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jones19
12-24-2008, 02:22 AM
as you can see the title, this morning Im driving to work and the check engine light came on as I started the car? How can I get rid of it? plz help !

Eurostyle
12-24-2008, 02:49 AM
Shouldnt the question be more like "how do i find out what is wrong with my car"?...If you just dont like the light, and dont care what is wrong, take the bulb out, and no more problems! If you want to do it right, take it to a shop that can see what caused it in the first place!:idea:

jones19
12-24-2008, 03:35 AM
any mechanic should be able to take the bulb out or configure the problem for me or shud i dealing with BMW dealers only?

prince1
12-24-2008, 04:15 AM
find out what the problem is first
lol
get a code scan done from someone with the reader
if you dont have
you can take it to parts source and get them to scan the code
and find out whats wrong
and then you can go from there

MiroE36
12-24-2008, 09:40 AM
does the OBD say anything?

Fel
12-24-2008, 12:05 PM
Any mechanic should be able to scan for the problem code... go from there. And don't drive around for a week before you go.... get it done immediately, don't drive the car.

Don't just yank the bulb. And have your sarcasm detector fixed.

jones19
12-24-2008, 07:46 PM
KK so any mechanic should be able to read the codes for me and tell me what the problem is, Am I correcT?

5thseries
12-24-2008, 07:53 PM
Simple.. pull out your neg terminal on your battery.. wait a little... then put it back on

jones19
12-24-2008, 07:56 PM
Simple.. pull out your neg terminal on your battery.. wait a little... then put it back on

lol and if the batttery dies out then??
im pretty much screweed :P

Eurostyle
12-24-2008, 08:10 PM
lol and if the batttery dies out then??
im pretty much screweed :P

Well, first of all your battery cant just die from unpluging it! It would clear the codes, thats about all...But it will come back again if the problem is still there...

5thseries
12-24-2008, 08:11 PM
lol and if the batttery dies out then??
im pretty much screweed :PJust take it off and put it back on, it resets the computer on the car, dont leave it off for like.. half hour.. on.. if you want clean off the corrosion build ups..

Oyster
12-25-2008, 12:17 AM
simple, any reader obd2 reader can read it. it will give you code or area wrong.

could be simple as you did not click the gas cap.

the reader can reset the check engine too.

prince1
12-25-2008, 12:35 AM
plus if u take it to parts source they do it for free

Dado 540
12-25-2008, 03:15 AM
What kind of reader do they use at Parts Souce?

jones19
12-25-2008, 09:46 PM
where is the closest parts source in mississauga?
I will give the battery thing a shot if it doesn't work than parts source here I come :)

jones19
12-28-2008, 01:54 AM
light went off itself today when I started the baby today. Thanks for the help guys:)

Max_VQ
12-28-2008, 09:31 PM
Don't think the problem has gone away... More than likely it will come back.
What year/model of 5 series are you driving & what is the mileage?

jones19
12-28-2008, 10:53 PM
it is a 1997 with abt 140KM