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BMW X3 2004 Engine and Tire Pressure Warning Lights

Hi, my engine warning lights keep going on, but by the time I take it into the dealer it has turned off and they say they cannot diagnose what is wrong unless the light is on. Has anyone else had this problem?
Also, my tire pressure light is almost always on, even when my tires are perfectly fine. I've brought my car in numerous times to have the tires checked, and a few days later the light will go back on. Is it a very sensitive sensor and what can I do about it since the dealership is USELESS!

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  • Anonymous Dec 18, 2008

    My car is less than 3 months old, and since it's gotten colder, the tire pressure light is on continuously.  

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2009

    Happened two times, the first one the delar told me that it will go away if i take for a along drive on freeway. After 400km it went off. After 6 months its back on again. I wil do the same and if it doesnt turn of ill take it in.

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SOURCE: My 1998 BMW traction control warning light is coming on regularly

Yes definitely check the tread on your tires, they are slipping around corners that's why the traction control comes on. It could like you said be low tire pressure but they would have to be pretty low and you would notice if they were that low. The traction control is sensitive in the bmw's that's what makes them great.

Posted on May 19, 2009

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SOURCE: How do you turn off BMW X5 tire pressure light

On some X5's you can do it through the instrument cluster whereas other through the button on the centre console depending on the spec.

On the centre console you'll find the tpc button. It looks like a flat tyre with an exclamation. With the ignition turned off, press and hold this button and turn on the ignition to position 2. You'll notice on the instrument cluster the light go red, yellow, off and then come back on yellow. When the light comes back on yellow release the button and wait with the ignition on until the yellow tpc button goes out. Thats it.

If this hasnt worked you have a different spec and therefore a different way of doing it! Let me know and il guide you through it.

Hope this helps!

Posted on May 27, 2009

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SOURCE: side view mirror on my x3 either broke or became

I have never had the privelage to work on a BMW but I am assuming they are assembled in a similar manner to most other modern cars so if you look directly behind the mirror on the inside there should be a plastic cover which hides the mounting bolts for the mirror.
The cover should just unclip without too much pressure.
There will be some wires coming from the back of the mirror which will have to be removed before removing the mirror. You should see a plastic block which the wires go into, seperate the blocks, remove the bolts and remove the mirror.
I hope this has helped or is reasonably close to what I am telling you

Posted on Jun 15, 2009

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SOURCE: low tire pressure light stays on

The tire pressure monitor must be reinitialized. There should be a tire button to press and hold or if you have idrive then it will be an option under car settings I think. Your BMW owners manual will have the exact procedure.

Posted on Jun 21, 2009

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i had the same problem and it was infact the timing and chain tensioners

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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