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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 07-05-2013, 03:52 AM
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E39 ABS and DCS intermittent falt

Hi all
I currently own a BMW E39 520I 2.2L 2002 UK and am just after some advice regarding a recurring but intermittent fault i have been having.

Basically on the dash, i have been having my ABS, DCS and the handbrake light, all come up in orange at the same time, disabling my abs and traction control.

This sometimes happens when i start the car and sometimes it just comes on whilst i am driving. Some weeks its fine others it will do it every day.

I have had it plugged into a local garages diagnostic whilst the warning lights have been on, and it shows nothing.
Also speaking to some people they have said it could be just an abs sensor/lose connection. Or the abs/dcs control unit, and this is where it starts to get out of my knowledge.
Speaking to my closest bmw dealer explaining the problem and they just well seemed to want to sell me the most expensive parts. of course i wan to avoid this.

Just any advice would be appreciated, or if anyone has had similar problems.

(Sorry if this is a repost too, i could not find this in forms but if there is please redirect)
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Old 07-05-2013, 04:48 AM
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Search "the VERY best of E39 Links" (one of the stickies on the first page of this forum) for "trifecta" on pages 2 & 3. You will find links to many threads dealing with this topic.
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