check engine light


Asked by Mar 24, 2011 at 04:04 PM about the 1996 BMW Z3

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

anyone know how to turn off the check engine light on a 96 z3 if it just came on for a routine check up?

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Engine lighs dont tend to come on just coz service is due. low oil level can cause this however i would still get it checked. this sounds more like coicidence rather than being linked to a due service.

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Beware of taking the gas cap of while the engine is running... that will trigger the "check engine lite".

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first diagnose the problem then fix it an the you can reset the check engine..

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if you just want to clear it and see if it comes back disconnect the battery for a minute or so.may have to short the cables together with them both being disconected for some faults to clear.but should read them first.sometimes wastin money a diagnosing fault that isnt present and only happend one time you will get sold something you dont necessarily need.

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I took off my battery cables over night and the light never went out ! What else can I do?

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