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I have a bmw e46 325 and ive got traction control light and

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hello I have a bmw e46 325 and ive got traction control light and yellow handbrake light on
I'm pulling this fault code out of it
5e1a can dme/dde signal error
can you please tell me what this is or where to start to rectify it
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Steve replied 3 months ago.
What is the last 7 of the vin?
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I'll have to get back to you on monday when I have the car and paperwork in front of me is that ok thank you
Expert:  Steve replied 2 months ago.

sure

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Chassis number is
Wbabn3205ojw43749
Thank you
Expert:  Steve replied 2 months ago.

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this code on your model essentially means that the ABS/DSC module is not able to properly interpret the signal that it is receiving from the engine control computer (DME). Unfortunately this single code is not definitive as to the underlying cause, so proper test plans with a factory BMW diagnostic computer will need to be carried out. Possibly causes would be a hardware fault in the DME, a hardware fault in the ABS/DSC module, or possibly a wiring connection issue, or some other sort of communication interference on the communication network. I would suspect most likely the issue is the ABS/DSC module itself.

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Thank you, ***** ***** also make it harder to start as it turns over a lot longer when the lights are on???
Expert:  Steve replied 2 months ago.

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a faulty ABS/DSC unit would be uncommon to make the car harder to start but a DME issue could. Please do not forget to CLICK ON a positive rating

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