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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 09-10-2014, 06:03 AM
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Hi all I`m a newby to your forum at wits end I have 3 series 316i 2004 touring engine light on put code reader in got U 2187 searched the internet inside out cant find what it is, any help would be a big help................Baz
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Old 09-10-2014, 06:58 AM
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Welcome to Bimmerfest! I've moved your question to the E46 3 series forum. I believe the code probably starts with P, I've never seen a code start with a U. P2187 brings up a bunch of results -

https://wiki.bentleypublishers.com/d...es+2004+-+2010
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=551719

What other symptoms are you having?
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Old 09-10-2014, 07:09 AM
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No the code deffo starts with u 2187 no other probs car still start & drives ok though a bit sluggish up hill
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Old 09-10-2014, 10:11 AM
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What code reader do you have? Don't you think it is a little strange you're the only person with a code that starts with U?

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Old 09-10-2014, 10:15 AM
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Code reader

I have a Autel code reader never had a problem with it before
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Old 09-10-2014, 10:19 AM
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Typical OBD codes are something like "P0123"....never heard of any beginning with "U"....
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Old 09-10-2014, 10:28 AM
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no nor me Bob I thought you guys would be able to help
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Old 09-10-2014, 10:31 AM
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no nor me Bob I thought you guys would be able to help
If you provide us with codes that are in a format that we`re familiar with, we can probably help you....
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So I can give you two sites that have just about every code possible but none of them start with U. This first site gives you all the standard P series codes for BMW. The second site gives an entirely different set of codes that some readers provide. They are different than the normal P codes but they are valid codes. I have personally had to convert codes from the weird ones to standard P series OBD2 codes. But no matter where I look I can't find the code you listed and I called two different BMW master techs that I know and they said to try another code reader cause yours may be drunk.

http://www.engine-light-help.com/bmw...code-list.html

http://www.endtuning.com/bmwcodes.html
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Old 09-11-2014, 04:48 AM
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Well I`ve cleared the code so watch this space to see if it reappears. Many thanks for all you help & input. Best Regards Baz
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Hello I have the same check u2187 and i I do not know what it, help me please.
Please Send the answer to mateuszhtml@o2.pl
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Directly from the Autel manual:

B=Body
C=Chassis
P=Powertrain
U=Network

U2xxx is manufacturer specific so either Autel or BMW should be able to give you an answer.
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