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Old 02-28-2006, 10:19 PM
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Coincidence or cause? SES Light comes on afer oil change

Tonight I changed the oil in my wife's M3. I used madrussian's DIY and have sucessfully changed the oil on the wagon and the e90 (sold for the M3) without incident.

I took everything apart carefully, put it back together carefully and about 1/2 mile into the 'get the engine warm/check for leaks/test the oil level' spin, the Service Engine Soon light came on.

Does anyone have any experience with this happening to them before. Could it just be a coincidence? I'm annoyed and my wife is even more so...

I'm going to see if I can get it into a dealer tomorrow morning.

Thanks in advance.
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Did you get the throttle position sensor back on.....the little electrical plug next to the oil filter. It's really easy to forget. That will trip the SES light.
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Did you get the throttle position sensor back on.....the little electrical plug next to the oil filter. It's really easy to forget. That will trip the SES light.
I wish I could say it was that simple.

I took it to an independent shop owned by a friend and it returned a null code and an

89 - General Engine Fault 240

Still waiting from another (and very helpful, I might add) source to get back to me what that means.
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