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  1. 2005 X3 2.0d sport - 4X4 light on dash wont go off or reset
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    Hi can't seem to get anyone with experience of this. The 4X4 light on the dash is permanently on. I was told that the X3 is sensitive to tread patterns and so after making the changes neccessary and having the lights reset, the 4X4 light comes back on immediately. This also as the effect of losing the DSC and controlled decent. I have followed the instructions to reset as per the handbook, but nothing changes. Has anyone else had this problem or know what the problem might be? Thanks
    Last edited by Joe9087; 06-11-2009 at 13:33. Reason: title amendment

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    No experience of this whatsoever but found this, which may or may not be relevant.

    Diagnosis instructions
    In the E83 and in the E53 as of model year 2004, the all-wheel drive system xDrive will be fitted.

    This system communicates permanently with the Dynamic Stability Control DSC8 and changed the drive torque distribution on the front and rear axles at the request of the DSC8. This means that xDrive reacts to detected tendencies to oversteer and understeer and increased wheelslip even in the initial phase.



    Remedying faults and/or deleting the fault code memory
    If problems occur on deleting the fault code memory following a repair, use the following procedure:

    Remedy fault with ignition off

    Ignition on; delete fault code memory

    Switch off ignition: wait 5 - 10 seconds, switch ignition on again.

    Delete fault code memory again

    Important:

    In some cases, indicator and warning lamps for certain faults only go out after a short test drive.

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    Thanks, Not sure if relevant but will try it out anyway.

    Any more ideas would be appreciated!

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    You need to get the fault memories for the VTG transfer case read, post the codes back on here and we will see what we can findout for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barney3 View Post
    You need to get the fault memories for the VTG transfer case read, post the codes back on here and we will see what we can findout for you.
    Thanks will do that!!

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    Hi, Just to let you know. I had the car through a diagnostic and it would seem that the steering angle sensor is faulty. Cost to replace C254.

    Thanks for your help

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    Quote Originally Posted by barney3 View Post
    You need to get the fault memories for the VTG transfer case read, post the codes back on here and we will see what we can findout for you.
    Hi, Just to let you know. I had the car through a diagnostic and it would seem that the steering angle sensor is faulty. Cost to replace C254.

    Thanks for your help

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