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Old 03-29-2006, 07:50 PM   #1
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Code Check

Hey Guys,

I was wondering if you guys know how to check the codes for a 95 320i? The production date is actually 09/1994. I tried like puming the accelerator like five time which I read on a different forum, but it did not work. Also my car is running rough not during driving only while ideling, any thoughts? Thanks.
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Old 03-29-2006, 09:00 PM   #2
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codes as in? Is the check engine light currently on (im assuming it is) then you have to take it to someone (aka Charlie) that is able to hook the diagnostics up too it and see whats wrong

Ive had that before where it kind of sputters at start up for about 10 sconds - it was the idle control valve was messed...also my secondary air pump went today; we figured that out so it cud be that too...

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Old 03-30-2006, 01:44 AM   #3
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"To read codes for an OBD I car, you start by turning the ignition key on (do not start the engine) and pressing the gas pedal to the floor five times within a period of five seconds. If you proceeded correctly, then the check engine lamp will light on for five seconds, then blink off, then blink on for 2.5 seconds, and then go off for another 2.5 seconds. After this, the computer will start to show you the trouble fault codes that are stored.

The codes are given by short flashes of the check engine light, followed by short pauses. The codes are all four digit numbers. For example, the trouble fault code for monitoring the battery voltage level is 1231. This would show up flashing as "flash - pause - flash - flash - pause - flash - flash - flash - pause - flash." I suggest having a pen and paper handy when you do this, as the codes have a tendency to flash faster than you would think.

If there is more than one fault code stored, then each code will be separated by a 2.5 second pause. When there are no more codes to be read, the computer will give the code 1000, which is one short flash, and then the light will remain off. Then the check engine light will flash a half-second and then turn off. To read the codes again, simply turn the ignition key off and on again and repeat the procedure with the gas pedal (five times within five seconds)."
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