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E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013)
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Old 09-23-2013, 04:10 PM
Guam135i Guam135i is offline
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Our car has 16K miles it has hardly been used. It was parked for about 2 weeks and drove it last night for the 1st time and when I set the cruise control the ABS lights, brake indicator, service engine light , etc. came on like a Christmas tree. I was wondering what could cause all this and now every time you turn with your foot on the brake it feels like the ABS is working.

Does anybody have this same experience and what could cause it? Thanks,
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Old 09-25-2013, 12:10 PM
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You might want to check your battery.
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Old 09-25-2013, 05:30 PM
Guam135i Guam135i is offline
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Took it to the dealer and they said it was the speed sensor
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Old 09-26-2013, 01:14 PM
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The wheel speed sensor might be dirty and need cleaning. Might be worth looking into this first before spending money on parts.
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Old 09-26-2013, 05:14 PM
Guam135i Guam135i is offline
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I forgot that the warranty expired and so this cost me $278 I could have avoided, crooks
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Old 02-16-2014, 03:18 PM
Guam135i Guam135i is offline
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mr bean any idea how to clean the speed sensors? do I need to clean all 4 sensors? I need help the lights came on again? After I clean it will the lights go away on their own?
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Old 02-19-2014, 11:49 AM
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I suggest you get an app called "Torque" that will work on a phone or tablet. You will also need a OBDII to bluetooth adapter, available from Amazon. The adapter is about $25 and the program is $5 (but you can try if for free). Torque lets you create virtual gauges and logs data from sensors. It also reads check engine light and other fault codes. And it resets them. Easily worth $30. It could have saved you a trip to the dealer. I don't know if the lights will go away on their own but if they don't, Torque will take care of it. You may also be able to reset by pulling a battery cable and leaving if off for 10 minutes or so. I've done that on other cars but never a bimmer.

I don't know where the wheel sensors are or how to clean them. You may be able to locate them using RealOEM. It is probably just the electrical contact, however. Sliding the connection on and off would probably do it. You can use a pencil eraser to remove minor oxidation and they make aresol can sprays for cleaning contacts.
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Old 02-25-2014, 02:34 PM
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Thank you for the information but the lights just went away on their own, strange
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Old 02-27-2014, 06:48 AM
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Many check engine light conditions will reset eventually if the condition is corrected. But it may take several on-off cycles for the reset to occur. I am seldom that patient. I want the reset to occur to be sure the problem is fixed. So I dig out the tablet and bluetooth adapter (or the code reader I also have)).
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Old 02-27-2014, 02:06 PM
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Many check engine light conditions will reset eventually if the condition is corrected. But it may take several on-off cycles for the reset to occur. I am seldom that patient. I want the reset to occur to be sure the problem is fixed. So I dig out the tablet and bluetooth adapter (or the code reader I also have)).
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Old 03-05-2014, 03:14 PM
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The abs warning light just came back on. Does anyone have same issues with the rubber around the door sills falling apart? Are there better ones?
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