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BMW (e39 1999) eml and asc lights and in limp mode

Driving along A roads and all of a sudden the eml and asc lights come on and the car goes into limp mode. I have had someone have a look at it and gave me diagnostic fault codes that are coming up
123 undocumented on his comuter
119 also undocumented
can any one help please as i can not afford to take to BMW

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Check the ABS brake sensors in your wheels, if they are not functioning properly. It will trigger the computer to engage the ASC auto stability control light as the asc uses the brakes to assist in control. I will also engage the EML engine management light to slow the rev point to limp mode

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