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Check engine light come on at idol

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Check engine light come on at idol .
Submitted: 9 months ago.Category: BMW
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BMW Mechanic: Matt, Engineer replied 9 months ago
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Hello

as you have the check engine light on there should be a stored fault code

this video shows how to get the system into diagnosis mode

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7FZMso8qio

and this blog post then has the list of fault codes:

http://www.pelicanparts.com/bmw/techarticles/JF-Tech/E30_E36_On_Board_Diagnostics%20.htm

if you can read off the code and get back to me with it I can help further.

it would also be useful to know how the car is driving with this fault ?

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BMW Mechanic: Matt, Engineer replied 8 months ago

Hi
do you still need help?
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