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Old 10-15-2014, 11:28 AM   #1
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ABS and Traction Lights ON & OFF



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So the ABS and Traction Control lights are coming on and off in my car. They randomly come ON and sometimes stays on until and shut off the engine and restart again, and than after few minutes driving came back on or it keeps coming ON and OFF. Meaning, stays ON for a few seconds and comes off. And few minutes comes on for few seconds and off again.

Does anybody have any idea of what that can be?

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Old 10-15-2014, 12:40 PM   #2
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You'll need to get the ABS system scanned to see what errors are present. Most likely it's a sensor, but without scanning it you'll just be guessing.
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Old 10-15-2014, 06:52 PM   #3
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The On and Off is mostly a symptom of the module doing...Most cases sensors are just bad ALL the time, and wont start working again until replaced. But in any case, just get it checked. The ABS/DSC in notoriously BAD on the X5.
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Old 10-16-2014, 09:36 AM   #4
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I got it checked today. The mechanic said the errors doesn't make any sense. It was 3 in total. I can't remember all 3 (i should have take note). I remeber he mentioned that one of them has something to do with pressure in the line, whatever that means, the other one was related to the break light and a 3rd one that i can't remember. The mechanic wants me to drop the car off there for the day so he can investigate further.

I actually noticed something. When the light comes on, if a turn the steering wheel a lil bit right and left super fast, almost like shaking it the light goes off.
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Old 10-16-2014, 11:08 AM   #5
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Faulty or not adjusted brake light can do it (car thinks you are hitting the brakes all the time, even at 100km/h), also a bad steering angle sensor, this is why it goes away when you move it...The possibility is endless. ..
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Old 10-17-2014, 01:57 AM   #6
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I actually just remembered. The other error was overheated breaks. Could be that the break fluids are low??? I don't kmow. Just guessing.
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Old 10-17-2014, 01:24 PM   #7
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So here is my guts... I'm not sure if that can be the ABS Module. I realized the morning that the light would only come ON for the first time, after 30+ minutes driving which makes me believe that the breaks might be overheating.
Is it possible that if i'm running low on fluid breaks the pressure would be off therefore the breaks would overheat (not the disc and stuff but internal components)??

Thanks for the help guys I know it's just speculation for now but I have another mechanic booked for monday.

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