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#1 (permalink) Old 11-07-2004, 04:55 PM
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I just brought a 1988 model 520i, and I didn't get a manual with the car and i have a question about the dashboard [not sure it that's the name in english]. It's the thing where you see your speed and all. anyway

I was woundering if anyone knew a site where the manual for that was on the net, and if not:

*I have a light next to the handbrake that sometimes starts flashing then just fades away. What's that?
*And I have a looong line where it's devided into Green, Yellow and Red then a clock after it, think it sais [indicator] or something. and what's that light for?

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Originally posted by Inzzy@Nov 7 2004, 10:55 PM
I just brought a 1988 model 520i, and I didn't get a manual with the car and i have a question about the dashboard [not sure it that's the name in english]. It's the thing where you see your speed and all. anyway

I was woundering if anyone knew a site where the manual for that was on the net, and if not:

*I have a light next to the handbrake that sometimes starts flashing then just fades away. What's that?
*And I have a looong line where it's devided into Green, Yellow and Red then a clock after it, think it sais [indicator] or something. and what's that light for?

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Sorry about the questions, and thanks it someone replyes..
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Don't know about the light next to the handbrake but the line of LED'are your service level indicators.

After a service when you start up you should see 5 green lights. As you get closer to a service the lights will gradually go out one by one until there are noe greens but an amber one instead - this means go get her serviced. If you don't the amber one will eventually go out and the red one will come on to say that a service is overdue. The services occur in the following pattern - Oil Service, inspection1, oil service, inspection2 and then the cycle starts again.

There is some controversy as to whether to stick rigidly to this system and some people would argue that servicing should be done more frequently - Personally I think BMW should know what they're talking about, after all, they designed and built the cars so I will do whatever the gauge tells me to do.
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