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#1 (permalink) Old 07-27-2005, 08:03 PM
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hey, i just put a performance chip in my 92' 325i and now the check engine light is on. i have heard this is somewhat common, but how do you reset it without taking it to the dealer?

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Usually any parts store, such as Western Auto, can reset it for you. Keep in mind, a lot of the times the parts store's reading equipment cannot read the BMW code and therefore can not diagnose an exact problem. They sometimes just get a code number/reference number in ehich case you can call the dealership and they will tell you what's up. However, they can reset the light with no problem.

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Im not sure if it works on a 92' but in my 95' I just disconnect the - battery cable for a minute and re-install and its gone. Make sure you have the radio code first before you attempt to do this because it will reset your radio when the battery gets disconnected.
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Disconnecting teh battery works on all OBD-IIs

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