Failure Symptoms
A faulty turbo actuator can sometimes be very easy to diagnose, however sometimes the diagnostic equipment can point you in the direction of a boost pressure sensor or give descriptions like “Boost Leak Detected”. Therefore it is necessary to ensure you thoroughly diagnose the problem before you start replacing components. Below is a short list of common failure symptoms we see with the electronic turbocharger actuator.

  • Loss of power under acceleration
  • Intermittent loss of power under acceleration
  • Smoking on acceleration
  • Fault codes pointing to turbo actuator
  • “Charge Air Pressure Control” fault
  • Actuator arm not moving

The most common part numbers associated with the BMW X3 Electronic Turbo Actuator are: 712120 & 6NW008412.

BMW Turbocharger Actuator RebuildsBMW X3 Electronic Turbo Actuator Repairs
We can fully remanufacture the BMW X3 electronic turbo actuator. We use new genuine OEM components when rebuilding the actuator and up rate components that are known weaknesses in the design to ensure it does not fail again. All repaired actuators are returned fully plug & play with a Lifetime warranty and will not require programming.

For more information on our Electronic Turbocharger Actuator testing and repair services, call us today on 0203 815 9441.

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4 thoughts on “BMW X3 2.0D (E83) Electronic Turbo Actuator Repairs
  • Dear Sir,
    I am interesting about remanufacturing my actuator. I want more informations , some prices, etc…. My car is BMW x3 E83 2.0d and the problem is that the maximum boost is 2 psi but no leakage , smoke…..

    Thank you
    Antreas Stratioti

    • Hi Antreas

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      We’ve sent you an email with full pricing and information regarding the Electronic Turbo Actuator remanufacturing service we offer for your vehicle.

      Kind Regards


  • Hi I got this code
    299F00- charging pressure actuator,position control:charging pressure actuator closed too far/positive.
    Can u tell me how much it is gonna cost me. Thx

    • Hi Mihai

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      We have sent you an email with full information and pricing.

      Kind Regards


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