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3-Series (E36) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1992-1999. Autodoodad Specific models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318iS/ti, BMW 320, BMW 323, BMW 320, BMW 324, BMW 325, BMW 328.

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Old 01-09-2004, 09:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone, im new to this forum. I own a 1992 318is 5-speed. Recently i bought a repair manual because the check engine light is on and i dont wanna send it to BMW for repairs cuz I dont have the moolah. So the manual says if you turn on the key (but dont turn the engine on) and press the throttle down 5 times in under 5 seconds, the check engine light will flash in a certain way, like codes. And it has a table in the repair manual of all the different things that could be wrong with my car. But the thing is when my check engine light flashes, i dont know what those flashes represent!?? How do i know which problems my car has by the way the light flashes? Is there some sort of morse code or something? lol
Somebody please help, I'm so confused. lol

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what manual did you get? it manual should be able to translate what the flashes mean

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Old 01-10-2004, 01:15 AM   #3 (permalink)
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1996 BMW 318 TI
The check engine light comes on and off sometimes
too. Will bring it to my dealer and find out what 's going
on wid that ?!
Where can i get an owner's manual for my car? just
got my car 1 week ago and didn't come with a manual.

gotta find out my car's neat features...
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OK, here is a link to the meaning of the flashing lights.

http://www.bimmerzone.com/fcodes.htm

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Old 01-11-2004, 09:13 PM   #5 (permalink)
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yo KC thanks a lot man that was really helpful
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