View Full Version : Traction Control light Constantly On?

12-28-2003, 09:48 PM
So when I was driving today, I looked down and noticed the orange caution light, warning that my traction control was off. So I reached to the ACS swtich, and thought maybe I hit it with my knee. The light stayed on when I pressed the ACS! Anybody know the source of this problem/ is it serious? Has this happended to anybody else? I am hoping it is extremely minor for a have a 7 hour drive tomarrow. Please help! :shock:

1996 328ti
12-29-2003, 12:05 AM
Were you poking under the hood? I remember at a tech inspection at the track a throttle cable coming loose.

12-29-2003, 12:11 AM
Well I got my oil changed yesterday, and that is when the problem started. I think the guys were checking the air filter, could they have knocked something loose?

1996 328ti
12-29-2003, 12:22 AM
It's easy to see a loose cable. It goes over a pulley near the intake.
It can easily be dislodged without knowing it.

12-29-2003, 12:32 AM
Awesome, I think that may be the case. I'll go out there in a bit and check. I greatly appreciate you helping :)

12-29-2003, 03:06 AM
Steven- that was the problem. Thanks for the advice!

1996 328ti
12-29-2003, 04:37 AM