BMW E39 Dashboard Lights

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Nadster

UK

#1 Mar 3, 2006
Hi can some tell me what the following light means, it is displayed on my dashboard, on my BMW523i SE. The symbol is a triangle with an exclmation mark inside it and it has a arrow going around the triangle towards the left. This light came on today as I was driving.
eddy

Singapore, Singapore

#2 Mar 4, 2006
u shld be burning ur pocket soon ur abs unit faulty

Since: Dec 05

Palo Alto, CA

#3 Mar 17, 2006
Yeah, most likely its an issue with the ABS system. However its not necessary your ABS unit, it could just be a wheel sensor. Here in the US, that runs about $120 parts,$100 labor.
Nadster wrote:
Hi can some tell me what the following light means, it is displayed on my dashboard, on my BMW523i SE. The symbol is a triangle with an exclmation mark inside it and it has a arrow going around the triangle towards the left. This light came on today as I was driving.
Radgie Autozentrum BMW

Philippines

#5 Apr 12, 2006
Nadster wrote:
Hi can some tell me what the following light means, it is displayed on my dashboard, on my BMW523i SE. The symbol is a triangle with an exclmation mark inside it and it has a arrow going around the triangle towards the left. This light came on today as I was driving.
Its called the ASC(DSC) Indicator light, One of the cause it light up is the wheel speed sensors. Have your car diagnosed with a GT1 by an authorized BMW Dealer.

Sometimes, if replacing the wheel speed sensor do not correct the fault, the ABS pump assy should be replaced.

I strongly recomment to have it diagnosed using the GT1 to get the fault stored in the control unit itself and get much accurate recommendation.

bye...
Nazeer

Baltimore, MD

#6 Jun 1, 2006
I have a BMW 323 shows a exclamation mark circled next to d for overdrive, what does that mean? Any help
vik

Lexington Park, MD

#7 Jun 17, 2006
I have a bmw 325ci with an exclamation mark circled next to the P on the dashboard. It only apperas when the cars is in park and disappears as soon as I drive. Know what it is?
mike

New York, NY

#8 Jun 22, 2006
it's a traction control light. it warns whenever the system is turned on and the car senses a loss of traction. you can deactivate the system by pushing the dsc button and holding. this light will illuminate to say: you may lose traction. read your owners manual.

Since: Dec 05

Palo Alto, CA

#9 Jun 23, 2006
I'm always amazed how few people take 5 minutes to read the manual.
vik wrote:
I have a bmw 325ci with an exclamation mark circled next to the P on the dashboard. It only apperas when the cars is in park and disappears as soon as I drive. Know what it is?
surfzzz

New Westminster, Canada

#10 Jun 24, 2006
newt wrote:
I'm always amazed how few people take 5 minutes to read the manual.<quoted text>
if someone is asking the question they probably don't have the manual.

Since: Dec 05

Palo Alto, CA

#11 Jun 26, 2006
I wouldn't assume that. I think a lot of people just never think to look in the manual.
surfzzz wrote:
<quoted text>
if someone is asking the question they probably don't have the manual.
sharpz

Riverside, RI

#12 Jul 15, 2006
Bmw 328is 1999- I dont have a manual and i need to know what this warning means...
its a circle with 3 dash around on each side.

Since: Dec 05

Palo Alto, CA

#13 Jul 16, 2006
It means the brake pads are worn down. If you take it into a shop with bmw diagnostic equipment, they should be able to tell you whether it is the front or back set (you should *always* replace them in pairs). I've changed mine myself, but found its really not worth the effort. Just take it to a shop.
sharpz wrote:
Bmw 328is 1999- I dont have a manual and i need to know what this warning means...
its a circle with 3 dash around on each side.
DaveM Clevedon UK

UK

#14 Jul 17, 2006
I had the same problem. Just replace the ABS sensors on both sides. costs around 30 to fix if you do it yourself.
Nadster wrote:
Hi can some tell me what the following light means, it is displayed on my dashboard, on my BMW523i SE. The symbol is a triangle with an exclmation mark inside it and it has a arrow going around the triangle towards the left. This light came on today as I was driving.
DaveM Clevedon UK

UK

#15 Jul 17, 2006
My E39 dashboard cluster has failed. No instruments are working. Start up check lights and fuel warning sensor working OK. Any ideas ??
chris md usa

Arlington, VA

#16 Jul 24, 2006
i need help. i have a 1999 bmw e39 528i manual. i needed brakes so i just changed them to brembo rotors and hawk pads front and back, after replacing them the abs light came on the traction light came on and alzo the check engine light.
the o2 sensors are new, and the abs sensors are cleaned up, is it possible that a speed sensor is causing the abs the traction and the check engine light to go on. keep in mind this car never had any lights on.
techtoleb

Athens, Greece

#17 Aug 1, 2006
if you did not solve your problem contact me
techtoleb@yahoo.com
Duy Thanh

Canada

#19 Sep 2, 2006
HI Christ....I have read ur posting, and my 2000 e39 528i have exact same problem like ur,,,and I have no idea what going on, i have read so may post but no luck...if you solved ur probem...could you let me know and it may solve my too...my email is daoduythanh@yahoo.com thanks alot...
Nino

Hartford, CT

#20 Sep 7, 2006
I have a bmw 318 IS and every time I drive the ABS light comes on but not until I get halfway to where Im going. Can anyone explain?
Val

Thornhill, Canada

#21 Sep 10, 2006
I have a 1997 318is. While I am driving it feels like the car slips to a lower gear at speeds 90km and lower. When I stop it stalls and will sometimes remain running after reving the crap out of it then stalls as soon as i put it into drive. Would anyone have an idea what this could possibly be before i pay out of my a__to find out whats wrong with it? Your help would be greatly appreciated at this point. Thanks in advance.
Mariglory

Newbury Park, CA

#23 Sep 21, 2006
I have a 325i-2003 the ABS light(a triangle with an exclmation mark inside it and it has a arrow going around the triangle towards the left) turned on and also the brake light is turns on in yellow. I had a diagnostic and I was told that nothing was wrong with the ABS system that was just the sensor that was not working properly. I need to deactivate those lights, does anyone know how???

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