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Old 04-11-2009, 10:25 AM
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Flashing light?

I just got my 03 Z4 about 2 weeks ago and recently started noticing a flashing light everytime I drive at night. It's flashing everytime I put it on drive and every 2 mins or so the letter "D" would flash on the dash. Also everytime I start up the car I would see the "check engine soon light light up, how soon should I go to get it checked out?
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Old 04-11-2009, 12:03 PM
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I just got my 03 Z4 about 2 weeks ago and recently started noticing a flashing light everytime I drive at night. It's flashing everytime I put it on drive and every 2 mins or so the letter "D" would flash on the dash. Also everytime I start up the car I would see the "check engine soon light light up, how soon should I go to get it checked out?
Probably nothing. Turn up the radio...put the top down...kiss the blues goodby!

But seriously, what do YOU think. Take it in ASAP and don't drive it until you do. Or, buy a Peake tool ($140 from LeatherZ), use it and find what codes are showing.

From the Owners Manual:

If the Service engine soon indicator
lamp comes on either continuously or
intermittently, this indicates a fault in
the emission-related electronic systems.
Although the vehicle remains operational, you
should have the systems checked by your
BMW center at the earliest possible opportunity.
The illuminated indicator informs you of the
need for service, not that you need to stop the
vehicle. However, the systems should be
checked by your BMW center at the next opportunity.
If the indicator blinks or flashes, this indicates a
high level of engine misfire. Reduce speed and
contact the nearest BMW center immediately.
Severe engine misfiring over even a short
period of time can seriously damage emission
control system components, especially the catalytic
converter.
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Old 04-11-2009, 12:55 PM
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Maintainance service is closed in the weekends. Damn.
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