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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 04-07-2013, 09:37 AM
dfishfan dfishfan is offline
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yellow brake light

heard a pop when stopped at light, then the hand brake light came on "yellow" and the DSC light came on and stayed on. Brake pedal is now real soft when pressing to brake. Any ideas
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:46 AM
boltaction boltaction is offline
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Pull your back wheel and make sure your P-Brake pads didn't pop out, there's a small pin with a spring that holds pads to the dust guard, that may account for the pop you heard... as far as soft pedal, not sure, hard pedal is normally vacuum related. Soft pedal is more concerning..
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:50 PM
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Instead of buying parts, I would say you need to cease driving the car until you inspect your brake system. Start by checking fluid level. Guessing its low. Next step is to check for leaks at the wheels, master cylinder, and under the car.
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