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warning light blues

I just had my 2002 325i BMW checked by an independent BMW specialist shop because my warning lights came on. First it was my asc & parking brake (yellow) came on at the same time while I was driving. It goes away after turning engine off. It's come on at least 3 times over the last 2 months. And when it does come on I noticed when shifting gears (5 speed) my car slows downs as if my parking brakes are on. Just last week my engine check light came on as well at the same time as the asc & the parking brake light.
The BMW shop hook up the car to their diagnose machine. "Check engine lame on. Code pO221 tps potentiometer faulty". Yellow brake light & traction control lamp.. No communication found".
For the shop to replace the asc control unit and to code the unit it will cost me $1530 Cad installed. OUCH.
For the shop to replace the throttle body assembly (tps potentiometer) it will cost me $437 Cad installed. OUCH.
I spoke to the shop again. They checked the connections and fuses. The asc unit in my car does not give any readings at all on their diagnose machine. He said that there should be something.
What am I to do? Are these code errors correct from the BMW specialist shop?
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Before spending that much I would take it to a BMW dealer and have them diagnose it.

You might consider simply disabling the ASC system it the problem gets too annoying.
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I just had my car repaired. I took it to the BMW dealer's service department instead of the independent shop. The dealer diagnosed the same problem. It was the throttle motor and the asc module. The BMW service department took much longer to repair the faults but the BMW dealer had a ONE TIME GOODWILL POLICY to fix the problem which I took advantage of. I paid $541 Cad instead of $3,400. The dealer covered 85% and I paid 15%. The $3,400 was inflated because they had problems getting rid of the faults after they installed the new throttle motor. The new throttle motor from BMW was also faulty so they had to order another new one. It took a week before I got my car back but I'm happy. I had a courtesy 2006 BMW 323i and 325XI car to drive while my car was in the shop at no charge (didn't even have to pay for the gas).
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Had the same warning lights come on my 2005 325xi. Fortunately still under warranty so I brought it back to my BMW dealer. Turned out nothing wrong with the car. It neeeded a software upgrade.
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