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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Wed, Jun-15-2016, 09:56:53 AM   #1
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Default How to remove traction control light?

Is there a way to remove traction control light on the instrument cluster? I have disable the traction control but the light is annoying. My abs is still functioning though. It is a track car by the way.
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Default Re: How to remove traction control light?

I don't see why you couldn't remove the LED from the spot. people switch the color of it so it shouldn't be hard to just remove it.

next easier thing would be to just cover it with black tape. you wouldn't need to remove the gauge faces for that.
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I don't see why you couldn't remove the LED from the spot. people switch the color of it so it shouldn't be hard to just remove it.

next easier thing would be to just cover it with black tape. you wouldn't need to remove the gauge faces for that.
I was thinking about that also... removing the led. Just wondering if it could be coded out. Also the handbrake light comes on because of traction control disabled.
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Default Re: How to remove traction control light?

When you say disabled it, you mean it's always off even after restarting the car? If so, how, I want this, would save me from having to turn it off every time I get in my car.
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When you say disabled it, you mean it's always off even after restarting the car? If so, how, I want this, would save me from having to turn it off every time I get in my car.
There are a few ways doing it. Some pulled the fuse out for dsc. Another method is to disconnect the brake fliud level sensor or cutoff the canbus wire from the abs module. ABS still function for all these method.
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There are a few ways doing it. Some pulled the fuse out for dsc. Another method is to disconnect the brake fliud level sensor or cutoff the canbus wire from the abs module. ABS still function for all these method.
Nice! Thanks for the response, any idea if doing any of these methods trigger the check engine light?
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Default Re: How to remove traction control light?

I thought I read in the past that if you hold DSC for a longer period of time within a context sequence you can have DSC disabled permanently even when you turn off and restart the engine. Maybe I'm wrong....
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I thought I read in the past that if you hold DSC for a longer period of time within a context sequence you can have DSC disabled permanently even when you turn off and restart the engine. Maybe I'm wrong....
i have never heard that. i'm sure terraphantm can help answer this. but one would think a liability might be had by BMW making it so easy to permanently remove it and perhaps not having the new driver/owner know be another liability
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