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R56 DSC & Run Flat Failure. HELP.

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I have read about this issue on this forum and others, but I'm yet to find a final verdict.

Months ago some warning lights come up on my dash (photos attached) for a few moments and went. Over time these lights have been coming on more and more until now they're almost always on; so I guess it's time I did something about it.

I've always used my ears and senses to feel if there are issues with my car, rather than pamper to all the fault lights the R56 likes to throw at me.

The car does genuinely feel fine, although it does 100% need some new tyres...

I looked through my manual and it says I have a 'DSC & Run Flat Failure' (photo attached). I have highlighted the section on my image where the lights match with the manual.

Has anyone seen this issue before and know how to fix it? Me and my dad do all the work ourselves usually (depending on lab costs), so I wanted to know if it's simple or a technical job. I didn't know wether it was something to do with my tyres (hoping it's something simple)!?

Thanks!!!

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The red light is telling you to check your brake pads. There is a sensor on the front and rear that switches the light on when they get low.

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Hook the car up to an obd reader and see what sensor has been triggered and take it from there buddy
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I'm not sure it's that. I changed all the pads and sensors in June. Plus, when I flick through the computer it says the pads are fine, so I don't think it's triggered those sensors.
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Have you read the codes to see if anything has been stored on the ecu? When I'm diagnosing problems I usually hook one of my obd readers on it if I'm unsure then take it from there. The car may tell you it has a fault with a system but it doesn't always mean that the system displaying a fault is actually faulty so you need to trace it back and see what has caused the sensor to be triggered!
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