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I drive a 1999 bmw 520 the abs and traction control warning lights stay on when the car is running. What is the problem?

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This is to do with the sensor leads on the brakes, cost around £40.00 each from main dealer, mines the same. Bmw fixed the problem by changing one lead and charged me a fortune, then the other lead decided to play up, so best to replace them all.

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hi hope i can help the traction control is controled by signals from the abs system if you lose a sensor imput the abs light will also come it looks like you have a sensor on the blink hope you find this helpful if so please give it a rating thanks pete

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Rear wheel speed sensor at www.bavauto.com

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