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E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002)
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:52 AM
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Z3 Traction Control light

The traction control beacon lights up regardless of conditions I am drving in and remains on any time I am behind the wheel.
Any insight as to why it would and what I can do to shut it off?
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:20 PM
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Quite commonly, it's a faulty wheel speed sensor. If inspection doesn't show anything obvious, you might want to have the codes read.
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Old 11-19-2012, 02:21 PM
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you can try removing and cleaning the wheel sensors. They do attract "metal" over time and that can build up.

Also check/clean the connectors for each sensor.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:02 AM
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Sounds like a speed sensor. Try cleaning it off, if that doesn't work it's time to replace it. I have the new sensors available HERE.

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