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Old 12-06-2011, 10:29 AM   #1
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I'ts -10 degrees and I get stuck in the snow, now traction, abs, brake light is on

So its been below 0 for the past couple of days and today as im leaving home i get stuck on the hill my house sits back from.

I try rocking back and fourth from drive to reverse. Finally I make it up the hill but then i noticed that my traction, abs, and brake light are on now. I had DSC disabled when i was stuck too.

I tried searching and most of the posts I found are just from failing wheel speed sensors. Is that all it is, or could it be something more?

I suppose I should invest in a BMW Scan tool. I was just looking to see if it was something I could diagnose without having to go out and buy one.

Just when my she was in tip top shape too
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Old 12-06-2011, 10:52 AM   #2
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You have to get the codes read. The lights being on only alerts you that there is a problem, it doesn't tell you what it is. There is no way to know without a scan.
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Old 12-06-2011, 10:55 AM   #3
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Old 12-06-2011, 11:12 AM   #4
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Old 12-06-2011, 11:18 AM   #5
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As you mentioned OP, it's most likely a damaged wheel speed sensor from the snow. Get the codes read to be sure.
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Old 12-06-2011, 11:20 AM   #6
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Disregard the above answers.

You got snow in your ABS sensors. If you can, bring the car into a warm space to melt it out. It will clear itself.
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Old 12-06-2011, 11:22 AM   #7
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I feel you friend, I got stuck in off street parking the day before yesterday at my friend's apartment. Had to rock it for almost half hour to get it out.
I would say get the codes read. It may be as simple as cleaning the sensor, but better to make sure whats wrong.
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Old 12-06-2011, 11:35 AM   #8
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trj and bimmage, are you guys running snow tires? Getting Blizzaks this weekend from someone up in PA for a helluva deal. So just wondering the scenario behind you guys getting stuck. Hoping to avoid this as much as possible this winter. Thankfully we haven't had any real snow at all this winter yet.
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disregard the above answers.

You got snow in your abs sensors. If you can, bring the car into a warm space to melt it out. It will clear itself.
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Old 12-06-2011, 11:41 AM   #10
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trj and bimmage, are you guys running snow tires? Getting Blizzaks this weekend from someone up in PA for a helluva deal. So just wondering the scenario behind you guys getting stuck. Hoping to avoid this as much as possible this winter. Thankfully we haven't had any real snow at all this winter yet.
The only thing that gets my 330 with General Altimax Arctic's stuck is like over 6" of snow, because at that point its just plowing with the front bumper.
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The only thing that gets my 330 with General Altimax Arctic's stuck is like over 6" of snow, because at that point its just plowing with the front bumper.
Just looked them up, looks like a pretty good tire. Gonna give the Blizzaks a go. Probably gonna last me a couple winters, and I'll give the Altimax's a shot probably down the road.
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Just looked them up, looks like a pretty good tire. Gonna give the Blizzaks a go. Probably gonna last me a couple winters, and I'll give the Altimax's a shot probably down the road.
Alot of people really like that tire, and apparently they dont drive too bad either.

I figured that I would go all out with the snow tires, and get the best in snow and ice. On dry pavement, my car does not drive quite the same with the snows as it does with the summer tires... but that is to be expected.
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Have you ever tried the blizzaks? Gonna be my first winter driving my current bimmer, the last one I just left at home during bad snow storms. And first time with a dedicated winter setup. So we'll see how it goes.
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Nope. Never even been in a car with them. That said, I have friends who claim their cars are unstoppable with them (as I claim with my tires)

This will be my second winter with these tires. Three years ago I left summers on all through winter and just played it safe and got rides when needed, but I did get caught a few times in the snow. Summer tires really should not be trusted below 40 degreese.
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Old 12-06-2011, 12:06 PM   #15
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OP, if your wheels were spinning while you were trying to get up the hill, the system senses an error and throws up the warnings.

You just need to drive a few miles and the sensors should re-calibrate.
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Have you ever tried the blizzaks? Gonna be my first winter driving my current bimmer, the last one I just left at home during bad snow storms. And first time with a dedicated winter setup. So we'll see how it goes.
i got blizzaks last winter. before that just had my all seasons. it's like having a new car for winter. the difference is night and day. i was contemplating getting another car for winter, but these tires made all the difference. worth the $1000 for tires and wheels.
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Old 12-06-2011, 12:41 PM   #19
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I've driven 3-series in Minnesota winters since 1997. The only faults I can find are:

* They can tend to plow snow when there's more than 6" of it, esp with sport packages.
* There's not quite enough room for my size 14 winter boots.

Otherwise, they're great winter cars.
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:00 PM   #20
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soo happy I got an AWD.
Agreed, i have a 02 325xi although I have a buddy that has 330ci and he gets around pretty good with snow tires...

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