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The hand brake warning light is showing yellow when the handbrake is not on plus the the panel is showing a further warning of an exclamation mark within a triangle within an incomplete circle. What d

The hand brake warning light is showing yellow when the handbrake is not on plus the the panel is showing a further warning of an exclamation mark within a triangle within an incomplete circle. What does this mean?

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  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    car cuts out wen am braking, handbrake warning light and yellow triangle light also come on

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    abs triangle with exclamation in middle came on and also the word brake

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It sounds like the DSC fault that I have on my 320ci, apparently I need a new steering angle sensor.

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You can get the car scanned for error codes. May auto parts stores will have loaner meter you can use for free.

It could be the "brake sensor wire" on the brakes( front and/or back) showing brake wear which essentially points to brake wear. Have it replaced with the brake job.
You may also have low brake fluid level. You can look in the brake fluid reservoir and check it.
This can be caused by the brake rotor/pads wearing down in which case you should check to see it they needs replacing.
If you have the brakes worked on and you still have the light on try this.
Turn the ignition key to position 2, but do NOT start the car. Wait for about 30 to 40 seconds and the brake warning message will be reset.


Here is some info from another person with a similar problem.
What you are looking at is the Service Indicator. The green, yellow and red lights let you know when service needs to be performed. The green lights mean everything is still good. The yellow lights mean "anytime you're ready." The red lights mean do the service ASAP. There are also two other lighted areas. One says "inspection," the other says "oil change" (or oil service.) An oil change is an oil change. However, there are two inspections: Inspection 1 is normally at every other 15,000 miles; Inspections 2 is at every 30,000 miles. Your local BMW dealer should have a pamphlet listing all duties performed for each of the services. Inspection 2 can run you around $400-$800 depending on the service station/dealership's labor rates. Inspections 1 should be around 1/2 of that. You should have your oil changed about every 5000 miles. Dealership oil changes can range from $35-$65. A BMW that is well taken care of will last a long time.

FYI, don't be surprised if the SI (service indicator) board decides to die out one day. I'm surprised to see yours is still working (they usually die within 10 years unless someone went thru the expense to have it replaced.) If/when it does go, just gauge your services by the mileage intervals I've listed above. I'd also recommend when you stop into (or just call) the dealership, go to the parts department and order an owner's manual for your BMW. Should be less than $20 and get to you in about a week unless they have one in stock.
When the service tech has performed the necessary service(s), he will reset your SI board so that only green lights are showing.

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