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Old 03-14-2013, 06:51 PM   #1
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I have a lot of codes

2000 323i 5 speed with 190,000kms

http://i.imgur.com/Qiogt0z.png

Those are the codes. I have no engine lights on (except the dreadded DSC/ASC/Traction)

First:
Signal CAN ASC? I googled it and found nothing.

Second:
I replaced both wheel speed sensors last year! with Velo brand sensors. I investigated and found that the sensor head wore out by rubbing on the hub. I am confident my install was correct, but looks like those sensors I purchased were not up to spec

Third:
Airbag light on. I did some investigating and looks like Peak makes a tool to reset this, but it does not work on the 323i

Fourth:
I have a new oil sensor, will install at next oil change. I will also pickup an ebay temp sensor + wiring.

Fifth:
This I believe is the notorious bad ground problem on the tail lights. All of my lights work, but my turning indicators blink fast as if one of my bulbs is out, even though all by bulbs are ok.

Sixth:
No idea what this is, never had any issues with my locks.

Seventh:
Again, no idea, both heated seats work fine.


boy have I got a lot of work ahead of me

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Old 03-14-2013, 08:15 PM   #2
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Well the issue with the wheel speed sensor will cause the traction lights issue.

Definitely sounds like the brake light ground issue. I just took the brown ground wire and taped it to metal on the housing and that solved my issue there.

What brand oil sensor did you buy? I picked up a cheapo for like 35 bux and have had issues with it since day 1 of install. Definitely pays to go with OE on that sensor.

You didnt actually describe your last 2 issues so no chance of help there.
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:27 PM   #3
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Well the issue with the wheel speed sensor will cause the traction lights issue.

Definitely sounds like the brake light ground issue. I just took the brown ground wire and taped it to metal on the housing and that solved my issue there.

What brand oil sensor did you buy? I picked up a cheapo for like 35 bux and have had issues with it since day 1 of install. Definitely pays to go with OE on that sensor.

You didnt actually describe your last 2 issues so no chance of help there.
I got a BOSCH sensor for 60$.

The last two I have no description for... neither of them are causing me any trouble so I was surprised to see those codes.

Thanks for the help!
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:30 PM   #4
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Where did you buy the bosch? Thats actually pretty cheap. If I recall the cheapest I found OE was like 80 or so
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:42 PM   #5
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Where did you buy the bosch? Thats actually pretty cheap. If I recall the cheapest I found OE was like 80 or so
Sorry, i just checked, my oil sender is made by HELLA (I confused it with my bosch fuel filter for some reason).

I purchased it on Kijiji.ca (canadian craigslist.
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:00 PM   #6
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Ahh word. Yeah Hella is OE not bosch I believe. Good price.
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:22 PM   #7
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So today I found out that if I shut my car off while rolling, then turn it back on again my ABS/DSC lights go away and my traction control works again! It literally works fine. I can try to get the back end out on a wet corner and the DSC triangle lights up.

however when I shut my car off again the codes come back.

Now this is really pissing me off because clearly the wheel speed senors work fine (as in they report the correct speed).

anyone else run into this?
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:56 PM   #8
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I try to NOT TO replace everything at once but one thing at a time, that way I can c if the one item (at a time) makes a difference.
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