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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 03-26-2011, 06:58 PM
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Cool Reset ABS, Air Bag & Traction Control Lites

Anyone know how to reset the ABS and Traction control light after replacing/remanufacturing the ABS module????

Also Air Bag light reset after disconnecting to work on passenger window.


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Old 03-26-2011, 07:43 PM
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Anyone know how to reset the ABS and Traction control light after replacing/remanufacturing the ABS module?
I don't remember 'resetting' the ABS & traction control light (and Brake light) when I got the trifecta. When I replaced the ABS control module, the trifecta went out on its own.

Methinks you 'might' have a bad wheel speed sensor but of course I have no data saying that other than you had the ABS control module steel wire reattached to its gold bond pad (which isn't a bad thing).

What were the values of your DMM tests of your four wheel speed sensors?



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Also Air Bag light reset after disconnecting to work on passenger window.
This is a common problem. Did you read one of the DIYs here for the passenger window fix? If so, which one does NOT mention how to avoid the SRS light? We should fix that.
- One user's experience with diagnosing the front left driver door window regulator (1)

Anyway, too late now. You really needed more garlic when you did the window.

Details here:
- What can cause an SRS airbag light (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) & what tools reset the fault (1) (2) (3) (4)

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Old 03-28-2011, 04:30 AM
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You have to get your steering angle sensor realigned, then the light will go away.
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Old 03-28-2011, 07:00 AM
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You have to get your steering angle sensor realigned, then the light will go away.
If it's that, there's more about testing and aligning the steering wheel sensor here:

- All about BMW DSC and the score of sensors innervating this traction control system (1-pdf) (2-pdf)
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Old 03-28-2011, 12:44 PM
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OMG!! You guys are amazing! I will get all of this info to my handy dandy Hubby!! LOL I don't know any of those numbers.. hopefully he will know what you all are talking about. I am clueless.

Thanks again!

I will keep you posted as to what we find out.

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