DSM 523537.10 — Abort Button, Fault

DSM 523537.10 (DSM )

Code: 523537.10



This diagnostic trouble code is triggered if the abort button remains continuously actuated for more than 60 seconds during initialization (after the ignition has been switched on), or if the button is registered as “actuated” for more than 10 minutes during operation. The abort button is crucial for immediately stopping operations in emergency or undesired situations.


If the abort button remains actuated beyond the specified durations, the control unit may disable the functionality associated with the abort button to prevent unintentional or unsafe operations, potentially affecting the ability to quickly halt operations.


  • Inspect Button Mechanism: Examine the physical condition of the abort button for signs of sticking, damage, or wear that could cause it to remain actuated.
  • Test Button Functionality: Use diagnostic tools to verify the proper operation of the abort button. Ensure it accurately registers presses and releases.
  • Check Electrical Connections: Inspect the electrical connections to the abort button to ensure they are secure and free from corrosion or damage.
  • Update Control Software: Ensure that the control unit software is up-to-date, as updates may include fixes or improvements for button management.
  • Replace Faulty Components: If the button or its associated wiring and connectors are faulty, replace them with new or known-good parts.
  • Perform System Reset: After resolving the issue, reset the control unit to clear the fault code and verify normal button operation through comprehensive testing.


Maintaining the proper functionality of the abort button is essential for ensuring the ability to quickly stop operations when necessary. Regular inspection and timely maintenance of the button mechanisms can prevent faults and ensure reliable control inputs.

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