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can you tell me why the orange engine symbol on my mini cooper

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can you tell me why the orange engine symbol on my mini cooper dash board is ullimaneted what does this mean is wring with the engine.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: UK Car
Expert:  Mike replied 6 years ago.
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Mike :

Hello and Welcome to justanswer....

JACUSTOMER-8ca3ly8q- :

hello

Mike :

Hello... Ok.. when the EML - engine management light comes on, this means the engine management computer has detected a faul somewhere in the management systems - this can be a simple a sensor or something more... What you will have to do is have the vehilce connected to a suitable diagnostic machine - - This retreives stored fault codes relating to the fault - and then whatever it is thats wrong, can be fixed..

JACUSTOMER-8ca3ly8q- :

its not the EML light which is on its the one above with a engine symbol

Mike :

If its the one that has the symbol of an engine - its the EML -

Mike :

Please descibe it exactly for me if thats not it.

JACUSTOMER-8ca3ly8q- :

no thats it but there is also a EML symbol underneath that which is not on

Mike :

Give me a moment or two please...

Mike :

I will send you a pic / drawing in a moment - Please tell me which light it resembles..

Mike :

click the image to enlarge it -

Mike :

Have you had the pic ok ?

JACUSTOMER-8ca3ly8q- :

first one top left row

Mike :

Ok - give me a mo please..

Mike :

Ok.. I have just double checked that for you -- yes, that will mean as I said - to find out exactly why its on - it does need the diagnostic test as mentioned... You don't have to use a dealer - many smaller garages have the equipment to do this for you - so that would be quicker - and cheaper for you...

JACUSTOMER-8ca3ly8q- :

is it save to drive until i get it to a garage tomorrow

Mike :

Yes, so long as the engine is not running rough or anything yes ..

JACUSTOMER-8ca3ly8q- :

thats great thank you ever so much

Mike :

Thats no problem at all - Im very pleased to have helped..

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