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Old 11-30-2005, 05:11 PM   #1
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Question about DSC

Hello. I recently got a 00' 328ci and noticed something weird about my DSC. To disable part of the system, press the DSC button briefly. This works fine on my car. Now if I want to disable the whole system, I press the DSC button for 10 seconds. Yet when I do this, the "Brake" lights never come on, and I can't turn on DSC again. The little symbol stays lit. The only way to engage DSC again is by turning my car off then turning it on again. Anyone know what's up?
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Old 11-30-2005, 05:17 PM   #2
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Hello. I recently got a 00' 328ci and noticed something weird about my DSC. To disable part of the system, press the DSC button briefly. This works fine on my car. Now if I want to disable the whole system, I press the DSC button for 10 seconds. Yet when I do this, the "Brake" lights never come on, and I can't turn on DSC again. The little symbol stays lit. The only way to engage DSC again is by turning my car off then turning it on again. Anyone know what's up?
The 2-stage DSC started in the middle of 01' model. 328 has 1-stage DSC. As why you can't turn on DSC after you turn it off, that part I don't know.
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Old 11-30-2005, 05:36 PM   #3
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Ahh I see. So when I press it, that means that its fully disabled?
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Old 11-30-2005, 05:37 PM   #4
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^^^ interesting, never noticed that when i drove my cousins bmw
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Old 11-30-2005, 05:40 PM   #5
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Hello. I recently got a 00' 328ci and noticed something weird about my DSC. To disable part of the system, press the DSC button briefly. This works fine on my car. Now if I want to disable the whole system, I press the DSC button for 10 seconds. Yet when I do this, the "Brake" lights never come on, and I can't turn on DSC again. The little symbol stays lit. The only way to engage DSC again is by turning my car off then turning it on again. Anyone know what's up?
my car does the same exact thing. i thought it was broken, but there must be a reason for it not being able to turn off. let me know if you find out.
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Old 11-30-2005, 07:05 PM   #6
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So if i hold my DCS button for 10 sec. it will turn if off completely. When i press it once the light turns on...what happens when you hold it for 10sec.
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Old 11-30-2005, 07:06 PM   #7
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So if i hold my DCS button for 10 sec. it will turn if off completely. When i press it once the light turns on...what happens when you hold it for 10sec.
yellow brake light turns on
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Old 11-30-2005, 07:10 PM   #8
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And what does that do to the car thats different? can you turn it back on?
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Old 11-30-2005, 07:22 PM   #9
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So if i hold my DCS button for 10 sec. it will turn if off completely. When i press it once the light turns on...what happens when you hold it for 10sec.
It also disables brake assist, turn the complete system off if you want to get the most wheel spin around corners or whatever, even lauching
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Old 11-30-2005, 07:50 PM   #10
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So for 2000 models, does it disable everything if just pressed once? Or there is no way to disable all systems on a 00' vehicle?
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Old 11-30-2005, 08:06 PM   #11
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What does it do to the car when preses only once?
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Old 11-30-2005, 09:26 PM   #12
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My '00 328Ci does the same thing. When I press the button normally the DSC is turned off, but I can turn it back on again. When I hold the button in for 10 seconds and then release the light stays on and I am unable to turn DSC back on unless I restart the car. Must be like that on all 00's.
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Old 12-01-2005, 08:57 AM   #13
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My '00 328Ci does the same thing. When I press the button normally the DSC is turned off, but I can turn it back on again. When I hold the button in for 10 seconds and then release the light stays on and I am unable to turn DSC back on unless I restart the car. Must be like that on all 00's.
My '00 323i does the same thing as your car. I never get the yellow brake light to come on.
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Old 12-01-2005, 09:13 AM   #14
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Early cars, before mid 2001 production have the single stage DSC system (press the button once quickly and it shuts the system off). Starting around 01/01 production 2001s the system is two stage and requires that you hold the button for about 5 sec to turn the entire system off. If you have an after 01/01 production and you simply push the button without holding it only turns off the DSC and not the active braking (which is just as annoying).

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Old 04-14-2008, 10:44 AM   #15
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got the same problem with mine got a 328ci , so i tryed to make a little chirp when taking off in 1st and than a small chirp in second but nothing happens in 1st why? is the dsc not off or a sensor is broken or is it my clutch?
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Old 04-14-2008, 04:38 PM   #16
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Not enough power to chirp maybe, or you're launching too low? I never got to chirp my 328ci, but I had an auto. Now that I have a stick, I still can't chirp lol, awd ftl, but not really.
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i mean when i bought the car i tested it it chirped in 1st and second without any problems, not it doesnt even chirp in 1st when drop the clutch at 5000rpm. it wierd, my dsc light is on the dashboard. but i cant chirp it something is wrong it has to be . i got one question tho .

we 328ci owner yr.00 have stage 1 dsc which menas press the botton and it lights up it shut off the whole system right? when i press the botton again it shuts the light off

But my other question is , why is it when i hold the dsc botton for a longer period 10sec the light comes on and stays on , i cant turn it off anymore , only if i shut off the car and turn it on again. does that maybe mean than the whole system is off?
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Old 04-14-2008, 09:03 PM   #18
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I have an 00 328Ci as well, you cannot turn it completly off on these models. I've tried to hold it down in the past and it did seem to stick on, it kinda felt like a bug. I turned the car off and on again and back to normal. I did find out the buttons on the consoles need a good press, its not bad, but sometimes I have to press the buttons with good pressure (not too much).
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Old 04-14-2008, 09:07 PM   #19
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our models just have that one light right not the brake light also likes the 01 models, but how is it that i could chirp in 1st and 2nd before and now eventho i drop the clutch at 5000rpm it doesnt even do anythin in 1st , can you chirp in 1st and 2nd?
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why is it when i hold down the dsc for about 10 sec i cant shut off the light anymore, i have to restart the car for the light to shut off., but if i just press it quick the light comes on and press it quick again it shuts off? why is it like that?
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