okay let me explain futher.. There is a CHECK (yellow) light and a CHECK ENGINE (red) light.. two different lights. The yellow check light is for OBC faults- "headlight out"- "low washer fluid"- "Taillight failure" this has nothing to do with what we are trying to do.
The fault code sequence will initiate regardless if there is a fault or not. So at anytime you should be able to activate the sequence- it will just read out the code for no more faults.
Shouldn't all E36's have airbags?? I am pretty sure they were standard equipment... but anyways I am only saying to time your pedal stomping to the SRS light. This light comes on when you click the key to position 2 and goes out after like 2.5-3 seconds. You must press the pedal accordingly so that right when the SRS light goes out, you should have just finished your 5th stomp. The SRS light goes out and then the CHECK ENGINE light will start to blink out the codes. AGAIN the SRS light is only used to time your stomps and has nothing to with the actual code reading..
nookatee, you say you are "starting" your car.. your car should not be started to do the fault code readings. You should have it in position 2 (the click right before you start your engine and the dash lights come on). If you are doing this and you dont see the said lights illuminating, then the bulbs must be burnt out and you must pull the cluster to change them out..
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