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Old 03-09-2014, 01:18 PM
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Dash board lights

New here and I'm not sure what these lights are for I have a x5 4.4i
And on the lower left side when I turn the key there are 6green lights in a row but mine is saying I only have one green one then it's the red one
Does anyone know what they mean

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Old 03-09-2014, 04:14 PM
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Mein Auto: '02 BMW x5 3.0i e53

those lights are indicators to telling you when it's time to change the oil. Since you have only one green left, it's almost time for an oil change!
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Old 03-09-2014, 05:21 PM
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Mein Auto: 1997 740iL / 2006 X5 4.4
If you have an owners manual...look under Service Interval Display. If you don't have one, please type "BMW e53 X5 owners manual PDF" in a google search box and download it to you CPU or device...you're going to miss a lot of important info without one. There's lots of things that you'll miss if you don't have a manual, or are new to BMW ownership.

If you don't have one...there's actually 5 green lights, 1 yellow light, and 1 red light. If you've gone thru the first 5 green lights, it's time for either the OIL SERV or INSPECTION. Are one of those phrases illuminated, too?

FIVE green LEDs illuminated

Five green LEDs off & down to the yellow LED & service light illuminated

Below is the explanation from the owners manual about the Service Interval Display, Information from the Maintenance/Service booklet that came with the owners manual, and BMW info about how SIA III works:

Q {BMW CCA Member #191509}
2006 E53 X5 4.4i (Sterling Gray) 12/05 mfg date <<~>> 97 740iL (Arctic Silver) 3/97 mfg date
99 540iT (Orient Blue) <<~>> 95 525IT (Alpine White)
91 735iL (Schwarz Black) <<~>> 85 325e (Bronzit)


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