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Problem with traction control

The triangle with the arrow around it is constantly on when i start up my car (think its the traction control?). the DTC button doesnt work either now, and i cant reset it!!

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Hold the dtc buton in it will reset it

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I'd take it to a BMW dealer as its still covered under warranty and the repair will be free. they may even give you a loaner while they fix it so you don't have to sit at the dealership. mention it when you call them especially if its from the dealership you purchased it from.

Posted on Jan 17, 2009

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