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    Default Automatic Stability Control (ASC)

    My 1992 BMW 525i I believe has ASC. How do you know if it is working or not? My son, Sean, now drives the car and posed the question to me. Any help would be appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Gray
    My 1992 BMW 525i I believe has ASC. How do you know if it is working or not? My son, Sean, now drives the car and posed the question to me. Any help would be appreciated.

    Al Gray
    Another question to add onto this is whether this is the same as traction control??

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    Actually I believe it is Active Skid Control or Anti Skid Control and if your car has it its automatically on. unless you turn it off with the button under the ashtray. And all this system does is to stop the wheels from skidding. It wont keep your sons car from getting sideways.....a pretty useless system
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    Is that a fact?

    Active Skid Control or Anti Skid Control

    I've always thought it was Automatic Stability Control. What is this ASC+T I hear about?

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    nope not a stability control. I have the ASC+T and it does nothing but prevent your rear wheels from spinning
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam-Son
    nope not a stability control. I have the ASC+T and it does nothing but prevent your rear wheels from spinning
    EDIT: I read that the wrong way!

    It has a go at me though when just one of the rear wheels starts to slip? Isnt that technically traction control?

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    Another thing with this system that not all people know about is, if you hold the ASC button in until the light on the instrument cluster goes out, it changes the level of traction control turning the ABS to the front wheels on or off (can't remember which, I think its on).
    E30 318iS & BMW K1200LT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferret
    EDIT: I read that the wrong way!

    It has a go at me though when just one of the rear wheels starts to slip? Isnt that technically traction control?
    It is. DSC debuted in 750 and 850 in '97 I believe.
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    huh, I always thought it was Automatic Stability Control, but then again I always thought that it was weird that such an advanced feature was on an E34.

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