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Clean your plug for the abs/traction control system. You'll find it on the passenger's side of the engine bay. It's a plug about three inches by one inch, rectangular about half way back in the engine bay, behind the windshield washer fluid reservoir...you'll have to pull out the short side of the plug next to the engine which is a latch securing the plug in place. I found rubbing alcohol to be a pretty good way to clean it. If it gets grimy, connections can foul up and cause bad behaviour. This fixed some ABS problems on my cousin's 2000 528i.
Make sure the plug is back in place before you start the car again. If it isn't, you'll get an amazing number of computer errors--as we found out when we accidentally started my 1999 540i with it unplugged once.
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1999 E39 540i/6-VF Stage 1 S/C, Dinan exhaust, Dinan strut+shock braces, Dinan ltwt flywheel + clutch, Dinan Brembo BBK, Dinan monoball, H&R Springs, Koni Yellows, M5 sways, Dinan forged 18" wheels, &c.
1995 E38 740i. Highly modded. Faster than you.
Sold 2-28-07: 1997 E36 M3/4, 8-30-05 RIP 1997 528i
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