DSM 523538.10 — Main Menu Button, Fault

DSM 523538.10 (DSM )

Code: 523538.10



This diagnostic trouble code is triggered if the main menu 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 main menu button is essential for navigating the control interface and accessing various system functions.


If the main menu button remains actuated beyond the specified durations, the control unit may disable the functionality associated with the main menu button to prevent unintentional or unsafe operations, potentially affecting the ability to navigate system menus.


  • Inspect Button Mechanism: Check the physical condition of the main menu 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 main menu button. Ensure it accurately registers presses and releases.
  • Check Electrical Connections: Inspect the electrical connections to the main menu 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.


Ensuring the proper functionality of the main menu button is crucial for efficient navigation of the control interface. Regular inspection and maintenance of the button mechanisms can prevent faults and ensure reliable control inputs.

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