could be any one of a thousand things,, or just a fluke idiot light warning... but dont leave itI have 2001 530i - for the last one week the Service Engine Soon light is on. I tightened the gasolene tank cap 3 times but it wont go off. Any ideas? Should I take it to a mechanic?
could be any one of a thousand things,, or just a fluke idiot light warning... but dont leave it
do yourself a favour bro, buy a carsoft off ebay for 19.99 + shipping
you can do anything with it, reset everything, check codes etc..
check this thread out:
i should have elaberated on the carsoft thing for 20 bucks..Buy a $25 generic code reader first, if that doens't work then consider a peake. My cheapy reads BMW codes just fine and is perfectly accurate.
Sorry Q - They've been told to cease and desist in Colorado also.Look again, the OP is from California...Autozone and non-certified automotive-mechanical vendors were ordered to cease and desist from reading OBD II codes for free...it was interfering with the livelihood of auto mechanics etc. yada, yada, yada. The Cali residents must find an independent auto mechanic or a dealership or some type of certified auto mechanic to read their codes IF they don't have their own OBD II reading equipment.
Hope that crap ends at the border...or at least stays west of the Rockies!
(read in the voice of John Wayne)Sorry Q - They've been told to cease and desist in Colorado also.
HAHH! :rofl: And I thought this stuff only happens in the Peoples Republic of Massachusetts!(read in the voice of John Wayne)
Ahhh shucks....don't like the sound of that. Maybe it's time to round up a posse and head off these scallywags at the Miss'sippi. We don't need none of that west coast "nanny state" non-sense affecting the way we do bin'ness in these here parts!