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Old 01-14-2005, 11:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone know if the Service Engine Soon light will reset itself if it was triggered by a loose gas cap on a 2000 540i Sport? My dealer told me that the light was a result of this but didn't know if it would reset if the gas cap was correctly screwed on.

While this is a somewhat new car to me, I feel that I know how to put a gas cap on. That being said, I evidently didnt get it on right after a fill up. Is there a trick to doing this on this car that Im not aware of? When I do put it on, it only seems like it wants to turn a quarter turn before locking into place.

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Old 01-14-2005, 11:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes, the fuel cap will cause the light to come on....but so will 1000's of things...if you really want to know for sure, have your error code read by Autozone.
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Ive already had it checked and it is the code for the gas cap. What I want to know is will it reset itself if the cap is correctly installed or does it have to reset manually?


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Sorry, i misread....yes, it will adapt for itself and doesn't have to have anything else done to it...
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Scary part to this discussion is that the DEALER didn't know if the light would reset!
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