Hello everyone - hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I just recently purchased a 1997 328ic (love it!), but there was no owners manual with the car. I was driving back from Daytona to Jacksonville and the check engine light came on - oil is good, everything else from what I can tell is okay, no other lights came on. Is there a way to tell what this is indicating without going to my mechanic - there's a button called check located beside the temp button - does it tell you what is going on? Sorry to be so dumb, but the last one I had was an 85 528e without a lot of electronics. Also, does anyone know of a source for owners manuals for these older models? The cheapest one I've found online is $65 on ebay. Thank you very much for any help you can provide.
Well, Kevyn with a y, I like your username, and I also like your car.
My suggestion would be to go to a place like autozone where they will read your codes for free.
If you look around, you might be able to find a PDF of the owner's manual on the web somewhere. If you have any specific questions, DRZ on this forum had a similar car to yours, and he may still have the owner's manual.
Agreed with ^ witeshark, on the check engine light......you can bring it to your local Autozone or Advanced Auto & they will read the code for you, as for the owner's manual I found this place...... for $34.99
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