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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 12-25-2010, 01:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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how can i reset the Check Control panel? my washer fluid is fine and my brake lights are good, but the red button is lit?

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you should not have to reset it, it should automatically detect they are fine, well atleast that is the way with e30's. On the e30's, faulty brake light warning is probably, wrong wattage bulbs, dirty connections or faulty bulb tester, it is normal for the brake light warning to be on before you first press the brake pedal.
Make sure the washer fluid float can move freely in the tank, the float has a magnet in it which pulls to wires together when the float is high, this closes the circuit and turns the warning light off, you will see how it works when you look at it. Pull the plug off the level sensor and use some wire to jump the pins (create a closed circuit), if this turns the warning light off then the sensor is faulty, but you could just leave the jumper wire in place if you dont want to replace the sensor
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Thank you very much. Very succinct answers. I beilieve it is an E30 since it is the last year 1992 of the small conbertibles.

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Yeah, the smaller convertible E30 was carried over a year or so because the E36 drop top chassis was not ready.
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