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Old 04-14-2006, 04:34 PM
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check engine light soon

13000 miles and the light turned on any ideas why?
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Old 04-14-2006, 07:11 PM
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There are literally 100 or more reasons the check engine soon light can turn on. Simple ones like a loose gas cap, or starting the engine before replacing the gas cap to complex ones like failure of some vital part of the emissions system.

Best bet - if it persists - see your dealer. At 13,000 miles you are likely still under warranty.
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Old 04-14-2006, 07:17 PM
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If you want to avoid the dealership I believe you can go to Autozone, or some similar chain and borrow a code reader to obtain the fault code.

Code explainations are listed in a Bentley manual, or you can find them online at E46 Fanatics: http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=303141

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Old 04-15-2006, 07:00 PM
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the light has now turned off i have a appointment with dealer monday i will update.
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