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Old 05-25-2008, 08:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Need 735i info

Hi,I'm a new owner of an 1988 735i BMW. I just bought it at an auction and I don't understand some of the controls.
1. What is the S,E,M switch by the shifter stand for and do?
2. Why does the temp. display unit say -37 degrees, and how do I fix/control it?
3. How do I fix my gas guage, it only goes to 1/2 full?
4. What do the German messages in the dash mean?
5. Is there any way I can pull the trouble codes by turning the ignition on and off a number of times?
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, George.
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1) Sport, Economy, Manual

2) Dead or missing temp sensor sugest replace with an ebay unit May just be unplugged.... Front bumper area

3) Might be a dying Gas Gauge sender....

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