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Old 12-06-2004, 11:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok my check engine light is on and Im trying to read the codes by turning the key to on, waiting till the 2nd lights go out after about 2 seconds then hitting the gas all the way down quickly as possible 5 (probably more) times. Nothing happens. My car is a 92 325i, does this method work for my car?
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You've got to press it 5 times IMMEDIATELY after turning the key to the first position. Before the 2nd lights go out.

Try again and report back.
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I finally got the codes to read out...can't figure out what I did differently this time...turn the key, push the gas 5 times. Cool. I got a "1444" reading - meaning no faults! Yahoo!
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Is there anyone who can take a pic of the 'check engine' light?? I'm not sure but I think there's none on my dash.
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Sweet! I figured it out. Im throwing code 1222. Which is the O2 sensor. Is this why my car idles wierd until the car warms up? Also I thought the engine was supposed to give a code and then stop flashing? My light kept repeating the same code over and over. -Thanks
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Is there anyone who can take a pic of the 'check engine' light?? I'm not sure but I think there's none on my dash.
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It's approximately above your steering wheel on your car and simply says "Check Engine". If you don't see it when you put your key in and turn it to the #2 position, then most likely your light is burned out.
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