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    Hi,

    I've currently got a problem with my 318i in that the ABS and TCS warning lights are permanently illuminated on the dash. It's been like it ever since we had the really bad ice earlier in the year.

    Anyway, I connected up a Peake diagnostic tool and received just the one fault code: 26-EC.

    According to the manual this equates to 'EGS-Signal'. Bit confused by this as all the posts I can find regarding the EGS module seem to suggest that it controls the auto gearbox, but my car is a manual.

    Any one got any ideas on what might be wrong, and more importantly how to fix it?

    Cheers,

    John
     
     

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    Would it not clear?

    If not then you should get the fault codes read for the Engine, ABS and the Autobox at a BMW indy garage, get a printout of the codes and then have them cleared, post them up here and if the light comes up again then we can advise further.

    Will need reading off the codes again if it does come up again.
     
     

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    Thanks for the speedy reply!

    I tried clearing the codes using the peake tool but unfortunately they wouldn't shift. I'll try getting it booked into a local garage and post up the results.

    Cheers,

    John
     
     

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