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Old 03-18-2017, 02:03 PM   #1
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DSC light on when driving

Occationally 2 lamps are lit on the dash, see attached picture. It happens when drivning. OBD2-reader doesn't give any error code. DSC isn't disabled by me. A re-start of the engine and the lamps aren't lit.

What is triggering this to happen, what needs to be replaced? Thought my broken rear springs had something to do with it, but error still occur after new springs installed.

Driving a 320ci convertible, -03.

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Old 03-18-2017, 02:52 PM   #2
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Without a code present, it's a guessing game.

I got the Christmas Tree of lights (SES/DSC/EML) three times and all three times it was for a 'P1500 - Idle Control Valve Stuck Open'.

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Old 03-19-2017, 07:50 AM   #3
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The symbol on the right indicates that your brake pads need to be changed or that the brake fluid is low. The dsc light could be a bad wheel speed sensor.
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Old 03-19-2017, 12:36 PM   #4
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the symbol on the right indicates that your brake pads need to be changed or that the brake fluid is low. The dsc light could be a bad wheel speed sensor.
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Old 03-20-2017, 12:59 PM   #5
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Did you get an alignment after you installed the rear springs?
Steering wheel off center?
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Old 03-20-2017, 02:03 PM   #6
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A basic OBDII reader would not normally be able to access the BMW DSC / ABS and other systems to get the codes.

You need an ODBII interface with the software that does have the ability to access all the other systems in the car.
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