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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 03-29-2004, 12:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i have an 87 325. my engine oil light just came on(the light above the rear view mirror.) usually when this light goes on it means that i am a quart low, so would put a quart in and the light would turn off. this time i put 1 quart in and the light is still on, even after i turn the car off. could it be a bad fuse or a relay. why wont the light go offf? how can i get it to go off? thanx in advance. viali8
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First I would double check the level instead of just putting oil in it. If the level is ok check the wires and connector for the level sending unit on the left side of the oil pan. Look to see if a wire is broken or if the sending unit became unpluged. If everything on the outside looks ok, the sending unit itself may have gone bad.
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thanx for the info. i hope it isn't the oil sending unit, i just had that replaced this past summer. oh well, i check it out i guess. thanks for the help. viali8
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my active check control panel doesn't work at all. Fuses seem fine....what else could it be?

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