What Should You Do When Your BMW Slip Indicator Light Comes On?
If you’re a BMW owner, the slip indicator light is something you should be familiar with. This light comes on when your car is experiencing some traction control issue, which means something isn’t right with your system. The good news is that it’s not hard to know what’s wrong or how to fix things if your BMW slip indicator light comes on—but first, let’s talk about what causes this problem in the first place.
What To Do If Your BMW Slip Indicator Light Won’t Turn Off
If you can’t get the slip indicator light to turn off, it’s time to get your car checked out by a mechanic. There are a few different reasons why this might be happening:
- You may have a problem with your ABS system (Anti-lock Braking System). This is not uncommon, especially if recent work on your vehicle used high-pressure air tools to remove parts or install them. The process can create debris in the system, which will cause it to fail and trigger an error code.
- You may have a sensor issue or an issue with one of the sensor cables connected to it. For example, sometimes the wire that connects between the sensor and its connector is loose or broken—this usually happens at either end of these wires because they’re so delicate! If this happens, things like oil buildup inside those connectors could cause problems and poor contact between them over time if not cleaned properly before each use.
- Another possibility is low brake fluid levels—if left untreated for too long, eventually, this could result in damage being done by overheating under sustained high temperatures from repeated hard braking efforts (which often happens when driving fast downhill). That would also trigger error codes like “Slip Indicator Failure” on newer models like X5 M50d vehicles equipped with Dynamic Performance Control systems.
How To Reset Your BMW Slip Indicator Light
- Make sure you are in a safe space.
- Press and hold the odometer button on the instrument panel.
- While holding this button down, turn the ignition back to the on position without starting the car. Continue holding the button until “oil service” or “inspection service” appear on your display screen.
- Locate the Select button on your BMW’s steering wheel. Press this button until “reset oil service” or “reset inspection service” appears on your display screen.
- Press and hold the Check/Reset button for a few seconds until these services are reset, then let up on the button.
- To confirm that these services have been reset, press and hold down the Check/Reset button once more until you notice them disappear from your display screen.
You Need To Get Your Car Checked Out By A Mechanic
When the slip indicator light comes on, your BMW tells you that one of its tires has lost traction. If you ignore this warning and continue driving, it could cause a serious accident—or worse. Your best option is to pull over immediately and have a mechanic inspect your vehicle. They can also check all four of your tires for any damage that may be causing the problem.
It’s also important to note that if this light continues to come on even after replacing all four tires, there might be something wrong with the system itself or how it’s functioning with other aspects of your car’s braking system (for example: maybe one of them has gone flat). In this case, it would be worth bringing in an expert for further testing before getting back on the road again!