Traction Control, Brake and EML lights


Asked by Jul 04, 2014 at 10:15 AM about the 2002 BMW 3 Series 325Ci

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I'll be driving along in my 2002 BMW 325ci when all of a sudden, these three dash
lights come on at the same time.  If I pull over and turn the car off and restart, the
lights go away for days at a time.  The dealer couldn't recreate and can't determine the
fix without the lights going on.  A local repair shop specializing in BMWs reloaded
software and said if it comes back, it is likely the control module.  I took the attached
photo with my phone while driving.

9 Answers

Tom Demyan

If you can scan the car for the codes, and post back here, it will pinpoint the issues for use to comment. I know others when they had the three lights, that it could be a faulty TPS or throttle position sensor, a wheel sensor, weak battery or alternator. Surprised the shops you took it too couldn't find the problem,.

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Tom Thank you for your response. I sent a note to my local mechanic to see if I can get the codes so that I can post them.

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Scott Robson

The trifecta of lights is actually always associated with the DSC/ABS module with it either malfunctioning or else a break in communication from one or more of the wheel speed sensors. I got my ABS module fixed by BBA Reman to fix my DCS/ABS/Brake lights trifecta.

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This just happened to mine like 3 hours ago. I was driving and those same lights came on.. I recently had to jump start my car with cables. I live in colorado and the weather is really bad, i had never had any problems until now. I have a 2003 325i bmw

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John Ruckus

i just bought a 2011 128i and i had the break abs and DCS light come on , it will tuen off then after driving a while it will come back on any ideas what could be wrong ?

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Best Answer

I sold the car but before I did a tune up took care of the problem

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John Ruckus

So mad the first day out of the dealer I got the 3 lights just gonna take it back !!


Guys if you are having battery problems, Replace the battery before asking for trouble shooting questions... The same lights came on after replacing the MAF, I'm going to check everything y'all are suggesting here, but seems to be related to the MAF or can be?

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so what is the solution?

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