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1999 year 523BMW EML warning panel-indicator light-yellow

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Yea take it to a shop they will have a OBD reader

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To get the codes the code reader must be connected to the car computer.


sometimes on Bmw you may need a Interface 16 pin Adapter, depending on the code reader.

Here is a home user code reader : PocketScan™ OBD II Code Reader (AXRCP9125 ...

Here is a good scaner.

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