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Old 11-21-2016, 11:27 AM
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DSC/ABS/Handbreak yellow light

Hi! Had disconnected the battery after connected it back got these light. Usually them been going off straight away, now it stays. Tried turning wheel left/right, tried 1position for couple of mins...any ideas how to get rid of them?
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Old 11-21-2016, 01:42 PM
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Do a search here and at the xoutpost for "e53 x5 trifecta."

It's a problem that's so well-documented that it has a nickname, which can make it harder to find in searches for those who aren't aware of the nickname.
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Old 11-21-2016, 03:08 PM
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...ditto...or do a google (internet) search for "BMW bifecta trifecta Bluebee"...that should get you the info you need to work through this issue. Don't let a non e53 DIY stop you...this ASC/DSC traction control brake light issue affected all the generational cousins (e38/e39/e46/e53)...they all suffer the same fate/issue.
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Old 11-21-2016, 10:20 PM
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Crap, didn't think that it's so serious still have a hope, upcoming weekend gonna be working on OFH stripped holes, that disconnecting battery for a while gonna push the lights away.. Thank you guys! In worst case scenario gonna go over you suggestion.
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Old 11-22-2016, 07:27 AM
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Don't be alarmed, it's not a BIG issue, it's just a COMMON issue. In the e53 scheme of things, it's a relatively basic repair. Do the google search. Disconnecting the battery isn't going to fix this.
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Old 11-22-2016, 07:31 AM
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Yeap, i did small search and found abs speed sensor replacement does the trick, so gonna check up on it if it won't go away.
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Old 11-23-2016, 09:05 AM
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Yeap, i did small search and found abs speed sensor replacement does the trick, so gonna check up on it if it won't go away.
Could also be a steering angle sensor, or a yaw sensor problem. Best to read the codes before you start throwing parts at it.
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Old 11-23-2016, 09:35 AM
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Could also be a steering angle sensor, or a yaw sensor problem. Best to read the codes before you start throwing parts at it.
Yeap, have been told to check up on these as well. Already ordered OBD connector, gonna check the codes as well still have a little hope, that will go away haha
Thanks guys for the info! Will keep posted once issue solved!
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Old 11-27-2016, 10:12 PM
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One quick question! Anyone tried bluetooth obd2? Does it read these codes like which sensor is bad? Have heard that on our E it won't pull out ABS codes.
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Old 12-16-2016, 12:40 PM
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Just a small update. Just got PA soft, scanned the car, got error of system shutdown and steering angle error..(strange, was in grey color, not red or yellow) tried deleting them, could not in the beggining, started the car with laptop connected - BAM, got it cleared, not coming back. So I was lucky and it came only for multiply times of disconnecting the battery. Hope that will help to someone
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The "trifecta" will occur with low voltage for any reason. Just an FYI


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