My E39 (UK Spec 528i) has the Traction control light warning on constantly.
Its not switched off. There is also a whine from somewhere that sounds like
transmission whine which starts to occur about 5 Mins after starting to
drive the car - I guess when its started to warm up. Is there anything I can
do to reset the Traction control system - any fuses or relays I should look
I also have an ABS warning light on all the time - I understand that
cleaning an ABS sensor may clear this issue - anyone know how to do this ?
Any help appreciated.
Finally I have vibration felt through the driving seat at about 60 MPH - I
Have changed the Tyres recently but to no effect. I also experience similar
vibration on braking - but felt through the Pedal - any ideas anyone ?
The ABS fault is the cause of the traction control light also. Take the
car to a BMW specialist garage who can read the codes off the computer
and tell you which wheel sensor, or whatever, it is.
For the whine, you need to establish whether it's related to engine
speed or road speed.
> Finally I have vibration felt through the driving seat at about 60
MPH - I
> Have changed the Tyres recently but to no effect. I also experience
> vibration on braking - but felt through the Pedal - any ideas anyone ?
Possibly warped brake discs. But get the wheels balance checked first.
The whine appears to be related to road speed - its still there with the
(auto) gearbox in neutral & the engine idling.
How do these wheel sensors work - are they magnetic or optical ? How does
one clean them ?
"Dan Buchan" < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
Have you had the brakes serviced lately? There
might be air in the brake lines or a leaky brake line
or wheel cylinder, if its not a mal-functioning
If you see evidence of brake fluid on inside of wheels
of puddles in the carport after you apply the brakes,
its time to get brake system check.
The brake fluid (unless its DOT5 silicone) absorbs
moisture from the air, and can put water in the
brake system over time. Water in the brake
system corrodes the wheel and master cylinder
and results in leaky brake system.
That is why its a good ideal to replace brake fluid
every few years, unless your brake system is using
the silicone (DOT5) brake fluid, that does not
Repeating: DOT3 and DOT4 brake fluids absorb moisture
when exposed to air containing water vapor.
DOT5 (silicone) brake fluid *does not*
Do not mix DOT5 with either DOT3 or DOT4.
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