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Amber engine light permanently on

Does this simply mean that car needs a service as I have no manual to refer to?

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  • anniemeg Sep 29, 2008

    mine went like this had to have engine sensor replaced.

    Now have problem with a yellow cog symbol appearing next to automatic symbols, and having no power. Please can anyone help

  • alison blake Oct 10, 2008

    I've since taken my car for a diagnostic which gave incorrect info ie. that all 6 plugs were misfireing when the car was perfectly ok. They maneged to switch it off but a day later the light came on again and it said same thing so they checked & cleaned each one and light went off. Next day it went on again so I've given up and ignore it now! God knows how I'll know when something is really wrong but I can't keep spending money at garage for same result!

  • alison blake Oct 10, 2008

    I am doing exactly the same thing and no probs so far!



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I bought my bmw 323i with engine managment light allways on l took it to bmw where they switched the light off a few miles l left the place it came on again since then lm using it like that can l keep on moving like that

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You need to have a diagnostic run on it...the light is on for a reason,

Posted on Sep 27, 2008

  • Ronnie Houston Oct 10, 2008

    they are generally called dumy lohjts tey cpme on for no trason ad stay on



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