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BMW 525i At the emissions test, the technician said some kind of traction control is on (for better grip on snowy roads?), and we couldn't figure out how to turn it off.

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You did not mention the year. Is there not a button on your console or lower dash that is marked ASC (automatic stability control) or DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) or DTC (dynamic traction control)? A light should illuminate in your dash cluster when you press the button and ASC or DSC is turned off. DTC lights a light when you turn it on, which you do only in deep snow.

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