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#1 (permalink) Old 02-27-2005, 07:14 AM
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I just changed the oil and reset the service lights on my 2001 325i. Now the yellow oil level light comes on for 10 seconds after I start the car and then turns off. It does not come back on the entire ride in the car but if I turn the engine off and restart it, sure enough it comes back on for 10 seconds... Anyone seen this? Anyone have any ideas?
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I believe that's normal. It only comes on after start for those few seconds. It's designed only to illuminate during startup
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Well, the engine is started for about 5 seconds before it comes on. It then stays on for 10 seconds, then off. It never did this before this oil change...
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Well, the engine is started for about 5 seconds before it comes on. It then stays on for 10 seconds, then off. It never did this before this oil change...
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First of all, you have an E46, not an E36. Second of all, have you checked the oil level?

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Originally posted by tomctx+Feb 27 2005, 08:49 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(tomctx @ Feb 27 2005, 08:49 AM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-bbensten@Feb 27 2005, 09:37 AM
Well, the engine is started for about 5 seconds before it comes on.* It then stays on for 10 seconds, then off.* It never did this before this oil change...
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First of all, you have an E46, not an E36. Second of all, have you checked the oil level?
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Sorry, I thought I was still in the E46 section. As for the oil level, it is perfect.
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When u change oil is there a reset button you can press? Haven't changed oil on my car yet so I dunno, but on my moms car you have to.



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Originally posted by tomctx+Feb 27 2005, 08:49 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(tomctx @ Feb 27 2005, 08:49 AM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-bbensten@Feb 27 2005, 09:37 AM
Well, the engine is started for about 5 seconds before it comes on.* It then stays on for 10 seconds, then off.* It never did this before this oil change...
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First of all, you have an E46, not an E36. Second of all, have you checked the oil level?
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no reset button that I know of other then thte reset tool.
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