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Old 01-05-2012, 03:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question traction control issue

Hi guys this is my first post. So I apologize in advance for any mistakes. I purchased a 335is coupe a few months ago after owning a 335i convertible for 3 problem free years. I've owned Audis and Porsches in previous years.
My question revolves around disabling traction/stability control. I have read thru previous posts regarding this issue and i have not seen it covered. I am aware that to defeat traction control i am suppose to press the DCS button next to the door lock button in the center console for up to 10 seconds. This does work initially allowing for full wheel spin and drifting etc. but it re-initializes after about a minute or so. i have tried every imaginable sequence but it always comes back on. When it does come back on it stays in the same mode as if i had touched the same button just once. Just to save people some time, i am not here to debate the wisdom of disabling traction control but to see if anyone else has experienced the same problem and to see if there is any way around it like a performance chip or if it might be a defect in the cars system.
Besides that i absolutely love the car. Is far superior to my 335i in every way and the dual clutch tranny is absolutely incredible.
i would really appreciate any insights, thank you.
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You have the right technique matey... Holding the button until the light goes out is "Half-On" mode and should only reset once the engine is turned OFF...
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