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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 02-20-2013, 02:35 PM
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instrument warning light

hi all,
new to the site and new to bmw's, i have a 1999 316i compact, theres a orange warning light on the instrument panel that keeps coming on that look's the same as the red oil light(oil can) it's on the bottom between rev counter and speedo, can any1 enlighten me to what its warning me about?
thanks Andy
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:45 PM
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Can you describe the symbol?
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:38 PM
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it's a oil can just like the red engine oil level warning lamp but glows orange instead
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:07 PM
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There is only one warning light which has an oil can symbol, and it is red and located above the gauges/dials. If you are seeing something which is orange, and below the gauges, it must have a different symbol. Look at this list of warning light symbols and let us know which one it is.

http://www.bmwe36blog.com/bmw-e36-warning-lamps.html

Or better yet, post a photo of your instrument cluster with the warning light illuminated.
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Old 02-21-2013, 03:05 PM
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looked through that list you posted but its not there so next time its on i will take pick.
Thanks for your help so far though, much appreciated
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