1st Gen R53 Cooper S Intermittent P1689 code?

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  1. BlimeyCabrio

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    In the past several weeks, I've thrown this code three times. Once the car went into limp when i mashed the throttle when a stop light turned green, the other times I've had no symptoms other than the code and SES light. If I clear it, the car may drive fine with no codes for a week or two (many hundreds of miles) before throwing the code again.

    I don't know if cold weather has brought it on, or if that's just coincidental.

    I know it's a throttle code, I've searched and read all I could find, but I've never read about what anyone did to resolve it - folks will post that they have the code, folks will post a few suggestions, then there's never a follow-up on recurrence or resolution.

    Trying to decide if my throttle body is going, or not. I have a spare (I think). I may throw it and the necessary tools in the car, just in case....

    Anybody have any experience with this?
     
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    :cornut: No help here. I can't even find that specific code (P1689) in our library under 1st gen MINIs and I believe that yours is an R52 S. I have an R56 so I guess that we'll have to wait for some R53 or R52 S type people to come along. Good Luck.

    Jason
     
  3. Dave.0

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    Here's the definition of DTC P1689 -

    P1689 5769 Electronic Throttle Control Monitor Level 2/3 Torque Calculation Error.

    If you have access to a BavTech tool have your car scanned and reset all the adaptives.

    Enthusiast kit - option 1...$287.00


    http://www.bavariantechnic.com/buy.aspx
     
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    Yup is just a Throttle Control Calculation Error that can fixed with the BavTech tool by resetting the adaptives.

    Its a very easy tool to use and it cheap at only $287. I have one and use it all the time to help people out. It pulls all MINI / BMW codes and allows you to reset things like adaptives and airbag lights. It has a lot of features that autozone type scan tools cannot provide.

    Also the 3 VIN limit is not an issue if you do not register VINs in the tool.

    It will also clear the dreaded P2096. <-- read up on that one.
     
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    Recently had the same code and limp mode. Cleared the code and went on with life, no more problem.

    Mine triggered on a very cold morning, below 20F, car was warmed up. I did a bunch of downshifts with throttle blips coming to a traffic light on a long highway off ramp. Recently had changed tires from summer to winter as well.

    Not sure if that helps at all.
     
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    Temp could be a factor. Dave's BavTech tool approach seems like a good investment. Does it cover the current Bimmer models, Dave?
     
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    I have AutoEnginuity and can clear adaptations with that. Will give that a try.

    Thanks for all the thoughts.

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    Yup :Thumbsup:
     
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    Thanks, Dave. Any updates, Paul?
     
  11. BlimeyCabrio

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    Waiting for it to get cold again here before I reset adaptations.. Almost 80 today, will be back in the 40's on Tuesday
     

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