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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 10-20-2014, 08:15 PM
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Break Light out / Check engine light on until tap breaks

Hi all,

Just picked up a 1990 325 IS 5 speed with 133k on it. Dream car.

Anyways I have noticed when the car is first started if my foot is not on the break, the check engine light will come on and the over head indicator will say the break lights are out. As soon as I tap the break pedal the both the check engine light and the over head light goes out. The brake lights appear to be working fine.

Any ideas?
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Old 10-20-2014, 09:04 PM
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That's what the light is supposed to do. The brake pedal tap tests the circuit. If a brake light is out, the amber light on the instrument cluster will continue to flash.
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