Your idiot lights are supposed to come on when you first start to the car....... its a self check to make sure they are working.
If for whatever reason you do not see an idiot light when you put the key in the on position, and when you first start the car then the system needs to be serviced....... (probably just a bad bulb)
Its just to let you know that its working because most people out there rely on these lights rather then check their oil or properly maintain their engines.
1996- BMW 328IS
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Performance: Zimmerman Cross Drilled Rotors-- PBR Deluxes-- Cosmos CAI---- Turner Pulley Kit--- Fan Delete mod---
Beauty: 18 polished M-Parallel replicas, Inpro Euros w/ Enchanced Angel eye kit, 20% tint
Clear corners/sidemarkers ---- Eurospec (Depos)
To do list:
UUC System U TDM- 3/05
M50 manifold converstion 3/05
off to the tuning shop for custom software 4/05
Cams/lightened flywheel, throttlebody........ well lets see what happens