5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60)Chat relating to the BMW 5-Series of all generations. Specific models include: BMW 518, BMW 520, BMW 520i, BMW 530i, BMW 528i, BMW 530i, BMW 518i, BMW 524d, BMW 525i, BMW 525e, BMW 528e, BMW 540i, BMW 535i, BMW 520d, BMW 525td, BMW 525d, BMW 530d, BMW 525i/xi, BMW 530i/xi. (BMW 5-Series Forum)
My car is a 5sp car so I dont have a readout in my dash. I just have the little pic of the car with the headlight symbol where the headlight is out.
Not being familir with BMW i wasnt sure what all would set off the check engine light. I am swinging by my mechanic this afternoon to pick up some parts and I might see if he can do it for me and go from there.
Crackerkorean, los, markr
Hi guys I have some remarks to your posts:
1. Los is right about the light, but most BMWs now have this pic. of a car that shows a burned out light bulb R/L front/back. My rule is simple when one side goes bad I change both; the second one needs to be changed sooner than what I think. cheap stuff anyway.
2. Check Engine: RX5 scanner works for me in that when A. I change oil (sythetic BMW/dealer only) I reset those 5 green bars when they disappear one after the other; I don't let it reach the oil change/service soon thing. B. it gives me a flexibility of getting many faults on the engine ranging from Vanos problems (mechanical) to O2 sensors/fuel injectors (electronic) this check cost about $50-$75 alone if you choose not to fix these problem by the mechanic who scanned you car. C. I paid about $130 include shipping so It will pay itself just about the first time you use-not too bad of an investment for that kind of money!!
Crackerkorean: to answer your ?? the scanner concerns itself with engine problems mostly electronic in nature plus some mechanical ones. But no tranny scanning on this one. so it is used to reset oil service, get engine codes, clear the codes and thus clear the yellowish check engine light. It will not clear or scan AIR BAGS however this requirs more money and a different machine which combines all of the above, and yes they do have and I believe the company is by you guys in the west coast....Peak research something. I can get the name if you need it email me.
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