Question about 1992 BMW 3 Series
The other day my car wouldn't start. It took over an hour to jump it and I had to have a new battery installed. An hour later I got my oil changed where I found out that I had very little transmission fluid (the oil change guys said that my transmission had a leak; however, a foreign car repair guy didn't mention it when he put more fluid in for me). As I mentioned I got more transmission fluid.
Before all of this the light below my speedometer just showed a gradual ascending of green bars. Now after all this, it showed the word "inspection" and is was in the yellow last friday. Yesterday I drove home and it is now in both the yellow and red and the word "inspection" still pops up.
The computer for my car has not popped up saying anything is wrong (like when my brake light goes out it says "tail light failure").
Thank you if you can help!
The green bar is the service indicator bar. The bar shoulld decrease every 1500/2000 km to indicate still how far you can drive before the next service. It will evetually change to yellow and then red. This means the service is overdue. When my 1995 318 went for a service the dealer reset the indicators to full green bars. A week later the bar was in the red. Some computers are prone to this fault due to low ore loss of battery power. Just make sure the physical km of your inspection is still maintained. BMW SERVICE RESET Take a small wire, paperclip, or elect wire and bend like a horseshoe. No light or equipment necessary Open the diagnostic data port, the one were the little pacman centre is located. Turn the ignition to position 2, don?t start. Connect pin7 always first and then pin 19. Hold for 4 seconds. Remove wire and settings will be reset. Warning if you hold the wire longer than 10 seconds you may reset inspection intervals 1 and 2. I?ve done this twice and it definitely work on my E36
Posted on Aug 06, 2009
This is a normal BMW service interval.
The green & orange lights are just an indication of when your next service is but an inspection is a much bigger job than a service.
It's just a reminder to check certain other parts of the car & replace them not just a normal service!
I'm assuming you are driving an E36 BMW.
Here is a list of what is done in an inspection:
BMW Inspection I (return to top) Undercarriage
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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