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Old 08-30-2014, 10:40 AM
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GAS CAP Light driving me nuts! Any ideas? 2006 BMW X3

Hi Guys,

Just wondering if you have any ideas on the gas cap light coming on my 2006 BMW X3. I replaced the gas cap and the fuel tank vapor pressure pump and it still comes on when I fill the tank. Its comes on and shuts off after I drive about 15 miles but always comes on for the first 15 miles or so then after 3 times it triggers the SES light. If I clear the code on the SES it stays off unless I fill the tank again.

I did buy a aftermarket gas cap. Should this be a BMW factory cap only? The aftermarket cap does feel cheap. I've ran a couple issues were aftermarket parts not fitting BMWs.

Thanks!

Nate
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Old 08-30-2014, 02:47 PM
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Hi Guys,

Just wondering if you have any ideas on the gas cap light coming on my 2006 BMW X3. I replaced the gas cap and the fuel tank vapor pressure pump and it still comes on when I fill the tank. Its comes on and shuts off after I drive about 15 miles but always comes on for the first 15 miles or so then after 3 times it triggers the SES light. If I clear the code on the SES it stays off unless I fill the tank again.

I did buy a aftermarket gas cap. Should this be a BMW factory cap only? The aftermarket cap does feel cheap. I've ran a couple issues were aftermarket parts not fitting BMWs.

Thanks!

Nate
Buy a BMW cap and while you are at the dealer ask about a TSB for this.
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