Troubleshooting

If you are having problems with your ExhaustMeister™, first of all, we apologize! Please review the troubleshooting steps below to help isolate the issue that you may be having. If no resolution has been reached after reviewing these steps, please contact us via the support tab and we will get back with you ASAP! Remember, we stand behind our work and are always glad to assist with any issues that you may be having!

If you have connected your ExhaustMeister™, and it’s not opening and closing the exhaust valve when the car is running please, perform the following in each section below.

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  • Start the car, and place your ear next to the ExhaustMeister controller. Press the on/off buttons several times on the remote control and listen for a “clicking” sound. If you don’t hear any sound, test the other supplied remote control. If you fail to hear a clicking sound, this is typically a ground issue. The ground location you have chosen may not be a suitable ground. Do the following to find a suitable ground location:
        1. Detach the ground eyelet coming out of the ExhaustMeister™.
        2. Start your BMW
        3. Manually hold the metal eyelet against other metal areas in your trunk and press the on/off buttons on the remote controls.
        4. If your exhaust silencer valves start opening and closing or you hear the box making “clicking” sounds, you have found a suitable ground location. Secure the metal ground eyelet to this location.
        5. If there are no results after testing different ground locations, turn off the car, attach the ground wire to the negative side of the battery, start the car and try again.

If the ExhaustMeister™ still isn’t working, proceed to the next section.

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  • Check the fuse in your ExhaustMeister harness ensuring it’s not blown. If it is, replace with an ATM 2 amp fuse and try again.

If the ExhaustMeister™ still isn’t working, proceed to the next section.

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  • Check the connections from the ExhaustMeister™ to the BMW harness and BMW vacuum switch. Using a small bit of force, try to pull them apart without pushing in the clips. If they disconnect, the connections were not secured properly. Push in the clip(s) and reconnect and ensuring this time they will not pull apart without pushing in the clips.

Start your BMW and test the ExhaustMeister™ again, if it fails proceed to the next section.

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