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Old 09-14-2017, 05:23 AM   #1
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How I solved my DSC / Brake light problem

I have a s3 316i compact E46 and a few days ago I was on a road that I did not know too well and I hit really big bump on it and after that I got the dsc and handbrake light in yellow stuck , meaning they never go away when the engine is on ! I put the car on a tester to see what codes I get and well I got camshaft sensor and oil temperature sensor! I change the camshaft sensor twice with no change so I presume that's because of some fault on the wiring being that my car was leaking oil and that the cable was always covered in oil anyway I had that error from when I got the car and well the car works just fine even with that error ! I change the oil temperature sensor and no I don't get any other error code other then the camshaft one ! Light's still did not go out , I have brake fluid cause I checked , I change the gaskets were it was leaking oil and did a oil fill still the lights are on ! I know that when I got the car my handbrake was pretty much useless so I checked what the problem was there and fix it let's just say that I needed to change a few things thought that still did not fix the lights ! I checked to see if I have a fuse blown out but nop all are fine . So guys if any of you has an idea what the problem might be I'm waiting for suggestions cause right now I'm kind of lost
Ps: The picture is not from my car It's one that I found on the internet but I get exactly the same thing !
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Old 09-14-2017, 08:02 PM   #2
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There are several threads on this site regarding this subject.

You need to get the oil leaking fixed, that's a leading cause of car fires, especially if it's coming off the passenger side.

Seems from memory one of the things that can cause this is the wheel speed sensors getting fouled up with debris. The codes you pull just point you in a general direction but sometimes they're a bit misleading.
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