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Old 07-30-2013, 10:55 AM   #1
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Disabled DSC manually, is this ok?

Hey, so I am taking my car to track today, and well I need DSC disabled, I don't have DSC button, I only have ASC button which doesn't hep me much since the traction is still getting controlled by car, so I pulled out few fuses, 3 fuses:

33 (5 amp)
42 (30 amp)
and 53 (30 amp)

However I noticed that these fuses cross-match with ABS/ASC too.

So anyway, now my dash looks like this:



Does this mean my DSC/ASC/ABS is completely off?

Also which out of those 3 fuses controlls ABS specifically?


P.S - before anybody starts ranting at me about being unsafe driver etc..:

( I get spare tyres cheap from friends in garage, they get a wasted/un-used tyres to dispose of, so I usually get them, put up on my 2nd alloys and use for drifting/mad driving on a private track, so I don't use the damaged tyres on public roads). I have a set of standard BMW alloys and I have set of CSL, I use CSL for track and standard for roads. )

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Old 07-30-2013, 01:25 PM   #2
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Uh, if you have ASC, then you DON'T have DSC at all. Hold the ASC button for 10 seconds.

god almighty.
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:44 PM   #3
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Uh, if you have ASC, then you DON'T have DSC at all. Hold the ASC button for 10 seconds.

god almighty.
When I held ASC for 10+ seconds, it just locked the button, nothing came up, the Triangle with circle came on and didn't turn off until I switch off engine (which I heard if a safety feature by BMW as it assumes button got stuck or something is placed on top of it). And even then the traction is controlled on my car.
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:48 PM   #4
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Disabled DSC manually, is this ok?

Unrelated but splain how you do "mad drifting" on Tarmac using a 318i.
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You don't have DSC. Also, your 318 is probably barely capable of breaking traction. It probably feels like traction control.
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:49 PM   #6
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Unrelated but splain how you do "mad drifting" on Tarmac using a 318i.
It's a very rainy day, heavy showers, hence I chose today, the tyres are very worn and there is barely any "proper" grip on them, it works just fine and is pretty fun to do.
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When the yellow light goes solid and wont shut off anymore by pressing button then it is officially shut off. Post a video of your mad drift skills. Do a 330 swap so you can do it on dry pavement.
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When the yellow light goes solid and wont shut off anymore by pressing button then it is officially shut off. Post a video of your mad drift skills. Do a 330 swap so you can do it on dry pavement.
I am changing car in April 2014, my current list of choice is:
M3 E46, bmw X5, Range Rover, Cayenne or 7 series, I still have time to think though.
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Old 07-30-2013, 03:43 PM   #9
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That's quite a range of cars...
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Put the fuses back in.
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:47 PM   #11
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Back, many people said 318 wont be able to do drift or any kind of tricks...
1) Lock wheel to side.
2) Rev to 4-5k RPM
3) Let clutch go.
4) Steer.
To add more spin/continue turn rev up again and depress/release clutch quickly.

318 works great on that, didn't try handbrake way yet as my handbrake isn't adjusted yet, but this worked great


Also turns out only 1 fuse needs to be out, those other two caused my dash to go mad and not show speed.
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I heard you can put gofast stickers on your car for an extra 20 hp each and adding an electric turbo would really unlock the mad power in those 4 cylinders.
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:09 PM   #13
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Disabled DSC manually, is this ok?

you cant disable your ASC 100% by pressing any button, doesn't matter if you press the button +10 second, never disable 100%
the only way disable 100% is to disconnect your ASC/ABS module, but you also, do mot have the ABS in your car....
much better, install an LSD...


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When I held ASC for 10+ seconds, it just locked the button, nothing came up, the Triangle with circle came on and didn't turn off until I switch off engine (which I heard if a safety feature by BMW as it assumes button got stuck or something is placed on top of it). And even then the traction is controlled on my car.
You just explained something to me I never understood!

Subaru does this as well. If you hold the button for 10 seconds, it permanently enables VSC permanently.

The DSC module generates an error if you hold it for 10 seconds, actually. I guess this is to help people determine the button is stuck or is making constant contact.
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I am changing car in April 2014, my current list of choice is:
M3 E46, bmw X5, Range Rover, Cayenne or 7 series, I still have time to think though.
So you're driving around with bald tires on a 318 but you are going to be purchasing a car that cost anywhere between $25k to $75k? How about you start off by coming off a few hundred bucks to get some new skins for your car man. If you have enough for a Range or a Cayenne then I don't think tires will leave you broke.

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Disabled DSC manually, is this ok?

there should be a big box in the right part of the trunk area.. big black wire, disconnect it and it solves your problems.

that or put a wrench across the red and black.
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Old 07-31-2013, 06:20 AM   #17
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So you're driving around with bald tires on a 318 but you are going to be purchasing a car that cost anywhere between $25k to $75k? How about you start off by coming off a few hundred bucks to get some new skins for your car man. If you have enough for a Range or a Cayenne then I don't think tires will leave you broke.

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First of all, I already explained why I use bald tires, I just get them pretty much free, not really fully bald but rather part worn, which are okay for a bit of time, on public roads in Ireland I use brand new tyres (I have two sets of alloys).

And secondly: where did you read that I will be purchasing car for 25k-75k? I never said I will be purchasing brand new, in Ireland average prices are:

M3 E46 2004 - 11k - 80'000 miles.
BMW X5 - 2004-2005 - 5k - 120'000 miles.
Cayenne 2004 - 11k - 88'000 miles.
Rovers - on varies between years, but you can get one starting from 6k.

I am not going for a brand new 13'/14' car, I only have enough for pre 2005-2006.

318 was my 2nd car, I am 20 and Insurance is high for me, my first car was Opel corsa 1.2 but then I swapped for this 1.9, but I want to go higher, but now I got high paid job during summer which I can also keep while in college so I got enough money to change to different car, this 318 is pretty much "a test" car, I've been learning and doing repairs on it (like brakes/engine parts/servicing), better and faster controls.

So please check your facts before making a false statements
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there should be a big box in the right part of the trunk area.. big black wire, disconnect it and it solves your problems.

that or put a wrench across the red and black.
Yeah, if you could stop considering yourself smart, that would be great
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First of all, I already explained why I use bald tires, I just get them pretty much free, not really fully bald but rather part worn, which are okay for a bit of time, on public roads in Ireland I use brand new tyres (I have two sets of alloys).

And secondly: where did you read that I will be purchasing car for 25k-75k? I never said I will be purchasing brand new, in Ireland average prices are:

M3 E46 2004 - 11k - 80'000 miles.
BMW X5 - 2004-2005 - 5k - 120'000 miles.
Cayenne 2004 - 11k - 88'000 miles.
Rovers - on varies between years, but you can get one starting from 6k.

I am not going for a brand new 13'/14' car, I only have enough for pre 2005-2006.

318 was my 2nd car, I am 20 and Insurance is high for me, my first car was Opel corsa 1.2 but then I swapped for this 1.9, but I want to go higher, but now I got high paid job during summer which I can also keep while in college so I got enough money to change to different car, this 318 is pretty much "a test" car, I've been learning and doing repairs on it (like brakes/engine parts/servicing), better and faster controls.

So please check your facts before making a false statements
My apologies, and for those prices I don't blame you. Too bad it is so expensive to ship them into the US because if it wasn't we would have to do some business. I could make a killing buying those cars at those prices.


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My apologies, and for those prices I don't blame you. Too bad it is so expensive to ship them into the US because if it wasn't we would have to do some business. I could make a killing buying those cars at those prices.


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The reason those prices are so low here because people can't drive here, and often car will be "with a catch" so it often involved extra 2k of servicing/repairs when buying, but even then it comes out very cheap and nicely.
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