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hi folks i own a 98 M3 and decided to take it down to the track. The first time i went i wasnt dissapoint ran mid 15's all stock.. the second time around didnt go so well..i notice the lag everytime i launch around 3000 rpms so i try to launch around 2...then i lag again shifting from 1st to 2nd just before the redline...the "ASC" light always pops up and theres a bit of lag before i pick up speed again..then my times drop...can you guys help with this situation? THANKS
Originally posted by KingScare@Jan 9 2004, 12:00 PM So...when the ASC LIGHT!!!! is turned ON in the center of the console that means the system that automatically regulates the tires for me and breaks when shit is slipping if OFF!!??!?!?!1
Originally posted by KingScare@Jan 9 2004, 01:39 PM interesting... i guess yeah the thing comes on by default...
But its when you're being a jerk that the light comes on.
I guess its like the other warning lights...they come on when the thing isnt working.
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When you start the car, the ASC system always defaults to "on." Push the button once - the light comes on and stays on. ASC is now disabled and you are free to ignite the tires.
The procedure to deactivate the system on the E46 is different than on the E36, so I assume your dad's 2000 328 would be as well. On our 2001, the system deactivates in stages. To fully disable all traction control you have to press the DSC button and hold it for a full three seconds. When the DSC light in the guage cluster comes on and stays on, the system is completely disabled. If you don't hold the button until the light comes on, ADB (Automatic Differential Braking) remains active and can still interfere with "fun" time.
Have him verify this with his manual, but I'll bet it is the same procedure as on our 330.
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