1988 BMW e30 exclamation warning light. - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 01-11-2012, 01:06 AM
n00b
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
adrennalin07 is on a distinguished road
(Thread Starter)
1988 BMW e30 exclamation warning light.

Hi all,

I was driving along the other day and noticed on my dashboard that a warning light with an exclamation mark in a circle had come on. I have tried to find in the manual and online what it means to no avail. It stayed on for about a day an then turned off. Does anyone know what it means and what work needs to be done to prevent any damage or the light coming on again? Thanks.
adrennalin07 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 01-11-2012, 03:05 PM
Captain... Savvy ?
 
Jack Dabsy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Barnsley UK
Posts: 2,194
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Jack Dabsy will become famous soon enough
Garage
Circle + Exclamation is usually the brakes... Is it Amber?


Eso es todo!
Please press the "REP" button if you are happy with your response/answer...

Please JOIN, or just have a look... Its Totally FREE...
BMW Part Market

BMW Online Manuals (TIS)

New Member ?
Jack Dabsy is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 01-11-2012, 09:05 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
adrennalin07 is on a distinguished road
(Thread Starter)
Thanks, yer it is amber... Is it showing low fluid or need for pad change etc.?
adrennalin07 is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 01-12-2012, 02:25 PM
Captain... Savvy ?
 
Jack Dabsy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Barnsley UK
Posts: 2,194
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Jack Dabsy will become famous soon enough
Garage
I would say yes... Let us know how you get on with it ;-)


Eso es todo!
Please press the "REP" button if you are happy with your response/answer...

Please JOIN, or just have a look... Its Totally FREE...
BMW Part Market

BMW Online Manuals (TIS)

New Member ?
Jack Dabsy is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 01-13-2012, 03:10 AM
42, The meaning of life
 
brettski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 2,405
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
brettski is just really nice brettski is just really nice brettski is just really nice brettski is just really nice brettski is just really nice
Welcome to the Werkz.

My light just came on as well. Its been a while (14 months) since the brakes shop told me that the rear pads were about to go, I guess they must have been right after all.


Riding in style
brettski is offline  
#6 (permalink) Old 01-13-2012, 05:46 AM
n00b
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
adrennalin07 is on a distinguished road
(Thread Starter)
The light was actually red. I managed to find it in my small service manual and it says that it is to do with the hydraulic brake fluid. I am guessing it is an electrical fault somewhere though because the fluid is full and I can't see any leaks anywhere. Do you guys think this might be what is wrong?
adrennalin07 is offline  
#7 (permalink) Old 01-13-2012, 08:27 AM
42, The meaning of life
 
brettski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 2,405
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
brettski is just really nice brettski is just really nice brettski is just really nice brettski is just really nice brettski is just really nice
How long ago was the brake fluid changed?


Riding in style
brettski is offline  
#8 (permalink) Old 01-13-2012, 11:15 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
adrennalin07 is on a distinguished road
(Thread Starter)
I completely flushed it about a year ago. I did a minor service on it today and cleaned the contacts on the level sensor and the plug in and out of the fluid chamber. So far the light has stayed off so I'm hoping it was just a faulty connection. Thanks for your help. Ill let you know if anything else happens.
adrennalin07 is offline  
#9 (permalink) Old 01-14-2012, 12:40 PM
Captain... Savvy ?
 
Jack Dabsy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Barnsley UK
Posts: 2,194
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Jack Dabsy will become famous soon enough
Garage
Yep, BMW sensors can be a pain... Good luck


Eso es todo!
Please press the "REP" button if you are happy with your response/answer...

Please JOIN, or just have a look... Its Totally FREE...
BMW Part Market

BMW Online Manuals (TIS)

New Member ?
Jack Dabsy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E21, E30)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1988 325i fog light relay Gary Evans 3-Series (E21, E30) 5 08-24-2011 01:27 AM
ABS Warning light beemer 46 3-Series (E36) 2 05-19-2008 10:10 AM
Non functioning Engine check Light 1988 750iL JNordman 1,6,7,8 - Series and Mini Cooper 0 04-10-2004 05:25 PM
Tail Light Warning Light Black530MT 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) 1 02-28-2004 06:20 PM
SRS warning light Robdrmer1016 3-Series (E36) 2 12-02-2003 12:39 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome