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Old 03-18-2013, 02:24 PM
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I have looked in my owners manual for it, it is not there. Lately it has started to blink 2 or 3 times, then off. It has only done it 2 times I noticed, but that was because it was at night.
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:21 PM
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Just looks like an immobiliser light to me mate.. I could be wrong tho..!
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:31 PM
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It only comes on while driving the times i saw it. Idk what it is, this car does have an aftermarket alarm, that i recently discovered is not wired up correctly in all places, like when it blinks lights it only does one side, and only unlocks the gas door, i lock it with the key at night.
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:49 PM
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The 540i guys mite be of more help to you then me, I know my car doesn't have it possibly due to its age..
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:23 AM
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i also have that light (see pic in steering wheel thread) although mine never lights up
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:18 PM
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i also have that light (see pic in steering wheel thread) although mine never lights up
I CANNOT fid any info on it, its weird it lights up orange, its not in the pics of the cluster anywhere.
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:48 PM
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not even the owners manually portion that explains the dash?
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:50 PM
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No, it explains everything but, its not even in the pics of the dash in the manual. It shows al lights around it, but there is no light right there in the manual.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:22 PM
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I feel i have been through this before.. might have been a mercedes..

does it blink when locking/unlocking car remotely.. driving with trunk popped open or hood ajar?

OR IS IT SAYING, " CHANGE MY OIL ASS****?" here it will blink if you wait long enough to reset the oil indicator..

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Old 03-19-2013, 09:12 PM
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ive seen similar lights on other cars that light up when its time to change gear, i.e economy style driving... i havent heard of it on an e34, but thats not to say a top spec late 540 mite not have it....?
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:32 AM
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im not familiar with the later E34s, but the E36 has a tamper dot that comes on if the mileage is adjusted, maybe it is that.but i dont know why it would flicker
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:08 AM
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It is not the service indicator, i have plenty time on the indicator at the bottom of the dash before the next service.
It will tell me in the info center if a door is open.
It is an automatic, ive only seen it a few times, it was when i was coasting i think.
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:21 AM
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definitely not a service indicator or a shift light.

I think its an alarm thing...
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:19 PM
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Idk if it is aftermarket, because my alarm is aftermarket, and partially wired incorrectly.
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:33 PM
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it is not aftermarket, there is a picture of it in the Bentley (page 620-2)
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How fast were you going when it came on? My idea was that it was a vmax light. I haven't maxed my speedo yet to test but that's what I've heard.
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Old 03-22-2013, 01:29 PM
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Like 45, i have the speed thing on the computer set to 60.
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Old 03-22-2013, 01:37 PM
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I have that light on my dash, but have never seen it come on. I can't find any info on it either

If I'm not mistaken, when you exceed the speed limit that has been input into the OBC, I think that all you get is a ding like when the temp hits 38 degress.
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Old 03-22-2013, 01:40 PM
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I have that light on my dash, but have never seen it come on. I can't find any info on it either

If I'm not mistaken, when you exceed the speed limit that has been input into the OBC, I think that all you get is a ding like when the temp hits 38 degress.
Yes, it also says what it is set to.
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Gas door open or somthing enabled/disabled during towing i do not know. Im guessing
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:35 PM
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I believe that is an alarm thing, but it could be the tamper light have you messed with the cluster at all?
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:41 PM
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:57 PM
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Jk. How is this such a mystery?

Bmw added a light they never ended up using after all?

Does your car have asc+t? My 95 540i /6 has the light and it stays off.maybe it has something to do with a feature exclusive to e34/asc/pre airbag cars?

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Old 03-22-2013, 07:37 PM
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Yes, it does nothing when my asc light blinks(taking corners too fast, or having fun) it does nothing i can find, tried everything. Mine also has airbags
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:09 PM
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Sorry to post so much.. This is bugging me now. I sat in my car and started thinking more out of the box. Scary!


When did we decide it was a light? Based on what?

Looking at it, does not seem like a light. Does not come on when i turn the key 2 clicks like all other lights do.

Looks more like a photo electric sensor to me personally. Maybe for some auto dimming feature idk about, auto headlights or somthing like that????

Or maybe i should put the pipe down and give up?

Anyone find anything?

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