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Old 08-10-2012, 09:39 AM   #21
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I had this exact problem shortly after I bought my 2003 330ci and it turned out to be the MAF that was causing the 3 lights. Previous owner had replaced the MAF and used an aftermarket part. Replaced with a new OEM MAF and also had vac. leaks repaired. Problem solved
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Old 10-06-2012, 04:00 AM   #22
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im having a similar issue with mine now .. but its the eml tc and check engine .. but when i shut it off and restart it it goes all off except the check engine it takes a lil longer to go away but it eventually leaves.. this is the second time its happen n the first time it was cuz i had a leakage in my radiator and needed to change my rack and pinion but now i have no clue why its doing it again after long months of not doing so. so hope you find an answer!
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Old 10-07-2012, 01:33 PM   #23
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after I changed the intake lower boot it never happened to me again.
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Old 04-01-2013, 01:20 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by SweTurbo View Post
Jesus all this guessing...

EML light comes on when the DME cant control the engine propery, you said your intakr boot was broken so my thoughts are that your TB is seized(a motor tries to move it , if it cant then the wire will move it and you will have an EML light)

As the throttle is part of the xSC system that light (and brake light) will come on aswell.

That the light isnt permanent is usually a sign of this happening.

This would be the best answer out of everyone who replied on here. EML is usually related to the throttle body. I would try these steps:

-Clean throttle body flaps inside and out with throttle body cleaner. Removing it is best way to clean it.
-Clean Idle Control Valve (IDC)
-Make sure there are no rips in boots. If so replace.
-Last option is to change Throttle body or MAF if the problem is still not solved. The potentiometers imbedded in the TB is most likely not working properly.
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Old 05-12-2015, 12:35 PM   #25
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Abs sensor

It's the abs sensor on all four tires. Clean it with a little parts cleaner and it should do the trick.
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Old 09-23-2016, 03:55 PM   #26
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This happened to my car today. Scary.
Hope it doesnt happen again soon.
First I noticed was the DTC light staying longer than normal acter turning and accelerating hard.
Does that mean I'm looking at a throttle body/DTC module change soon?
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