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  1. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi. I own a 2008 318d. Whenever I turn right, the DSC traction control light flashes on and the car starts to shudder as it loses power. It sometimes also does this on straighter parts of the road too but I’ve noticed it’s always when the car is hot. First thing in the morning it’s fine. I have...
  2. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    BMW 318es diesel. 2009 Hi hopefully some one can shed some light for me. First I have hooked it to computer but brings no faults up. when started and start to drive the car judders but when DTC is pressed it drives fantastic, been told it could be abs ring!? abs light does come on as well as...
  3. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Can anyone please help me!!! My 3 series seems to have an interminant transaction control light. The fault occurs even on a dry straight road and stops me accelerating. Seems to sit at 1500rpm when the light kicks in. , been into my local garage (not bmw) who are great, plugged into diagnostic...
  4. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    116i 5 door petrol/manual 2009 - traction control light flashing on and off intermittently combined with momentary episodes of loss of power. Slightly touching the accelerator meant I could keep going, slowly, no acceleration. managed to find some power and acceleration in 3rd but as soon as...
  5. BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hi people I have an e38 740i which when I put into drive and try to take off, the car loses power and the orange DSC light flashes on the dash. It seems like the car thinks the wheels are slipping therefore enabling the DSC which in turn loses power. The quick fix is by pressing the DSC button...
  6. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys, been a reader of this forum for a while. Finally joined up to ask your advice. About six months ago I took my 328i to a friends workshop so we could remove the gearbox and replace the torque converter which was worn out. The car had been running fine before this (apart from the torque...
  7. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hello I have a 2007 (57) 320D M Sports coupe E92. (around 106,000 miles on it) Wile driving I got my traction control light flash and the car looses power. so i stopped my car and checked my wheels (as thought it might be been a flat or a bold tyres. so set off again) then set off again and...
  8. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I have 2005 automatic, its DTC yellow light came on but there were no problems with driving. One day stearing felt bit wobbly at 70mph, was told this is tracking problem - new michelin tyres and tracking done. Felt absolutely fine for few days. Now there is a grrrr sound on speeding and steering...
  9. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    This has occurred a few times recently that while I'm driving I hear a beep and look on the dash to see that the dsc/traction control has been turned off. It can't be turned on by pressing the dsc button either, only by restarting the engine. Any ideas why this may be? Cheers
  10. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, I am new to this forum so I hope Im posting in the right place-ish! Since I bought the car 6 months ago (BMW 330D 2001, Saloon 184bhp) I've felt that it is a bit sluggish for what I expected. Until now I haven't had the time to worry about it. The symptoms are: - Unresponsive and slow...
  11. General BMW Discussions
    Hey everyone, just a quick question to see if anyone could throw some ideas my way. I have an E46 330D touring and the other day I changed the front nearside ball joint with no problems at all. Later that day when driving home from walking the dog my warning light came on along with the DSC...
  12. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Firstly...hello, Im glad I found this forum! Ive recently bought a 328i Sport (Manual) and the TC has developed an issue- It was working well, cutting in when it should etc... But recently I hit the button to switch it off whilst sliding (having some impromptue fun) but the thing is...now...
  13. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi ya I've just purchased the above car from an Approved Used BMW dealer and so far I'm very impressed with the performance. However, I think the traction control is far too sensitive. Admittedly, I'm normally accelerating hard when the light is on, but it mostly happens when I'm over taking...
  14. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hey all Suddenly 2 lights have come on: 1) DSC light on (triangle light amber) 2) Handbrake light (stays amber when handbrake is off) These lights stay on all the time. Ive tried pressing the DSC traction control button to reset the lights but it doesnt, also my steering wheel is not straight...
  15. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello Peeps, 1st post and hopefully someone can help me with a little problem... it started off as the amber abs and dsc lights coming on intermittently. i found that if i pulled to a near stop then accellerated hard they would go out... for a while... also sometimes just at the slight touch of...
  16. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hey people, Just wondering if anyone can shed some light for me. I recently had some new rear tyres fitted; they are exactly the same as the previous set fitted - Bridgestone RE040 255/35/18 on MV2 wheels. The problem is since having these fitted I keep suffering from the...
  17. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    hey guys i noticed this morning that my tc and abs lights were on on the dash board and they never went off, again tonight coming home they were on, what would cause this and how do i sort it? thanks
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