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Hi, x 2 warning lights came on tonight on my 2001 bmw 3 series, e46.. Dynamic stability control light remains on and also a yellow (!) where the handbrake light is. Car test due tomorrow, typical

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These lights indicate you have an ABS fault as the DSC needs to see a signal from the wheel speed sensors, One of the wheel speed sensors will have failed, find someone with a scanner to determine which one, then replace faulty sensor and reset light

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Dsc warning light on , bmw e46


Dynamic Stability Control....a derivitave of ABS / Traction control. The control unit that monitors the dynamics will most likely be sensing a difference in the measured wheel speeds. Possibly defective ABS sensor, wiring, ABS exciter ring, ABS module or steering angle sensor. Can also be triggered by wheel spin.
Have a diagnostic scan done ( cost £30 - £50 approx at good local garage) to read the fault codes first. If you get a fault code relating to "ABS module pressure sensor" the module requires replacement (common issue). Used to be a £1400 job, but repair kit now available from dealer for £180 ish and 2 hours to fit.

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What is the warning light that I have coming on - it is red circle with a triangle in the middle. Engine slows down when it lights up.


The DSC warning light is similar to the one you mention. As I do not know the year or model I am guessing it is the one. It has to do with dynamic stability control and needs BMW diagnostics to analyze and repair.

Dec 27, 2010 | BMW 325 Cars & Trucks

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What does it mean when the warning light to say the handbrake is on in a 3 series BMW turns yellow and stays permanently on?


This warning lights comes on when your brake pads or brake fluid is at the minimum marks. For your safety please control it the brake and fluid level.

Dec 17, 2010 | 2006 BMW 3 Series

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What does the indicator light above the odemeter mean when it flashes- it the light that is shaped like a triangle with a almost complete circle around it.


If the light you are seeing is yellow/orange in color (see below example), and flashes intermittently when you're driving, that is the Dynamic Stability Control indicator.

DSC is always turned on, by default, unless you turn it off. The indicator light will flash whenever the DSC system detects any loss of traction or stability (oversteer/understeer), when your vehicle is in motion.

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Dec 06, 2010 | 2001 BMW 325

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Dynamic Stability Control light is on, what does that mean? 2001 525i bmw


This means its not working. Have the vehicle scanned for codes and do the repairs accordingly.

Apr 14, 2010 | 2001 BMW 5 Series

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My DSC and Brake warning lamps continuously light up in yellow once the engine has warmed up. They remain on after driving for a while and sometimes they shut off. Any ideas?


Check to see if your brake pads and rotors are in good condition. Or if you have replaced the pads yourself and have not reset the wheel sensors this would cause the ABS Antilock Brake System light and the ASC Automatic Stability Control light to stay on as the ASC uses the ABS brakes with computer assistance to control the car

Jul 09, 2009 | 2001 BMW 325

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ALARM LIGHT ON THAT LOOKS LIKE A TRIANGLE WITH ARROW CIRCLING IT. WHAT DOES IT MEAN


On a 1998 3 series (E36) BMW, this indicator lamp is for the ASC+T = automatic stability control plus traction. It should go shortly after the ignition is switched on implying that the system is OK.
If the indicator lamp fails to go out after the engine is started, or comes on in the course of normal vehicle operation it means that the system has malfunctioned. The vehicle remains operational, but without ASC+T. You a have an 2001 3 series (E46), but I suspect the indicator lamp means the same as the E36 3 series. Look in owners manual under "indicator lamps"

May 15, 2009 | 2001 BMW 3 Series

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Passenger side indicator comes on with head lights


Hi, have you checked to see if the bulb for the parking light/side light is working in the headlight?

Apr 19, 2009 | 2000 BMW 3 Series

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I have a warning light on and dont know what it means brakes


barry
i believe this is your dynamic stability control (DSC (or ASC on some cars)) light if its a triangle with an exclemation point in it. you have either turned off the DSC (look for the button to turn it back on by pushing it) or there is a problem with the system. the light should go out when you turn the car off, then restart it, so more likely its a problem with the system.

Feb 02, 2009 | 1999 BMW 3 Series

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