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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.

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Old 06-23-2005, 07:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I need to know if my car as the self-diagnostic system. It was made in March of 1987.

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Old 06-23-2005, 08:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I should think so. Mine was built in November 1984 (an '85 325e) and it has the BMW diagnostic system in it.
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It will be there somewere.....
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The 15 pin diagnostic port was introduced on 87 model year vehicles, so it should have it.
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only if it has 1.1 motronics will it have the self-diagnosing capabilities, but i dont remember the year
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Okay, now I'm curious. Why would the owner's manual of my car (1985) tell me the BMW dealer can diagnose problems by plugging my car into their computer if I DON"T have a self-diagnostic Motronic box? (the original ETA was Motronic 1.0)

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