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#1 (permalink) Old 04-11-2005, 12:03 AM
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I ran out of gas while I was driving the other day and ever since then my check engine light is on. I've filled up my gas and it drives fine.. but the light remained on for several days now... Any ideas? Thanks.

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take it to dealer to get it reset...

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yeah either take it to the dealer or have a friend reset it with their own reset tool, i'm not sure but i think the dealer charges for this even tho its so simple and effortless with the reset tool.
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You can take it to the dealer but they will charge 100% garauntee. If you know someone that has the tool or the know how then take it to them, being it is a 95 it's possible to turn it off with a paper clip. And the last option not sure on OBD 1 but OBD 2 for sure if you go through 40 keystrokes meaning starting the car and turning it off 40 times will clear any previous memory.


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about the 95 models and resetting them with paperclips, could you give a DIY for this or something? This could be good, lol. Mine needs to be reset as well, how can i reset it with a paper clip Ljk619?
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i beleive you stick it in pin 9 and ground it.

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i hope you are for real cause if not i'm gonna shock the hell out of myself, but seriously, will this f up my car? and if not then which pin is 9?
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can you take a picture and label the pins or refer me to a site that does this already?
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Originally posted by bimmer_boy@Apr 10 2005, 06:03 PM
I ran out of gas while I was driving the other day and ever since then my check engine light is on. I've filled up my gas and it drives fine.. but the light remained on for several days now... Any ideas? Thanks.
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at this time, please don't start grounding any pins. it won't clear your CEL.

since you have obd-i, do this to read the code:
http://www.bmw-forums.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=632
(read the instructions for motronic 1.3)

although it won't precisely pinpoint the problem, it will narrow down your troubleshooting. post a reply if you need further help

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