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My ABS, Brake light and DSC light came on all at once.

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The ABS light can come on if your hubs are rusty or dirty. The hubs have ridges on them, and the ABS sensors sense these ridges to know if the hub is turning or not. When the hubs get rusty or dirty, the sensors can't pick up a signal, and they freak out.

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Do your gauges work (speedo, fuel consumption, odometer)? If so, your first course of action should be to get a multimeter and test your wheel sensors for resistance; you shouldf be able to identify a faulty sensor through that method. Replace the sensor.

If the sensors check out, or if your gauges go bad, I'm afraid it's likely the ABS module. 2000 MY E39s are famous for bad ABS modules. If you have a Peake tool, pull the codes with it and look for the CAN bus timeout code that's a pretty good sign that the module is toast. You can also spray the module with compressed air or refrigerant to cool it down if the lights go off when you do this again it's the module.

You can send your module to either ModuleMasters or BBA Reman and they will attempt to rebuild it for you. If it can't be rebuilt, you can order an ABS Module Repair Kit (OEM) from Max at oembimmerparts.com for $699, which is about $400 below the dealer price. Install it and bring it to a dealer or an indy who will recode the module for your car.

Hope that helps........

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You need to take this to a dealer/ professional repair man with the testing hardware required (which costs few 1000-5000 usd) to get the car tested.

Posted on Jul 21, 2008

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    it may be a faulty abs module or a faulty sensor.

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SOURCE: Yellow DSC and Brake light on... recently changed brake pads

Abs and dsc are related and with the light on these won't work. It is possible that you need to go back to where the work was done to look this over.

Posted on Jun 07, 2009

SOURCE: BMW warning lights: BRAKE, ABS and DSC

speedometer prabably stopped working also. ABS module shorted out. Will need to be rebuilt. Go to modulemaster.com. Put in your car info. The site will advise how to diagnose kind of. It will tell you how to remove unit and ship and how to protect the connector and valve body so you can still drive your car. This happened to my 2000 528i so i'm confident this is your problem. When you get the unit back just hook it up and away you go. Lights will go off on thier own right away. Dealer wants over 1000 bucks and will only sell you a new unit. This should be around $350 all said and done.

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SOURCE: abs brake light dsc on 2003 bmw 325i

many reasons for this. A bad relay can do it, or a wheel speed sensor can to. Also the relay may be at fault. You can have the codes checked for free at any Auto Zone and they will tell you what part is bad

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SOURCE: DSC fault light is on, also brake fault light, ABS

Have the car scanned for codes, you must use a scanner capable of reading European cars,anything else is just guessing. get me the codes and we'll go from there, get back to me and we'll solve this problem Thanks Ray

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SOURCE: my bmw 2005 x3 abs,dsc,brake lights game on

BRAKES NEEDS REPLACED.

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