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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 02-23-2005, 05:40 AM
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Exclamation Dashboard icons.. Which ones are they?

Hi Guys.. 1stly im new to this forum..
so if this Q has been asked before, pls redirect me..
Basically, i am gettin all sorts of lights comin up on the dashboard, and hte problem is i cant find my manual.. so im not hundred 100% sure what is what..


Was wonderinf if there is a link, where it shows each icon from the dashboard and what it actually is..??

Cos so far i know iv got
- the engine management light on...
- the red airbag light...
- 2rdly which came up this morning, its a round yellow on, does NOT Say ABSin the middle, no exlamation mark, jst a yellow with round circle, i think its somethin to do with tyres or brakes???

Im more worried about the 3rd one..

all replies would definately be appreciated.. thanks guys./


Oh by the way, its a V Reg, E46, 318iSe.
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Old 02-23-2005, 06:36 AM
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Hello and welcome.

I'm not 100% sure (Andy might know that better), you can register in the link below and have access to online manuals on the BMW UK website.

Click

On the right, there is the link for registering. You'll probably need your Vehicle Identification Number, which is written in your registration papers.
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Old 02-23-2005, 06:50 AM
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Originally Posted by ranz_killa
Hi Guys.. 1stly im new to this forum..
so if this Q has been asked before, pls redirect me..
Basically, i am gettin all sorts of lights comin up on the dashboard, and hte problem is i cant find my manual.. so im not hundred 100% sure what is what..


Was wonderinf if there is a link, where it shows each icon from the dashboard and what it actually is..??

Cos so far i know iv got
- the engine management light on...
- the red airbag light...
- 2rdly which came up this morning, its a round yellow on, does NOT Say ABSin the middle, no exlamation mark, jst a yellow with round circle, i think its somethin to do with tyres or brakes???

Im more worried about the 3rd one..

all replies would definately be appreciated.. thanks guys./


Oh by the way, its a V Reg, E46, 318iSe.
The third light has to do with the Dynamic Stablitiy Control not working though your ABS is still operable. When I press the DSC button once I will get the yellow light with a circle and a triangle. See below for a complete explanation of how the system works:

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Dynamic stability control was standard on 2000+ E46 cars. It is a much more complex system than ASC, using not only wheel speed information but also yaw sensors to detect when the car is slipping or sliding. The DSC system also includes ADB (Active Differential Braking). This works as an electronic limited slip differential. When one wheel is slipping, it applies the brake to that wheel, transfering torque to the opposite rear wheel. The DSC+ADB and just DSC can be disabled independently:

Press the DSC button and your traction control light will illuminate. Your DSC is disabled but your ADB is still enabled.

Press and hold the DSC button for a number of seconds until the traction control light AND your [brake] light (the same light that illuminates when your parking brake is on) will illuminate. Both systems are now disabled, allowing the car to rotate freely .
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The third light has to do with the Dynamic Stablitiy Control not working though your ABS is still operable. When I press the DSC button once I will get the yellow light with a circle and a triangle. See below for a complete explanation of how the system works:
The DSC light has an exclamation point in the middle, right? (He said his light didn't have one). I think it might be the brake wear warning light if it's a circle with a dashed line on either side, depicting the brake pads.
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Old 02-23-2005, 07:25 AM
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The DSC light has an exclamation point in the middle, right? (He said his light didn't have one). I think it might be the brake wear warning light if it's a circle with a dashed line on either side, depicting the brake pads.

Hi mark,
thanks for your reply guys.. u guys r brill!
The Yellow light doesnt actually have an exlamation mark in it, it has like 2 or 3 dashed lines around both sides.. which it makes sense, thats it probabley the brakes guys.

(and its F***ing Snowing!! lol) oh well..
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Hi mark,
thanks for your reply guys.. u guys r brill!
The Yellow light doesnt actually have an exlamation mark in it, it has like 2 or 3 dashed lines around both sides.. which it makes sense, thats it probabley the brakes guys.

(and its F***ing Snowing!! lol) oh well..

According to my owners manual ( 03 325it) it's "Brake pads-Have the brake pads checked"
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