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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 01-01-2013, 11:28 AM
Makomagnet Makomagnet is offline
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DSC control not working

E39 525
Can anyone help ? My DSC button has no effect on the traction control system. ABS, speedo, cruise all work normal. I just can not disengage the DSC. I replaced the button from an other e39, but it still didn't help
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:21 PM
jtperkins jtperkins is offline
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Mein Auto: 2001 525i/auto Silver/Blk
Same Problem

I have had the same problem on my '01 525i for well over a year. The dealer told me it has to do with a failure of the steering angle sensor as it works with the wheel rotation sensors. As you said ABS is unaffected but the DAMN light won't turn off and the anti-slip diff is not functional. I do miss that most of the time this time of year.

I would love to hear from others on this issue, because I know I am not going to give the dealer the nearly $4,000 they quoted me to repair it!!!!!!

Tom
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:04 AM
uncmozo uncmozo is offline
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I had the same problem too. DSC light would not turn off and I had no traction control. But I did lose the ABS braking, but the dash light never came on. I had all other functions though, speedo, etc., and I had no other dash lights on. No 'trifecta'. I ended up sending out the ABS module out for a rebuild, came back and everything works fine now. Steering wheel angle sensor can also be a culprit, but that wasn't the case with me.

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Old 01-09-2013, 01:02 PM
Makomagnet Makomagnet is offline
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I can't turn the DSC off. Light works (is off). Can't disengage DSC.
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