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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 03-22-2004, 04:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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When starting the car the Check Engine light is blinking but when I step on the brake the light turns off. Is this normal?

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yes - this is normal.

The CHECK light does not only mean check "engine". it serves a whole host of functions. What it does on startup is to check the brake lamps. If you have an overhead diagnostics console in your car, you can check this yourself. if not, just take my word for it. When you turn on the car, the ligth comes on and basically waits for you to press the brake pedal. If the brake lamps work, the circuit is complete and the light shuts off. If the lamps are malfunctioning, the CHECk light stays on - along wiht the corresponding light on the overhead console.
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